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Feb 28, 2007 10:34 AM

Fast and inexpensive near UCLA?

Looking for suggestions for a quick lunch in the UCLA vicinity - no sandwiches, sushi, or pasta please. A taqueria would be ideal, if there is such a thing around there. Thanks in advance!

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  1. No real taquerias in the immediate area. There's Jose Bernstein's for bastardized Mexican in Westwood Village. Do a search on "UCLA" or "Westwood" for all the other recs.

    1. Ambala Dhaba, (Northern Indian food) might be a good choice. Order at the counter and they bring the food to you. Park in the Ross underground lot with the entrance just north of the little teeny lot that the restaurant, (and a couple of other places) have in order to satisfy inadequate LA parking req's.

      1781 Westwood Blvd.
      Los Angeles
      (310) 966-1772

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      1. re: tony michaels

        This place sounds perfect! Thanks - here's hoping my dining companion likes Indian, because I certainly do :)

      2. saks. quick, fast and cheap.

        1. If Ambala Dhaba is busy or closed, Sunnin Lebanese Cafe is right next door and is amazing. Great falafel, hummus, and kebabs. I drive out there from the Los Feliz/Silverlake area whenever I can.

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          1. re: strangeeffect

            I second Sunnin. Some of the best falafel around.

            1. re: BabyLitigator

              sorry to disagree.
              sunnin has a microwave placed next to the falafal fryer so that the falafal balls that have been allowed to sit there and get cold can be reheated, soggy, soggy, soggy

          2. No taqueries in the village really...I would go to Damon & Pythias for a salad.