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Foodie Spots near Commerce?

Diana May 5, 2008 01:04 PM

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

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: Diana May 5, 2008 04:01 PM

    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
      Will Owen RE: Das Ubergeek May 5, 2008 04:11 PM

      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...

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        Das Ubergeek RE: Will Owen May 5, 2008 04:13 PM

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

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          Will Owen RE: Das Ubergeek May 5, 2008 04:25 PM

          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
            Das Ubergeek RE: Will Owen May 5, 2008 05:24 PM

            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
        Debbie W RE: Das Ubergeek May 6, 2008 10:21 PM

        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. ipsedixit RE: Diana May 5, 2008 04:25 PM

        The Commerce Casino makes a mean prime rib.

        1. JAB RE: Diana May 5, 2008 09:21 PM

          Isn't La Casita nearby?

          La Casita Mexicana
          4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201

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            wilp RE: JAB May 6, 2008 11:24 AM

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

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            Ernie RE: Diana May 6, 2008 11:17 AM

            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

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              NAspy RE: Diana May 6, 2008 09:45 PM

              You aren't that far from Monterey Park which has an infinite number of amazing Asian food choices like Mandarin Noodle House, Elite Seafood, Lakespring, Gourmet Delight 501, NBC Seafood, Ocean Star, Lee Kam Kee, and all the dumpling places, and also Alhambra which has Hop Woo, Pho 79, Z Sushi, Twohey's, Fosselman's and some cute trendy places on Main Street (Cuban Bistro).

              1. Servorg RE: Diana May 7, 2008 05:49 AM


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