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Mar 21, 2010 03:21 PM

Favorite Meals Under $5

C'mon all, double the pleasure, double the fun!

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  1. I like the tacos at Tacos Don Jorge on Venice Boulevard by Cattaraugus. It graduated from taco truck to small shop a couple of years ago. Still taco truck prices.

    Tacos Don Jorge
    8693 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

    8 Replies
    1. re: NAspy

      Agreed. The al pastor tacos are delicious, the salsas (green and red) are both great too.

      1. re: hhewitt

        I believe Tacos Don Jorge is now out of business. Passed by the place a few days ago and noticed the space is empty of tables and chairs. I think the sign is also gone now.

        Tacos Don Jorge
        8693 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        1. re: Feed_me

          Yep, I saw that too. A shame, really. But, I've moved away from near it, so it won't be missed as much by me.

          1. re: hhewitt

            But there is a new restaurant [maybe Columbian or Venezuelan] Arepas, Tamales Empanadas] which are harder to find on the westside It's called Savor and it's in the old Tacos Don Jorge place. the Arepas we had were not bad. I will be back to try more of the menu

            1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

              Did you ever try the ones from Jim Leff's "Sainted Arepa Lady" under the 7 train tracks in Queens, NY? If so, how do these compare?

              Mr Taster

              1. re: Mr Taster

                Unfortunately, I have not. While spending a lot of time growing up in in New England I can count on one hand how many days I've spent in NYC.

                1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                  I will add this to my impossibly long list of things to try and report back here when when I get there.

                  By the way, we had some visiting houseguests from Italy and we wanted to take them out for some great Mexican food. This thread reminded us of our visit to Antojitos Carmen (we hadn't been back since our visit with you). Somehow I had forgotten just how good her cooking is. That pambazo is just outrageous.... I don't think I've ever had a sandwich before that I would describe as being succulent, but this one was. I really should add her to my regular rotation. Thanks again to you and Dommy for introducing us to Carmen's cooking.

                  Mr Taster

          2. re: Feed_me

            Feed_me, the owners of Tacos Don Jorge went back to operating a taco truck, which they did before opening the brick and motar Tacos Don Jorge. Their new taco truck is called "Mariscos Tacos Y El Compa" (Bandini gets the credit for this info):


            El Compa Restaurant
            7010 Rosecrans Ave, Paramount, CA 90723

      2. Best Fish Taco in Ensenda
        Fish Taco $1.50
        Shrimp Taco $2.00
        Soda $1.00

        1650 Hillhurst Avenue
        Los Angeles, CA 90027

        604 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
        Glendale CA

        1. taqueria sanchez:
          3 tacos, whatever type you like
          a burrito

          hungry pocket:
          falafal sandwich

          the good pizza:
          a slice

          abbots pizza:
          a slice

          1. Pupusas at Con Sabor on Venice & Redondo. I don't have the menu handy but a couple set me back less than $5.

            Breakfast: one croissant and one espresso at La Maison du Pain on Pico & Ridgeley

            Con Sabor
            5105 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

            2 Replies
            1. re: bad nono

              make mine a chocolate croissant, followed by a defibrillator.
              i once watched them cutting stick after stick after stick of butter into that croissant dough.
              they also use a good quality chocolate.. . .
              thankfully i live far from them or i'd be spherical.

              1. re: westsidegal

                ha ha ha ,I live 5 minutes away and I gained 20 lbs since they opened. I stick to the plain croissant because their pain au chocolat is too rich for me.

            2. The Banh Xeo at Van's is $4.75 and utterly delicious.