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A Koreatown Mexican Mainstay Closes Tomorrow After 29 Years

It’s been a long run for Western Avenue favorite Romero’s

Romero’s Mexican Food, Koreatown
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It’s last call at Romero’s, the tiny Koreatown Mexican stop that’s made for many a great evening meal for drinkers in the area. According to signage, their last night of service will be Friday, December 30.

Situated right on Western Avenue, the diminutive Romero’s offered up big plates of Mexican staples, from wet burritos to rolled tacos to carne asada plates, served with a side of spicy salsa and lots of cheese and sour cream, if you want it. The place usually felt more like an old New York diner than Mexican restaurant, with its open kitchen, five-stool faux wood countertop, and well-worn tile floors.

A note left at the nearly 30 year old restaurant reads:

We would like to thank our customers and our friends for your preference and support in the last 29 years of service. We are sad to announce that this will be the last week in service … We would love to wish you a Happy New Year 2017!

Fans of the family-run business just up from Beer Belly and Frank N Hanks have until tomorrow to enjoy, with last call coming at 9 p.m. sharp.