1. Astro Burger
Mario L.: Get the flame grilled soy burger...vegetarians and meat eaters celebrate!
2. The Waffle
Mario L.: Red Velvet Waffle for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. Love it.
3. Brite Spot Family Restaurant
Mario L.: Late night Bootie? followed by late night vittles...so good.
4. Saks Teriyaki
Mario L.: Order the #1 (off the menu) potato croquettes...if you want chicken get the #5.
5. Diddy Riese
Mario L.: UCLA students and alums will line up for cookies, ice cream sandwiches, and shaved ice...AND so CHEAP!!!
6. Houston's Restaurant
Mario L.: Best veggie burger in LA is at a steak house.
7. Casa Vega
Mario L.: Mexican pizza, nachos, and margs...get on it.
8. Paco's Tacos
Mario L.: Best Mexican food on the westside. Get the homemade flour tortillas...but honestly, the free chips and salsa are so good you may not need to order anything else.
9. Señor Fred
Mario L.: Potato flautas...the gift that keeps on giving.
10. Lamonica's New York Pizza
Mario L.: Best Sicilian pizza in LA....in fact in five trips to New York I haven't found a better one.
11. Loteria Grill
Mario L.: Cheese tent and a chelada. You're welcome.
12. Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine
Mario L.: Just get the cheese bread balls....get 12, not 6.
13. Tito's Tacos
Mario L.: A staple for westsiders! If you don't get it, I'm glad...it just means the line will be shorter.
14. The Counter
Mario L.: You got to love a place that makes a burger exactly like you like it. So good. I could eat here every day.
15. Sky's Gourmet Tacos
Mario L.: Crispy potato tacos...those are my favorites.
16. El Caserio
Mario L.: Equadorian and Italian fusion...you heard me. One of the best mom and pop restaurants I've ever been to.
17. Pace Restaurant
Mario L.: Potato pizza...dripping in extra virgin olive oil.
18. Sushi Dan
Mario L.: Tempura veggie roll...so damn good!
19. Studio Frozen Yogurt
Mario L.: You've got to love a place where the small can be shared by two people. They put "toppings" on the bottom and coat the entire thing....best part? New flavors and old favorites all the time.
Mario L.: Best fries ever....the spicy garlic fries. Went with 10 people and every drink was a hit. My favorite, the Tom Collins and cosmo. So, so, good. (Tip: don't leave the atomic pickle on your plate.)
21. The Habit Burger Grill
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