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Chano's Drive Inn

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3000 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3711
+1 213-747-3944
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08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 02:00
Thu 08:00 - 05:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 05:30
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Baghdad Province, Iraq
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187 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place may look like a hole-in-the wall, but it's those low-key places like this one that frequently turn out to be the most pleasant surprises. This is THE place to go for post USC football (FIGHT ON, TROJANS!!!) munchies! Delicious soft chicken tacos (chicken and cheese alike are cooked and flavoured just right), thick cut French fries, all of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're in the area of USC, this was always a must-do stop for some really authentic Mexican food. Burritos were just incredible.

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Thank Patrick O
Okinawa, Japan
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You got a lot of any place that is open 24 hours a day just to see your 3 in the morning jet lagging craving. At first I thought it was going to be empty but this place is always flying off the handle with customers. Glad I found this place definitely a must visit. Specially how well they treat... More 

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Thank Roger M
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This place was amazing! Best burgers ever.! Cheap as well. Very close to USC (University of Southern California) -Johan Thybo

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Thank Johan T
Norwalk, Connecticut
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Coming from the Northeast, good Mexican food is a treat. We randomly chose this "shack" as we need a "hold me over" to make it to dinner. We loved it! Right next to USC, it was busy with student. We both ordered one soft and one hard taco. It was great. Extremely tasty. Hopefully we will be able to stop... More 

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Rocklin, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Quality food at a no frills walk up style drive in.... Menudo on Sat & Sundays...all the USC students can't be wrong!

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Thank Angel0022
Baghdad Province, Iraq
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187 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

The best chicken soft tacos I've had anywhere, and the papas fritas (French fries) are good too! The place is a hole in the wall, sure, service can be a little slow and the servers aren't the friendliest in the world, and the seating is outdoor and grungy, but the food is what counts, and for very good prices too.... More 

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Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place offers pretty good Mexican food. It has a pretty good variety and some interesting choices. I ordered a plate of fries loaded full of meat, cheese, onions, and other veggies. Essentially a plate of fantastic nachos, but with fries instead of chips. I have never been disappointed by their food. However, that is the only positive this place... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Age old street corner stand...went for burrito but decided on Pastrami sandwich and it was excellent with a great price...Dude forgot the cheese but got everything else right...Quick too.

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Thank Mark T
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

I had a breakfast burrito with bacon. It was fantastic. The atmosphere is a little awkward for a first timer, but it appears the regulars are used to it. I would live to go back and try the lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 05:30
Friday
06:00 - 05:30
Saturday
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-747-3944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?