El Cholo “Cafe”

Address: 1121 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 734-2773

A longstanding Mexican restaurant that’s been open since the 1920s

Mariela’s Tacos

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

Mexican restaurant on Third Street

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.

Sabores Oaxaqueños

Address: 3337 1/2 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 427-3508

Mexican restaurant devoted to the regional cuisine of Oaxaca.

La Morenita Oaxaqueña Restaurant

Address: 3550 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 365-9201

Mexican restaurant serving Oaxacan regional cuisine — authentic moles, tlayudas… Health rating of A as of 07/17/2012.

El Taurino

Address: 2306 W 11th St
Phone Number: (213) 738-9197

Popular Mexican restaurant located east of Koreatown proper, in the Pico-Union district.

Menu: Tacos, Burritos, Tortas, Tamales…

Drinks: Horchata, Tamarindo, Jamaica…

House specialty: costillas rancheras

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.