Lunch places in the South Bay area.
- chowfun784 May 22, 2007 11:16 AM
i've been working in el segundo for almost 2 years and have tried most of the restaurants around the rosecrans area.
pachanga, red sesame, sansai, qdoba, L&L, joey's bbq, cpk, corner bakery..... what else should i try?
it is time for me to find a new restaurant. any suggestions?
The Whole Foods on Sepulveda in El Segundo. Salt Creek Grill in same center. Tony Maroni's Pizza on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach, there is a Rubio's next to it. Rinaldi's subs in El Segundo. El Segundo has a few sit down restaurants worth a shot too. Having a senior moment so all the names escape me. Valentino's Pizza on Sepulveda in El Segundo. Chipotle on Rosecrans. There is a Cuban restaurant on Inglewood and Manhattan Beach Blvd. There is a Daphne's Greek on Inglewood and Marine.
- North End caffe for truly excellent sandwiches. (3421 Highland Ave) ( I have some of the best ever from this place .. yes even better than Bay Cities)
- Petros for a some Greek food on the Patio. Not super cheap but they have a reasonable lunch menu.
- Pachanga for burritos.( On Rosecrans near bristol farms) Not exactly authentic mexican, but better than most chains. They flame grill all their chicken and steak.
I live around this area. These place are not the best but are ok and reasonably priced
Raul's Tacos - on Inglewood Ave near Rosecrans. Decent Mexican food - get the feeling the place was decorated in the 70's and has never been remodeled - lunch specials $7-$9
Rice Things on Artesia in Redondo Beach - cheap Japanese food $5-$9
Chicken Dijon Rotisserie and Grill - on Main in El Segundo and on Artesia in Redondo Beach - a 1/4 chicken plate with 2 sides is around $6
El Pollo Inka - on Hawthorne Blvd in Hawthorne. Peruvian food. Their rotisserie chicken is yummy, but kind of a dive. $6-$9
About 6 mos ago I had some awesome fried calamari (appetizer) at Il Fornaio – ymmv
before i got broke we used to go to lunch in and around el segundo a lot:
the richmond for sandwiches, burgers, homemade chips
rinaldi's as mentioned already
big mikes or the cuban sandwich place for more sandwiches
the shopping center with the rite aid has a meditteranean place that's pretty good, fish co for fish and chips which is kinda expensive but good if you're craving fried food.... round the corner is bad dog ale house which has some good burgers but can be slow...
thai dishes on aviation
zacatecas on inglewood/el segundo for mexican... there is also a pupuseria on el segundo past the 405 that direction that i never ate at but meant to try...
You could hop on the 405 south, exit Western and try The Local Place (same owners of King's Hawaiian). The breakfast and lunches are quick and well prepared. I've ordered both the teriyaki chicken and Hawaiian Fried Chicken for parties and everyone enjoyed both.