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Rehearsal dinner space near downtown, echo park, highland park...

I'm looking for a place to hold a rehearsal dinner for my wedding somewhere near my venue/hotel. Our event will be in cypress park and guests are staying downtown. I need something that can accommodate about 40 ppl and is pretty inexpensive. Mexican may be a good fit. I'm open to all suggestions. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  1. How inexpensive are you thinking (per person) ?

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    1. re: monku

      (this is his fiance) Probably under $50 a person including tax + tip would be ideal. We would like to keep it at $2k or under total if possible.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          haha, i may have a hard time selling that to iheartribs

              1. re: iheartribs

                I think they are fine.

                Certainly not fine dining, but for the price and banquet facilities you certainly could do much worse.

                I like their sherbert, and a dear friend of mine really enjoys their shephard's pie.

                Anyhow, just a suggestion.

                Good luck on your search and congrats.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                i would like to 2nd taix. have been going there for many, many years. the food is not extraordinary, but certainly not "terrible". best wishes to you!

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Taix was the first place that came to mind before I knew what they were willing to spend.

              1. re: monku

                Even at 50/pp with tax and tip, I think Taix would still work, no?

        2. Border Grill Downtown (the old Ciudad space) has several spaces that would work for a party that size.
          http://bordergrill.com/PDF/BGDTLA_Din...

          Cafe Pinot may even be within that budget or close to it
          http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant...

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          Cafe Pinot
          700 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

          Ciudad
          445 S Figueroa St Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071

          1. The patio at the Bonaventure Brewing Company might be nice?

            www.bonaventurebrewing.com

            1. Thanks for all your help. These are all great suggestions. I will let you know where we end up choosing and report back on the experience.

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