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El Abajeno

(310) 390-0755
4513 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230 | MAP
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A diner from Santa Clarita, CA gave an overall rating of 5  out of 5 stars on May 29, 2008 @ 5:22 PM

 I have been eating here since mid 1960's when it first opened up as Vic's Market then expanded when El Abajeno opened as the restaurant next door. Yes! There is a security guard outside, but don't misunderstand that! The security guard is to keep the small parking lot from being used by patrons of the other nearby stores. The atmosphere is authentic, the people friendly and bi-lingual.

This is cafeteria style, where you have steam tables and the food is prepared in front of you as you select what you want and walk along the display. Glass partitions lets you see what you want, and point to your selection. No small window on a wall with the food prepared hidden in another room. Move your tray along and ask for the rice drink called "horchata." Drink it, don't use the straw or you will get rice powder settling on the bottom. An authentic Mexican drink.

This is not Taco Bell nor is it El Torito for gringos. It is Mexican food at it's best. No need to travel south of the border on expensive trips for authentic food. The line is sometimes long, but then again it runs smoothly and quickly. There is a reason for the line.... where else can you get authentic Mexican food like this for so little expense, except to travel to Mexico. Try the El Abajeno carnitas burrito or the #12 carnitas taquitos dinner. There is no fat in this meat, just lean shredded pork meat. Heck come back and try it all. I do ! You won't regret it and you'll end up telling friends.

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