Mission Cantina is one of most overlooked casual dinner spots in Hollywood. The tiny Mexican spot on Sunset doesn’t look like much from the outside, but they serve solid food at affordable prices in a mellow environment you actually want to hang out in. Also, Tuesdays are $1 taco night.
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