The Best Restaurants On La Brea Boulevard, Los Angeles

Photo of Alina Vasilenko
9 February 2017

La Brea Boulevard stretches across many L.A. neighborhoods including Inglewood, Mid- City, and West Hollywood. This wide street stretches on for miles and includes many great shops and museums as well as an array of restaurants; we pick some of the best to try.

Ca’ Brea front entrance | © Alina Vasilenko

Ca’ Brea

Bar, Restaurant, American
Candela Taco Bar & Lounge
Candela Taco Bar & Lounge | ©Alina Vasilenko
This two story, fine restaurant and bar provides a warm atmosphere created by yellow tones. The cheerful outdoor patio area is a relaxing place to dine in especially during the summer. Pizza, pasta, paninis, and antipasti are some of the best options at Ca’ Brea. The pumpkin ravioli is one of the most popular meals among guests and is not to be missed.

Candela Taco Bar & Lounge

Restaurant, Bar, Mexican, Vegetarian, Spanish, $$$
This is a fun restaurant that is perfect for parties or for gatherings with friends and family. Some of the best aspects of Candela are the one dollar taco Wednesdays and the daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with warm, earthy tones lighting up the dinning and bar area. Delicious vegetarian options are available.


Bakery, Bar, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, French, European, $$$
Bludso's Bar-&-Que
Bludso's Bar-&-Que | ©Alina Vasilenko
This lively restaurant was started by a family who are passionate about culinary arts and have a broad range of culinary influences. Thus, this Republique reflects those influences and has an eclectic selection of food from many parts of the world. There is also a bakery with a delicious selection of French baked goods. The grand dining area looks like a cross between a European cathedral and a rustic gallery.

Bludso’s Bar & Que

Bar, Restaurant, BBQ, $$$
Twist` | ©Alina Vasilenko
This classic restaurant derives its roots from Compton and provides guests with a fine selection of sandwiches, sides, desserts, and BBQ. The smoked BBQ melts in diners’ mouth as flavors dance on their palate; this is one Bludso’s specialties. This is a perfect restaurant for meat lovers who relish ribs, hot links, and sandwiches.

Twist Eatery

Restaurant, American
East India Grill
East India Grill | Courtesy of East India Grill
This healthy bakery café will put a tasteful twist to guests’ day. Vegetarian options such as the quinoa burger are delicious treats. After eating the primary course guests can top off their meals with a crunchy cookie, a savory loaf, or a sweet croissant. Twist Eatery is a casual spot which is best for breakfast or lunch.

East India Grill

Restaurant, Indian, Pakistani
Pink's | ©Alina Vasilenko
This relaxing Indian and Pakistani restaurant will put a smile on the face of almost any vegetarian or ethnic food fanatic. East India Grill represents the health conscious nature of LA, and provides visitors with a rich selection of food. There is a fine selection of Indian breads to complement spicy meals.


Come into Pink’s for a taste of L.A. hot dog history and enjoy hot dogs, burgers, sides, and specialties, all under ten dollars. This casual hot dog stand has been frequented by celebrities, and one wall of the dining area is lined with celebrity photos of those who’ve visited. There’s also an outdoor dining area with plenty of umbrellas for shade.

Pink’s 709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, United States +1 323-931-7594

Pink's celebrity photos | ©Alina Vasilenko
Pink’s celebrity photos | ©Alina Vasilenko

Belizean Paradise

Cafe, Restaurant, Central American, Seafood
Cafe Verona Ristorante
Cafe Verona Ristorante | ©Alina Vasilenko
Belizean Paradise gives visitors an authentic taste of Belize. The mouthwatering, large meal sizes allow guests to savor the homemade potato salad, rice and beans, and curry chicken with leftovers to spare. Stew fish, fried plantains, and tasty tamales may transport visitors to tropical Belize.

Café Verona

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, 0
Get a taste of fair Verona at this café and feel an Italian vibe. Table cloth adorned tables and scenic paintings and warm colors add a touch of comfort to this café. Visitors relax amid the lush, green surroundings which encompass this cafe. Café Verona is a definite respite from city life and from life’s transitory difficulties. The ingredients are fresh and imported from Italy every week.

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