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GUERO’S COCINA MEXICANA SERVES UP FRIENDLY SERVICE AND TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD IN DTLA

There are dozens of Mexican restaurants in DTLA.  Some get way more attention than others, and for some reason Guero’s Cocina Mexicana is not one of them.  We are not sure why because Guero’s is great.  We ate there for … Continue reading

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EVERYTABLE NOW SELLING HEALTHY AND AFFORDABLE GRAB-AND-GO MEALS AT THE BLOC IN DTLA

There’s a new grab-and-go restaurant in DTLA called Everytable.  It’s located on the lower level of The Bloc, tucked away by the entrance to the subway.  The food is really good, but the mission behind the restaurant is even better … Continue reading

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BACO MERCAT STILL ONE OF DTLA’S BEST RESTAURANTS

Baco Mercat opened back in 2011, and six years later it is still one of the best restaurants in DTLA.  While many restaurants have come and gone, Chef Josef Centeno has grown his DTLA restaurant portfolio.  His dining empire now … Continue reading

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BONJOUR! LE PETIT PARIS RESTAURANT SERVES UP AN AUTHENTIC FRENCH BRUNCH BUFFET… WITH BOTTOMLESS COCKTAILS

There are dozens of places in DTLA to enjoy a great brunch, but if you are looking for an authentic French experience, head to Le Petit Paris on Spring Street. The glamorous French restaurant serves up an extensive buffet ($49/person) … Continue reading

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THERE’S A NEW PLACE TO BRUNCH IN DTLA… THE TUCK HOTEL IN THE FASHION DISTRICT

Tuck Hotel opened it’s door on Spring Street a few weeks ago.  The owners transformed the old abandoned 1922 building (that used to be a brothel) into a modern European-style boutique hotel… and we do mean boutique, the place only … Continue reading

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ALTHOUGH IT’S NOT IN DTLA, EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK OUT MR. HOLMES BAKEHOUSE

Okay, I’m normally all about DTLA, but here’s an exception.   We decided to leave DTLA for a short road trip to Highland Park to check out Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, home of the “Cruffin.”  The half-croissant and half-muffin creation is constantly showing … Continue reading

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DTLAMEN RAMEN TAKING OVER FORMER ALMA RESTAURANT LOCATION… AND GIVING AWAY FREE RAMEN TO CELEBRATE

Everyone loves free food, right?  Well, the people behind a new restaurant opening in DTLA are giving away free ramen to celebrate their opening.  The place is a ramen bar called dtLAmen.  It is taking over the space that was once Alma on … Continue reading

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THE COUNTER SERVES UP SOME AWESOME TATER TOTS… IN ADDITION TO THEIR SIGNATURE BURGERS

Several years ago, when we moved to Downtown Los Angeles we celebrated at The Counter, a burger chain restaurant across from Macy’s on 7th Street.  It was our first neighborhood restaurant as official DTLA residents.  The Counter is easily overlooked … Continue reading

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MEZCALERO ON BROADWAY SERVES UP AWESOME TACOS AND THE BEST MARGARITAS IN DTLA

There’s a new restaurant/bar on Broadway, just south of 5th Street.  It’s called Mezcalero… and it’s awesome.  DTLAexplorer was excited to get invited to preview the menu before the official grand opening on Friday.  The place specializes in all things … Continue reading

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REALITY STAR SANTINO RICE IS SERVING UP JUICE AT WILD LIVING FOODS RESTAURANT IN DTLA

There’s another new restaurant to tell you about in DTLA.  It’s called Wild Living Foods and it’s on the corner of 8th and Main in the Fashion District.  They serve up organic plant based casual food plus cold pressed juices. … Continue reading

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