Most Popular Restaurants in South Gate

April 14, 2018 Margarita Chappel

South Gate is the 17th largest city in Los Angeles County, California, with 7.4 square miles (19 km). South Gate is located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. It is part of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County.
Things to do in South Gate

1. LA Casita Mexicana

4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201-1127 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Mexican, Latin, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 323-773-1898
Excellent
59%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

LA Casita Mexicana

Reviewed By Angelica P - Clovis, California

Please don't be discouraged for the location. They have valet parking at weekends and the BEST Best Chile en Nogada!! Remember the famous movie called "Como Agua para Chocolate" where they have Chile en Nogada, well here you find them at its best setting! Too bad that I couldn't get the recipe!!!
As a Mexican American I know what is really a good Mexican food and here Ramiro and Jaime really know what they are doing! Couple years ago I visit for the first time with friends and they were very pleased with the food and service. Love to hear that they don't serve burritos and tacos which is most of the non-Latinos know about the Mexican cuisine. The only thing that I don't like is that they extended the restaurant area and a crafts store was added. I am not against our Mexican traditions but when I want to eat I don't want to be distract by the anything else. Love the wall with the pottery pieces and during my last visited I inquired about a painting that was on display but too bad it was out of my reach. I have stopped multiple times to get Enchiladas al Mole which are delicious too! Once I saw a television anchorman there and this is a place to find a well diverse clientele. The Chefs are very charming and once I saw one that waved at me from another table. they serve Cetto Wines which are from Baja. Very acceptable. Try el café de Oya with a cinnamon touch. Delicious.. I am hungry now.. Enjoy Amigos !

2. Eatalian Cafe

15500 S Broadway, Gardena, CA 90248-2209 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 310-532-8880
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Eatalian Cafe

Reviewed By LATraveller77 - Los Angeles

This warehouse-like eatery in Gardena is a most welcome addition to an area sorely lacking in Italian restaurants. It's a downscale version of EATALY, the mega-restaurant operation with locations in Los Angeles (Century City), New York, Chicago, Boston and European cities. For what it is, this is probably the best Italian food in the South Bay, but it's a very low bar. The pizza, for example, is good, but not great. Yes, the crust is thin as it ought to be and yes, thank the food gods, they don't pile on a bunch of artery-clogging toppings, yet... I could be mistaken, but sitting at the counter as I peered into the pizza oven, I'm pretty sure I saw gas flames. There was a "wooden log" towards the front of the oven, but I think that was there for "show" only. I'd bet money the pizza oven is gas-powered. Why does that matter? It matters because that's the difference between wood-fired ovens and gas ovens in terms of how the crust turns out - blistered or not. In this case, NOT. With the flavor you can only get from a wood-burning oven or not. In this case, NOT. As for the pastas, the good news is that they are cooked al dente. BRAVO! Sadly, when it comes to authenticity in pasta, we Italians do not like overly sauced pasta. The pasta I ordered (penne arrabiata) was tasty enough, but badly oversauced. The generous portion was too much for me to eat in one sitting, so I took the leftover pasta home and scraped off most of the sauce the next morning and thoroughly enjoyed it cold out of the fridge - the ultimate compliment to a good pasta. Eatalian features a "house wine" list. Those wines are undrinkable. I'm glad I asked for a taste before ordering a brand name glass of wine from the fairly decently curated wine list. I cannot imagine anyone naming this as a favorite restaurant in America. There are way too many spectacularly good Italian restaurants in Los Angeles alone that are far, far superior to Eatalian ( including Osteria Angelini, Bestia, Jon & Vinny's, L'Opera, EATALY, etc. to name a few), to call this a "best restaurant" in America, but if you substitute the phrase "South Bay," for the word "America," this is by far the best Italian restaurant in the South Bay. For me, I'll go back to Eatalian when I'm in the area, but I wouldn't drive any distance to eat there.

3. Porto's

8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-4842 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 562-862-8888
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Porto's

Reviewed By Angel M

A bakery like similar to this is yet to be created. I actually don't think is possible to even come close.

The guaba and cheese is my favorite, some of my co-workers love the potato balls, chorizo and eggs breakfast sandwich is delicious, plantine balls= rellenitos are also a must.

4. Marketplace Grill

7877 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 90240-3774 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 562-927-8700
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Marketplace Grill

Reviewed By whatvr4 - Los Angeles

This place will have some dishes you are familiar with and some not so much. It's all good. Clean, good service and a nice outdoor dining patio makes this place a standout in the neighborhood. Try the sweat crepe, it's delicious with the strawberries, bananas, and is it nutella , and whipped cream. mmmm.

5. Marysol Restuarant Y Pupuseria

7940 Atlantic Ave, Ste B, Cudahy, CA 90201-5773 +1 323-771-2115
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By La_Chingona1125 - Cudahy, California

Their pupusas revueltas are super yummy, cheese pupusas are the best!! they are just the right size. They have good desert too, I loved their canoas. Also their horchata is delish!!
The food is good, but they take quite some time to get your order ready, so go when you are not dying of hunger.

6. La Huasteca Restaurant

3150 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262-3223 Reservations, Waitstaff Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +1 310-537-8800
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

La Huasteca Restaurant

Reviewed By Ham-LaX - Santa Monica

They mix up reservation, place is way too loud, food is Buffet style. It's a absolute nightmare, you are better off going to the Buffett place around the corner. Worst Management which just does not care about their customers.

7. Elizabeth Bakery

2828 Firestone Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280-2700 +1 323-566-3834
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By David B L - Los Angeles, California

A trip to the Elizabeth Bakery is filled with the yeasty smells of Mom's cooking with the added delight that there are so many different baked goods to choose from - breads, cakes, pies, cookies, cup cakes and more. Delicious good baked goods. Small nice shop with friendly staff. You'll enjoy! ...

8. Mt8848

5861 Firestone Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280-3705 Waitstaff Lunch, Dinner +1 562-928-4848
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Mt8848

Juicy BBQ

Reviewed By EL_GQ - Los Angeles

My boyfriend and I were told about this resturant last week and decided to check it out. Upon walking in it's a bit dark but it offers a modern spacious look with a wine bar to the left where one can catch a drink and watch a game. The menu offers may delicious plates and the prices are really affordable. We ordered chicken dumplings, Mahi Mahi, Rainbow Trout and finished off with Bread & Butter Pudding. Our food was delicious and you can tell the ingredients used were excellent. We will definitely be back.

9. Big Al's Pizzeria

6044 Atlantic Blvd, Maywood, CA 90270-3119 Reservations Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 323-771-3030
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Atheyrn - New York City, New York

Being a vegetarian it's impossible to comment on their famous barbecue wings so I'll have to take their word: the say the wings are delicious and the best they had.
The pizza on the other hand I can write about, the size of the large pie is enough for at least three hungry people, the sauce is light, the cheese topping is just enough but I must report the pizza over all was kinda bland.

10. In-N-Out Burger

6000 Pacific Blvd, Huntington Park, CA 90255-2931 Seating, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By joep735 - Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

From watching your food being prepared fresh to eating the best fries and burger around this is a Californian experience not to be missed. This is a smaller branch with very little indoor seating but size does not matter as the food was brilliant.

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