Any really good Sat. or Sun. lunch restaurants in or near Montrose? Mexican would be nice but not essential. Thanks.
La Cabinita is one of the most interesting "Mexican" restaurants in the City. If you aren't sure you like "Tex-Mex", try this place - it's more traditional Mexican, fresher, less fatty, and altogether more interesting than the usual. Beware that it's a tiny place and be prepared to wait.
Ocean View Bar and Grill on Ocean View and Florencita isn't bad for lighter takes on traditional Neopolitan fare; La Roma on Foothill near Ocean View is more interesting than most Italian restaurants - seafood is surprisingly good. Divina Cucina on Verdugo near Honolulu is a slight cut above the usual southern Italian; Pasta Precioso (Ocean View near Broadiew) is just OK (I know, it's wierd that most of the places are Italian.) There's a pretty good take-out Indian place at Verdugo near Glencoe. In general, though, it's probably worth the trip to downtown Glendale or Pasadena.