We were certainly sad to see the original Santa Monica location bite the dust, but the downtown Border Grill is still going strong, and it’s time to take advantage. The large, Financial District location definitely gives off a corporate vibe, but the food holds up. Everything from their ceviche to their carnitas tacos to their skirt steak is worth ordering, and the vibe inside is always very relaxed. And at $30 for unlimited tapas and $8 bottomless mimosas, their brunch situation is very serious.
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Birdies is a downtown fried chicken sandwich and donut shop and open 24/7 on the weekends. You’re welcome.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s is a very mediocre steakhouse, but has one of the best Happy Hours downtown.
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Pez Cantina is a downtown Mexican seafood restaurant with solid food and an excellent Happy Hour.
Mi Ranchito Veracruz
Mi Ranchito Veracruz in North Hollywood is home to some of our favorite tamales in Los Angeles.
When it comes to old standbys, El Coyote is about as accurate as that term gets. Come here for the drinks, the history, the atmosphere, the conversation, and inevitably, the sloppy walk home.
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