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After midnight dinner tonight

About to board a flight that arrives LAX at 11:45pm tonight. Staying in MDR and have a car, though it clearly will be after midnight by the time I get the car. Where should I have dinner? Looking for burgers or Mexican or a dive bar or something along those lines. Anywhere between LAX and Santa Monica is fine, further for something truly special.

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  1. Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica is open 24 hours. Expensive.
    http://www.pacificdiningcar.com

    Swingers in Santa Monica serves till 3am
    http://swingersdiner.com/index.php

    La Cabana on Rose in Venice serves till 3am
    http://www.lacabanavenice.com

    Izzy's Deli Santa Monica is 24 hours
    http://www.izzysdeli.com

    In N' Out Burger outside LAX on Sepulveda is open till 1am.

    and the wrong direction is The Kettle a 24 hour diner in Manhattan Beach (about 10 minutes south of LAX
    )http://thekettle.net

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    1. re: wienermobile

      These look great. Which would you choose? Anything divier?

    2. The Alibi Room is not far from LAX to MDR and is open until 2 a.m. serving Kogi tacos. I don't know how late the kitchen is open.

      http://www.alibiroomla.com/loc.php

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      1. re: nosh

        At Alibi room Food is served till midnight.

      2. Pacific Dining Car.

        next question.

        1. Good list wienermobile.

          Also...

          Wokcano in Santa Monica.

          And there's a place in Westwood - Habibi Cafe - an Arab hookah bar with place ('round the corner from the Village Theater, across the street from the Bruin Theater that has a lot of hookah's (and a few hookers from time to time ) that serve all night. It's weird enough to be considered a dive. Open 'til 4:00 am during the week, later on the weekendhttp://www.habibicafe.com/cuisine.htmls. Fajita's, falafel and kabobs. And this platter (which is what I get).

           
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          1. re: foodiemahoodie

            Hookah's and Hookers. Now THAT would be a restaurant!

            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              I really didn't know hookers hung out there ?????

              At Habibi right ?

              1. re: kevin

                Guess you will have to save a few bones for them, as well as shunji.

                  1. re: jessejames

                    It might be more than a few bones.

                    This is LA after all.

                    But at least they are cheaper than the ones prawlinge around Mastros.