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Mexican within Walking Distance

tdonline Dec 25, 2006 07:40 PM

Home from the holidays and since I'm in Mexican Food Purgatory (East Coast) most of the year, I'd like to pick up some cheap grubby Mexican during the day. I used to work in Boyle Heights and know places there, but right now I'm in the Chinatown area and my access to a vehicle is spotty during the week. What are good places (or trucks) that I can walk to for lunch?

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    nosh RE: tdonline Dec 25, 2006 08:47 PM

    There is a Burrito King in Chinatown. But a bit further north, a long walk or easy bike ride, is Carnitas Michaocan, on North Broadway and 19th. Good carne asada, great al pastor from a real rotisserie spit, and a fantastic complex smoky hot dark rust-brown thin hot sauce that is addictive.

    1. monku RE: tdonline Dec 25, 2006 10:59 PM

      Don't laugh...Olvera Street for taquitos.

      From past LA Weekly on Mexican places

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        personalcheffie RE: monku Dec 26, 2006 12:34 AM

        Forty years ago I was getting taquitos on Olvera Street.

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          monku RE: personalcheffie Dec 26, 2006 12:55 AM

          Is that good or bad?

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            personalcheffie RE: monku Dec 26, 2006 01:01 AM

            I should have elaborated further. Definitely good, that's why I posted. These have always been the best, fresh out of the fryer and served with the guacamole sauce. There is another thread here somewhere on this board about the guacamole sauce served at Olvera St. with the taquitos.

      2. purplescout RE: tdonline Dec 25, 2006 11:36 PM

        Colima at the corner of Broadway and Cesar Chavez, just on the edge of Chinatown. Not the greatest Mexican place in the world, but it's walking distance for you and certainly more than acceptable.

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          Skunk2Racer RE: purplescout Dec 26, 2006 12:27 AM

          Agreed Right next door to Subway sandwichs Colima has great Chili Verde, Auga Frescas

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          tdonline RE: tdonline Dec 27, 2006 12:28 AM

          I'll pass on Burrito King, went many moons ago and thought it was just a step up from Taco King. I have heard very good things about Ceilito from friends and never quite made it there. I'm gonna have to do a little walk down there sometime in the next two weeks.

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