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3 Great Los Angeles restaurants that you can visit without leaving downtown

Eugene Adams

Los Angeles County has no shortage of great restaurants. It feels like there is an excellent restaurant on every corner. The only problem is that L.A.’s a big place. You probably don’t want brave L.A. traffic to get some food if you're near Downtown. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of great restaurants in Downton Los Angeles. Here are three great options next time you’re looking for food in Downtown L.A.

Guerrilla Tacos

Avila’s Guerilla Tacos was one of the most beloved food trucks in town for six years. Eventually, they decided to park the truck but found just as much success as a brick-and-mortar establishment. 

They offer all the great taco options you would expect and some truly unique options. The Korean-fried fish and black pepper steak tacos are both worth a try. 

They've got you covered if you’re looking for something to wash your food down. Their spirit list is long and has a little something for everyone. 

Hours: 

Lunch: 

Wednesday — Monday: 12 pm- 4 pm

Dinner:

Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday/Monday: 5 pm- 9 pm

Friday — Saturday: 5 pm- 10 pm

Address: 2000 E 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Phone: (213) 375–3300

Website: www.guerrillatacos.com

Poppy + Rose

What do you do when you can’t decide if you want breakfast or lunch? 

Brunch is the obvious option, and there are many brunch options in Los Angeles. However, lots of places offer brunch as an afterthought. Poppy + Rose specializes in brunch. 

They serve some of the best fried chicken and waffles around. They also have great burger and breakfast sandwich options to choose from. Their alcohol menu is perfect for anyone looking for a “boozy brunch.”

The great food isn’t the only draw; the rooftop patio is a lovely place to eat. The bright astroturf, potted succulents, and umbrella-shaded picnic tables set the mood perfectly. 

Hours: 

Monday — Sunday: 6 am- 3 pm

Address: 765 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA

Phone: (213) 995–7799

Sushi Gen

Sushi restaurants are a dime a dozen in Los Angeles. Sushi Gen is different, though. Being open for over 40 years, it’s truly stood the test of time. 

Sushi Gen might not look like much; it’s located in a strip mall. But, the frequently out-the-door line speaks volumes about its quality. 

You can buy sushi A La Carte or enjoy one of their numerous lunch and dinner combos. 

Hours: 

Sunday — Monday: Closed

Lunch:

Tuesday — Friday: 11 am- 2 pm

Dinner:

Tuesday — Friday: 5 pm- 8:30 pm

Saturday: 4 pm- 8:30 pm

Phone: (213) 617–0552

Website: www.sushigen-dtla.com

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