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hi there, looking for pre-comedy show dinner options. thinking pinches tacos, but what else is out there? not XIV or anything like that. casual, fun, not trendy.

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  1. Vivoli (corner of Sunet & Laurel)

    1. Santa Monica & laCienega, Larry Nicolas new place Mexico, right next to Al & Ed's Stereo

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        No exactly Sunset...but I'll second Mexico y Barra...had a super fun, great dinner there this week...really tasty carnitas -- fatty, greasy AND crispy -- ole!

        Yatai is another thought..

        1. re: Ciao Bob

          Odalay Bob!

      2. I like Mel's
        http://www.melsdrive-in.com/hoursandl...

        For a chili dog or salad try Carney;s
        http://www.carneytrain.com/hotdoglink...

        1. Also....an old reliable....Greenblatt's. It's good, solid deli fare, but what makes it interesting is the wine list. Jeff's got a terrific selection of wines by the glass....or you can buy a bottle from the adjoining store. (great selection. some prices are high, but he's got very good sales)
          And there's parking in the back.

          1. You want casual tacos near Sunset, eh? It's not *ON* sunset, but I think it's worth the 5 minute drive.

            Cactus Taqueria
            950 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA‎
            (323) 464-5865‎

            The al pastor is fantastic. I also like their carne asada. The pollo is tasty, too. OK, everything's good.

            1. Los Balcones is right off Sunset, too-- by the Arclight (actually shares a parking garage). Pretty darn solid Peruvian ceviche there.

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              Los Balcones Del Peru
              1360 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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              1. re: noahbites

                Roscoe's is my fav. Also Zankou, but that's more far down on Normandie.

              2. I assume you're looking for something closer to Fairfax/Crescent Heights and the comedy clubs.

                Pinches is decent, and I've also heard good things about Mexico on Santa Monica, but El Compadre might be another option if you're looking for sit-down casual but close.

                The new Baby Blues on Santa Monica off Fairfax is great too. Depends what your definition of trendy is though. The place is very popular, but pretty chill.

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                El Compadre Restaurant
                7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                Baby Blues BBQ
                7953 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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                1. re: wutzizname

                  grabbed a taco at pinches then headed to baby blues! fun&good. can't wait to try mexico another time, have been hearing great things. may not have room for many belly laughs at this point...