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Don't want to cook 2nite, Help near Downey!

yesilovestotravel Mar 13, 2012 06:57 PM

Hello chowhounds,
Hope someone can get back to me in time for dinner ( which is now) LOL I know
Anything really good in Downey???

No price limit, eat in or carry out or dine in...
Ethnic (all) is good, just no Cuban (just had yesterday), American etc etc

Just damn good food!

Thanks a million,


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    attran99 RE: yesilovestotravel Mar 13, 2012 07:45 PM

    Gahr High School in Cerritos/Artesia has Curbside Bites and food trucks tonight.
    I would just hit up Senor Baja for fish tacos if you're in the mood.
    If all else fails...In-N-Out.
    Food around here is hard to come by. Everything's either a chain or just not very delish.

    1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: yesilovestotravel Mar 13, 2012 07:59 PM

      Rocio's Moles del Dioses. It was fabulous when we went on Sunday. it's in Huntington Park on the boarder with Bell

      6242 Maywood Ave

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        TonyC RE: Mattapoisett in LA Mar 14, 2012 08:45 AM

        Huge fan of Rocio's. They're not just good for dinner as brunch has been really beyond fabulous.

        In the other direction from Downey, there's Hambone's in Bellflower. I don't think there's another edible low-and-slow BBQ east of 710, north of 91.

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          yesilovestotravel RE: Mattapoisett in LA Mar 14, 2012 11:17 AM

          Mattapoisett, Rocio's looks really good, I like the menu... might go there tonight!

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            Mattapoisett in LA RE: yesilovestotravel Mar 14, 2012 11:57 AM

            Let us know what you think.

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              yesilovestotravel RE: Mattapoisett in LA Mar 14, 2012 12:21 PM

              For sure! I'll post a review! Thanks for the Rec. !

        2. WeFlipBurgers RE: yesilovestotravel Mar 13, 2012 08:15 PM

          There is Ichiban walking distance from Porto's. I've only tried during lunch, not dinner. http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2011/02/ichiban-sushi-downey.html
          If you're willing to go to Paramount, we like Cafe Corleone on Paramount Blvd. Best deal is the Special Meal with whole chicken, roasted potatoes (if you like roasted garlic ask for extra), cheese pizza (topping is extra) or salad. Cute place and very nice service (both guys, not so much the woman but I think she usually works lunchtime). Cheese ravioli with meat sauce is good and Eggplant Parm is huge. Don't know why they refer to the bread as "Famous" as I've had better at other places but no need to fill up on them as the meals are good-great. Not an Italian expert by all means but better and cuter resto than Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill.
          Here is the info on the Gahr Trucks. http://cerritos.patch.com/articles/ma...

          (attran99 this rec is for you too; still trying to find a decent Japanese/Sushi resto for you though I don't mind getting my fix at Mama's Sushi on So. Street, Lakewood--3 different kinds of rolls for $6 during Happy Hour). Still watching out for you at Red Chile (if you haven't been lately prices increased 50 cents and they now have a limit on chip refills, depending on how many in your group). Also, have you tried Pires across the parking lot? Daily specials and lots of food; not gourmet but if on a limited budget it's reasonable. Mike the owner is always smiling ear to ear. Besides American food he has added Persian food. Let me know what else you're looking for.

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            attran99 RE: WeFlipBurgers Mar 13, 2012 10:14 PM

            Thanks, WeFlipBurgers! My sister introduced us to Mama's, and it's even cheaper on Mondays when all he rolls are $6. It was an okay sushi experience, but nothing like what I'm used to.
            We hit up Red Chile a few weeks ago, and were informed of the changes when we walked in. Doesn't make a significant change, so we'll keep on coming because my husband adores the burritos there.
            Peris is an okay place to go to when you're in need of some Persian eats. The hummus is quite good, and I'm partial to the beef and chicken kibbidoeh. I will say that I really like the rice. Reminds me of the place we used to go to when we lived at our prior address.
            But still...these options are just okay. We didn't live in an ethnically diverse community before, but somehow, the options were plentiful and family-owned.

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              yesilovestotravel RE: attran99 Mar 14, 2012 09:08 AM

              Thanks everyone for the recomendations!
              Unfortunately, my son could not wait for responses... and we ended up going to Pacific Burger 1 blk from my house... Burgers are good and charlbroiled with nice char on them, good sauce, and the Carne asada fries (not on their menu) were actually really good because the meat had a nice char, caramelized taste and absolutly NO FAT on the meat!

              I'll still keep your rec. handy... as I often do not feel like cooking! LOL full day @ work, Tax Season! ugh!, 1 hr traffic, homework... etc, etc!

              WeFlipBurgers, how does Ichiban compare to Tokyo Garden?? I've been to Tokyo Garden is its decent, always full of cars in the parking lot and its around the corner from my house... is Ichiban better in your opinion?

              Thanks Again!


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                WeFlipBurgers RE: yesilovestotravel Mar 14, 2012 10:54 AM

                OK, I'm po'd 'cause the computer just swallowed my comments. Anyone know how I can get my "draft" back 'cause I don't want to spend time and effort re-creating my comments. I had a few recs that I listed but now I'm bummed. If I have to re-type and remember my comments, sorry, I'll pass for now then. Don't know what happened.

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                  yesilovestotravel RE: WeFlipBurgers Mar 14, 2012 10:58 AM

                  Oh no! i'm so bummed! hope you can get your draft back... ( I unfortunately don't know how ) :(
                  I'd love to read your recomendations... and I could really use them this time of year (tax season=busy=not wanting to cook) LOL

                  I appreciate the effort, if you remember any of the important details, let me know!
                  Thanks weflipburgers!!

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