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Restaurants in Downtown

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Downtown restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Downtown restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Downtown to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Downtown restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Downtown.

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  • Birriería Jalisco

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    It’s all about the cabra (goat) at this family-owned birriería in East LA, just five minutes from downtown. Established in 1972, the Mexican café d... More
  • Chichen Itza

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Set amidst a myriad of food stalls in the Mercado la Paloma, an unassuming warehouse-style building in South LA, this family-owned eatery is renown... More
  • Drago Centro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located inside Bank of America’s old high-rise buildling, this downtown eatery serves California-influenced Italian cuisine. Modeled after an urb ... More
  • Katsuya

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Brentwood’s most popular sushi destination happens to be the chain restaurant Katsuya by Starck. Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresa... More
  • Ortolan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Pizzeria Mozza

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    When Nancy Silverton teamed up with Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich to create—heaven help us all—a pizza parlor, you kind of knew it would be great... More
  • Pollo Campero, L.A.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The largest fast food chain in Latin America, Pollo Campero (meaning “country chicken”) was first founded in Guatemala in 1971. Then, in 2002, the ... More

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