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8 Mexican Restaurants in LA We Can’t Live Without

These 8 amazing Mexican restaurants will have you shouting Viva La Me-hi-khoooo at the top of your lungs.  Without futher ado, check out LA’s top Mexican spots.


1. La Serenata de Girabaldi

Address: 10924 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


Why we love them:

They serve quesadillas instead of tortilla chips with their salsa (for free!)

Their meals often come with soup, their rice is sometimes basmati

Elevated but authentic, non-snobby Mexcian food – we’ve never seen anything like this place


2. Toca Madera

Shoutout to the lovely Daniel Sharabi

Shoutout to the lovely Daniel Sharabi


Address: 8450 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048


Why we love them:

The best Mexican vegan selection we have ever seen

Amazing bar, great cocktails and killer ambiance

Great for dates, entertaining guests

Excellent tapas, good food (it’s pricy though)


3. El Sombrero

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Address: 1005 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Why we love them:

Fantastic location, a block from the Manhattan Beach Pier

Tasty, fresh salsa

Delicious, tomatillo enchiladas


4. Guisados



Address: 2100 E Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033


Why we love them:

The talk of the DTLA jewelry district

Fresh, made-to-order soft tacos

Insane menu – check it for yourself:



5. Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Cafe

Huge thanks to Greg

Address: 812 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033


Why we love them:

Excellent, house chips & salsa

Huge portions, friendly staff, very inexpensive


6. El Coyote Mexican Café

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Address: 7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Why we love them:

Love their Guacamole

If you like your cheese enchiladas cheesey, this is your spot (otherwise stay away)


7. El Compadre


Address: 1248 S Figueroa St, Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Why we love them:

Decent mariachi band on some nights

Free salsa is so good we order bean & cheese burrito a la carte and dump cup of salsa all over it.  Good & cheap.


8. El Cholo

Huge thanks to the always dapper Parimal M. Rohit

Address: 1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006


Why we love them:

They’ve been here forever. Classic LA Mexican spot

Ask to sit at the world famous nacho table for free nachos (Western Ave location)

Great enchilada combo plates


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