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Grand Central Market - best lunch?

Tom P May 6, 2010 10:13 AM

Doing jury duty and wondered which vendors people like in the Market?

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Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

  1. George Mar 19, 2011 12:19 PM

    I did the jury duty excuse for lunch at Grand Central Market experience this week and have to confirm the well known excellence of Sarita's Pupuseria. But I also went to Roast To Go and asked the woman there to show me the buche, which she did proudly and so I jumped in a got a taco de buche - it was really, really, really delicious. Very spicy salsa roja, lots of onion and lemon to interact with the pig stomach. It was amazing, though I don't know if my fellow jurors in the later afternoon shared my opinion, I'm sure given how large and messy it was that I smelled like a taco de buche for some time.

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    Grand Central Market
    317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Sarita's Pupuseria
    317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Roast To Go
    317 S Broadway Ste 23, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    1. ocshooter May 6, 2010 12:59 PM

      Ana Maria's for giant (and tasty) tacos. Don't get more than 2 unless you are a huge eater.

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      Ana Maria
      317 S Broadway C-9-10, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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      1. re: ocshooter
        Will Owen May 6, 2010 01:17 PM

        I don't know any names, but Mrs. O went yesterday and says there were two taco stands to choose from, one with a sign listing ingredients and one without. She picked the one with the menu listings and got one lengua taco and one birria. She says both were huge and delicious, and such a mess to eat she had to use a fork. I think she was pleased... Anyway, if someone knows which place she was talking about (as she doesn't remember either) and cares to post it, we can consider that a recommendation!

        1. re: Will Owen
          ocshooter May 6, 2010 03:41 PM

          My place is the one dead smack in the middle of the place, usually with about 5 people working behind the counter and patrons mobbed 2 to 3 deep waiting for service. Huge tubs of meat on the steam table that the servers hack into bits then stuff into tacos, tortas, and the like. I'm hungry just thinking about it. If you go the the market's web site, there is a map of the vendors which may help Mrs. O figure out where she went.

          1. re: Will Owen
            DiveFan May 6, 2010 04:53 PM

            Roast To Go is the place next to Ana Maria - both are quite good value.

            Wondering out loud, has anyone with better Spanish tried some of the carnitas specialties at Las Morelianas 'estilo Michoacano' ?

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            Ana Maria
            317 S Broadway C-9-10, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

            Las Morelianas
            317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            Roast To Go
            317 S Broadway Ste 23, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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          Cubancoffee May 6, 2010 11:15 AM

          Tomas y Tumbras has good tacos, burritos and tortas. Don't get the combo plate unless you're very hungry or have a lot of time for lunch.

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            angelenosriteofpassage May 6, 2010 11:05 AM

            Went on a little Grand Central Adventure about a month ago, and really enjoyed Sarita's Pupuseria for pupusas, Maria's Fresh Seafood for ceviche & Las Morelianas for fantastic carnitas tacos.

            Here's a blog posting about it:
            http://angelenosriteofpassage.blogspo...

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            Sarita's Pupuseria
            317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            Las Morelianas
            317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            Maria's Fresh Seafood
            317 S Broadway 27, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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