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Olvera Street eats

Regarding Mexican food on downtown's calle de turistas...

No good Mexican food to be had on Olvera Street? I beg to differ. La Luz del Dia, the cafeteria-style restaurant at the plaza end of the street, is one of the treasures of Los Angeles Mexican cooking, serving the kind of carnitas, hand-made tortillas, champurrado,stewed pigskin and fresh cactus salads that I suspect locals ate in this neighborhood 150 years ago. I sometimes dream of those chicharrones...

Jonathan Gold

Gold is the award-winning food columnist at the LA Weekly and answers reader questions at Ask Mr. Gold.

September 12, 2006 1:59 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor

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