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I'm in the middle of reading Marcus Samuelsson's "Yes, Chef" book. It's given me a different outlook on dining in general. Before he became a master chef he would go around to different restaurants sampling the different foods. I'd like to do the same. Name some places you shouldn't miss on a five day trip to LA (it's my 2nd time visiting). It doesn't matter the type of food (i.e. Mexican, Chinese, American, Seafood, ect) just no pork.
I would decide first what types of cuisines you want to find, then go bout looking for the best ones. Of course there is always some debate over what is considered best.
Cuisines LA does really well:
Mexican (regional types too)
Latin American (Peruvian, El Salvador, Argentinian, Brazilian)
Very good seafood
And a smattering of decent gastropubs
And LA is the king of decent fast food places too.