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Jul 13, 2010 11:27 AM

Commerce/Montebello ISO lunch spots

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

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

    1. 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. 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.