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Jul 19, 2010 03:58 PM

burbank/glendale or valley

Where do I get good Mexican or south american around Burbank or Glendale? Van Nuys seems a good place for this. I just need some suggestions, thanks.

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  1. Not sure if you are interested, but I thought I would mention it. We had a great Peruvian dinner a couple of weeks ago at Mamita in Glendale.

    Please note that prices have gone up a few dollars since this was posted.

    714 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

    1. Homegirl cafe (chinatown) is not far and the gals are trained by the chefs of Cuidad - good stuff!

      Their chilequiles, with freshly made green salsa, mint and queso fresco are yummy!

      1. What kind of Mexican? Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater is good.

        Tacos Villa Corona
        3185 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

        1. La Cabanita is pretty decent for Mexican food. Not amazing, but, the best I have found in Glendale so far. Frida's at the Americana can be good, but never at night- waaay too loud and those mariachis make it impossible to have a conversation.

          El Morfi is good for Argentinian food. Good empanadas, steaks, etc.
          Also great is Rincon Argentino, which is an Argentine market/carniceria where you can pick up stuff to take home. Great empanadas, wine, cookies, sausages and sandwiches de miga.

          I like the Mexican street style tacos at Taco Azteca. (cheap and good)

          You didn't mention Cuban food, but I like the homestyle cooking at Baracoa Cuban Cafe in Atwater. Good arroz con pollo, cubanos, chicken.

          If you are up for a drive, the Peruvian food at Mo Chica in Downtown's Mercado La Paloma cannot be beat. Best ceviche in the world, great rice dishes, everything is awesome. (if you don't mind the lousy atmosphere)

          La Cabanita
          3445 N Verdugo Rd
          Glendale, CA 91208

          El Morfi
          241 N Brand Blvd
          Glendale, CA 91203

          Rincon Argentino
          1375 E Colorado Blvd
          Glendale, CA 91205

          Taco Azteca
          143 S Verdugo Rd
          Glendale, CA 91205

          Baracoa Cuban Cafe
          3175 Glendale Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90039

          Mo Chica
          3655 S Grand Ave
          Los Angeles, CA 90007

          La Cabanita
          3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

          Mercado La Paloma
          3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

          The Verdugo Bar
          3408 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

          Taco Azteca
          143 S Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91205

          Baracoa Cuban Cafe
          3175 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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          1. re: jdash

            I have seen Mo Chica mentioned on this board. I'll have to go there and others on your list, thanks.

          2. You might think about doing a Highland Park - York Blvd. Mexican food crawl some weekend, just for fun. Here is a link to a very informative and interesting blog on that very subject if you decide to try it: