First LA Visit...Mexican?
Bringing my boyfriend for his first visit to my hometown. He, of course wants Mexican (we live on the east coast and it's mainly bad), but I have no idea what's good anymore. We're staying on the Westside. Open to non-Mexican suggestions too for a first night ever in LA.
On the westside the best Mexican is Oaxacan food and for the best Oaxacan on the westside (and it's right up there with any Oaxacan food in the LA area for that matter) try Monte Alban. It's on Santa Monica Blvd. just a block east of Bundy on the north side of the street in a small mini mall.
Here are a few ideas.
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Bay Cities Italian Deli
1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Sabor a Mexico
2622 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
11127 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
11677 San Vicente Blvd Ste 302, Los Angeles, CA 90049
First night ever in LA on the Westside... I say go to Musha.
424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
I suggest (as I often do) Lula on Main Street, a really fun place with a diverse menu, killer drinks, and good casual atmosphere. It's not the Mexican to end all Mexican by any means, but it's never steered me wrong.
Lula Cocina Mexicana
2722 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405