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Chichen Itza

Map & Directions 3655 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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213-741-1075
  • Latin American, Yucatecan
  • Daily 8am-6:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available, Parking Validation

Description

LA Weekly's Description

It has always been worth the drive south of USC to the Mercado la Paloma, if only to order a few of chef Gilberto Cetina's fantastic cochinita pibil tacos. After Cetina closed his Macarthur Park restaurant and the little market stall became the only place to get his Yucatecan cuisine, it's been even more worth the trip. Sit in the pretty marketplace and order the antojitos, the tacos, the tamales, or anything else on Cetina's menu -- and do not forget the house-made habanero sauce, which you can also get to-go. --Amy Scattergood

 
Member Reviews

  • cortlovestacos wrote a review for Chichen Itza
    on 06/16/13
    5

    Dining at Chichen Itza is a transformational experience. I went for the first time at the suggestion of Jonathan Gold, when he wrote it up as an essential L.A. restaurant for the weekly, and now it's my go-to spot when someone asks me about my favorite food in L.A. I recommend the panuchos, cochinita pibil, huevos motulenos, and the citrus jicama salad. Also, I marvel at how... More >>

  • epicuration wrote a review for Chichen Itza
    on 02/28/13
    5

    A stone's throw from USC and a GREAT place for lunch when you need to get away from the hordes of undergrads. I'm a creature of habit and usually go for the cochinita pibil or the poc chuc entrees and will split an appetizer with a friend (typically the ceviche or a chicken tamale). If you like spicy food, their habanero sauce is BOMB and I always keep a bottle on hand at home.... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/05/13

    Their menu is a living, habanero-intensive thesaurus of the panuchos and codzitos, sopa de lima and papadzules, banana-leaf tamales and shark casseroles that make up one of Mexico's spiciest cuisines.

  • LA Weekly on 01/29/13

    It is always worth the drive south of USC to the Mercado la Paloma, if only to order a few of chef Gilberto Cetina's fantastic cochinita pibil tacos! Don't forget the house-made habanero sauce!

  • DrinkCoba on 04/28/11

    A classy infusion of Yucatecan dining… Chef Gilberto Cetina has created an exciting menu from a wide array of cuisines…Try the Panuchos..they are warm and tasty center will have you asking for more!

  • LA Weekly on 01/31/11

    Come to sample Chichen Itza and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT

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