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

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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?

Thanks
Mark

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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.

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    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.

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      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

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7104...

        Babita
        1823 San Gabriel Blvd
        San Gabriel
        626 288-7265

        La Casita Mexicana
        4030 Gage Avenue
        Bell
        323 773-1898

        http://casitamex.com

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        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?

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          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.

          Mark

          1. Ditto Guelaguetza. Oaxacan, fabulous.