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May 5, 2008 01:04 PM

Foodie Spots near Commerce?

I may have to move near there. Not wild about the idea. Anything foodie nearby?

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  1. Eeeeeeeeek. In a word, no, not really.

    You're not very far from East LA (mmmm, Tacos Baja Ensenada), from Downey (mmmm, Dal Rae), from Whittier (mmmm, Golden Triangle) or from Norwalk (mmmm, Renu Nakorn).

    I guess the best thing to say about Commerce is that it's not a far drive from things that are tasty. Which is really just damning with faint praise. I would, incidentally, love to be proven wrong, because sometimes the traffic is so heinous on the 5 that I get off at Telegraph and go through the area.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      Dal Rae is akcherly in Pico Rivera. It's just east of Rosemead Blvd., I think on Slauson...unless it's Washington. I can never keep that straight. Either north or south of the tracks...

      1. re: Will Owen

        It's on Washington, but I can never keep in mind where the city boundaries are.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          Thomas Guide is your friend...676/F6. Well over a mile north of Downey.

          You're very much right, though, about Commerce being nicely located for going out and getting food somewhere else, and Downey, PR and Whittier all have some interesting choices.

          1. re: Will Owen

            I don't happen to have a Thomas Guide in my office. Thanks for the info. Still not terribly far from Commerce, though.

            I don't know if there are actually any restaurants at all in Commerce other than the Denny's on Triggs Street.

      2. re: Das Ubergeek

        I like Dal Rae as much as the next gal but it's not exactly an everyday place, price-wise. Cool vibe though, and the food is better than you think it will be.

      3. The Commerce Casino makes a mean prime rib.

        1. Isn't La Casita nearby?

          La Casita Mexicana
          4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201

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          1. re: JAB

            Yes. on Gage on the other side of the 710. 10 minutes.

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            1. Commerce is only about 2.5 miles away from Taco Village in Montebello near the East LA border. They have my favorite carne asada in Los Angeles County and a fantastic salsa bar