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dkme May 23, 2013 04:04 PM

I've never been there before. Anything good to eat there?

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  1. JAB May 23, 2013 04:26 PM

    Tacos Tumbras A Tomas.

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      romayo May 23, 2013 06:06 PM

      Yep Tacos Tumbras A Tomas is great, theres always a crowd. saritas pupuseria, roast to go and Ana Maria's are pretty good too. They just opened Sticky Rice there, a Thai place. I havent tried it though

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        Jack Flash May 23, 2013 06:23 PM

        Another vote for Tacos Tumbras a Tomas/Ana Maria's (same food at both places, it seems).

        1. J.L. May 23, 2013 06:25 PM

          Really liking the chicken dishes at Sticky Rice these days...

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            Ernie May 23, 2013 08:15 PM

            I'm a longtime fan of the chile relleno burritos at Ana Maria's. I tried the new Thai place Sticky Rice recently but will probably not return. The BBQ chicken I had there was very undercooked

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              pley May 24, 2013 12:12 AM

              If you've never been there, you might want to hold out a little longer until after the makeover (god please let it be an extensive deep scrub makeover, but LA Conservancy compliant), when there will be better things to eat, and hopefully the place will smell better.

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                latindancer May 24, 2013 08:39 AM

                <hopefully the place will smell better>

                Don't hold your breath....
                Or do.

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                  Grog May 24, 2013 08:44 AM

                  From the LA Times:

                  "The first phase of the renovation of the market is a "deep cleaning" that already has started, taking place at night when the market is closed -- walls, columns and ceilings are being repainted and the floors cleaned and polished. This is expected to be completed by the fall when Shuldiner and West hope to have put a dozen new vendors in place by then."

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                manku May 24, 2013 09:25 AM

                It's different, the food is cheap...I like the tacos from all the places and the pupusa stand is good as well.

                And don't forget to check out the Bradbury Building across the street on Broadway...also, the knife store where OJ had his knives sharpened.

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                  wakko11 May 24, 2013 09:29 AM

                  Las Morelianas if you eat pork. Trompa tacos are the best.

                  They are at the East end facing Broadway.

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                    Robert Thornton May 24, 2013 09:49 AM

                    I'm not sure when it's opening, but the Cheese Cave, my favorite cheese store in Southern California, is opening a branch there soon.

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                      aventinus May 25, 2013 07:07 PM

                      It's lackluster and not worth visiting, IMO. However, the Persian place and other places are decent.

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                        mc michael May 25, 2013 09:43 PM

                        There's lots of spicy and different nuts you can get at various stalls there.

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