Where to dine in Compton/Santa Fe Springs/Norwalk?
A friend's in town for just one week, is kinda limited to the above areas (& environs), and is despairing of finding a decent mail.
I KNOW there's gotta be some jewels in the vicinity...
(I've already told him about Honey's Kettle, but that's as far as I got)
Suggestions? (ANY and ALL appreciated)
Renu Nakorn - either the best or second-best Thai in California, depending which Chowhound you ask.
Thai Nakorn - the other one.
La Huasteca - nice Mexican place, somewhat 'alta cocina' (meaning not going to be combo-plate glop).
Artesia is near Compton -- there are a dozen fantastic, authentic Indian restaurants on Pioneer Boulevard. I recommend Jay Bharat or Tirupathi Bhimas. Get ice cream at the place downstairs from Tirupathi Bhimas, too.
Also in Artesia there's Ten Ten Seafood, which is good Cantonese seafood. It's not in the places list and I never have luck adding places "in line", so it's at 17901 Pioneer #K, Artesia, (562) 860-8888.
In Cerritos (or maybe it's still Artesia) is Magic Wok, which is very tasty Filipino food.
Buena Park is not very far from Norwalk/SFS and has some very good Korean places. Cruise up and down Beach Boulevard and take your pick, but for a 'nice' dinner out I like Sagan.
11951 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
18792 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701
3150 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262
18701 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701
Renu Nakorn Restaurant
13019 Rosecrans Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650
Sagan Korean & Japanese Restaurant
7801 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
11869 Artesia Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701
re: Das Ubergeek
Are you serious, Magic Wok? I've driven past that place a million times & never even thought to try it. Like you, not a huge Filipino food fan, but have never really given it a chance. Gonna have to try it.
Pics from the Taco Nazo site look great. Might make a trip this weekend if able.
Has anyone tried Bruce's Prime Rib and Spirits in either SF Springs or Norwalk, corner of Imperial and Bloomfield? Have driven by the odd location daily for years, and was just curious.
re: Das Ubergeek
Went to Taco Nazo (in La Habra) yesterday. Excellent rec Das Ubergeek. Fish tacos were the bomb. Decent sized crispy piece of fish. Perfect proportions of fish, cabbage, tomatoes and crema. They use regular tortillas, rather than the waterproof gummy stuff they serve at Rubios. Great price to boot.
For kicks, tried the al pastor taco, although ok, will definitely skip it next time. Gonna try some shrimp items next time.
Their shrimp tacos are the sexiest food ever. I will totally drive from my office, PAST Los Cotijas, all the way up to Guada-La Habra for shrimp tacos from ETN. And don't forget to try the chiles gueritos, the little roasted yellow chiles with salt-pepper-lime mix on them that are on the stand with the salsas!
Don't know how far west your friend will travel, but JayBee in east Gardena is some of LA's best BBQ. Choose one of two picnic tables or eat in your car!
Some very good Mexican food is to be had at Enriques.
Parrilla's gets good recs for Peruvian roast chicken.
17244 Downey Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706
15915 S Avalon Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248
12121 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90242