Remember back a few years ago, before the Grand Central Market had it’s massive renovation. It was filled with Mom and Pop owned restaurants serving up food from all over the world. Well, the Grand Central Market has come a long way since then, but if you miss the good old days, you need to check out the International Food Court at 934 S. Los Angeles Street in the Fashion District. It’s not really visible from the street.
You can enter the International Food Court through marked canopied on both Los Angeles Street or Santee Street. Once you get inside, there are neon signs at each vendor and a big central dining area. Whatever food you are craving, you can find here. Want Mexican food? Head to Cilantro Lime. Want Seafood? Check out Lupita’s Fresh Seafood. There’s just about everything… Downtown Kabobs, Pho D.T., Hong Kong Express, even Tamarind of L.A. that serves up Pakistani and Indian cuisine.
We decided to eat at Cilantro Lime. My husband went for the Authentic Burrito ($9.49) with your choice of meats (he went for chorizo), beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and cheddar cheese. It’s served on a flour tortilla with a side of chips and salsa. I went for the large Cilantro Lime Salad ($11.25) made up of Romaine lettuce, chicken breast, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, tortilla strip chips. The cilantro lime dressing is served on the side. The food was good, but we should have split up and tried two different restaurants. It all looks delicious!
The International Food Court is open Monday through Saturday with each restaurant setting their own hours. The place is worth checking out if you are in the Fashion District, or if you just want to avoid the crowds at the Grand Central Market.
International Food Court 934 So. Los Angeles Street (between 9th and Olympic)