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Apr 13, 2008 12:07 PM

Good eats in or around Hawthorne

Moving from Westside to Southbay. Looking for local dives to frequent, ambiance is not important and cheap would be preferable. Pho, carneceria, taco stand, ramen, burgers, pizza etc...

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  1. Welcome to Chowhound!
    Besides searching this board titles for LAX, South Bay or the city of your choice, here are a few starters:
    Pho: Pho Hoa and Huong Vi on Prairie, Pho Hong Long on Crenshaw, Saigon Dish on Hawthorne Blvd. Avoid the bizarrely named Thai Lai (two locations), a Chinese restaurant that serves mediocre Vietnamese.
    Mexican: Lichas on El Segundo (sit down D.F. style), Acosta Taco on Imperial (take out), Poblanita Express on Hawthorne Blvd.
    Salvadoran: Arcense on El Segundo, El Cerro Verde on Hawthorne Blvd.
    Burgers: B&R Old Fashioned Burgers on Rosecrans
    BBQ: Bad 2 Da Bone on Century (take out), Rib Nest on El Segundo, Jaybee on Avalon, Woody's on Hawthorne Blvd, Porkys on Manchester
    Pakistani: Al Watan and Al Noor on Inglewood Ave.
    South Indian: Annapurna Garden on Hawthorne Blvd.
    Pizza: Pizza Show (OK), Valentino's in ES and MB (better).
    Cuban: Varadero Cafe and Havana Mania on Inglewood Ave, Rosy's on Hawthorne Blvd.
    Discount markets: Big Saver, Northgate, Valu Plus
    Other: Mandy's on Inglewood (ham breakfast burrito), Dino's on Inglewood (picadillo burrito, gringo tacos, posole on Th/Fr)