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pozole please

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can anyone recommend spot to get a good bowl of pozole? either restaurant or street vendor in the l.a. area. thanks.

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  1. El Gran Burrito does a rally good one, I only have it here so nothing to compare it to.

    1. I very much like the pozole at Mi India Bonita (4731 E. Olympic Blvd., (323) 267-8505), but it's generally available on Saturdays only.

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      1. re: David Kahn

        I *think* they now offer it every day.

      2. the best pozole i have found in all of southern california is at El Campeon in San Juan Capistrano. i realize it is not in la, but it is hands down the finest pozole i have had. the coloring is deep red, and it is so rich, and the pork neckbones are so tender, and with some crunched up tostada and oregano and onion and radish it is to die for. plus the 'grande pozole' is only $4.99 and it is truly a gut buster. will leave you full for hours. and if you pair with a taco or two (as a true hound would) you might not eat for the rest of the day. make the trip and let me know what you think.

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        1. re: Big Larry

          Can you be more specific about where in San Juan Capistrano one might find this delightful bowl of pozole? We'll be down that way this weekend and I wouldn't mind dragging the family in for a bowl if I only knew where I was going. . . . .

          1. re: jenn

            el campeon is to be found in the El Adobe shopping plaza which is located at the Northwest Corner of the intersection of Camino Capistrano and Del Obispo. It's towards the back, next to the El Campeon Carniceria/Mercado, but you'll be able to find it. The address is 31921 Camino Capistrano. It's a short walk from the mission. It's a lunch counter type place, but there plenty of outdoor seating, and it's always a good crowd for people watching and stuff, and there is usually soccer on the TV. And if they have strawberry aguas, try one of those.....they are darned good.

        2. Rudy's Mexican Restaurant on Myrtle Ave. in downtown Monrovia has pozole on the menu. I've had it several times and like it a lot.

          1. If you are located in or near the Valley, or for that matter willing to travel, one of the best I've ever had is at a place in San Fernando on Maclay I believe called El Abuelito. Unless you come with a large appetite I suggest the small bowl because the big bowl is awsome. Good tortillas. Drawback is no beer or alcohol of any kind because of their proximity to the school.

            1. They serve pozole at Tere's on Saturday. Good food at cheap price...also very friendly!

              Tere's Mexican Grill
              5870 Melrose Ave (at Chuenga)
              (323) 468-9345.

              1. Netty's in Silver Lake makes a damn good bowl of pozole loaded with shredded chicken. Apparantly demand is not high enough during the summer months, so unless a bunch of chowhound readers start requesting it we likely won't see it on their menu again till its starts to cool off.

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                  Mr. Taster (currently in Brussels)

                  The last meal I had in LA before leaving for Europe was the pozole at La Cabanita in Glendale/Monrovia. Really wonderful, generous portion with a light but very flavorful and filling broth. I've had it about three to four times now, and only once was it prepared with too much salt. Ordinarily it is wonderfully soothing on a cool winter night... less so during the summer :-)

                  Mr. Taster

                  1. Great pozole at Enrique's, Loynes at PCH, Long Beach. Big bowl, wonderful taste-- lots of chicken and hominy, sliced radishes, onion and lime slices to give it a citrus shot. Highly recommend it.