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Jan 20, 2011 08:37 PM

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.

          Cafe Pinot may even be within that budget or close to it

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

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

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


            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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