Good food near USC, dining alone
I'm in town through the weekend for work (so am on my own), and am staying near the corner of S. Figueroa and W. Adams. I'm working near MacArthur Park. I won't have a lot of time to go very far afield.
Can you recommend some good places to eat where I would be comfortable dining alone? I love Latin food and am a pescatarian. And, I would love to find some authentic Korean food that is not BBQ.
And, by the way, I had tamales at Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe on 7th across from MacArthur Park today for lunch and they were excellent. I highly recommend the black bean and herb tamale. I have also been to Langer's and Chichan Itza, in case you were going to mention those. Otherwise, I'm clueless.
Definitely second this recommendation. The grilled shrimp tacos are great and I've heard good things about their fish plates as well. The salsa bar is excellent.
As for Korean, I've had excellent bibimbap at Jeon Ju. It's in a mini-mall on the southeast corner of New Hampshire and Vermont. I'm told there is an excellent Korean cold spicy noodle place called The Corner Place on the northwest corner of James Woods and Vermont (but I haven't been there.)