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Any hidden gems/holes in the wall on the los feliz/Hollywood border?

tastycakes Jun 13, 2013 09:51 AM

Just moved to Alexandria and Santa Monica area. Already checked out tacos al carbon and falafel arax. What else is good? What about the Latin and Armenian markets?

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    Xan7hos RE: tastycakes Jun 17, 2013 02:32 PM

    Places I like are Best Fish Taco In Ensenada for their shrimp and fish tacos and Ye Rustic Inn for their buffalo wings. Both are on Hillhurst. Ye Rustic Inn can get packed depending on when you go

    Best Fish Taco in Ensenada
    1650 Hillhurst Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    (323) 466-5552

    Ye Rustic Inn
    1831 Hillhurst Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    1. JackonCrack RE: tastycakes Jun 20, 2013 12:51 AM



      Spicy BBQ (right next door to Falafel Arax) Get the jackfruit and the Jerky!

      I haven't been in awhile so not sure it's still open but "The Faculty" across from Scoops on Heliotrope (& Melrose) had some good dishes.

      I'm sure you're aware of Square One... http://www.squareonedining.com/

      Marouch is right thee (if you like Lebanese


      Farther Out:
      True Hole in the Wall: "American" Chinese
      Wah's Golden Hen on Virgil

      O Banh Mi in Silver Lake
      1997 Hyperion Ave
      Los Angeles, CA 90027

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        cls RE: tastycakes Jun 20, 2013 06:06 AM

        You're not far from the Beachwood Market that makes some very good sandwiches.
        Of course, Jitlada.
        SQIRL on Virgil is creative.
        Down the road on Beverly is Jaragua for Salvadoran.
        Don Felix Peruvian is at Fountain and Vermont

        1. Servorg RE: tastycakes Jun 20, 2013 06:11 AM

          If I'm in the area I still try to hit up Yuca's http://www.yucasla.com/ for their cochinita pibl or their machaca and they even have darn good cheeseburgers (my theory is they pick up a taste from the grill that gives them some extra savory taste).

          Have you even tried out Sqirl http://sqirlla.com/ on N Virgil just N of Melrose? I love their bowls and the special open faced toast they do with different savory combinations. Nice article about them here http://www.lamag.com/lafood/digestblo...

          Sqirl had been hooked up with G&B Coffee, but since G&B has gone on to their own space on Larchmont (per Llewellyn Sinclair of Sprudge.com G&B is going to "a new, permanent home for their multiroaster cafe concept at the corner of Larchmont and Beverly, home to a former Baskin & Robbins outpost.") they are now hooking up with Alex Guzman (Single Origin).

          Check out Bhan Kanom for Thai sweets of all types in the heart of Thai town http://www.bhankanomthai.com/

          Check out Taron Bakery for Armenian food. Excellent lahmajoun and boerek. Also just a few blocks from Taron is Sasoun Bakery for most of the same items, just to see what differences you notice between the two.

          Taron Bakery
          4950 Hollywood Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90027
          (323) 663-4809

          Sasoun Bakery
          5114 Santa Monica Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90029
          (323) 661-1868

          1. katydid13 RE: tastycakes Jun 20, 2013 10:27 AM

            Marouch for sure. Also, Scoops (on Heliotrope).

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              john gonzales RE: katydid13 Jun 20, 2013 11:55 AM

              Marouch, Scoops, Yucca are my most frequented in that zone. It gets little love, but I take my Mom for the lunch special on the patio at Desert Rose. A small drive at Melrose and Wilton is Antequera a good spot or Mole, chorizo tacos, etc. There's also a decent philly steak spot on Fountain and Hoover?

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                soniabegonia RE: john gonzales Jun 20, 2013 03:44 PM

                Boos Philly - Fountain & Virgil

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                Kalivs RE: katydid13 Jun 20, 2013 03:58 PM

                Love marouch

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                Papuli RE: tastycakes Jun 20, 2013 07:25 PM

                So everyone who's recommending Marouch -- it's still good? It used to be a favorite but I haven't been in years and I'm terrified at the thought of going back and being disappointed.

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                  katydid13 RE: Papuli Jun 21, 2013 07:55 AM

                  I eat there a couple times a month & it's always outstanding. Fear not!

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