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Best Mexican Hole in the Wall

JohnHanks Jul 2, 2013 05:49 PM

is in Highland/Cypress Park. Yes, this is my favorite (Mexican) Restaurant.

La Abeja takes cash only and is closed on Tuesdays. Don't get there after 2:30 on a Sunday, or 1:30 on a Monday; They are getting ready to close. Open till 8 pm otherwise (new hours as of a few months back or so, still has me super excited)

This is hands-down, THE BEST Mexican food ever. The place looks and feels very homely, and the food will have you comatose by the time you get back to your place.

Cheap Burritos and excellent combo plates; what more could you ask for? Will upload photos when I get the chance.

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    granadafan RE: JohnHanks Jul 2, 2013 06:58 PM

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out next week if I can.

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      Dirtywextraolives RE: JohnHanks Jul 2, 2013 07:13 PM

      What do you recommend?

      1. Mr Taster RE: JohnHanks Jul 2, 2013 07:19 PM

        Never been to La Abeja, so I can't offer an opinion on that. But I would like to chime in and say that if your criteria for the best mom and pop Mexican food is cheap burritos and combo plates that leave you comatose, then you need to spend some more time reading Chowhound, my friend! This is Southern California, not Omaha... Boyle Heights is a stone's throw away.

        Mr Taster

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        1. re: Mr Taster
          ipsedixit RE: Mr Taster Jul 2, 2013 07:22 PM

          This is Southern California... Boyle Heights is a stone's throw away.

          So is Huntington Park and Santa Ana and ... (you get the drift)

          1. re: ipsedixit
            A5 KOBE RE: ipsedixit Jul 2, 2013 09:15 PM

            Santa Ana is the real deal. So many places.

          2. re: Mr Taster
            Dirtywextraolives RE: Mr Taster Jul 2, 2013 07:28 PM

            Why don't you give him a chance to answer first before writing off his recommendation? ;-)

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            LAgirl2 RE: JohnHanks Jul 2, 2013 08:32 PM

            I don't know if it's the best mexican food/hole in the wall in the area---there are lots of others as well. Fig from the LA river bridge all the way to York has lots of decent mexican food---from stands, to fast food, to sit down family places. If I was going for a sit down family sort of spot, I would pick Las Fuentes over La Abeja.

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            1. re: LAgirl2
              ipsedixit RE: LAgirl2 Jul 2, 2013 08:46 PM

              I think Mexican, especially the hole-in-the-wall variety, is an underrepresented segment on this board.

              (The reverse is probably true for Chinese)

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