July 7, 2011
515 W. 7th St., Los Angeles (between Olive Street and Grand Avenue), (213) 985-4332. masmalo.restaurant.com . PRICES Soups, salads and tortas, $7 to $14; tacos, $6 to $12; entrees, $4.50 to $5.99; entrees, $14 to $60. DETAILS Open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday; and for brunch and dinner 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. All major cards. Valet and street parking.
July 21, 2012
Mo-Chica Ricardo Zarate has moved Mo-Chica. What was once a modest lunch counter east of USC is now a stylish eatery in downtown Los Angeles, but the deconstructed Peruvian dishes remain artful. LOCATION 514 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, (213) 622-3744, mo-chica.com. PRICES Small plates, $7-$18; desserts, $6-$7. DETAILS Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight. Credit cards accepted. Valet parking after 7 p.m.
April 21, 2012
Wang Xing Ji The first American branch of a popular dumpling house in Wuxi, a city just outside of Shanghai, offers giant pork dumplings bursting with flavor, as well as smoked fish, crab and pork buns, and spare ribs LOCATION 140 Valley Blvd., No. 211, San Gabriel, (626) 307-1188 PRICES Dumplings, wonton and cold dishes, $4.95-$8.95 DETAILS Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, dinner 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Credit cards accepted. No alcohol. Lot parking. Takeout.
October 21, 2010
Omar Restaurant LOCATION 1718 New Ave., San Gabriel, (626) 570-9778. PRICE Kebabs, $3.55 to $6.99; entrees and noodles (each serves three to four), $7.99 to $12.99. DETAILS Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cash preferred; larger orders, credit cards accepted. No alcohol. Lot parking at rear of restaurant; street parking.