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Jan 10, 2013 10:49 AM

Pico & La Brea

Any good lunch spots near Pico & La Brea - only have 1/2 hour for lunch, so need to stay pretty close.

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  1. Oki Dog. FTW.

    5056 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

    1. Lucy's Drive-Thru has the virtues of a drive thru and 24/7 service. Not the greatest, but always available and no getting out of the car. In other words quintessential Los Angeles. See the menu here:

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      1. re: Servorg

        Hummm! Tried it once, and remember feeling like I wasted my time and money. It's really close to the office, maybe it's worth a second shot. What's their best dish?

        1. re: engie

          I tend to get either their green chile burrito (all meat) with pork or their red chile burrito (all meat) with beef. What can I say? I'm a purest (a pure junk foodist by another name, perhaps).

          1. re: Servorg

            OK - it's on my list for next week. I'll try the red chile burrito w/beef.


          2. re: engie

            I used to eat a lot of their bean and cheese burritos. The beans are smokey flavor. Crave able! I'd also recommend roscoe in the area but if you want fried chicken or waffles......better order in advance!

        2. Flavors of Belize
          1271 South La Brea Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90019

          La Maison Du Pain
          5373 West Pico Boulevard,
          Los Angeles, CA 90019

          Paper or Plastick
          5772 West Pico Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90019

          Bloom Cafe
          5544 West Pico Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90019

          Taqueria Los Anaya
          4651 W Adams Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90016

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          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            Nice list of suggestions. I've tried Los Anaya, good food and cheap. I like their al pastor and the fish tacos. OOHH the French place looks kind of dangerous - I'll try that tomorrow. Drat - the network filtering system wouldn't let me access the site for Paper or Plastik, I'll check it out from home. The Belizian photos look good, especially the corn tamales with stewed beef. I think that'll be Monday's lunch. Bloom Cafe has a solid menu - no pics, I'll check them out next week too. Thanks

            1. re: engie

              Forgot three:

              ChicWineBar (owned by the same folks as Bloom)
              5545 W Pico Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90019

              City Best Chicken
              5303 W Pico Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90189

              Pollos El Brasero 3
              5163 Venice Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90019

            1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

              Thanks - I'll check it out. Looks like a lively afterwork happy hour place.

            2. Umami.
              Last time I passed Tacos Leo truck was at the usual La Brea & Venice spot for lunch. No al pastor spit though.