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Dec 23, 2008 08:06 AM

Best Mexican...

Would love some mexican food recs anywhere from West LA to SGV area...or even down to Torrance, etc...

Something homely, exclusive to the LA region, any price range from very cheapo (preferably sit down though) to fancy (which I dont usually imagine though for Mexican...but maybe there is...)

Thanks :)

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  1. Do a search on the boards for this place.

    Mr Taster

    La Casita Mexicana
    4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201

    1. That is a pretty broad request. What is your favorite type of Mexican cuisine (Oaxacan, Mexico City-style, Yucatecan, etc...).
      For nicer sit-down you might consider Babita.
      For traditional Cal-Mex there are a gazillion options - each area has its designated go-to place. And so on.
      Give the board a little more to work with and you are sure to get better guidance.

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      1. re: bodie

        ohhh i loved mexican city style...i was in zona rosa the last time long time ago as a kid and had the most amazing chicken dishes...and the light brothy chicken soups with avocado were wonderful too...a lot less cheesy and heavy than the typical regular mexican food...

        sorry im not as familiar witht he breakdown of mexican food...especially having gone back to DC for so long now...i only know of salvadorean or mexican as the regular categories...LOL

        1. re: coweepooh

          There is a little mom and pop place on the edge of Burbank called Don Huarache that makes outstanding huaraches and sopes among other items. There already is a paean to the place on Chowhound so, I will spare you my own words of praise and give you a link to this very complimentary thread.

          1. re: coweepooh

            For a brothy chicken soup with avocado, try the consumme ranchero at Monte Alban. They're oaxacan, but the consumme ranchero is light like you describe. Just don't confuse it with the sopa azteca, which is their heavier tortilla soup (also delicious but very cheesy).

        2. This should keep you busy for the next few years:

          1. Paco's Taco's on Centinela/Washington Blvd in Culver City/Mar Vista seems to be a people the Conchinita's di Pibil & the beef tacos! COLD beer!

            1. I've been to FRIDA'S on Beverly Drive in BH a few times and thought it was great. I recently had a quick lunch at LARES on Santa Monica in SM and had one of the best Margaritas ever--and I love their chips and salsa!

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              1. re: brandygirl

                I Love Frida's on Beverly Drive. Great tacos de ribeye and great salsas.