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Downtown LA pre theater dinner

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For some reason I can no longer see a search button on this site.
Gonna be downtown next Saturday and looking for a moderately priced, fun dinner spot.
Throw me out a list of five!
Thanks

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    1. Baco Mercat!
      Spice Table!

      4 Replies
      1. re: matikin9

        Not feeling Baco Mercat. Bad service and IMO spotty food.

        1. re: BSW6490

          Hm, I've only been for lunch twice, but had great food and service both times (the first time they were so busy they decided to comp our meal).

          1. re: matikin9

            If the comped your meal that was nice but probably means very slow service?

            1. re: BSW6490

              Heh, we got there a little after 2pm on the Saturday after both the LA Weekly and the LA Times published favorable reviews. They were swamped, and we pretty much got the last table before they had to turn people away because they close for the afternoon at 2:30pm.

              Service was a little slow, but they were very apologetic. Initially they told us that they'd comp our appetizer, but then they decided to comp the rest of our meal as well. I wouldn't say the wait time was excessive either, but maybe we were just really good at entertaining ourselves. :D