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Mar 7, 2008 03:53 PM

Where to go for Mexico CITY cooking in LA?

Hey all,

Where can I find high-end Mexico CITY food in LA?

I have in mind that wonderful soup/sauce made with the fungus from corn, and several other dishes that I only seem to find in the best restaraunts in Mexico City. The cooking at Aguila y Sol in Ciudad, for example.

I've found tons of great regular Mexican restaraunts in LA, but they are mostly just upscale streeet food -- nothing like the the best of Mexico City. (And yes I've been to Ciudad in LA several times, and it is fine but not great, IMHO.)

Thank you for any recommendations!


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  1. OK.

    When they can get huitlacoche (that's the corn smut), you can get ASTOUNDING huachinango (red snapper) at La Serenata de Garibaldi -- Boyle Heights branch ONLY. Don't go to the Westside branches... they're not as good.

    As for DF-style higher-end food, I would say you need to go to Babita Mexicuisine in San Gabriel (it looks like a dump but they have the best damn chiles en nogada). There's also La Huasteca in Lynwood and La Casita Mexicana in Bell, but neither are truly high-end.

    There are some very good DF-style dishes at La Cabanita on Verdugo Rd. in Glendale/Montrose but it is not a DF restaurant.

    I really don't understand why we don't have more -- half the money in Mexico comes from Los Angeles, you'd think there'd be room for high-end Mexican food here, but there isn't.