El Parián – Birria – Los Angeles

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Walking into this Jalisco style restaurant, you would swear you were in Mexico. The smells, decorations, customers and staff all add to the image. The food is wonderful, and everyone is very friendly. My friend is a vegetarian, and they even brought him a beautiful bean and cheese burrito for $3.95… And it’s the best birria I’ve had anywhere. I’m now a regular customer, despite the slightly awkward location.

Pozole – El Parián. Los Angeles

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It was the best pozole I’ve ever had. Generous pieces of stewed meat and chewy hominy in a rich broth. Served with a plate of chopped cabbage, onions, radishes, tomatoes and cilantro, and a dish of dried oregano and crushed peppers… A dash of tapatío and some warm, hand-made tortillas, and I was a happy guy.