Even though the Porto’s in Glendale is technically its second location, this legendary Cuban bakery has been in the neighborhood for over 30 years and is every bit as much of an institution as the original in Burbank. Expect the same great guava pastries, Cubano sandwiches, and long lines at pretty much any point in the day. Good news - this place is a well-oiled machine and wait times somehow never go over 15 minutes. If you’re in Glendale for even an hour, a visit is mandatory.
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Massif is a family-run Middle Eastern joint in Glendale and your move for excellent Iraqi home cooking.
Din Tai Fung
We wouldn’t want to live at the Americana Glendale, but we’ll gladly stop in for some excellent soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung.
Elena’s is a no-frills, family-run Greek/Armenian restaurant in Glendale and your move for lentil soup on a cold day.
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Coffee for Breakfast
Coffee For Breakfast is an all-day Venezuelan cafe in North Hollywood and one of our favorite breakfast spots in the Valley.
Dama is an upscale Latin restaurant in Downtown LA’s Fashion District with excellent food and cocktails.
Mofongos Comida Caribeña
Mofongos is a family-run Puerto Rican restaurant in North Hollywood and home to soul-curing comfort home.
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Carousel is an over-the-top Middle Eastern restaurant in Glendale and a flat-out LA institution.
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