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Tamaya on Main St. in Alhambra Closed Last Month - Has Anyone Been to the New Japanese Restaurant That is Now There?

Thanks in Advance!

Nov 14, 2013
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

Good Gringo Tacos?

Ketchy's off Sawtelle. Great burger pattie tacos.

Mar 01, 2011
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Eats - Feb. 19-23 - Staying @ Orlando Marriott World Center

Please advise.............Any budget is fine.........
Any suggestions appreciated........Tapas, Cuban, Steak House are musts.........
No car.........will be taking taxis.
Thanks in advance!

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Steak House
7380 State Road 100 Ste 12, Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Jan 31, 2011
slowrider in Florida

Italian Restaurant in Downtown - Near Moscone?

Need really good Italian place to take client. Needs to be in the downtown area close to the Moscone if possible. Thanks !

La Mascota Bakery Tamales

La Mascota tamales are the best !

Sep 14, 2010
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El Tepeyac

Correct, his daughter is now owner. He's usually there though, he lives next door. The Monterey Park location didn't do enough business and many complained the food was not the same as the Evergreen restaurant. Many years ago there was another location on Broadway in Lincoln Heights. Haven't heard about any others in the works.

May 07, 2010
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Old Las Ruinas Site in Pasadena - Now Taco Station

Thanks! I missed this post.

Apr 29, 2010
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

Saturday dinner and/or Sunday brunch near Luckman Fine Arts complex (Cal State LA)?

Moles La Tia on Cesar Chavez Blvd.

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Moles La Tia
4619 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Apr 29, 2010
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Old Las Ruinas Site in Pasadena - Now Taco Station

Have not been, just passed by and noticed yesterday. So, the owner shut down Las Ruinas to open a hot dog & burger 50's type thing that never materialized and years later it becomes another taco place. I doubt it will be anywhere near as good as Las Ruinas was.

Anybody been yet?

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Taco Station
4088 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

Apr 28, 2010
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

Highland Park, Fresh-Made Tortillas, Al Pastor?

The truck that is now parked at the tire shop serves handmade tortillas.
There is an outlaw cart set-up that is usually located on York & 56 outside the produce place that makes them on the spot as well.

Apr 19, 2010
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Now, I seek chivo, or goat meat.

Thanks foodie and trojan for that info.!

Apr 19, 2010
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

Now, I seek chivo, or goat meat.

Best thing to do is go to your favorite carniceria and pre-order it if they don't have it. I made Birria w/goat for Easter and I went to 4 different carnicerias and none of them had it (El Sereno, City Terrace, Boyle Heights areas). I thought all would have it in stock. Finally found it at El Super in Highland Park. I had to ask for it and they brought it out from the back, frozen.
I'm all for recs. for next time though!!

Apr 16, 2010
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Seeking Carne Asada marinade used by Vallarta Mart Mexican grocery store

And while in El Sereno, stop by the Red Hot Kitchen on Valley Blvd. (about 2 blocks West of Eastern) for a place that has a nice take on the Asian/Mexican fusion thing. Really good and nice size portions w/friendly prices. Start w/the tacos....one spicy pork and one short rib.....you'll be happy.

Mar 29, 2010
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Seeking Carne Asada marinade used by Vallarta Mart Mexican grocery store

Concur on La Tapatia. Very fine stuff.

Mar 29, 2010
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

Highland Park, Fresh-Made Tortillas, Al Pastor?

I think you're talking about the outlaw set-up that was in front of the tire shop on York & Nolden (near 56). If so, it's been gone for quite awhile and have not seen it anywhere else.

Mar 26, 2010
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

WHERE DO THEY HAVE THE BEST KOREAN TACOS............ ???

Red Hot Kitchen on Valley Blvd. in El Sereno. Tacos are 2 bucks each and very tasty. Two of them should fill you up.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/686722

Mar 08, 2010
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Best Chile Colorado Burrito?

No, I haven't been there yet.......I'll put it on my list. Have you had the potato tacos at El Atacor on Figueroa in Cypress Park? If so, how does Alberto's compare?

Feb 23, 2010
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LA Street Food Fest - dogs allowed?

I read that dogs are not allowed.

Feb 10, 2010
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

Best Chile Colorado Burrito?

I believe so.....I just work in the area...not super familiar w/all that's around there other than food spots.........I think there is a VFW near there.....not sure what AL 411 is.

Feb 10, 2010
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Best Chile Colorado Burrito?

Cuca's on Slauson & Serapis in Pico Rivera.

Feb 09, 2010
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Red Hot Kitchen - Asian Fusion in El Sereno

On a mostly industrial strip of Valley Blvd. in El Sereno there is a welcome newbie to the food scene in the neighborhood.
A location that has been a burger joint, Mexican joint, Italian joint etc.....is now Red Hot Kitchen - Asian Fusion. Yeah!
Just went on Saturday finally even though it's in my neighborhood and was impressed.
I had a short rib taco and a spicy pork taco. Both were very good.......the meats were tender w/no gristle or fat........very flavorful. They come on grilled corn tortillas and the meats are covered w/a a mix of lettuce, cabbage, cilantro, tomato and salsa that all work really well together w/the meat.
Other menu items are.....
Mushroom poppers, jalapeno bomb, kimchi quesadilla, Korean taco ssam, oriental chicken salad, avocado mango salad, teriyaki torta (chicken, beef, short rib or pork), shrimp crunch roll, chorizo roll, fried rice (chicken, beef, shrimp, pork, chorizo, tofu), teriyaki bowl (chicken, beef, salmon, spicy pork, pork cutlet, chicken cutlet), spicy chicken wings and tacos or burritos (chicken, beef, spicy pork, short rib, tofu), bbq Korean 1/2 lb. burger.
The tacos were good sized and 2.00 each. I was pretty full w/the two of them.
I will definitely be trying more of their menu items and report back.

Feb 09, 2010
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Lunch in Downey

It's a Mexican place........real down home cooking.......the Chile Colorado is really good........
Very strange place.....thrashed vinyl booths and a couple of the tables have small TV's chained to them.........
Almost seems as though some of the women who work there live in the back or something......they kinda keep their own hours, but are usually open by 11:30.
Food is really good and home-cooked style.

Dec 04, 2009
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Lunch in Downey

Try Cuca's on Slauson - cross st. is Passons (across from Chase Bank).
I think it's technically Pico Rivera - not a far drive from Downey though.

Dec 04, 2009
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Breed St. Replacement

No, I had just came from Metro Balderas in Highland Park and was stuffed.
I'm definitely gonna take another trip down there and try it one of these wknds.

Nov 24, 2009
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Breed St. Replacement

On Olympic Blvd. about 4 blocks west of Alameda where all the party/pinata stores are.
Went last wknd. and there are at least 15-20 different outlaw cart set-ups mixed in along the 2 or 3 blocks of party/pintata places. Everything from tortas to squash blossom quesadillas to huaraches to tamales and more. I assume that it only happens on the wknds. for the party/pinata store customers. I was there about noon and it was in full swing. Definitely worth a visit.

Nov 23, 2009
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Taco Caterer for Party - Any Recs?

The Taco Chop guys were great. The asada and chicken were really good......the al pastor was excellent...very tasty. They were really nice guys. Wore chef whites and aprons. Thanks for the rec. Ernie.

Nov 23, 2009
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LA Produce Market Deli

There is/was a place called the Produce Tavern on 7th btwn. Alameda & Central that served mostly sandwiches as I recall. It was also a bar and I think it had a pool table....haven't been there since the mid-90's though and the last time I past by it was not open. Still looks about the same from outside. Clientele was truck drivers and produce market folk.

Nov 12, 2009
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Taco Caterer for Party - Any Recs?

Thanks for all the recs.! I put in calls to all yesterday- except neta's rec., as I just saw it today.

Ernie's rec. for Taco Chop called back first and they local to me, so I went w/them - plus I have enjoyed Ernie's recs. for Mexican places in the past. They are to provide: asada, al pastor & chicken tacos plus rice, beans, onion, cilantro, limes and two kinds of salsas. He said he will throw in hot dogs as well because it's a kids party.

I told him there would be 50-60 people and quoted me 300.00 for all of the above.

The party is on the 21st. I will report back.

Dommy's rec. also sounded intriguing - nopalitos and cebollas asadas! I will try them next time.

Neta, what price were you quoted? For how many people?

Thanks all!

Nov 05, 2009
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Taco Caterer for Party - Any Recs?

Need a taco guy for the end of this month. Just the basics......Asada, Pollo and Pastor.
Had a party a couple months ago and had a taco guy that was nice but the meats were just so-so..........hip me to a new one! for 60-75 people in the Northeast L.A. area (El Sereno).
FYI - I need them to provide the meats, tortillas, salsas, rice, beans and chopped onions/cilantro.
Thanks!

Nov 03, 2009
slowrider in Los Angeles Area

A Culinary Oasis – The Vegan, Macrobiotic, Japanese Cuisine of Shojin [Review] w/ Pics!

Kinda like in China, Mexico, Spain etc.......they have restaurants featuring their country's cuisine that have been there longer than they have been in the U.S.? What a revelation...........

Sep 24, 2009
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