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decent lunch on USC campus?

xdrixn Nov 14, 2006 03:09 PM

Not looking for anything to write home about. Just a simple and well executed lunch.

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    amnesiac Nov 14, 2006 04:51 PM

    Chano's is never bad for a quick fix. However, I'd have to agree that La Taquiza is probably a bit better. Their sopes are excellent.

    If you don't mind driving into the ghetto a bit, head down Jefferson to San Pedro St, hang a left. A few blocks down on the left is a blue shack called El Cihualteco Taqueria. Their pura carne burrito is worth the trip - both into the hood and to the restroom afterwards.

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    1. re: amnesiac
      JAB Nov 14, 2006 05:19 PM

      I can't believe someone else rec'd El Cihualteco. I've been going there for over 20 years. I always get the carnitas con todo.

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        ozzygee Nov 14, 2006 06:39 PM

        Also at that same left turn, there's a full-service Gallo Giro in the Mercado Numero Uno supermarket. They have very good tortas, aguas frescas. They have a tortilleria on the premises so their taco are good, too.

      2. Dommy Nov 14, 2006 04:25 PM

        Almost right darn cross the street is Mercado La Paloma... Lots of good grub there for the Taqueria and Chichen Itza! :)


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          nimo Nov 14, 2006 03:25 PM

          Close to campus on Figueroa and 30th is La Taquiza. Good, cheap, filling Mexican food.

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            msg1 Nov 14, 2006 04:05 PM

            there's a decent roach coach hidden behind the facilities area across from the gym. they're only there during lunch time, and only facilities employees can use it the first hour - you'll have to check the time, but its open to all students and staff the rest of the time.

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