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Loteria Grill

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant, Farmers Market, and Taco Place$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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  • Alf L.
    Alf LaMontJune 24, 2012
    Second only to Guelaguetza in traditional Mexican fare, the Queso fundido, calabacitas, and aguas frescas here are the best grub at the Farmer's market. A tall order indeed.
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BruceMay 24, 2013
    This taqueira at The Grove is the best in Los Angeles, IMHO. Reminiscent of the ultra-refined cuisine you find in hallowed spots of el DF - and throughout Mexico Lindo! Highly Recommended!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.January 15, 2013
    Grab a Probaditas sampler, but be sure to include the Albondigas en Chipotle: Juicy beef meatballs bathed in a tomato and chipotle sauce, garnished with onion and cilantro
  • B d.
    B dBeaMarch 4, 2011
    A MUST in L.A. Get the "Probaditas": a dish with 14 mini tacos, so you will try everything (beef,chipotle,chicken...). Best guacamole in town and excellent "Aguas frescas" (drink made of fruits!)
  • Michele
    MicheleOctober 20, 2012
    Green Chilaquiles with eggs on top. Only second to the ones near the Zocalo in Mexico City. If you have kids they can enjoy the creeps just across the way. Win-win
  • DrinkCoba
    DrinkCobaApril 26, 2011
    Potato tacos at their finest. Food Network star, Chef Duff, chose the mole enchiladas here as the best thing he ever ate with chocolate. A big statement from the king of pastries himself!
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SandovalJune 18, 2011
    I really enjoyed the shrimp tacos with salsa morita. The shrimp were plentiful, plump, and tasty! And the sauce had a nice spice to it.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    Located in the middle of the LA Farmers' Market, this 17-seat counter has some of the best - and cheapest - food around. Try the tortilla soup and vegetable tacos.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WadeApril 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sopes...get the Carne Deshbrada sopes! Melts in your mouth. Shredded beef in a flavorful tomato sauce stacked on top of a thick corn tortilla (like a Mexican English Muffin) w/ beans, lettuce, guac.
  • Stacey J.
    Stacey JonesJanuary 9, 2011
    Get here early. Bkfst: huevos con chorizo, cafe de olla, and papas con rajas. During the day, mole enchiladas are muy bueno, too.
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitJune 4, 2012
    Such authentic mexican food. The chilequiles are awesome and reminded one blogger of a trip to Mexico.
  • Ben R.
    Ben ReissNovember 24, 2010
    Prepare yourself for a great, flavorful burrito. I recommend either the shredded chicken or the roast pork. One of the best burritos I've ever had.
  • Heather
    HeatherFebruary 26, 2010
    Go to Loteria Grill - Farmers Market. The BEST chicken nachos, ever! A small should do (they're pretty big), unless you're going to share!
  • Devin G.
    Devin GuerreroJanuary 2, 2013
    Good food the chiliquilles were good but a little too simple. Always packed. Salsa was traditional
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 9, 2011
    Fresh, authentic, flavorful Mexican eats. Best in the category. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Bill M.
    Bill MacomberApril 25, 2010
    For chilequiles lovers, this might not be the best spot. Stick with the delicious meats in their sopes and tacos!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HallockJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get either the enchiladas suizas or the nachos with chicken
  • Adam L.
    Adam LDecember 17, 2012
    Awesome huevos _______; everything is pretty great!!
  • Adam
    AdamSeptember 20, 2010
    Chicken burrito in Mole, with horchata or fresh squeezed watermelon juice. Its unbeatable
  • Brandy C.
    Brandy ColeJuly 30, 2011
    Get the Tacos with Potatoes and Poblano Peppers. Unreal!
  • Karrine &.
    Karrine & Co.®July 20, 2013
    Sit at the counter and bypass the line for faster service.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    L.A. is filled with good Mexican food but they are number one. -Danielle Keene, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 31, 2011
    Come to sample Loteria Grill and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT Read more
  • Julie T.
    Julie TranJuly 28, 2011
    Shrimp taco special, black beans over white rice, and their Paloma drinks are smooth!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HallockFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken enchiladas suizas or nachos with chicken
  • Josh F.
    Josh FagenAugust 25, 2012
    The shrimp burrito, which they only serve occasionally, is some next level shit.
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MMarch 29, 2013
    Sit at counter and order. Skip the suckers standing in line...
  • Phillip C.
    Phillip CheungAugust 9, 2009
    Go to Loteria Grill. Get two Cochinita Pibil tacos, a side of white rice and black beans, and a horchata. Don't forget to validate.
  • Doron
    DoronDecember 19, 2012
    Shrimp tacos! Mole is pretty good here too
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReyesOctober 31, 2011
    Best shredded beef tacos, ever!
  • Berny
    BernyApril 10, 2010
    Tacos de camaron are good. Make sure to order a side of rice and beans.
  • An X.
    An XiaoApril 6, 2010
    Had the suiza enchiladas and an horchata. Very good and filling.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 19, 2010
    The best chilaquiles ever! -Amanda Baungarten, Top Chef
  • Jason M.
    Jason MooberryMarch 16, 2011
    The chips and salsa is worth the trip alone.
  • Krista S.
    Krista SmithJune 19, 2012
    Delicious potato taco--not to miss
  • Stacey P.
    Stacey PeckOctober 2, 2011
    Excellent shrimp & potato tacos!
  • Charlotte
    CharlotteJuly 5, 2012
    Best chicken mole I've ever had
  • Alf L.
    Alf LaMontOctober 11, 2010
    Don't forget the veggies! Best calabacitas in LA.
  • George S.
    George ScheidemanJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Love the chicken suizas enchiladas. Comes with black beans and rice.
  • Fredo C.
    Fredo CamarenaJanuary 22, 2013
    Rudest girl ever at the cashier. Customer service goes a long way. Won't be going there again, your rude and don't know how to handle paying customers if I was the owner I would fire your ass in a Sec
  • Mando C.
    Mando ConwayFebruary 20, 2012
    Best Mexican comfort food in Los Angeles ...
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HDecember 21, 2010
    soo good! try the limonade!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 30, 2010
    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Ludwig G.
    Ludwig GuevaraSeptember 6, 2011
    Try chicken pipian and tortilla soup
  • Sun G.
    Sun GoddessJune 10, 2012
    The food is just okay - nothing spectacular. Don't bother with the horchata or you will be disappointed.
  • Garrett M.
    Garrett MurrayNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken enchiladas suizas!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KempnerApril 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Two beef tacos, rice and black beans. Yum.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LopezMay 6, 2012
    Super rip off! $15 for tacos holy crap!!
  • Elove T.
    Elove TaylorSeptember 1, 2011
    Shrimp tacos or burrito!!!
  • Will W.
    Will WJuly 11, 2012
    There's really nothing special about the food & it's really overpriced.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MacadaanApril 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    just get one of everything and a beer
  • Oscar C.
    Oscar CisnerosMay 30, 2010
    Try the Mexican style coffee!!!
  • aaron d.
    aaron de leonSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The best customer service!
  • jeffrey m.
    jeffrey merrihueApril 26, 2010
    Crispy Tacos in the middle of farmers Market....Go now!
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