Mexican

Mexicano

3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90008

323-296-0798

Attached to the Crenshaw Plaza Mall, Mexicano allows two of L.A.’s most beloved celebrity chefs to expand their repertoire and range…

Website: http://www.mexicanola.com

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Mexico City

2121 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-7227

The decor is ’50s Naugahyde, the crowd Los Feliz cool cats, and the menu atypical…

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Mi Teresita

1174 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90029

Going mano a mano with El Matador truck, Mi Teresita wins the late-night duel…

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Moles La Tia

4619 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90022

323-263-7842

You can’t tell from the street, but a few sips of the house-made horchata—a milky blush of cinnamon rice water and cactus puree dotted with pumpkin seeds…

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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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Pinches Tacos

8200 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-650-0614

The brothers behind Silver Lake’s Cha Cha Cha have hit the Sunset Strip with the provocatively named Pinches Tacos…

Website: http://pinchestacos.com

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Pink Taco

Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067

310-789-1000

Screaming pink walls and piped-in rock are trademarks at Harry Morton’s new spot…

Website: http://pinktaco.com

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Rosa Mexicano

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

213-746-0001

When we heard L.A. Live was bringing in a Mexican restaurant from, gulp, the East Coast, we were skeptical…

Website: http://rosamexicano.com

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Sol Y Luna

19601 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91356

818-343-8488

It’s always convivial at this plant-filled, mural-covered dining room and bar…

Website: http://solylunarestaurant.com

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Tacomiendo

11462 Gateway Blvd.,, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-481-0804

The cramped galley-style kitchen at the original restaurant in Culver City barely holds two cooks, yet each dish looks as if it’s been fussed over by a fastidious abuelita…

Website: http://ta-comiendo.com

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Tacomiendo

4502 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90230

310-915-0426

A branch of the Culver City favorite has opened in a particularly unprepossessing minimall…

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Tacos Baja

5385 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90022

323-887-1980

The best fish tacos are eaten standing up, on a Baja California boardwalk, next to the sputtering tub of oil that produced them…

Website: http://tacosbaja.com

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Teresitas

3826 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90063

323-266-6045

To escape the everyday, head east. For nearly 30 years Teresa Campos Hernandez’s Teresitas has turned out Zacatecan renditions of Mexican classics…

Website: http://teresitasrestaurant.com/

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Tito’s Tacos

11222 Washington Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90230

310-391-5780

Nobody will mistake the tacos at this Culver City institution for authentic Mexican food: hard shell, orange cheese, iceberg lettuce, and a single meat…

Website: http://titostacos.com

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Yuca’s

4666 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-0523

Dora Herrera, whose parents started the original Yuca’s in 1976 in a Los Feliz parking lot, has opened a branch of the James Beard Award-winning favorite…

Website: http://yucasla.com

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Yxta Cocina Mexicana

601 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90021

213-596-5579

The folks behind Highland Park favorite El Arco Iris have opened the sleek Yxta (pronounced “eeksta”) in an especially unscenic stretch of downtown. Inside are mosaic tiles…

Website: http://yxta.net

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