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Dining on a Dime

In Long Beach, a Love Letter in the Form of Cambodian Chicken Wings

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People Are Lining Up in the Valley for This Savory Israeli Pastry That Sells Out Daily

Borekas, a brand new Sherman Oaks takeout window, is drawing raves for its brown-butter bourkeas

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Stingray Soup and TikTok Hype Bring Massive Crowds to this Mexican Seafood Truck

It’s all about Sonoran-style caguamanta and over-the-top molcajetes at Mariscos Odaly in Fontana

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Meet the Aerospace Mechanic Hosting the Best Oaxacan House Party in the Southland

Cenaduría Oaxaqueña Donají is packed every Friday and Saturday night — here’s why

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Take a Deep Dive Into the Wild Toppings of Brazilian Pizza

Sampa’s Gourmet Pizza Co. in Lomita and Marina del Rey load everything from chicken with corn to ham with boiled eggs

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A Killer Orange County Breakfast Burrito Hides at Home Depot

LJ’s Lil Cafe in Cypress is turning out cheesy, crispy, spicy meals for workers and anyone in the know

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LA’s Best Tacos de Cabeza Return to Compton

Taquero Carlos Pardo cooks these mindblowing regional steamed tacos just twice a month on Sundays

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Ventura’s Caribbean Haven Is a Jerk Chicken Force to Be Reckoned With

Five years and one pandemic later, a former seed scientist prepares to grow his Guyanese-leaning restaurant Caribbean Haven to big new heights

LA’s New Hidden Burger Spot Grills Right on a Public Golf Course

In Anaheim, Beba’s Puts Bolivian Comfort Food on the Map

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Orange County Now Has its Own King of Ximbó, the Legendary Chicken Barbacoa of Hidalgo

Los Reyes del Ximbó steams ahead with a new generation of barbacoa in Santa Ana

Egyptian Street Snacks Rule at This Underground Reseda Pop-Up

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This Tiny Koreatown Restaurant Is a Gold Mine of Regional Oaxacan Dishes

Sierra Norte dishes like caldo de costilla with tamales de frijol and pozontle, plus readymade Oaxacan cuisine, all at very reasonable prices

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This 76-Year-Old Indigenous Cook Makes LA’s Best Oaxacan Food From Her Mid-City Home

Dishes from Valles Centrales like empanadas de amarillo, menudo, and estofado verde star at this once-a-week kitchen

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This Koreatown Brazilian Steakhouse Is One of LA’s Best Meat Deals

The quiet, small W Steakhouse is serving up great value — and even better Brazilian meat

A World of Fried Chicken Awaits in an Ontario Strip Mall

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Behold the Power of Jambalaya at Montebello’s New Creole Food Destination

Keiven Cross brings over ten years of operations and kitchen experience to his new Montebello food stand

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The Valley’s Colombian Street Food Star Does Fresh Arepas and Saucy Hot Dogs

Vivi’s Gourmet Cuisine makes difficult-to-find Colombian street fare in the 818

Lesser-Known Armenian Dishes Get the Spotlight at This Glendale Strip Mall Find

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Homey Guatemalan Comfort Food Hides in a Tiny East Hollywood Strip Mall Space

Monica Ramos is living her dream of cooking Guatemalan street food, barbecue, and stews

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Orange County’s Best Sandwiches Hide in a Strip Mall Butcher Shop

Mario Llamas cures his own meats and pulls from a lifetime of culinary travel at his namesake storefront in Newport Beach

The Wild Journey Behind Gorilla Pies, LA’s Only ‘Pittsburgh-Style’ Pizza Joint

Burrito Break Supplies Tasty Convenience With $2 Breakfast Burritos in Downtown LA

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Valeu Espetos Delivers Little Brazilian Skewers With Big Flavor in Montrose

Husband and wife team Tony Park and Joyce Kim bring a slice of Sao Paulo late-night eating to LA

At Inglewood’s Sunday Gravy, the Special Sauce Is All About Family

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This Former Compton Beauty Queen Is Now the Master of Funnel Cakes

At Fun Diggity, opened long before the recent surge of home pop-ups, Cheyenne Brown serves the cheery dessert to the neighborhood

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Soulful Beef Barbacoa Is the Only Thing On the Menu at this San Fernando Valley Taco Spot

Taquero Ian Leyva’s Barbacoa Estilo Chihuahua brings a taste of northern Mexico to Los Angeles

LA’s New Falafel Stand Is a One-Man Masterpiece That Hails From Iraq

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One of California’s Best New Restaurants Smokes Meat in a Simi Valley Garage

Pandemic-era underground pop-up Zef BBQ is doing some of the most delicious and inventive food right now, just 40 minutes from Hollywood

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How Indigenous Taqueros From Oaxaca Made LA the Capital for CDMX-Style Al Pastor

Mixe taqueros have been a huge reason why LA has such great al pastor tacos

This Mazatlán-Style Chorreada Is a Beacon for Late Night Carne Asada Fans

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How a Cult Classic Korean Filmmaker Opened Koreatown’s Quirkiest Fried Chicken Shop

Director Gol Tong’s one-man operation is a delight for fried chicken and Korean cinema fans