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Lunch recs near Pico/La Brea?

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  1. 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.

    1. 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

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

        1. re: msbadkittie

          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.

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

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

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/356474

            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.).

            1. 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

                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

                  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.