A world of flavor: unique cuisines to try in LA

by Sofia Pacheco

As a melting pot of different cultures and flavors, Los Angeles has an endless selection of international cuisines to try out. Why not take advantage? With this list of 6 standout restaurants, experience a world of flavors right here in LA!

Portobanco’s: Nicaraguan Cuisine

A new cornerstone among LA’s Nicaraguan community, Portobanco’s offers iconic Central American flavors and live musical performances. Here, you can enjoy comforting flavors and hearty servings in an inviting ambiance. Whether dining in or taking out, Portobanco’s is sure to leave you wanting more.

Address: 1225 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday-Sunday)
Recommended Dishes: Fritanga and Nacatamal

Moun of Tunis: Tunisian and Moroccan Cuisine

Operating since 1977, Moun of Tunis offers traditional North African dishes, belly dancing performances and decor that transports you to another part of the world. Here, they serve full-course feasts meant to be enjoyed by several people. If you are looking for a restaurant for a large group or late-night outings, Moun of Tunis’s elegant atmosphere is perfect.

Address: 7445 ½ Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hours: 5-10 p.m. daily
Recommended Dishes: Moroccan Feast and Tunisian Feast

Posto 896: Hungarian and Italian Cuisine

At Posto 896, you can find both Hungarian and Italian dishes, making for an unexpected menu. For example, try sweet soups or noodles with poppy seeds. Priding itself on its fresh ingredients and vibrant atmosphere, this Central and Southern European restaurant has something for everyone.

Address: 15615 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436
Hours: 12-10 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday), 12-11 p.m. (Friday-Saturday)
Recommended Dishes: Roasted Pork cubes and Sour Cherry Soup

Borneo Eatery: Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean Cuisine

Since 2009, Borneo Eatery has attracted people from all over LA searching for authentic Southeast Asian flavors. Here, they serve cuisines from several countries, making for a varied, delicious menu. With several awards, excellent service and affordable prices, Borneo is not one to disappoint.

Address: 19 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra, CA, 91801
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Recommended Dishes: Singapore Laksa and Chicken Satay

Messob: Ethiopian Cuisine

Located in the heart of Little Ethiopia, Messob has been a community staple for nearly 40 years. Here, you are encouraged to take part in Ethiopian traditions by using your hands to eat from a messob with friends and family. With its comforting ambiance and flavorful foods, what better way to get a taste of Ethiopian cuisine?

Address: 1041 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90019
Hours: 11-12 a.m. (Sunday-Thursday), 11-2 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Recommended Dishes: Super Messob Exclusive and Sambussa

Little Belize: Belizean Cuisine

This cozy Caribbean restaurant is popular among LA’s Belizean community and other locals. Plus, they often host performances, parties and karaoke nights. For a lively night out and a taste of some of Belize’s most famous dishes and spices, this restaurant is a great option.

Address: 217 E. Nutwood St., Inglewood, CA 90301
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Friday), 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday)
Recommended Dishes: Ducunu and Stew Oxtail

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