Our Favorite Wallet-Friendly Restaurants of the Year

From bagels to fresh pasta, these (relatively) cheap eats made the year a little more delicious

Five (relatively) inexpensive new spots for everything from bagels to tacos. Want more of the year’s best? Click here.

Maury’s Bagels


The farmers’ market favorite finally has a home of its own for its bagels ($18/baker’s dozen). 2829 Bellevue Ave., Silver Lake (also at the Hollywood Farmers Market).

Spoon & Pork


The popular Filipino food truck now has a brick-and-mortar for its fried chicken adobo ($13) and awesome patita ($22)—a pork shank topped with chili-garlic sauce that easily serves two. 3131 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.



Great pastas ($11-$14) made fresh and topped with farmers’ market produce. 1241 5th St., Santa Monica.

The Window at American Beauty


L.A. is lousy with smashburgers these days, but this is one ($3.95) of the best. 425 Rose Ave., Venice.

Tacos 1986


These Tijuana-style tacos ($3.25-$5) have the obligatory heavy dollop of guac atop especially flavorful meats and mushrooms. 609 S. Spring St., downtown.

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