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Aug 5, 2009 06:47 PM

mexican food near downtown LA?

I am in LA until Sunday and am staying downtown (near Little Tokyo). Am wondering if anyone can recommend a good place for mexican food that is not too far away - either walking distance or not too far on public transit. Thanks!

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  1. Grand Central Market within walking distance of Little Tokyo. Lot's of different foods but mostly Mexican places.

    Ana Maria's for some great carnitas.

    1. Senor Fish in Little Tokyo
      First Street at Alameda in Little Tokyo

      Senor Fish
      422 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      1. Yxta is near Little Tokyo and has good food and real drinks, unlike the smaller places. Perhaps not the best neighborhood for walking at night, though.

        Yxta Cocina Mexicana
        601 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

        1. La Serenata De Garibaldi is a very unique and special Mexican restaurant a short cab ride from Little Tokyo. They specialize in seafood. Check their website

          1. La Luz Del Dia on nearby Alvera St. for their carnitas.

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            1. re: JAB

              I second La Luz Del Dia. It's at the south end of Olvera Street, which is a one-block long pedestrian walkway lined with Mexican themed merchants and eateries.