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Oct 23, 2006 06:51 PM

Lunch South Bay / San Pedro - Mexican?

Going to La Espaniola market on rec's of many hounds in preperation for a Spanish fiesta. Naturally I can't just drive down to the to shop without making it a culinary adventure. My curse.

So what's good in the neighborhood?

Any help would be great.


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  1. The eats at Los Tres Cochinitos in Wilmington are great, especially the sizzling fried cecina. I fly out of Long Beach sometimes just so I can eat at this place on the way home....

    1. Thanks for the tip. Sound like a good candidate.

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      1. re: WileysHungryAgain

        And come to think of it, you're only five minutes away from the okinomiyaki at Gaja, in next-door Lomita on the same street.

      2. There's a branch of "Alberto's" on PCH EAST of the 110 about a block. Always have a nice offering of fast mexican food.

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        1. re: Xericx

          I just tried this tonight and it was nasty. I ordered taquitos and a chile colorado burrito at the drive through. Taquitos were very average but the burrito was not chile colorado, instead what I got was some big, old-tasting chunks of carnitas bathed in grease with a bit of rice and beans. The place itself looks dirty and unkempt.

        2. If you are adventurous & don't mind eating mounds of seafood from a plastic tray... go to the San Pedro Fish Market & order from one of the money Mexican seafood places. If you go on a weekend... the place is a complete zoo... hundreds of families feasting in open air with Mariachi & Norteno bands blasting their requests.

          There are a couple of dozen Markets / Take Out Eateries... that allow you to purchase your own seafood then ask them to cook it... they share a communal dining space. The crowd favorites are typically Camarones Rancheros or Shrimp Fajitas (they are very similar).