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Commerce/Montebello ISO lunch spots

loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 11:27 AM

Any recs? Not too far. Will be somewhere between 5/Washington - 605/Telegraph.

  1. bgazindad Jul 15, 2010 06:39 AM

    I work in commerce. Not every thing listed is in that area but close.

    fish tacos-Baja Tacos on Whittier. $.99 on Wednesdays.
    tacos el pastor-King taco on Olympic. Also on Atlantic
    La trancas-Mexican seafood on Atlantic in Maywood.
    La Barcas-mexican seafood on Washington Pico Rivera
    sit down mexican-Tamayo on Olympic
    Hamburgers-John's on Olympic or Whittier
    Pastrami-the Hat near Atlantic and 60 fwy.
    Chinese food-go to Monterey Park
    Forgot the name--Semi-Japanese food-mostly hand rolls and some sashimi. Hot dishes are a mix of Korean and Japanese. Corner of Montebello and Whittier.

    1. d
      degustateur Jul 14, 2010 11:53 PM

      Hello Again, loreeLB!

      If you like authentic Mexican seafood preparations, you should check out El Bukanas in Montebello. They bill themselves as “le Catedral De Los Mariscos”. A fair self-assessment, I would say. Wonderfully fresh seafood prepared and served in the Nayarit/Sinaloa tradition. Fabulous botanas (seafood platters), grilled whole fish (pescado zarandeado), delectable smoked marlin tacos, nice beer and fresh juice selection, great service and much much more. What more can I say? How about a 3.5 – 4 lb. fresh, raw seafood platter with all the trimmings for $40?! Indeed, a religious experience that, for me, has become a ritual – particularly on Sundays.

      El Bukanas
      1115 W. Washington Blvd.
      Montebello, CA 90640
      About 2 miles East of the 5 Fwy
      (323) 725-8635

      El Bukanas Restaurant
      1115 Washington Blvd Ste C, Montebello, CA 90640

      1. t
        tnsquire Jul 14, 2010 11:08 PM

        dal rae in pico rivera on washington blvd very old school and not cheap but worth it

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