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Good place for dinner near Melrose/Highland?

I'll be going to Comedy Sportz which is close to Melrose and N. Highland and I have no clue about the restaurants in that area. Any place close that would be decent to eat at? Nothing overly expensive ($15 or less for an entree would be great). Thanks!

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  1. I'm a big fan of California Chicken Cafe. Hot Wings is also good. In the other direction is Tere's Mexican Grill at Melrose and Cahuenga.

        1. re: maxzook

          If you aren't a big eater several of the pizzas are just a dollar over that and one is only $10. So a salad and the least expensive pizza would be $18, plus drink, tax and tip.

          1. re: Servorg

            Good to know. (Of course, I'm a big eater!)

      1. Tough price point. Tere's or Mario's Peruvian may be your best bets. Pinks is also pretty close by, fwiw. I also like the East India Grill (and their eggplant bharta in particular), and it's not too far.

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        Tere's Mexican Grill
        5870 Melrose Ave Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90038

        Pink's
        709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

        Mario's Peruvian & Seafood
        5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

        East India Grill
        345 N La Brea Ave Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        1. Angeli Caffe may fit the price range- maybe a dollar or two over, but the food is great there. It's on Melrose near Poinsettia i believe. Further down Melrose at Gardner is Antonios for Mexican. It's around that price range as well. There is also Lala's which isn't half bad. Tere's is also great. Sante LaBrea is next to East Inda Grill - though i haven't been there in many years. i know a lot of people who love California Chicken Cafe. it's not my first choice, but it's not bad.

          1. 2nd for Pizzeria Mozza!

            1. Lou (a bit more expensive), or Cactus taco (way less expensive) on vine.

              1. I would second Mario's Peruvian, good priced and good. There's also Astro's burger if you are being very casual. I've actually not been to the Melrose location but people seem to like it ok. They have lots of variety and vegetarian.

                1. Not too far away is Cayenne on Beverly Blvd, one and a half blocks west of La Brea, only about 7 minutes away. Casual, good food, and lots under 15 dollars. Love the chicken with pomegranate.

                  1. 8oz Burger Bar, only open a few weeks, on Melrose a few blocks east of Fairfax.