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Lunch recs near Pico/La Brea?

MeowMixx May 11, 2007 10:55 AM

Thanks :)

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    pepitos May 14, 2007 11:32 AM

    I live around that area so I have been looking for good lunch spots as well.

    You could also try Pasquale's Cafe: 5616 San Vicente Blvd. 323-933-0755. It's a cute cafe with a nice little courtyard patio. Otherwise I second the recommendation for Bloom Cafe. If you go a little further north to Wilshire and La Brea there is a nice sandwich place called Panini Grill, 5354 Wilshire Blvd. 323-935-0237. Or also right off of Wilshire you could try Back Door Boba Cafe, 5484 Wilshire Blvd. (rear) 323-933-4020.

    I'd be interested to know of any other great spots around the area as well.

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    1. re: pepitos
      cant talk...eating May 14, 2007 01:53 PM

      I've been curious about Back Door Boba - it doesn't look inviting. Is it a boba/tea counter or more of a bistro w/ menus, etc.?

      1. re: cant talk...eating
        pepitos May 14, 2007 02:28 PM

        It's a little hole in the wall coffee house that serves Groundworks coffee as well as a variety of breakfast and lunch items. Not a very big place but they have a pretty extensive menu and a couple of tables.

    2. cant talk...eating May 11, 2007 03:02 PM

      I posted on Rubio's Bakery (Guatemalan) right across Pico from Lucy's:


      It's got a food counter w/ hot items, but generally very fresh. Unusual stuff if you're used to run-of-the-mill Mexican food. I agree - it's not a particularly chow-ish zone.

      Isn't there a Oaxacan place right in the same strip mall? (maybe confusing it w/ another loc.).

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        Jwsel May 11, 2007 02:41 PM

        Chulada Grill at San Vicente and Hauser has good tacos, some Oaxacan specialties, and kick-ass pico de gallo in the salsa bar. They also deliver.

        1. wilafur May 11, 2007 02:15 PM

          la maison du pain for baked goods and sandwiches. i believe they have quiches as well. mmm quiche!

          1. kellydeez May 11, 2007 02:11 PM

            Bloom Cafe on Pico is good.

            Rocoe's is always a treat.

            Sky Taco on Pico is great!

            Difficult area...I miss Posh so much...

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            1. re: kellydeez
              msbadkittie May 11, 2007 04:00 PM

              i've been wanting to try Sky Taco. anything in particular you'd recommend?

              1. re: msbadkittie
                kellydeez May 14, 2007 10:25 AM

                Yes, the shrimp tacos are great. Also, they sometimes have lobster tacos that are out of this world. Not for the carloie conscious. But really spectacular.

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              LisaStitch May 11, 2007 10:58 AM

              Do you want anything in particular?

              My go-to place for this area is Luna Park, just north of Wilshire/La Brea. Great food and not too pricey. Cool atmosphere. And it is much less insane and more relaxed during lunch than at dinnertime.

              Just west of the Pico/La Brea intersection is a Roscoe's chicken & waffles which I love. Inexpensive and very casual. It's one of the larger locations too, so the wait for a table isn't very long.

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