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

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        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.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          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.

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

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

          1. 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.

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

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

                http://www.flickr.com/photos/dommichu...

                --Dommy!

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                1. re: Dommy

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

                2. 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.

                  1. 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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                    1. re: sillygoosedown

                      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.