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Nov 9, 2011 03:05 PM

burrito-taco stand desert @ Doheny & Beverly

After years of being in a location where taco stands were rampant and I could choose which stand I wanted that day for lunch I am now at Doheny and Sunset during the day.
Not a taco stand in sight aside from Taco Bell on Beverly.
Any tips near this area ?
Also tips on some affordable lunch spots as well would be helpful.
Thank you in advance

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  1. If hot dogs might count as lunch acceptable, you have both Coney Dogs at the corner of Clark/San Vicente, as well as Carney's in the train a bit further east on the north side of the street, near House of Blues.
    Going into BH, little Santa Monica Blvd. has a few affordable places, yet the parking will offset the price value.
    Might try the salad bars at either Gelsons on SM/Kings Road, or Bristol Farms/BeverlyDoheny, or the takeout sections of either store. Pavilions on SM could also work, yet I am not a fan of theirs.

    Coney Dog
    8873 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

    1. Jans on Beverly and Croft across the street of Taco Bell is a good old fashioned coffee shop. A little high, but they give you lots of food.

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      1. re: paprkutr

        just looked at jans menu looks promising.

      2. You may be within the 3-mile delivery area for Chulada Grill. When I lived by the Beverly Center years ago, I would get tacos from Chulada. They won't blow you away, but they were reliable tacos. They also have some nice oaxacan dishes.

        Chulada Grill
        5607 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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        1. Probably too far for what you're looking for, but two miles northeast there's Pinches Tacos at 8200 W Sunset, which has decent (if pricey) tacos.

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          1. re: Peripatetic

            Second Pinche's. Arguably the best tacos between Western and Sepulveda.

            Also second Carney's for cheeseburgers and hot dogs, arguably the best in the city.

            Will add the WeHo branch of Joe's of Bleecker Street, a little further west on the Strip, which is a top-five NY style pizza place here, and an offshoot of the selfsame joint in the West Village. Their white pie is particularly good.

            I'm afraid nowhere in your new neighborhood will seem "affordable," after your sojourn in taco truck land. Welcome to WeHo/BH-adjacent.

            I haven't been to Duke's for years, but I imagine that's your best breakfast opp.

          2. Well it's been quite a culture shock going from silverlake/ los feliz area to Beverly hills DAjacent hehe.
            Gotta say the sandwiches at Bristol looked pretty good.
            Hot Dogs are on def. on the list Tail of the pup if still standing is the closest.
            And Taco Bell will be be the fast emergency. I gotta have a bean and cheese burrito indulgence.
            I do get cravings for The Bell.
            I see lots of sushi in the area thanks for the help.
            Jans boy does that take me back to the 80's and being a wild teenager.

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            1. re: johnnyshungry

              If you like Indian, India's Grill at the intersection of La Cienega and San Vicente is quite good. They have well-priced lunch specials.


              India's Grill
              428 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

              1. re: johnnyshungry

                PS, Johnny, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who gets a fast food b&c craving. If only there were a Del Taco within two miles of you! :-)

                1. re: jesstifer

                  Ha they just opened Del Taco in my old location green bean and cheese please.

                  1. re: johnnyshungry

                    Where, where, where? They closed my local DT (Santa Monica/Highland) and I have been seriously jonesing for a green b&c (extra sauce). I occasionally make trips to North Hollywood just to fill the need.

                    1. re: jesstifer

                      I don't want to ruin my street cred, but I do love Taco Bell. I've had nights going to Animal on Fairfax and topped it off with a bean and cheese and a crunchy taco from Taco Bell.

                      1. re: kevin

                        And I don't want to get into street cred ruining fast food wars, but Del Taco FTW over Taco Bell. MUST know where new location is.

                        1. re: jesstifer

                          cracking me up, jesstifer
                          Done that nice diner followed by a microwave burrito
                          The new shiny Del Taco is at Sunset and Franklin where another guilty pleasure was Pioneer Chicken.
                          As soon as it opened you know I hit it.
                          Guess it is some childhood memory that get's unleashed by The Bell and Dell
                          the post gives the addr. as pioneer but it is D.T. now

                          Pioneer Chicken
                          4376 W Sunset Blvd-out of business, Los Angeles, CA 90029

                          1. re: johnnyshungry

                            > The new shiny Del Taco is at Sunset and Franklin

                            You mean Sunset and Fountain, right? AFAIK, Sunset doesn't cross Franklin.

                            1. re: Peripatetic

                              your right
                              lived here my entire life and I still mix them up

                              1. re: johnnyshungry

                                Oh, that one. Not close enough for me to bexcited about... thought you were talking about Sunset/Doheny.