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May 20, 2007 09:19 AM

Help, I'm going to be in Whittier and need good Mexican food

Will be in Whittier this coming week for a college graduation and want to know where I can have some good Mexican food --- also, are there any good hotdog places around (will be going to Pink's on a "field trip"). Thanks!

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  1. El Taco Nazo on Beach just south of La Habra Blvd is nearby. Get fish or shrimp tacos.

    1. If time is really tight and you need convenience, then you might try Puffy's Tacos in La Habra or El Camino in Santa Fe Springs (get the chicken fajitas with corn tortillas -- trust me).

      1. Something I wrote back in March:

        Uptown Whittier - Restaurant Sierra Verde

        Located a few doors up from the Whittier Theater, tried it today after a movie. It's a little restaurant, 7 or eight tables indoors and a LARGE patio in back. It's not a full service joint but the typical order at the counter family place. The menu is large, there is two or three so don't be afraid to ask if you don't see something you want.
        I had the enchilada de pollo plate, came with three slim enchiladas, rice beans and a small-ish salad. The rice, fluffy wasn't the typical Spanish rice I was raised on and used to. But was a good complement to the beans. The beans were a little wetter than I was used to but tasted very good with the qeso de fresca on top. The enchiladas are slim, not the typical Norte enchi's Angelenos are used to but there are three of them. The enchi was well filled with chicken, moist and tastey. The enchi sauce was tasty also, a little spicy but complemented the dish well.
        All in all a very good meal and I would recommend a visit if your in the uptown Whittier area.

        Restaurant Sierra Verde
        7022 Greenleaf Ave
        Whittier, Ca. 90602
        (562) 698-4760

        And I would recommend instead of Pinks : Carnies on Sunset, Larry's in Burbank and Chronies in East L.A. (a few minutes ride from Whittier). There are all sorts of revues here just do a search.

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        1. re: nrique

          Chronie's is a true classic on the real eastside (not the bogus Silver Lake/Los Feliz definition thrown around here), Good hot dogs and burgers.

          1. re: Ernie

            Yeah, Chronie's is true OLD SKOOL. Their burgers, amazing! What they call a pocket burger I believe it's 1/8 lb. Have you tried the chili fries? Makes sure to get them crispy so they last longer in the chili.
            There isn't another stand like it in L.A.

        2. Molcasalsa on Beach about 1 mile north of Imperial Highway. YUM! And super cheap... this is ghetto fabulous take-out counter grub. Get the 5 rolled tacos (shredded beef taquitos) that come DOUSED with guac and a MOUNTAIN of shreddy cheese. With a pina soda your total... around $3.50! LOVE IT!

          P.S. If you order chips & pico de gallo (freshly fried no less) they usually don't charge.

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          1. re: Oh Robin

            Those rolled tacos at Molcasalsa are really one of the tastiest bargains around. Hard to spend a lot of money there.

          2. Chema's Tacos on Whittier a block West of Hadley (~1 mile east of the 605). Fantastic tacos. Get mostly Al Pastor and a couple asada.

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            1. re: mdpilam

              Chema's is fantastic. But it is a real whole in the wall kind of place. And they sell
              just tacos.