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Jul 14, 2010 02:55 PM

HELP! Father-In-Law Coming to town (Mexican)

He is from Pheonix and LOVES this place called Los Dos Molinos. And I have to agree, it's phenominal. But he wants the best Mexican I can find in LA. So it has to be comparable to Los Dos. Not a chain, not boring (he loves spicy). We've done Don Cuco's, El Cholo (Santa Monica), and Casa Vega.

Any thoughts?


Casa Vega Restaurant
13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Don Cuco
3911 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

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  1. How about Guelaguetza? http://www.guelaguetzarestaurante.com. El Portal in Pasadena (sit on the patio) www.elportalrestaurant.com, or, Moles La Tia http://www.moleslatia.com.

    El Portal
    695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

    Moles La Tia
    4619 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

    1. You can't possibly have mentioned Casa Vega when you were asking for the best Mexican options in LA. Not that I am not a fan of red Naugahyde booths and 2 item combos with rice and refried beans, but Casa Vega? Really? It isn't even the best cheesy Mexican option in the Valley.

      Casa Vega Restaurant
      13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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      1. Take your father-in-law to Babita or La Casita Mexicana


        1823 San Gabriel Blvd
        San Gabriel
        626 288-7265

        La Casita Mexicana
        4030 Gage Avenue
        323 773-1898


        La Casita Mexicana
        4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201

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        1. re: Norm Man

          Babita was gonna be one of my recs.

          is Monte Alban not on your radar?

          Monte Alban
          11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        2. Thanks all! We'll be showing him the list and seeing what tickles his fancy.


          1. Ditto Guelaguetza. Oaxacan, fabulous.