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Cocinita Pibil - West L.A. or SFV

Bob Brooks Feb 10, 2007 04:26 PM

Just watched Rick Bayless dig a pit in his back yard to cook this on his tv show. It looked awfully good! Any recs for restaurants in the area will be most appreciated.

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    carter RE: Bob Brooks Feb 10, 2007 04:40 PM

    In Sherman Oaks, Senor Fred has quite a nice cochinita pibil. Look in the entres section of the menu linked here
    One of my staples when I go there for dinner.

    1. Moose RE: Bob Brooks Feb 10, 2007 04:57 PM

      Paco's in Culver City has surprisingly good Cochinita Pibil, in fact, I think it's one of the best things on the menu. You can either get the full plate or get it via tacos. Either way, with the thick homemade tortillas, it's quite the treat.


      1. HPLsauce RE: Bob Brooks Feb 10, 2007 05:33 PM

        Further east, Yuca on the E side of Hillhurst in Los Feliz sells a good pibil. It's a little shack in a parking lot and it closes early, but the food's tasty and inexpensive.

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          ipsedixit RE: HPLsauce Feb 10, 2007 10:01 PM

          Ditto the rec for YUCA'S

          2056 Hillhurst Ave
          Los Angeles
          (323) 662-1214

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          sel RE: Bob Brooks Feb 10, 2007 08:26 PM

          The best I've had in this area was at El Emperador Maya but they sadly are gone. Their space is now Babita Mexicusine. A really good and reasonably priced version that is available only on weekends is at La Flor de Yucatan, pretty much take out only but I've been known to eat a couple of cochinita tacos before I leave! If you like !!!HOT SALSA!!! be sure to ask for a little container of the Green Habanero Salsa, my favorite salsa, anywhere, period! Hojaldra are yummy, hard to go wrong with ham and cheese in a great pastry! Flan and 3-Leches Cake are killer good, by the piece or whole ones.

          La Flor De Yucatan Bakery
          1800 S Hoover St
          Los Angeles, CA 90006
          (213) 748-6090

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            chowchi1 RE: Bob Brooks Feb 11, 2007 09:10 PM

            Dona-Rosa in Pasadena & Arcadia. In my mind, it is the best dish and authentic.

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              Bria Silbert RE: Bob Brooks Feb 12, 2007 06:46 AM

              Border Grill in Santa Monica might also have it, maybe as a special?

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