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Casa Sanchez

jessejames Dec 9, 2013 10:53 AM

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

  1. Mattapoisett in LA Dec 9, 2013 11:28 AM

    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
      jessejames Dec 9, 2013 11:30 AM

      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
        Mattapoisett in LA Dec 9, 2013 11:41 AM

        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. westsidegal Dec 9, 2013 04:11 PM

      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
        Mattapoisett in LA Dec 9, 2013 04:37 PM

        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
          kevin Dec 9, 2013 05:06 PM

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

          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
            Feed_me Dec 11, 2013 03:20 PM

            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
              jessejames Dec 11, 2013 03:46 PM

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

              1. re: jessejames
                kevin Dec 11, 2013 04:04 PM

                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
                  jessejames Dec 11, 2013 04:26 PM

                  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
                    Jase Dec 11, 2013 09:01 PM

                    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
                      jessejames Dec 18, 2013 01:42 PM

                      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
                        kevin Dec 18, 2013 03:05 PM

                        "vag meat market" ????

                        Is that vegetarian meat ?

                        1. re: kevin
                          jessejames Dec 18, 2013 03:07 PM

                          i was thinking of something else. not spelled veg

                        2. re: jessejames
                          Dommy Dec 18, 2013 08:25 PM

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


                          1. re: Dommy
                            kevin Dec 18, 2013 10:31 PM

                            Cheese enchiladas ????

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

          2. k
            kevin Dec 11, 2013 06:25 PM

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

            1. Baron Dec 18, 2013 02:00 PM

              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.

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