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Dec 9, 2013 10:53 AM

Casa Sanchez

Anyone been recently?
I hear really nice carne asada and other treats and a mexican grocery store too.

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  1. You maybe thinking of Carniceria Sanchez, though the Casa is owned by the same family. There is also Taqueria Sanchez all with in a short distance of each other. The Carniceria is on Ingelwood BL near Culver and as its name suggests is a primarily a meat market with a walk up window for food orders. It's been a while since I no longer live near there but the food is fresh and really good. You can see earlier posts of people praising their shrimp Burritos and it being one of the few good places on the westside to get marinated Asada for cooking. I like there Tacos Durados and It was the first place this New England bread Gringo had ever tried Cabeza and i really liked it.

    When I first got to LA in 2002, it was touted as the best place to get a real Taco on the westside. I'm not sure if its still the top but it is up there.

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    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

      thanks MIL. Yeah I saw there were like 3 Sanchez places down there. For those tacos and burritos, go to the Taqueria Sanchez?

      1. re: jessejames

        If I remember correctly the real difference between the two is the Taqueria has seating, a salsa bar and a slightly bigger menu but I always preferred going to the Carniceria.

    2. casa sanchez is their version of upscale mexican.
      it offers mariachi musicians and completely mediocre food served poorly.
      they have a full bar.
      imho, the food served at their taqueria is cheaper and better, neither, imho, are destination restaurants.

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      1. re: westsidegal

        I agree with Wetsidegal's take on Casa Sanchez. But jessejames if you happen to be near the Carniceria not the Taqueria and can stop for a bite of their shrimp burrito or their Tacos Durados I think you'll be happy.

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          did you guys ever try the shrimp burrito at eduardo's ?

          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            I agree with Mattap....on the Sanchez empire, although I admit I've never ate at Casa Sanchez. Nobody I know thinks it is worth the higher prices. I think the take-out window at the carniceria on Inglewood Avenue is better than Taqueria Sanchez on Centinela. The taqueria does have a bigger menu, simple tables and chairs and a location with salsa and condiments. The prices at the carniceria are cheaper and the shrimp burrito has lots of good-sized shrimp. It is just pretty good take out food although one of the better sit down Mexican places would be better. I am not a fan of El Abajeno and I would give a slight nod to Tacomiendo, but I prefer the food from the carniceria over their 2 neighbors.

            1. re: Feed_me

              thanks for the tips here -- i'll have to hit up the taqueria or carniceria.

              1. re: jessejames

                I've never hit it up yet. I'll h ave to check out that shrimp burrito. if it's better than eduardo's then ....

                1. re: kevin

                  never been to eduardos
                  usually go to tacomiendo for tacos, i like the asada.
                  Would like to find another spot in west la area.
                  we do hit up gilberts (my favorite) and fridas, but like to find something else closer to weho/bh too that is good and not fancy like fridas.

                  1. re: jessejames

                    I live near this corner and between the three I like the takeout window of Sanchez best. El Abajeno's carnitas taquitos, which are more like over stuffed soft tacos with cheese and a wedge of avocado satisfy an itch. I like tacomiendo but for some reason they are 3rd choice consistently among the three.

                    The only times I've made it to Casa Sanchez is when non CH friends want Mexican food in a nice sit down and margaritas. I hate how the mariachi band is so loud you can't hold a conversation and always blanch at the prices for what you're getting.

                    Pepe's on the corner of Centinela and Culver actually does a pretty decent tripe taco, but got to remember to ask for crispy.

                    1. re: Jase

                      did the takeout asada tacos. quite good. ill be back. thanks for the recon. And I love the "vag meat market" sign on centinella.

                      1. re: jessejames

                        "vag meat market" ????

                        Is that vegetarian meat ?

                        1. re: kevin

                          i was thinking of something else. not spelled veg

                        2. re: jessejames

                          For that Taqueria Sanchez on Centinella... I LOVE their Enchiladas. Great homemade sauce...


                          1. re: Dommy

                            Cheese enchiladas ????

                            I'll have to try it along with the shrimp burrito that Matt mentioned earlier.

          2. The girl in the frame is reason enough to go there.

            1. The big Casa Sanchez is a fun place to go particularly if you have a large group with kids of all ages. They have large comfortable booths. Good margaritas and decent Mexican food and a great mariachi band. Valet parking and a good wait staff. They get busy on Saturday night.