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Chichen Itza

3655 S. Grand Ave. , Suite C6
Los Angeles , CA , United States http://www.chichenitzarestaurant.com/
(213) 741-1075

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 renowned for its authentic Yucatecan fare. Chichen Itza shares a simple food court-style dining area with several other restaurants, and although the exposed ceiling pipes and concrete floors evoke an industrial vibe, the space is warmed by vibrant blue and yellow tiled tables. The restaurant serves fresh traditional cuisine like the cochinita pibil: succulent spice-marinated pork cooked in banana leaves until tender and then topped with pickled onion and fiery habanero sauce.

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