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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Central L.A
0.2 miles from Union Station
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Reviewed May 9, 2020

Went in to get a cold drink to escape the heat during a very hot afternoon in the Mexican market. The staff were amazing and kept us cool with iced water & cold beer and offered us a sample of mole. We very much enjoyed...our brief visit and wished we had more time in LA to return to Las Anitas. Thankyou.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

During our recent trip to Los Angeles, we had dinner at la Anitas. It was the best food we had during our 4 days trip. Everyone in our party of 10, including children liked the food. We do not eat spicy food and Las Anitas...staff made us a delicious non spicy Mexican food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

I think I know my Mexican food and this didn’t meet my expectations. I didn’t hate it and I had a good time here but it’s not worth it, in my opinion. This is a cute little spot with booths and comfortable seating, so it...has that. La Noche Buena down Olvera Street is much better (authentic) and much more affordable but not as comfortable as this place... If you’re looking for great Mexican food this isn’t your place, but if you want a break from a long walk, this could work.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Las Anita's Restaurant is an old favorite of mine. Every single time I'm in Los Angeles I head over to Olvera Street. The restaurant itself is not much to look at. Don't let that fool you though. They have the best burritos I have ever...had. Just plain old bean and cheese is the best. When I moved out of state this was one of the things I missed most. The service is fine, pretty casual. The waitresses have always been friendly. The tables and chairs are old and banged up but they are clean. Food is served quickly. Besides the bean and cheese burrito, I recommend the taquitos. The are crispy and delicious and served with plenty of avacado sauce. The prices are pretty reasonable too. Trust me and go, you will love it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Nice Mexican atmosphere in this family restaurant which you step down into with it's traditional decor. The serving staff are very courteous and patient, helping us with the menu, which has a plethora of Mexican dishes. Our meals were very tasty and the portions were...large, we had a very nice lunch it's a must while visiting Olvera Street!More

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Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I had the shrimp in garlic sauce, and it was superb. There was *plenty* of garlic in the butter sauce. The plate comes with rice, beans, and tortilla. Service was fast and friendly. Great value for the money.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to this little restaurant in LA. I had the combination tamale, enchilada, taco and the husband had carne asada burrito. We had white and red sangria. All were absolutely delicious and you get filled up! No frills restaurant but very comfortable...and home style-worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Restaurant in basement of Historic Olvera Streets Italian Hall. This proved a very enjoyable place to eat having spent the previous 2 weeks cruising. There is a very welcoming family feel about this restaurant. Complimentary tacos and spicy salsa are provided while making your choice....We went for a local speciality :carne asada fries washed down by michelob beer cocktail which is a bit like a bloody mary cocktail comprising beer. Very enjoyable all round and at a competitive price. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This typical Mexican basement restaurant, is at the end of the touristy, but interesting, Mexican market on Olvera Street. It proved a good place for lunch. A dedicated lift from street level downstairs was easy for the wheelchair making this authentic place fully accessible. Once...inside the quirky decor and open kitchen produced some good home cooked style Mexican food. Good chips and salsa served promptly got us in the mood for the food to come. Six beef asada taquitos to start were really very good. Crisp and heartily filled and not greasy. Served alongside a good avocado sauce and a small side salad. The slow roasted chicken and avocado tostada was a mound of tender juicy shredded chicken, slices of fresh avocado served on tortillas and well flavoured frijoles. Garnished with chopped onion, tomato lots of cilantro, fresh chillis, queso fresco and soured cream with a good spicy pico de gallo on the side. A true taste of a real Mexican supper meal. Carne asada fries with double meat was tender chopped steak served on crisp fried potato gallettes and was again topped with all the usual suspects of fresh cheese, guac, sour cream, onions, tomatoes etc. The portions were huge and we could only manage half of each, so they were boxed up for us for later that evening. Bottomless ice tea was constantly topped up and a special mention for a superb white sangria served over ice and fruit berries. A great stop if you want authentic Mexican home style food with very friendly efficient service from the two ladies working the room.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Las Anitas is at the end of the block on Olvera Street. It is underground, so you will walk down some stairs. The inside is super cute and festive looking. it is all very colorful. The food is traditional Mexican food and the menu has...a lot to offer. We enjoy the tacos and the enchiladas. The rice is sometimes dry, and that is why I have rated with a 4 and not a 5. You will love the service, they are super friendly to kids. The prices are reasonable and the food hot and fresh. Have a great time.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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