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El Floridita

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 11 minutes/0.6 mile

Address: 1253 Vine Street, Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 871-8612

Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 4pm-12am




Cuban food and cocktails. During the week they have jam sessions featuring some the the best salsa music in town. One of the only Hollywood restaurants we know that offers dance lessons; on Saturdays, the serious salseros roll in, so we recommend reservations. Plenty of typical Cuban food, plus Spanish dishes like Paella and Zarzuela de Mariscos, a spicy baked casserole of everything that swims. Versailles may be a better bet for the food, but for music, it's El Floridita. Take a salsa lesson so you don't have to just sit there sipping your mojito, consumed by rhythm envy.



The Hungry Cat

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 5 minutes/0.3 mile

Address: 1535 N. Vine Street, Los Angeles 90028

Phone:(323) 462-2155

Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-12am; Sun 11am-11pm



hungry cat chef

Raw seafood bar, exotic cocktails, Hollywood ambience. Focused on oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, crab legs and caviar, Hungry Cat caters to the seafood lover who likes it raw, marinated, fresh and chilled. For the unfishy eater, their Pup Burger gets amazing reviews. Fresh house cocktails to wash it all down, plus they serve until midnight Thursday-Saturday, which makes them a relative night owl among Hollywood restaurants.




Los Balcones de Peru

Metro Station: Hollywood and Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 8 minutes/0.5 mile

Address: 1360 N. Vine Street, Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 871-9600

Hours: Sun- Thurs 11:30am-9pm; Fri & Sat 11:30am-10pm



balcones del peru

Tasty South American treats, without having to climb to Machu Picchu. Not all Hollywood restaurants survived the recent redevelopment, but Los Balcones de Peru emerged with a face-lift and a new menu. Los Balcones menu highlights include ceviche, sea bass, aji de gallina (shredded chicken in spicy green chili sauce) and lomo saltado, a sirloin strip steak dish seasoned with a dash of Asia and a pinch of South America.




Loteria Grill

Metro Station: Hollywood/Highland, Red Line

Walking Distance: 10 minutes/0.6 mile

Address: 6627 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 465-2500

Hours: Sun-Wed 9am-midnight; Thurs-Sat 9am-1:30am




One of the more creative Mexican restaurants in the city. They say it's Mexico City-inspired cooking, served in an urban, bustling atmosphere on Hollywood Blvd. A cool bar, too. Sip a mango mojito and try the 12 taco sampler, surrounded by blowups of Mexican loteria cards.





Musso and Frank

Metro Station: Hollywood/Highland, Red Line

Walking Distance: 4 minutes/0.2 mile

Address: 6667 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90028

Phone: (323) 467-7788

Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-11pm; Closed Sun & Mon



musso martini

The elder, meat and potatoes spokesman of Hollywood restaurants, Musso and Frank pours the best martinis in L.A. Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald used to soak them up by the pitcher as they labored in the dream factory. You'd drink too, if you worked for Louis B. Mayer. Red- vested waiters who've been there for decades, steaks and chops and Depression-era menu items like welsh rarebit and broiled lamb kidneys, make Musso's a near-perfect dining time capsule (except for the prices).




Palms Thai

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 8 minutes/0.4 mile

Address: 5900 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 462-5073

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-midnight; Fri & Sat 11am-2am




Authentic Thai food, plus the authentic Thai Elvis, who entertains on the weekends. Palms Thai serves our favorite Thai food in Los Angeles, maintaining a consistency that is almost supernatural given the volume of meals the kitchen produces each night. Must be all those Buddhas presiding over the diners happily downing plates of chicken larb, crab curry and more exotic dishes like wild boar with curry sauce.




Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 7 minutes/0.4 mile

Address: 1514 N. Gower Street, Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 466-7453

Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 8am-12am; Fri-Sat 8am-2am




Chicken and waffles, served separately or together since that year of maximum funk, 1975. The soul food boss of Hollywood restaurants also dishes up down home savories like grits n' gravy, greens and candy yams. In the immortal words of Ludacris, "let's roll to Roscoe's and grab something to eat."




Sabina's European Restaurant

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 11 minutes/0.6 mile

Address: 1253 N. Vine Street #12, Los Angeles 90038

Phone: (323) 469-9522

Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-8pm




Spicy Balkan cooking. Huge portions. Outrageously low prices, as in $6 for a savory bowl of goulash that'll stick with you all day. Stuffed cabbage, chicken with dumplings, various fried pork delicacies and real life, Eastern European food. No actor/waiters, no credit cards, no white linen, just one of our favorite value-priced Hollywood restaurants.



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