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.

Chocolate Cafe

Casa Chocolate

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

Oaxacan eatery in Southwest Koreatown for affordable breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering.

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.

Sabores Oaxaqueños

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

Mexican restaurant devoted to the regional cuisine of Oaxaca.

CCCM

Address: 2401 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 351-6800

CCCM: Centro Cultural y Cinematográfico México “Center for Mexican Cinema in Los Angeles” Located at the Consulate of Mexico in Westlake, just east of Koreatown proper.

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.

Swap Meet

Address: 1233 S Western Ave
Phone Number: Not submitted

Latino-dominated strip mall in southwest Koreatown.

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.

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.