Olocuilta Pupusería

Address: 3958 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 383-3070

Pupusería y Restaurante. Olocuilta. Comida Salvadoreña, Mexicana y Americana You can call, but it’s rare they have an English speaker answering the phone. Lunch specials are 11am-2pm, Monday to Friday. $6.65 Every Tuesday and Thursday, they have a special on pupusas — just $1.25 plus tax. Closes by 8:00 pm on most nights. Olocuilta is the name of a town in El Salvador known for rice-flour pupusas (pupusas de arroz). The more common pupusas are made from corn meal (the dough is called masa de maíz). This eatery sells pupusas de arroz for $2.50. **Prices are subject to change.

Mario’s Peruvian & Seafood Restaurant

Address: 5786 Melrose Ave
Phone Number: (323) 466-4181

Peruvian restaurant serving lomo saltado and pescado macho on Melrose Avenue, just northwest of Koreatown proper.

King Taco

Address: 2020 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 384-8115

King Taco #10 is a popular Mexican restaurant east of Koreatown proper in the Pico-Union district.

Mariela’s Tacos

Address: 3662 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 381-7356

Mexican restaurant on Third Street

Chocolate Cafe

Casa Chocolate

Address: 3319 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 734-7679

Renamed and now known as “Chocolate Cafe l” Oaxacan eatery in Southwest Koreatown highly regarded for affordable breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering. Known for organic coffee, paninis, chocolate-covered apples, truffles, smoothies, choco flan…

Antequera De Oaxaca

Address: 5200 Melrose Ave
Phone Number: (323) 466-1101

Oaxacan restaurant serving authentic regional Mexican dishes such as tlayudas and traditional favorites like caldo de res for dine-in and takeout. Tejate and Pozole are on the menu. Does carry Pan de Muerto for Halloween. Located slightly northwest of Koreatown proper, on Melrose near Wilton.

Continental Bakery

Address: 262 S Normandie Ave
Phone Number: 213-380-3878

Continental Bakery is known for Central American breads and pastries, especially from El Salvador. Pan con pollo, pan dulce, Tres Leches cake… Does not have the Mexican pan de muerto. Open seven days a week, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm.

El Colmao

Address: 2328 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: 213-386-6131

Cuban hole-in-the-wall restaurant located just southeast of Koreatown proper.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.