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Feb 9, 2002 06:06 PM


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Somewhere I lost the thread about a good unassuming Mexican place near the Hollywood Lanes on Santa Monica Blvd. at Hobart. But I went and have to agree with my memory of the prior posts. It's good. It's cheap. It's nothing to look at. For $7 plus tip I had a coke and Tacos Dorados, a daily special. Turned out to be 3 hard rolled tortilla covered chicken delites (looked and tasted like chicken flautas) covered with lettuce, tomato, a slice of avocado and cheese. And a side of rice. And refried beans. The difference was everything was fresh. The refries were soupy not the usual congealed mud on the side of the plate. The rice was not dried out as it usually is , and it had peas and little chunks of carrot in it. The only thing that seemed to come from a can was my coke. Works for me. And judging by the contented looks I saw on other faces, I wasn't alone. And there's lots of other things to try. I saw an intruiging looking bowl of a soup/stew on another table that had half an ear of corn floating in it.

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  1. Do you remember the name of this place? I was just looking for it today, but I was searching around Sunset instead of Santa Monica Blvd. (now I won't forget). Next time I've got to write these things down. At least tacos al carbon from the El Taurino taco truck was a nice consolation.

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    1. re: Chris G.

      Its called La Bonita. Its at Hobart and Santa Monica - not too bad.

      1. re: Michael

        I can't tell you how happy I am that everyone has gone to La Bonita. I told the owner that I posted this message and he said that he has seen a lot of new faces. Glad everyone has enjoyed it....

      2. re: Chris G.

        It's called notwithstanding its appearance "La Bonita."

      3. The soup with a half ear of corn floating in it is called caldo de pollo. They serve a really great one at the stand that's behind the produce market in Grand Central Market downtown.

        1. I tried a place on vine south of SM blvd. they had pretty good carnitas soft tacos. can't remember the name. it's a shack on the east side of the street.

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          1. re: elisha

            That would be Cactus