LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants
Aqui es Texcoco is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

1. Aqui es Texcoco

6.8
5850 S Eastern Ave (Slauson Ave), Commerce, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This is the place for lamb barbecue, tucked into a space out in Commerce. Aqui es Texcoco remains one of the stronger options for eating big weekend plats of lamb with friends. Read more.

B.S. Taqueria is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

2. B.S. Taqueria

514 W 7th St (at S Grand Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Financial District · 52 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Ray Garcia managed to make modern Mexican cuisine available to the masses with his affordable eatery B.S. Taqueria. Read more.

Bizarra Capital is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

3. Bizarra Capital

8.1
12706 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA
Latin American Restaurant · Uptown Whittier · 34 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Whittier mainstay Bizarra Capital is known for their overclocked takes on all sorts of dishes, from cocktails to esquites to their awesome mole fries. Read more.

Broken Spanish is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

4. Broken Spanish

1050 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · South Park · 33 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Ray Garcia is doing something truly special here by introducing a modern take on the cuisine of his heritage to the world to enjoy. Read more.

5. Burritos La Palma

9.0
5120 Peck Rd, El Monte, CA
Burrito Restaurant · 13 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Folks come from all over the area to enjoy Burritos La Palma in El Monte, sidling up to the counter for awesomely fresh, simple burritos. Read more.

Casa Vega is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

6. Casa Vega

7.9
13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 104 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This 60-year-old mainstay is perhaps the most iconic Mexican restaurant in the Valley, where big, cheesy plates and blended margaritas are the name of the game. Read more.

Coni'seafood is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

7. Coni'seafood

8.3
3544 W Imperial Hwy (at Yukon Ave), Inglewood, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The real star here is the pescado zarandeado, whole snook coated in an umami-rich paste and shaken over coals. Read more.

El Cholo is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

8. El Cholo

8.0
1025 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St.), Santa Monica, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Wilshire-Montana · 79 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of the godfathers of sit-down Mexican cooking in Los Angeles, El Cholo is a true institution that continues to expands and grow. Read more.

9. El Coyote

8.0
7312 Beverly Blvd (btw Fuller & Poinsettia), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Mid-City West · 121 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A Mexican institution since 1931, El Coyote on Beverly continues to serve up big plates of Mexican-American fare, from fajitas to enchiladas to some serious strong margaritas. Read more.

Guelaguetza Restaurant is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

10. Guelaguetza Restaurant

8.7
3014 W Olympic Blvd (at Normandie Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 94 tips and reviews

EaterEater: There are few better places to indulgent in complex moles than the massive restaurant that always manages to feel especially festive. Read more.

Guisados is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

11. Guisados

7.9
312 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA
Taco Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews

EaterEater: From a Boyle Heights corner storefront to locations across greater Los Angeles, including a latest in Burbank, Guisados continues to thrive thanks to its deceptively complex stews and braises. Read more.

La Casita Mexicana is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

12. La Casita Mexicana

8.3
4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 47 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Sure the team there has gone on the open several other places since, but this remains the real destination for anyone looking to explore what Mexican cooking can be. Read more.

Mercado is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

13. Mercado

8.5
1416 4th St (at Santa Monica Blvd), Santa Monica, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Santa Monica · 82 tips and reviews

EaterEater: From straightforward guacamole to kale salads to a proper chile relleno, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. Read more.

14. Ortega 120

8.2
1814 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
Mexican Restaurant · South Redondo Beach · 53 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The South Bay loves Ortega 120, the long-running restaurant serving everything from short rib and truffle cheese nachos to handmade tortillas. Read more.

Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar is one of LA's Essential Sit Down Mexican Restaurants.

15. Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

7.7
7360 Beverly Blvd (N Fuller Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Mid-City West · 75 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Petty Cash is probably the best place to score some pretty standout tacos, uni-laced guacamole, and agave-based cocktails in this part of town. Read more.

16. Rocio's Mexican Kitchen

7.5
7891 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Rocio Camacho is something of a mole whisperer, and though her Mexican Kitchen restaurant in Bell is short on big frills, it’s long on big flavor. Starting with a round of mole chips is always a must. Read more.