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GALLO'S GRILL???

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  • sel Nov 24, 2006 06:33 PM
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It's been about 8 months since I posted asking if anyone knew what was happening with my favorite Mexican steak place in LA. As of a week ago, still appears to be closed but there is an open place just east of the old location. Is it related? I want my Mexican steaks!
THANKS!

Gallo's Grill
4533 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
323.980.8669

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  1. Gallos Grill was closed by a fire in early 2006. I stopped by a related establishment, just to the east of their parking lot in October '06 and learned they were rebuilding and intended to reopen in "early 2007". So let's keep our finger's crossed. Gallo Grill was fantastic, Westside-quality restaurant setting but with quality Mexican food. Food was cooked on an open grill accompanied by hand made tortillas and a cornucopia of salsas on each table.

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    1. re: BrookeN

      GREAT NEWS! Thanks!

      1. re: BrookeN

        what is "Westside-quality"?

        1. re: scurvy

          Scurvy, the first thing I noticed when I first visited Gallo years ago was it reminded me of an upscale place on San Vicente Blvd - bright, airy, modern, clean - unusual if you've visited many East LA places looking for an authentic local Mexican restaurant. It had an A. My first reaction was maybe this is a chain? But obviously it was not -- and fantastic as others have noted. I hope it comes back. The best taco place I've known, the 5 Points (Puntas) to the west on CC/Brooklyn is pretty darn scruffy. The wonderful El Tepayac in Boyle Hts is kitchen tables/abandoned diner mileau. That's what I expected.

      2. About 3 weeks ago, I saw a banner on Gallo's Grill saying that they will reopen in Spring/Summer 2009. YAY!

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        1. re: elmcon

          Thanks for the update!

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          El Gallo Grill
          4533 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

          1. re: sel

            It's open!

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            El Gallo Grill
            4533 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

            1. re: elmcon

              Fantastic news. Gallo's Grill is one of the very few places in Los Angeles with high quality asada

              1. re: elmcon

                After 5 long years, can't wait to head over and see if it as great as it was!

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                El Gallo Grill
                4533 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022