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.

Sabores Oaxaqueños

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

Sabores Oaxaqueños is a Mexican restaurant devoted to the regional cuisine of Oaxaca. The menu prominently includes tlayudas, tamales, memelas, horchata, and agua de chilacayote. There are vegetarian options such as enchiladas. Oaxacan products are on sale to take home such as chapulines (grasshoppers), quesillo (special cheese), and chorizo (sausages). Several television screens for watching fútbol (soccer). The owners are brothers Germán and Valentín Granja, who graciously posed for the photos above. DESAYUNOS/BREAKFAST Huevos Revueltos con Jamon Scrambled Eggs with Ham Huevos Revueltos con Chorizo Scrambled Eggs with Oaxacan Sausage CALDOS/SOUPS Caldo de Pollo con Arroz Chicken and Rice Soup Caldo de Res Beef Soup with Chayote, Potatoes and Green Beans OAXACAN SPECIALTIES Tlayuda con Chorizo, Tasajo, Cecina o Quesillo Mexican […]

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.

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 Flamin’ Taco

Address: 505 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 718-1790

Taco truck serving tacos al pastor. Closed on Mondays. Open 7:00 pm to 3:00 am, Tuesday to Sunday.

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.