Los Angeles, California Best Hole in the Wall Restaurants; An Insiders Guide is part of our Travel Tips & Tricks series because we all know that the BEST restaurants are hidden and tucked away, like a hole in a wall! Los Angeles is a huge city so naturally there are a lot of options when it comes to dining out. My sister has spent the last 20+ years scouring the city for it’s best kept secrets and I’m excited that she’s willing to let me share her collection of faves with all of you. AND let me tell you. . . they are to-die-for fabulous and very tucked away! Be sure to check out the other tips and tricks for your next time you are in Beverly Hills: Beverly Hills, California on a Budget; An Insiders Guide!
AND we are off to explore some deliciously fabulous Hole in the Wall Restaurants in Los Angeles. . .
Wi Jammin’ Caribbean Restaurant in West Los Angeles
I’ve gotta say that I was completely blown away by how crazy good the food was at Wi Jammin’! OMG. My sister and I happened to very near the neighborhood so we placed our order over the phone and dropped by to pick it up. My sister says it’s typically ready to go faster than they tell you over the phone- FYI.
Ohhh and Wi Jammin’ is ***CASH ONLY*** so be prepared!
About Wi Jammin’ Caribbean Restaurant in West Los Angeles
Wi Jammin’ Caribbean Restaurant is were West Los Angeles goes to enjoy fresh and authentic Caribbean food. The owners love cooking and opened Wi Jammin Caribbean Restaurant in 1998. They are West Los Angeles’s place for authentic Jamaican and American entrées. They’re known for the jerk chicken, oxtail, red beans and rice, but also serve a variety of other recipes guests love. “Whenever you’re craving authentic Jamaican food, stop on by our bright and colorful place. We’ll be happy to serve you a meal you’ll love.”Check out the entire menu HERE!
What to order at Wi Jammin’ Caribbean Restaurant
My sister, Camey, and I each ordered the Curry Chicken which has cuts of chicken and is seasoned with Jamaican Curry herbs and spices- it also comes with rice and red beans, steamed cabbage, and fried plantains! Oh and on top of all that we both ordered a side of Jerk Chicken and I’m thinking … holy moly that’s so much food! AND, it was and I was not complaining, in fact, truth be told I wish I had ordered more!! I ate a lot of it in one sitting. . . it’s just tooooo good to put down! However, I did manage to save a few leftovers for lunch the next day. My sister has used their catering for work parties and friend gatherings she says it’s always throughly enjoyed and completely gonzo! Camey recommends the oxtails, the patties (she prefers the meat variety best and then next the chicken), the curries, and Jerk Chicken with it’s insanely awesome sauce because is to-die-for! 🙂
Hours & Location Wi Jammin’ Caribbean Restaurant
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Next, we’re headed to Eduardo’s Boarder Grill in Los Angeles
Eduardo’s Boarder Grill is practically family to my sister. . . they know her by name and all greet her with a personal hello when she walks in the door! Seriously. It’s so sweet. You’re treated like family when you go to Eduardo’s and the food is fresh, quick, mouth-watering, and as they say it themselves “the best Mexican and Southwestern food this side of the border.” AND then the salsa bar! Oh my. . . so many to choose from that it’s fun to mix and match them while you enjoy a taco with it’s accompanying chips!
Enough said! You simply have gotta go!! 🙂
Menu & About Eduardo’s Boarder Grill in Los Angeles
Eduardo’s has a large menu and it all looks amazing! When I’ve gone there with my sister over the years I always get the steak or chicken tacos on corn tortillas. Because they’re simply a tradition at this point! I know you’ll love anything you order. . . “Eduardo’s Border Grill takes great pride in the special attention given to the preparation of all of our menu items. Only the freshest meats, vegetables, and spices available are used in ensuring your meal is always of the highest quality. All Eduardo’s customers benefit from a healthy, low-sodium meal. We use only pure vegetable oil when cooking, never lard. Eduardo’s chicken is ordered boneless and skinless. Even our famous salsa bar is made here fresh, twice daily. At Eduardo’s we refuse to compromise the quality of our food or the effort put into preparing it… our commitment to providing you with the best Mexican and Southwestern food this side of the border.”
Hours & Location Eduardo’s Boarder Grill in Los Angeles
Next up is Q’s Billiard Club in West Los Angeles
Q’s Billiard Club has the ambiance and flair of a fun sports bar. . . tv’s in every direction and in every booth, pool tables on both floors, large full service bar with giant screens broadcasting the latest sporting events. While we were there we watched the NBA playoff’s and let me tell you. . . it was a fun night! Everyone cheering for their team and lots of exciting energy in the air plus the food was amazing and the sweet potato fries are in my top 10 faves! You’ve probably noticed that sweet potatoes fries are a must-try every place I go! 🙂
About Q’s Billiard Club in West Los Angeles
Q’s Billiard Club is a true sports bar and grill is all about participating in the action, not just watching it on tv’s. They have 10 Billiard tables, reserved by the hour, as well as foosball, air hockey and shuffleboard. They also host the best Trivia Night in all of LA, every Wednesday at 9pm. Camey’s been been going to Q’s Billiard Club to watch games or grab the food from the happy hour menu since 1989! It’s a long time favorite of hers. . . we ordered from the happy hour menu and enjoyed the Q’s hamburger and large pail of sweet potato fries (which again are SOoooo good, in case you forgot that part!) Check out the complete menu HERE.
Hours & Location Q’s Billiard Club in Los Angeles
Hours: Weekdays: 11:30am – 2am Weekends: 12pm – 2am (spring/summer) • 9am – 2am (Fall/Winter)
Location: 11835 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Let’s head over to California Wok Restaurant in West Los Angeles
What to order & Menu at California Wok in West LA
California Wok Restaurant is sure to have something to please every person in the family! My sister loves this place (and she’s a somewhat of health nut!) This is not your typical heavy American-Chinese restaurant. . . they pride themselves on having a healthier menu with the traditional flavors of Chinese food. Camey loves the Won Ton Soup and Sautéed Shrimp and usually to grabs it to go! They are great with take-out and have delivery as well. Check out the full menu HERE.
About California Wok Restaurant in West Los Angeles
” Welcome to California Wok, where delicious Chinese food and light cuisine meet. If your health conscious but love stir fry, you’ll love our food. We pride ourselves on preparing low fat, low calories delicious Chinese cuisine. At 260 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, our House Beef Steak Special is made from juicy fillet mignon stir-fried with chopped onions, green peppers and mushrooms with a touch of black pepper. Shrimp with Asparagus is only 165 calories per serving. All our vegetarian dishes are under 200 calories. Indulge with the guilt!
Hours & Location for California Wok Restaurant
Location: 8520 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Hours: Mon- Sun 11:00AM- 9:30PM
AND last but not least we hope you’ll love the Venice Whaler
Camey and I had a fun night listening to live music and chatting with people at the Venice Whaler- it has two floors with patios and bars on both levels. We loved it! We enjoyed a burger and (no surprise here) sweet potato fries from the Happy Hour menu! I fell in love with their cucumber jalepeno margarita too with it’s spicy hotness at the end! I think it’s partly due to all the jalepeno seeds being right in there! It’s a fun place for all those over 21 years to enjoy views of the ocean and hang out.
About The Venice Whaler
“The Venice Whaler welcomes locals and visitors alike, since 1944. They’ve been an escape from reality, a place for celebration, and a favorite watering hole to numerous artists including the Doors, Beatles, and Beach Boys. So whether it’s our magical sunsets, our killer margaritas, or our world famous fish tacos that brought you in, we invite you to stay a while and join us in the same toast that we’ve been raising since 1944 – TO LIFE!”
Hours & Location of the Venice Whaler
Location: 10 WASHINGTON BLVD. VENICE, CA 90292
Hours: MONDAY – SUNDAY: 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
There are lots of good eats in our Los Angeles, California Best Hole in the Wall Restaurants; An Insiders Guide and we hope you’ll let us know which ones you enjoy!
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