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Mar 31, 2012 08:44 PM

La Mirada, La Habra, East Whittier???

I find myself in unfamiliar territory on occasion and little on this board that relates to these areas, perhaps for good reason.

Anything worth considering, particularly for lunch?

Imperial Hwy at Beach Blvd is a good starting point.

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  1. Mexican taco/ Taqurie de Anda on La Habra Blvd west of Harbor. Taco Nazo on Beach south of La Habra Blvd. Imperial Burger, we sure do miss working near Imperial Burger...

    1. For a very casual dining experience there is always Arturo's - Home of the Puffy Taco...

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      1. re: Servorg

        Not too fond of Arturo's version of the puffy taco, of course this is my only run in with it. : /

        1. re: A5 KOBE

          I have to say I am in complete agreement with attran99's CH review:

          1. re: Servorg

            Discerning palates I guess. While I did like the puffy taco vessle, what they put in it is what turned me off.

        1. re: A5 KOBE

          Mario's Peruvian is great! That green sauce is amazing.

        2. Moro's Cuban - on Harbour just north of Imperial in mini mall. Great reasonably priced lunch buffet where you can taste a couple of things.

          My personal favorites are chicken empenadas (I know not Cuban per say but excellent), the lechon asada, arroz con pollo and Cuban sandwich. The Cuban sandwich comes off toasty and grilled with a good portion of the lechon asada, ham and this amazing dripping cheese.

          Another lunch time option is Ye Dang. It's a Korean place across the street from the Costco on Beach. They have a great assortment of dishes. Lunch is also usually $1 to $2 cheaper per item. I would highly recommend the sujabe (dough flakes), galbi tang and bo ssam. The bo ssam is best split between a few people but won't disappoint. It's pork belly with kimchi and raw oysters that you wrap in lettuce. They have a very good assortment of banchan - not quite the 20+ at Genwa but a very good assortment.

          1. G Burger is an option, trendy gourmet burgers at 421 E. La Habra Blvd. Probably the best thing happening in this area for lunch.


            We've tried to like Moro's Cuban, but on two occasions food has been spotty to good and service has had problems.