DTLA Lunch Hunt

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Ever since I moved to a new office, I’ve been on the hunt for new lunch options. Ideally, lunch should be $10 or less. But every now and then I splurge and go to a sit-down restaurant. I heard about California Kabob Kitchen, this kabob place nearby and it was a pleasant enough experience until I got the bill and noticed they charged me an extra couple of bucks. I just couldn’t fathom they charged for each iced tea refill but I suppose they did. Too bad I don’t plan to go back despite the chicken kabob being pretty good.

Now I ask you, was that worth $17 something plus tip? Nah. The rice was an interesting mix of raisins, lentils and rice but in the end, it was too dry to offset the chicken. I needed…hot sauce. Or more roasted tomatoes.

California Kabob Kitchen

141 W. 11th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

213-747-9500

El Comedor

Around the corner from me is this little taco shack. They are ridiculously cheap. Tacos are $1 and burritos are $3. I got one of the more expensive items on the menu, the just under $6 chile verde.

chile verde

If you eat in, they give you some chips and salsa as you wait. There are probably 5 tables in the whole place. I was shocked how tender the pork was. The chile verde sauce wasn’t too hot so I added more salsa to my rice. The beans were good. Probably made with real lard! It was a find and between El Comedor and Taqueria Llamas, the taco stand next door, I’m happy with my Mexican options. Well, more or less. El Comedor has a very short list of tacos- beef, chicken or pork.

El Comedor **

1061 S Hill St

Los Angeles, CA 90015

** Formerly Tony’s Burgers