Los Angeles Restaurant Guide
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The menu at South Pasadena's Aro Latin is a cultural mishmash that encompasses both chef Rocio Camacho's Oaxacan cooking and owner Karan Raina's Indian heritage....
3010 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Elvirita is a small double storefront just up the hill from El Mercado and across the street from a big cemetery. A decade or so ago, the original Cemitas...
343 E. Market St.
Long Beach, California 90805Critics' PickBest OfSlideshowImage
Cheko El Rey del Sarandeado is a colorful, aquatic-themed building a few blocks off Long Beach Boulevard, just west of the 710, and it's here that chef Sergio...
Ricardo Diaz's Colonia Taco Lounge in La Puente might teach you a lot of things: the possibilities of cauliflower, how to fall head over heels in love with a...
Shoehorned into a former Hawaiian barbecue place, near where Monterey Park runs smack into East L.A., Cook's is a new paradigm of an Eastside restaurant, with...
2144 E. Florence Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255-5651Critics' PickImage
The moles at Don Chente in Walnut Park are fantastic — that's almost a given — and you can choose from mole poblano, the darker mole oaxaqueño or a pepian rojo...
Until a local website praised its carne asada, El Parian was best known for its birria, Guadalajara-style roasted goat in broth, and when you sat down at one of...
3201 E. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063-3104Critics' PickImage
You come to Flor del Rio, a quaint, family-run birrieria in Boyle Heights, for one thing. The solitary dish sold is Zacatecas-style birria, made from whole slabs...
Gish Bac is a small, sunny space with yellow walls, tables in front and a lunch counter in back, facing the kitchen. While the restaurant is known for its...
As a longstanding member of the taco truck community, this permanently parked operation off York in Highland Park is known for its carne asada, thick with salsa...
2635 Whittier Blvd.
Boyle Heights, CaliforniaCritics' PickImage
In Los Angeles there are many mole specialists — masters such as Rocio Camacho (Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen), Ramiro Arvizu and Jaime Martin del Campo (Flautas and...
1251 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401Critics' PickImage
When Mexico City native Jimmy Shaw opened the first Loteria as a tiny market taqueria in the 3rd and Fairfax Farmers Market next to the Grove, it was a...