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First LA Visit...Mexican?

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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.

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  1. Sabor A MExico in Culver City. Great food. The wait can be maddening, but damn good food.

    1. 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.

      1. Here are a few ideas.

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        Father's Office
        1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

        Monte Alban
        11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        Bay Cities Italian Deli
        1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

        Orris
        2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

        Sabor a Mexico
        2622 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

        Guelaguetza
        11127 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        Taiko Restaurant
        11677 San Vicente Blvd Ste 302, Los Angeles, CA 90049

        1. First night ever in LA on the Westside... I say go to Musha.

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          Musha
          424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          1. 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.

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            Lula Cocina Mexicana
            2722 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405