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Quick! I'm going to San Pedro need a hole in the wall rec

trojans Jun 7, 2013 10:27 AM

What's an outstanding restaurant mexican, sandwiches, seafood etc to try?

  1. PaulF Jun 7, 2013 10:44 AM

    Not sure if it's "outstanding" but San Pedro Brewing Company has some good bar food and really tasty beers brewed on the premises.

    But don't wear your Cardinal and Gold trojans -- it's Bruin owned and operated -- (make sure to wash down your burger with a Bruin Blonde Ale.) Seriously, it's a pretty cool place to grab some food and drink a good beer -- I just couldn't resist when I saw your username.


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    1. re: PaulF
      trojans Jun 7, 2013 10:49 AM


    2. Servorg Jun 7, 2013 10:51 AM

      A recent CH review http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892091 by flowergirl for Beach City Grill that caught my eye. You don't say if you are going for lunch or dinner, and that might make a difference.


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        Ogawak Jun 7, 2013 10:54 AM

        I don't have recs for Mexican HITW

        Pavich Pizza which is technically in Rancho PV has terrific Croatian pizza. Great options for either meat lovers or vegetarians.

        Porky's for BBQ or fried chicken.

        People like San Pedro Seafood, but I've never been.

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          trojans Jun 7, 2013 12:56 PM

          Thanks all! I stopped at Porky's since it was close to where I was. I had the fried chicken and it was good!

          1. re: trojans
            Ogawak Jun 7, 2013 02:26 PM

            Thanks for reporting. Glad you liked the chicken.

            1. re: trojans
              PaulF Jun 7, 2013 02:39 PM

              Fight on.



            2. re: Ogawak
              Fig Newton Jun 10, 2013 10:23 AM

              I've been having trouble with Pavich lately. The toppings are always good, but he's undercooking the crust. Is it just me? I tried to get him to cook it more one day by calling and asking for "well done" crust. When I got there, Denny had me go back and look at the pizza in the oven and tell me when it was done enough. That was super charming, but I definitely felt high maintenance.

              I need to revisit their sandwiches. He was doing *great* rotisserie chicken for a while, but I think he's stopped.

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              ns1 Jun 7, 2013 01:02 PM

              for future reference, isn't "busy bee sandwiches" a mandatory san pedro stop?

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                Ernie Jun 7, 2013 02:34 PM

                A-1 Italian Import Market for their excellent submarine
                Busy Bee Market for hot sandwiches

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                  Fig Newton Jun 10, 2013 10:26 AM

                  I frequent Beach City Market over Busy Bee, but I know the history with Busy Bee and went there a lot growing up.

                  Beach City is on Pacific across the street from the Fort. Love their Cubano, Beef Dip, and the Big Bucky. Super, super nice people.

                  Also, Pirozzi's Deli has opened at Weymouth corners in the past few months, and their sandwiches are really excellent. I've been getting the pesto, mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich. Others in the family have been enamored of their roast beef with horseradish. I can't remember off the top of my head where their rolls are from, but they are soft and fresh and delicious.

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                    Ernie Jun 10, 2013 11:18 AM

                    Yes, the new Pirozzi's has good sandwiches too. Meatball sandwich there is great

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                      Fig Newton Jun 10, 2013 11:26 AM

                      oh, and the eggplant parm sandwich! i don't know if it's on their menu but they made it for me a couple weeks ago.

                2. cant talk...eating Jun 8, 2013 09:56 AM

                  Pronto's for Mexican on Western near PV border.

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                    Fig Newton Jun 10, 2013 10:30 AM

                    I go to Pronto's at least once a week. I think it's good for locals, but definitely not a destination place. They have new shrimp + potato crispy tacos that are delicious. I love their caldo de res, and the spinach soup on the rare days that they have it. The potato tacos are good.

                    Their chile rellenos are a bit variable, but when they are good, they're among my fave chile rellenos outside of what I make myself.

                    Their enchiladas are good, and they have good rice. They also have a juicer, so I often get a carrot/orange juice.

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