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Grand Central Market - Recs?!?!

loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 08:40 AM

Going to adventure downtown, 1st time going to the Grand Central Market, any recs or any sugs on what to avoid? :) thank you!

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  1. wilafur RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 08:47 AM

    huge fan of the taco's at Tacos Tumbras A Tomas. the seafood tacos at Maria's Fresh Seafood is quite good as well.

    1. ipsedixit RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 08:53 AM

      I think you should avoid that entire place. Totally overrated.

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        cant talk...eating RE: ipsedixit Jan 27, 2010 08:19 PM

        Agree w/ Ipsedixit. Avoid eating? But if you do, get the seafood soup at the mariscos place at the far end (from where the parking lot puts you). Maybe this is Maria's (see above)? Anyway, I think it's the only seafood place. The taco-type places there seem to specialize in big piles of bland, soggy Mexican food. I guess if you're homeless and this is your one meal of the day, I could see the appeal, but otherwise, it's not much of a culinary destination.

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          QualityMart RE: ipsedixit Jan 27, 2010 08:53 PM

          I absolutely, 100% agree. I can't think of a single place in there isn't easily eclipsed by any one of dozens of places in its category, be it a taco joint, pupuseria, panaderia, etc.. The produce there is horrible. And I would hardly call it a fun or interesting place to walk around.

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          wakko11 RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 09:21 AM

          I like the cabeza and lengua tacos at Tacos Tumbras A Tomas.

          Tacos Tumbras a Tomas
          317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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            Clyde RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 10:56 AM

            i was completely overwhelmed when i went but i wound up getting pupusas. not sure the name, it was towards main, rather than third. they were delish.

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              Alice RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 11:08 AM

              i crave the cantaloupe juice we had there. don't remember the name of the place though.

              1. Dommy RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 01:31 PM

                The Gorditas at Ana Maria's! My favorite Gorditas anywhere! :DD



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                  ocshooter RE: Dommy Jan 28, 2010 05:54 PM

                  Ana Maria's is the best. Sure, you get a huge pile of food, but it is good, basic Mexican street food. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

                2. TIRGL RE: loreeLB Jan 27, 2010 07:48 PM

                  My girlfriend and I always get the carnitas taco and the carne asada taco at Roast To GO.
                  We get the craving and that place has always satisfied. I think we've been going for over 10 years now.

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                    sillygoosedown RE: loreeLB Mar 6, 2010 06:26 PM

                    I agree with the comments that it's overrated. My favorite place is the Persian place. It's possibly the best Persian food downtown, though it clearly doesn't compare to the Persian restaurants on the Westside.

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                      Bobthechow RE: sillygoosedown Mar 6, 2010 06:30 PM

                      Agree with all the dissenters. I do not get the hype over Grand central. You can better food at most places and market itself is also ridiculous. Wish we had real central market like Seattle.

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