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La Casita Mexicana

Map & Directions 4030 E. Gage Ave.
Bell, CA 90201
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323-773-1898
  • Latin American, Mexican
  • Daily 9am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking

Description

LA Weekly's Description

When you sit down at La Casita, the spiritual home of Mexican cooking in Los Angeles at the moment, you are brought a basket of warm chips drizzled with jet-black mole poblano, a chile-laced red pepian and a green pepian made from crushed pumpkin seeds: the dense, complexly sweet mother sauces that are at the heart of La Casita's cooking. Chefs Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu are everywhere if you follow Spanish-language media, demonstrating recipes on the Univision morning show, opening supermarkets, on billboards advertising Mexican avocados. They dominate the food pages of La Opinión, and no local discussion of mole poblano, nopalitos or chilaquiles is complete until they have had their say. The two haunt communal farms, looking for huazontle, hoja santa and nopales as fresh and beautiful as they might be in the Jalisco villages they grew up in. But mostly there is the cooking: a half-dozen different kinds of chilaquiles at breakfast, a beautiful purple-corn pozole, delicious enfrijoladas, and an impeccable version of chiles en nogada, the most famous dish of haute Mexican cuisine. See full review.

 
Member Reviews

  • j10romero wrote a review for La Casita Mexicana
    on 03/01/13
    5

    I enjoy eating here. It's small an intimate. The food is great and the servers are nice. I love their 3 mole enchiladas! Delish! A must. Great food.

  • 3mptyspac3 wrote a review for La Casita Mexicana
    on 01/27/11
    4

    Of course the mole here is very good. They have three types and I do recommend trying all of them! They also have a limeonade with chia seeds that is excellent. For desert try the churros. They are filled with cajeta and are amazing!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 12/01/10

    Some of LA's most authentic Mexican food can be found here. Inexpensive, located in Bell, more than worth the drive. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/07/13

    Have you ever found transcendence in a plate of chilaquiles? This is a good place to try.

  • LA Weekly on 01/25/13

    Chefs Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu are everywhere if you follow Spanish-language media. Try the purple-corn pozole, delicious enfrijoladas, and an impeccable version of chiles en nogada!

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Katie M. on 07/10/10

    Best Mexican in LA!

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