Torrance/Lawndale Resturants suggestions
Help stop the madness of my family fighting over where to take my mom for her 80th Birthday lunch today. Looking for quite, budget, family friendly place to take everyone. Mexican or American please. Thanks guys.
I know it's too late for the lunch, but in case the question comes up again, here are a few recommendations.
Lawndale has become increasingly interesting for Middle Eastern and Vietnamese, but though there are many little hole in the wall Mexican places, none really stand out. In Old Torrance you might try Lucio's, a charming old place that hasn't changed since the 1950's. It's a clean, quiet family place, and while the food isn't innovative but it is reliably good.
Closer to Lawndale, you might go to Calimex in North Redondo, which isn't brilliant but is clean and nice and probably the best in the area.
I endorse the idea of ElPollo Inka, which has a big menu of Peruvian dishes.