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Mar 20, 2009 03:24 PM

Good Mexican Restaurants in Whittier?

Will be spending some time in Whittier and wanted to know where I can find some good Mexican restaurants. Neighboring areas are also welcomed. Thanks!

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  1. sit down or hole in the wall places????

    5 Replies
    1. re: jkao1817

      Preferably sit down places, but good hole-in-the-wall places are OK too.

      1. re: SoCal Foodie

        If you scroll down this page you will find several reviews of Arturo's Puffy Taco's. The one by Pleasure Palate is a good one to look at as it includes a link to photos of the food:

        Also the Burmese restaurant, Golden Triangle has been discussed quite a bit over the years:

        1. re: Servorg

          Then there's Chemas Tacos on Whittier Blvd. I think around Painter. Not Mexican but Steve's Bar-b-que in old town was always good.

          1. re: Neta

            Chema's Tacos are fantastic! It is one of my top taco spots in LA.

            Arturo's was pretty good too.

            1. re: Neta

              The all-you-can-eat Monday-Wednesday lunch buffet at Steve's BBQ was terrific and an absolute bargain ($6.99 when I last ate there about 2 years ago) . I worked in Whittier at the time and really miss eating there,

      2. El Cholo's 840 E Whitter Blvd. One of the very first in the chain.

        1. El Farolito in Placentia is sit down with some authentic food.

          1. When I worked in that area I enjoyed dining at the Mucho Gracias. I found it better than several other Mexican restaurants that I ate at in that neighborhood. Its on the north side of Whittier Blvd. across the street from the popular Norms Burgers. They have a nice comfortable interior, bar, good salsa & chips, and a varied menu. I especially liked their lunch specials that extend to 5:00pm and run about $6. On a less fancy scale there is Los Sanchez which serves terrific sonora-style Mexican food. It is also on the north side of Whittier Blvd. but closer to Montebello. If you enjoy places like Albertos & Moca Salsa then you should like this place too.

            1. El Buen Gusto has easy parking, a large menu and great service. I have had the Hard Shell shredded beef and chicken tacos and they were very good. The rest of the menu is more traditional than that but somemtimes I just feel like going back in time. They also make a outstanding Huevos Rancheros. The sauce is excellent. The rice is special and reminds me of how Nana made rice. I have eaten there a few times over the last couple of months and each time I noticed the large plates of food at other tables and people taking their time eating slow, talking, enjoying time out. You can eat in the nice clean dinning room or eat out front on the patio. Baskin Robbins is right next door.

              El Buen Gusto
              10820 Beverly Blvd # A2 (East of the 605 at Beverly, Workmen Mill Rd. and Norwalk Blvd. Next to Baskin Robbins)
              Whittier, CA 90601