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Where can I Find the Best Mexican Restaurant in LA?

ricky ran Feb 2, 2008 11:31 AM

Please help. I'm looking for a great Mexican food restaurant for a special evening. Any advice would be very helpful.

Thank you!

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    brandygirl RE: ricky ran Feb 2, 2008 11:34 AM

    The best I've been to is Frida's on Beverly Drive, south of Wilshire, in Beverly Hills.

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      rancherostyl RE: ricky ran Feb 2, 2008 11:44 AM

      The Talpa on Pico W of Barrington ain't fancy, but it's awesome, been there for over 40 years.

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        estone888 RE: ricky ran Feb 2, 2008 11:44 AM

        For a special evening, I'd consider any of these four:
        Babita - San Gabriel Blvd. in San Gabriel
        Chichen Itza - 2501 W. 6th St. near MacArthur Park
        La Serenata di Garibaldi - on 1st St. in Boyle Heights (the original branch)
        La Casita Mexicana - 4030 E. Gage Ave. in Bell

        1. Servorg RE: ricky ran Feb 2, 2008 11:48 AM


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            estone888 RE: Servorg Feb 2, 2008 11:51 AM

            I loved the food at La Huasteca, but the two times I went the enormous mariachi band was so loud that our party found it nearly impossible to talk, and most of us ended up with headaches. Also, I seem to recall hearing it had closed. When was the last time you went there?

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              Servorg RE: estone888 Feb 2, 2008 11:54 AM

              I think only Pasadena closed. Lynwood is still open as far as I know.

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                minnie RE: Servorg Feb 2, 2008 04:22 PM

                La Huasteca was the best mexican in Pasadena but unfortunately it closed. I'm yet to have very good mexican anywhere in the LA area. I've tried Frida and it was good, but nothing spectacular. If anyone knows of a really good mexican place in LA, Pasadena or Glendale please post!!!!!

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                  Servorg RE: minnie Feb 2, 2008 04:32 PM

                  As discussed above, La Huasteca is still open at their Lynwood, CA location.

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                    Fru RE: minnie Feb 2, 2008 07:18 PM

                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/483657 is a recent discussion on Mexican in Pasadena & surrounds.

            2. Moose RE: ricky ran Feb 2, 2008 04:42 PM

              What area in LA suits your fancy? That would help us point you in the right direction...

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