Casual, beautiful, and fragrant, Bar Flores is one of the best new places to drink on the Eastside. Located above the recently opened Lowboy and Adamae, stepping into this Latin cocktail bar is like stepping into a different, much better world. There’s a gorgeous patio in the back, the drinks are strong and taste great (the sangria should win some international award), and we have no clue what’s in the air, but it smells better than an Aesop showroom in here. Sure, you’re dealing with the usual Echo Park crowd of NPR shirts, but all things considered, this is a truly excellent bar.
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Elf Cafe is a good place for a vegetarian Mediterranean dinner in Echo Park - as long as you order the right things.
Honey Hi serves healthy, gluten-free food in Los Feliz. More importantly, it’s a great neighborhood cafe.
Tsubaki is a new Japanese spot in Echo Park and one of the better izakaya experiences in the city.
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Bodega in Los Alamos is the summer camp you wish you had - fire pits, hammocks, and an all-day beer and wine garden on the weekend.
Mixtape in Fairfax is an American-Carribean-Jewish-French restaurant that we’re not so sure adds up to much.
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When you need a last-minute reservation and you don’t want to settle, remember Ostrich Farm - a seasonal American spot in Echo Park.
Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe
Chicago deep dish vs NYC pizza rivalry aside, Masa is just a restaurant you want to be at.
The food at Triniti in Echo Park is like what you’d find in a fancy restaurant. Except you’re eating it in a coffee shop.
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