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Upscale Cuban in LA?

I would like to call your attention to the Cuban Bistro in Alhambra
http://www.cubanbistro.com/
It provides traditional dishes as well as some interesting offerings. Weekends are for salsa and jazz can be heard on Thursday night. Although I love Xiomara for being very creative, great atmosphere good service, Cuban Bistro is very people friendly with a casual atmosphere in an upscale setting.

Jul 17, 2008
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Carson Area restaurant recommendations please

Thanks for the link...good suggestions

Apr 08, 2008
muzikgeye in Los Angeles Area

Carson Area restaurant recommendations please

Politicians eat???...Healthy????...You've got to be kidding???

Apr 08, 2008
muzikgeye in Los Angeles Area

Carson Area restaurant recommendations please

Yes Depot is great, but not close enough to the Home Depot Center, and defineately, not casual; I would dress up to go there. Thanks anyway.

Apr 08, 2008
muzikgeye in Los Angeles Area

Carson Area restaurant recommendations please

Oh my, anything other then Carson I have no problem with (and I am usually coming from the West Side) It's just that when you are in a hurry, you try to get to Carson first, and then choose a neighborhood restaurant. So I understand the paucity of selections in the area, but still, there are nice ones that will do in a pinch.

Apr 08, 2008
muzikgeye in Los Angeles Area

Carson Area restaurant recommendations please

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew of some good restaurants in the Carson area. Specifically, I am looking for somewhere to eat as an alternative to the Home Depot Center. I love Jay Bee's BBQ , Paradise (is this one still open?) and also El Pollo Inca is close by. Any others that are casual for a sporting event, but can be quick for a bite before game time? Thanks

Apr 01, 2008
muzikgeye in Los Angeles Area

Chilaquiles in Silverlake

Yes that is the location.

I will consider El Matador the next time I am in the area, thanks.

Although waiting for the chips sounds like a good idea, having them consistantly "crisp" or "soft" to begin with seems to me the best way for the preparation, kinda like ordering a steak rare, and waiting for it to turn medium rare.

Apr 19, 2007
muzikgeye in Los Angeles Area

Chilaquiles in Silverlake

Hello everyone! This is my first of, I hope, many posts. I have read many of the boards and I real like what I have read so for, soooo, bon appetite!

Anyway, I want to respond to this thread on chilaquiles. Since my mom passed away, it has been most difficult trying to find food the comes close to her cooking, and cooking Mexican food was probably her specialty. As for Chilaquiles, I thought she made the best, but of course I am very prejudiced!. In my search for the "perfect" chilaquiles, alas, I have found none, probably due to the fact the I have discovered the proper way to prepare Chilaquiles is with all the right ingrediants, of course, but also, that the tortillas must be on the crisp side. My mom's Chilaqulies were more on the soft/soggy side, like a casserole, which i prefer immensely.

So the closest I have found (including trying to make them myself), is at a little "hole-in-the-wall" of a Mexican restaurant called "El Taquito Mexicano 2" located at 467 North Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena (626-577-3918). Not a fancy place, just your basic Mexican food. Now I think I had their Huevos Rancheros a long time ago, which were quite good. But when I get a hankering for some downhome Chilaquiles, kinda like mother used to make, then I head over to El Taquito Mexicano 2. And don't forget to order them with 2 fried eggs on top---it is not a proper Chilaquiles dish if the eggs are not included. The Chilaquiles are quite soft and delicious for my taste, they may be a bit on the spicy side for some, but they are a truely fine way to start the morning off right.

Please try and tell me if you agree or not. I am sure the other suggestions are fine, but I have never been disappointed at El Taquito Mexicano 2.

Apr 17, 2007
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