Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant | Westlake | American, Deli, Jewish | Restaurant
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In the course of the half-block walk from the Alvarado Red Line station to the old-line delicatessen Langer's, you will smell the food from a half-dozen Central American countries, pass within sight of Mexican street murals, and be offered the opportunity to buy fresh mangoes, counterfeit green cards and cut-rate cumbia compilations. Within the deli itself, you may wait for a table with customers speaking Spanish, Korean or Chiapan dialect, though probably not Yiddish. But bite into a Langer's pastrami sandwich: thick slices of hand-sliced meat, glistening with peppery fat, as dense and as smoky as Texas barbecue; thick-cut seeded corn rye, hot, crisp-crusted and soft inside, with a slightly sour tang that helps tame the richness of the meat; a dab of yellow mustard as important to the whole as a sushi master's wasabi. The fact is inescapable: Langer's serves the best pastrami sandwich in America, in a location perhaps better suited to a tamale merchant. Curbside service (call ahead). Validated lot parking (on corner of Westlake Ave. and Seventh St.) See full review.

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Price: $$
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards

Parking: Street


Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary

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