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Mar 26, 2012 10:40 AM

Dinner Tonight Halfway between Hollywood and Fullerton


My friend is in town and is staying in Fullerton, but I work in Hollywood. We have agreed to meet in the middle, but I am not exactly sure what would be a good halfway point. As of right now I am leaning towards La Casita Mexicana in Bell, but I think that is closer to me. I am open to all kinds of cuisine and I would like to keep it to less than $50 per person but that can be adjusted. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. I would go with La Casita in that area. It's only slightly closer to Hollywood than Fullerton.

    Dal Rae would be my other suggestion, but that might put you over $50 pp. (At Dal Rae I usually just get the prime rib French dip sandwich and a martini, which keeps things under $50.)

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    1. re: Peripatetic

      Thanks, I have been doing a lot of searching and La Casita seems to be the best option. I also found Golden Triangle in Whittier, but it seems like La Casita has better reviews.

      1. re: Adamlick

        I enjoy Golden Triangle, but there's really no competition; La Casita wins hands down.

        If La Casita is full—and it is very small—my next suggestion would be Rocio's Mole de los Dioses in Bell. It's excellent and the sauces are best-in-class in Southern California.

    2. How about Rocio's Moles de los Dioses? For $50/pp, you will probably eat through the entire menu. La Casita is "fine", but it's nowhere close to the execution at Rocio's. Link on Grubstreet : NB: there is no wine, and I haven't seen anyone BYO.

      Golden Triangle is a mockery of Burmese food, at best.

      But you're right, Huntington Park/Bell favors your location. Bludso's BBQ/Honey's Kettle would be more equidistant.

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      1. re: TonyC

        It's closer as the crow flies to Hollywood, but as someone who lives in Anaheim and works sometimes in LA, in the afternoon it is far easier to go north than south. It's an equitable compromise.

      2. Thank you to everybody who chimed in, but there was a last minute change and we ended up going to Cliffs Edge in Silverlake (I know, pretty much completely opposite of the original plan). We had a nice dinner and the two stand outs were the chickpea fritters appetizer and the skate wing. I don't eat a lot of skate, but everybody agreed that this was by far the best dish of the night. Thanks again for your help.