Chefs at La Cocina pick fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding area to build Mexican and Cuban plates as colorful as the eatery's bright orange walls or a firework-filled piñata. After rounds of fresh ceviche or ham croquetas, rustic wooden tabletops fill with made-to-order rice dishes such as the palomilla empanizada—thin-pounded top sirloin steak breaded and pan-fried—or stone mortars known as molcajete filled with chorizo or seafood and fresh cheese. For dessert, chefs hand-craft creamy flan or natural shakes made with mango or tropical mamey fruit. A tiled chair rail runs along the restaurant's tangerine walls, which are studded with Mexican-style art and framed photographs of famous burritos that have visited the restaurant.
The premier destination for wonderful sandwiches, Porto's Bakery and Cafe in Downey is one of the area's highest-rated restaurants. It's a local favorite for customers interested in incredible food.
Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when you want to soak up a bit of that California sun. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
With vegetarian items on the menu, there really is something for every preference and if you're looking for the perfect spot for a get-together between family or friends, it's been reviewed as a great local option for both big groups and families with kids. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options.
A reputable favorite for lunch, Porto's is a solid choice when you're in the mood for Latin cuisine, and want to get more adventurous than the boring ol' Mexican fare. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a parking garage or private lot nearby (or can park on the street). Would you prefer to ride there? Bike parking is also offered.
Take a table at Havana Cafe in Downey and look forward to your next meal.
Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Havana Cafe's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit.
The bar at Havana Cafe is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Havana Cafe.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Havana Cafe's complimentary wifi.
At Havana Cafe, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Havana Cafe, which embraces a casual vibe.
Throwing a big party? Count on Havana Cafe to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to Havana Cafe for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Havana Cafe running under $30 per person.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Havana Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Florida Restaurant, a local American bistro.
The chefs at Florida Restaurant know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Florida Restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Florida Restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
You can also grab your food to go.
You can also have Florida Restaurant cater your next event.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Florida Restaurant.
At Florida Restaurant, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Florida Restaurant — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Customize a birthday cake or cookie at local favorite Tropicana Bakery and Cuban.
Got kids? No problem at Tropicana Bakery and Cuban! The bakery is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Get online for free courtesy of Tropicana Bakery and Cuban's wifi.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Drivers will find parking not far from the bakery.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the bakery.
You can load up on the snacks and treats at Tropicana Bakery and Cuban since prices are so low.
A culinary gem, Moros Cuban Restaurant in La Habra is a hugely-popular spot for a flavorful menu. The great quality will make you a regular.
There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably.
It's recommended that you should try the paella or the empanadas, as they're both sure to make an impression. In terms of the restaurant itself, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering, it's been reviewed as a great local option for big groups and families with kids. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you.
A reputable favorite for both lunch and dinner, Moros Cuban is a solid choice when you're in the mood for Latin cuisine, and want to break away from the boring ol' Mexican fare. Its portions are known to be "tasty" and "nice." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.