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For 2 out of towners. We are staying in West Hollywood and want to keep driving to a minimum. We like mexican, italian, asian, and festive ambiance. I am the foodie and he not so much so the local opinion would be much appreciated!

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  1. www.marixtexmex.com

    www.mirabelleonsunset.com

    1. Cecconi's on Melrose and Robertson. Very nice interior with a great bar scene. Good drinks and solid bar menu.

      I've only had a full dinner there once and was underwhelmed, but that was early on and the quality of the bar menu (cicchetti) allows me to think that I might have had an off night. I've eaten at the bar many times and have been very satisfied.

      If you're doing a dinner during the warm weather lately, I'd definitely try and get a table outside.

      www.cecconiswesthollywood.com

      Also if you decide to do dinner elsewhere- Cecconi's is open for breakfast and it's great.

      1. Places I like that have good food and a fun vibe in WeHo:
        XIV (Sunset)
        Katana (Sunset)
        Yatai (Sunset)
        Yabu (La Cienega)
        Mexico (Santa Monica)
        Melrose Bar and Grill (Melrose)
        Comme Ca (Melrose)
        Luques (Melrose)

        1. check out this post also: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/652809

          1. THanks for all the recommendations - can't wait!

            1. Animal is absolutely awesome

              The Bazaar is fun on a high end, molecular food level

              BLT is great at steaks

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              Animal
              435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

              Blt Steak
              8720 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

              Saam at The Bazaar
              465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

              1. Especially since you're out-of-towners, I highly recommend Gardens of Taxco; it's on Harper, just north of Santa Monica Bl., in the 8200 block of SM. Closed Mondays. This place serves a five-course Mexico-city-style dinner (not Tex-Mex) for under $20. Entrees include shrimp in cilantro sauce, carne asada, chicken mole, etc.

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                Gardens of Taxco
                1113 N. Harper Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046