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 Cholo “Cafe”

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

Part of a small, local chain of family-owned Mexican restaurants. This original on Western Avenue has been open since the 1920’s.”El Cholo” refers to a “worker in the field” in the Spanish lingo of those times. Blue corn tamales, chimichangas, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas… Located just south of Koreatown’s formal borders in the Harvard Heights district.

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.