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Nov 8, 2007 03:08 PM

el abajeno - your must get item.

I always get the Chile Relleno. What am I missing out on?


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  1. Two things REALLY stand out at El Abajeno:

    1: The super tostada is amazing! Lots of carnitas, beans, letuucce, cheese etc and they finish it off with some chile colorado sauce and their hot jalepeno salsa. Just delish.

    2: The carnitas soft tacos. These are enormous and majorly greasy as they dip the tortiallas in oil before they load them up with meat and a slice of avocado.

    Oh, and the super burrito is the biggest burrito I've seen - it's made with TWO large flour tortillas and can easily feed four, but I've never had it.

    Anyone else?

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    1. re: Moose

      Also their Pozole and Caldo de Res is a nice heaping bowl of yummms and ahhhs. Served with side of rice, totilla and herbs (onion and cilantro). Good Chile Rellenos and

      1. The combination burrito is my all time favorite with chunk beef, rice, and beans covered with red meat sauce and garnished with corn tortilla chips. I've never tried their special "El Abajeno" burrito which we've nicknamed the "Sunday Times" because it resembles a rolled up newspaper on a large platter. I've had their carnitas taco which is my second favorite. Love their fresh chicharrones to take home.

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        1. re: Clinton

          And when I am feeling especially peckish the Fiesta Plate which is a chile relleno plus chile verde and chili colorado, plus rice and beans.

        2. We got the El Abajeno burrito with beef, it was HUGE and really inexpensive. It was very tasty, next time I will get it w/o lettuce though. I also tried one hard shell taco and it was really good!

          1. An order of Nachos to share. Great even without the optional meat extra.

            1. Linked, since I had no idea what you were talking about ;P

              El Abajeno
              4513 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

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              1. re: maxzook

                Is this place still around? i hope . . . ? i used to love their chile relleno, and salsas . . . such a great old school place. will be in the area in later december, so hoping to stop by one day . . . thanks!

                  1. re: mariacarmen

                    If you are going to be in this area you shouldn't miss Mariscos Chente (maybe half a mile away). See the threads at the place link below to get more of a "flavor" for what you can expect there.

                    Mariscos Chente
                    4532 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Second that. I haven't been to AbajeƱo since Chente opened. In fact, I'm not sure I've eaten any Mexican on the west side since it opened.

                      1. re: noahbites

                        ever since mariscos chente opened, i've done a disappearing act from many of my old haunts (mexican and non-mexican alike) so that i could take up residence at chente.. . . .

                          1. re: mariacarmen

                            Bear in mind that Chente is a seafood restaurant. I love that place and it's within walking distance of me so easy to visit regularly. But if you're hankering for other types of mexican dishes, you won't get it there. Just seafood, sublime seafood but you're not going to find chile rellenos, etc.

                            Heck, just park in the general vicinity and do a walkabout for Mexican food. There's plenty within a 1 mile radius. Hit El Abajeno for your nostalgic faves. You can hit either version of Taco Sanchez, Tacomiendo, also walk towards Venice Blvd and stop at Gallego for their tamales. Circle round to Sazon Oaxaqueno on Washington/Grandview for a mole and their bakery. Although I and I think most people on this board would recommend you get back into the car and make the short drive up to Monte Alban for the moles.

                            The walking around will help with the appetite and being able to eat more. At least that's the excuse I use for myself. Good luck and have fun on your visit.