Pez Cantina seems like just another corporate downtown after-work spot, but this Mexican seafood restaurant has far more going for it. First off, the food is good and fresh, and given the area, it’s all pretty affordable. There’s also an excellent back patio and a daily Happy Hour from 3:30-7pm with $3 oysters and $8 craft beer, house cocktails, and select menu items that go far above your typical bar snack situation.
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Birdies is a downtown fried chicken sandwich and donut shop and open 24/7 on the weekends. You’re welcome.
Winsome started out as a solid Eastside brunch spot, and has evolved into something much more.
Belcampo Meat Co.
Belcampo Meat Co. of Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is a butcher counter/takeout stand with a great burger.
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La Casita Mexicana
La Casita Mexicana in Bell is worth the drive no matter where in the city you're coming from.
Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
Sausal is a modern Mexican restaurant in El Segundo ideal for after-work drinks and not much else.
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Simply put, Broken Spanish serves some of the greatest Mexican food in Los Angeles.
B.S. might be the casual brother to Broken Spanish, but it is every bit as fantastic.
Guelaguetza is a Oaxacan spot in Koreatown that’s one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.
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