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Feb 22, 2007 09:44 PM

whats everyones fave mexican restaurant??

just curious.

Mine is Joselitos in Tujunga(althought they do have a location in glendale as well), and my runner up is El Cholo on western

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  1. I must sound like a broken record, but my favorite is Las Fuentes in Reseda; I usually get a platillo de carnitas.


    I'm also a fan of La Paz in Calabasas. Like calabasas_trafalgar will say, order a la carte. The mole there isn't of the quality of what you can get here in LA, but it's pretty good considering it's in the middle of an office park in Calabasas, and I enjoy the whole fish here also.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      I second Las Fuentes - been going since it opened and their space was as big as my hand... when Melodies was still Taco Bell!! The Burrito de Bistek Encebollado makes my toes curl!! And that avocado salsa - best in the west!! ;-)
      In Pasadena: La Fiesta Grande for their Carne Asada, Fish, All-you-can-eat taco bar and margaritas. Mijares for their Tortilla Soup, Green Goddess Dressing and salsa. El Portal for their Concinita Pibil. El Metate for their fish tacos. Exquicitos Tacos Taqueria (formerly no-name) (Hammond/Summit) for their phenomenal Al Pastor.
      Glendale: La Cabanita for their pork chop - best in the west!!
      LA: La Parrilla for their Filete al Chipotle.

    2. Mi India Bonita in East L.A. A family owned operation with the most delicious, homemade food you can have outside of mom's kitchen. So those of you who love all that El Torito and Acapulco type mexican food with their ketchup style "Pace Picante" salsa need not try it.

      1. my girlfriend and I tried Las Fuentes not so long ago, great food(she especally loved it). although I ordered the Torta sandwhich, and for the record the best torta i've ever had was at Los Dos Amigos in Thousand Oaks and ive yet to find anywhere that compares

        1. Don Cuco's. Only been to the Burbank location, but I hear the one in Simi is good, too.

          1. There was thread on the best Mexican Restaurant in LA just last month. Here's the link:


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            1. re: DanaB

              You beat me to it, DanaB. If he prints this list out, (killing a few trees in the process and spending a small fortune on ink for his printer) and eats his way through these suggestions it should keep him busy for the next few years and then there will be the time spent in his cardiologist's office after that.