With simple exteriors and decadent plates of food, Mexican restaurants in Northeast Los Angeles can be easy to overlook. With block after block of sprawled out streets in Glassell Park, Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, and Highland Park, the Mexican restaurants in this pocket of the city also tend to dabble with other Latin cuisines, with a smattering of Salvadoran and Colombian dishes sprinkled throughout. If anything that only makes them more interesting, as regional favorites can be found buried beneath the usual run of every Mexican favorites. In short, it means there's always something new to discover.
Some of the treasures you might find at one of these family-owned businesses might be a platter of crisp chilaquiles or a warm bed of homemade tortillas drenched in mole. Because serving the community is an essential part of operating a successful business here, the prices tend to be quite budget-friendly. From a mix of sweet and salty Mexican street snacks to Salvadoran breakfasts, here are some hidden gems spread across Northeast Los Angeles.Read More