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#ILoveEastLA

One Saturday Afternoon Damon Knight and friends took a trip down Cesar Chavez Blvd and hit up some local favs

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    As you drive down Cesar Chavez (with the windows down) you can't help but be seduced by the smell of carne asada, pollo and carnitas coming from all the great little restaurants, food trucks and mercados.
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    First stop Los Cinco Puntos for lunch!
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    Carnitas, handmade tortillas, fresh guac and salsa roja, we ate in the parking lot and planned out our next stop....
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    We made our way to El Mercadito De Los Angeles to walk off some of the carnitas and do some shopping on this multi-level hot spot on 1st. Mariachis and mariscos were in the plans too (3rd Level)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles
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    Damon Knight and his friend Soledad from Washington take a quick pic before heading into El Mercadito
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    Go ahead and use for your FB cover photo, I took this jst for that.
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (in the parking lot)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Candy store)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Friends Juan and Cindy Balandran)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Soledad)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Candied Fruit)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Beans)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Chiles)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Mole)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Sugar Counter)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Churros and PlantanoFritos)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Time to grab some drinks and listen to Mariachis)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Boots)
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    El Mercadito De Los Angeles (Pan Dulce)
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    Well, couldn't leave the area without paying a visit to Tamales Lilianas down the street!
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    Tamales Lilianas
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    Tamales Lilianas, can't decide so one of each? lol
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    Tamales Lilianas, so full but must...go..on
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    ..to Guisados on E. Cesar Chavez and St Louis!
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    This is their Boyle Heights location, just opened one in Echo Park and look to take over DTLA soon!
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    Guisados-Boyle Heights (Agua Frescas)
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    Guisados-Boyle Heights (Taco Sampler)
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    Guisados-Boyle Heights (Taco Sampler) I know, I know...there are so many other great spots on Cesar Chavez! Will have to hit those up next! Send me your recommendations, damonknight@hot923.com Salud!