Homegirl Cafe is part of the Homeboy social enterprise so all the cooking and serving is done by former gang members who have decided to turn their backs on that lifestyle. So that's the background-what's the food like? Well it's amazing. It is the most original and appetising Mexican inspired food I have ever had and I have eaten in a lot of Mexican restaurants. All the food is fresh-cooked on the spot for you so yes sometimes your dishes may arrive separately but what does arrive more than makes up for it. I had tacos with pork carnitas, red mole chicken, and ascholte chicken-all delicious and I was a bit brave and tried one on a cactus leaf-an interesting taste. All the tacos are gluten free a big bonus for me as usually I just eat the filling. Homeboy's chips and salsa and an LA legend already so obviously we had some of those. Other people I was with recommended the roasted white sweet corn and they have some very interesting drinks to accompany your lunch (all alcohol free). Homegirl cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and is well worth the detour through downtown to Chinatown. I went to be charitable but next time I visit LA I WILL be going back for the food don't miss it just go!