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Good Mexican or Japanese near La Cienega and Melrose?

vickib Feb 16, 2007 01:24 PM

I'm going out to that part of town tomorrow evening (feb 17), and need an inexpensive place with good food. I know Mexican is the better bet for inexpensive, but you never know! I would also like general suggestions for anything tasty and interesting around there.

  1. DanaB Feb 16, 2007 04:16 PM

    You could always get tacos from El Carmen (on Third Street, near the Little Door, a little east of La Cienega). El Carmen is mainly a bar with a trendy crowd and a large tequila list, but they have a limited menu that I've found to be quite tasty. Soft tacos, rice, beans, chips and guacamole.

    Otherwise, I'd second the recommendations for Yabu or Mishima.

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      dtud Feb 16, 2007 03:41 PM

      lala's on melrose and la brea is great and cheap. haven't been in a while - but used to be a great bet. oh - it's argentinian (sp?) - good chicken, salads. . .

      there's also a mexican place called antonios - that's a little west of there that is pretty good. but it actually might be more expensive than lala's.

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        mehfactor Feb 16, 2007 01:31 PM

        Yabu is right there, on La Cienega just north of Melrose. it's the kind of place where you can spend a little or spend a lot. Mishima is definitely inexpensive and generally good.

        1. Chowpatty Feb 16, 2007 01:29 PM

          Not much Mexican around there actually, at least in the lower price ranges. I would recommend Newsroom Cafe on Robertson (not Mexican or Japanese, just American) or Mishima on La Cienega and Third for Japanese.

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