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DTLA Dining Guide

The evolution of DTLA has been impressive to watch and tasty to experience.  The dining options in DTLA are now on par with or above any other part of the city – from Bottega (which is the world’s most Yelped restaurant) to Perch, DTLA offers an amazing array of dining options.

Bottega Louie

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Address: 700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 802-1470
Yelp link: (4 stars with 13700+ reviews)
Website

  • Excellent Pizza
  • Try their Portobello Fries (even if you hate mushrooms)
  • Their macarons and other desserts are famous

 

TG Express

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Address: 2021 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: (213) 262-1426
Yelp link: (3 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • Super cheap, open late, delicious thai food
  • We love their dark blackish wild rice, red curry and thai iced tea

La Seranata De Garabaldi

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Address: 1842 E First St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 265-2887
Yelp link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)
Website

  • One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in LA, this Boyle Heights gem is definitely worth the visit
  • They serve free quesadillas instead of chips and their entrees come with a side of delicious soup

Wurstküche

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Address: 800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 687-4444
Yelp link: (4 stars with 7200+ reviews)
Website

  • Tons of really cool vegan hot dogs, with unique flavors
  • A fun, hip spot in the arts district, definitely worth a visit

Baco Mercat

Address: 408 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 687-8808
Yelp link: (4 stars with 2100+ reviews)
Website

  • Interesting, upscale spot in the historic bank district of DTLA
  • Their menu is inspired by flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, southern Europe, and Asia

Orochon Ramen

Address: 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Ste 303, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 617-1766
Yelp link: (3.5 stars with 2700+ reviews)

  • They’ve been featured on Man vs. Food for their spicy ramen challenge where you have to completely finish their spiciest bowl of Ramen within 30 minutes – if you do, you get your picture on the wall of bravery.  Excellent ramen, vegetarian broth available, but plan ahead because there can be lines for lunch and dinner

Perch

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Address: 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 802-1770
Yelp link: (4 stars with 4100+ reviews)
Website

A French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that makes it feel as though you are floating at the skyline. PERCH offers two outdoor fireplaces, various fire pits, lounge and table seating both indoors and out.

  • Features a live band with an indoor bar, balcony and rooftop lounge seats with romantic, twinkling lights
  • Good cocktails, the food is hit or miss
  • It’s a great spot for date night; many have proposed here

Nearby: Check out Mrs. Fish downstairs for more of a lounge

Badmaash

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Address: 108 W 2nd St, Ste 104, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 221-7466
Yelp link: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

  • Super fun, bollywood inspired Indian tapas joint in DTLA with old Bollwood posters on the wall and chai served in authentic chaiwala glasses

Industriel

Address: 609 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 488-8020
Yelp link: (3.5 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

  • Right in the heart of Downtown’s financial district, on Grand and 6th, Industriel is a popular lunch option for professionals in the area

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Address: 601 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: (213) 596-5579
Yelp link: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)
Website

  • Definitely start with the house gauc – it’s huge and amazing
  • Great ambiance and décor with a laid back feel but nice enough for date night

Mas Malo

Address: 515 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (213) 985-4332
Yelp link: (3 stars with 1000+ reviews)
Website

  • Fun spot right below/adjacent to Seven Grand – they make a mean cucumber margarita

Guisados DTLA

http://www.guisados.co/

Address: 541 S Spring St, Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 627-7656
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

  • Cool Mexican spot with some unique soft taco options
  • We love the Chiles Toreados – Habanero, serrano, jalapeno, and thai chiles blistered together over high heat. Served on top black beans. This taco is extremely spicy.

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