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Feb 26, 2014 04:30 PM

Yelp Top 100 (LA edit)

Well, this is ... interesting. Evidently our fine feathered friends at Yelp have used Wilson Score (statistical confidence interval) algorithms to identify the top 100 Yelp-rated restaurants in the US. And evidently San Diegans really like to score their restaurants high. Anyway, here are the ones in the greater LA area:

5. Porto's Bakery, Burbank, CA
10. Joe’s Falafel, Los Angeles, CA
17. Ricky’s Fish Tacos, Los Angeles, CA
31. Cream Pan, Tustin, CA
46. El Chato Taco Truck, Los Angeles, CA
51. Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights, Cypress, CA
57. Johnny Pacific, Winnetka, CA
61. Sabroso! Mexican Grill, Garden Grove, CA
62. District Wine, Long Beach, CA
64. Bludso’s BBQ, Compton, CA
65. Tiki Juice Bar, Anaheim, CA
67. Vinh Loi Tofu, Reseda, CA
68. Mama D’s Italian Kitchen, Newport Beach, CA
74. Mattern Sausage & Deli, Orange, CA
75. The Market Grill, Monrovia, CA
76. Urasawa, Beverly Hills, CA
79. Outlaws Cafe, Van Nuys, CA
88. Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Los Angeles, CA
90. Stuff I Eat, Inglewood, CA
92. Hy Mart Sandwiches, North Hollywood, CA
94. Mastro’s Steakhouse, Beverly Hills, CA

I've had good meals at numbers 5, 17, 64, 74, 75, and 76 (the latter on someone else's dime, mercifully) but am out of my element on the others. Any thoughts/flames to share?

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  1. 17, 31 & 64 are tops in their category for me.

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    1. re: JAB

      Never been to Cream Pan but will be in the area this weekend. What do you recommend there?

        1. re: JAB

          And the strawberry banana bread.

      1. re: BacoMan

        Sadly, I don't think bacos are on there. :)

        1. re: kevin

          The French Laundry isn't on there either.

        2. Can't really argue with, out of the ones I tried.

          1. Very happy to see No. 57, Johnny Pacific, on the list. They make very good empanadas. It's a hole-in-the-wall strip mall place with just a few tables. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table.

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            1. re: brandygirl

              They DO make very good empanadas. Best I've had in LA (esp with those sauces)

              1. re: brandygirl

                Love Johnny Pacific! I am bummed they changed their chocolate banana empanada to Nutella banana. Not a fan of Nutella. But all the other ones I have had there are fantastic. Especially green chili and cheese and potato chorizo.

              2. Shows the shortcomings o yelp.

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                1. re: martan

                  yeah no Langers for instance...