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Antojitos Bibi

2400 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90057

213-383-8595

Overlooking MacArthur Park Lake, Antojitos Bibi offers Honduran rarities like cashew nut juice and crunchy enchiladas along with soulful coconut milk-based soupsl…

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Atlacatl

301 N. Berendo St, Los Angeles, CA, 90004

323-663-1404

The interior of this Salvadoran landmark, a former residence on the fringes of East Hollywood, is as frumpy as Grandma’s house…

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Baco Mercat

408 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-687-8808

Josef Centeno’s umlaut-bedecked flagship has all the Moroccan bistilla and Provençal brandade you could want, and the menu weds Catalan, Italian, and Abkhazian ingredients.

Website: http://www.bacomercat.com

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Boca at the Conga Room

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

866-952-6642

When the Conga Room relocated to L.A. Live, the club’s culinary component, Boca, moved along with it, and for that we say gracias a Dios…

Website: http://congaroom.com

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El Baron de Centro America

4212 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90019

323-954-1384

Food is the draw here, but with colorful jerseys and flat-screen TVs on the walls, soccer vies for equal attention…

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Little Belize

217 E. Nutwood Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90301

310-674-0696

The Belizean diet is built around stewed meats with rice, beans, and plantains. Little Belize serves plenty of this as well as something else I desire…

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Los Balcones del Perú

1360 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-871-9600

Of all the great dishes at this stronghold of Peruvian cuisine—like the warm, hominy-studded, chile-spiked shrimp ceviche known as camarones a la piedra…

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Lula

2720 Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-392-5711

Check out what’s happening on Main Street through the open windows, and order the likes of lima bean tlacoyos from Hidalgo…

Website: http://gerrigilliland.com

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Pez Cantina

401 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-258-2280

Chef Bret Thompson makes regional Mexican dishes distinct in Bunker Hill.

Website: http://pezcantina.com

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Pollo a la Brasa

764 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90005

213-382-4090

More woodpile than restaurant, this weathered Peruvian-style chicken stand serves the smokiest bird in L.A….

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Zengo

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

310-899-1000

Richard Sandoval has a string of upscale Latin restaurants across the country. The Santa Monica Place branches of Zengo and its sister restaurant La Sandia are his first in California…

Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengosm/index.htm

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