I'll be in LA for the first time next week. I'm looking for a Mexican and a Japanese restaurant--- I've only got two days, so I'd like to try some noteworthy spaces. I live in NYC, and we have some good Japanese, but terrible Mexican food in Manhattan... and I've got no idea of where to go in LA, so any help is deeply appreciated. If you had only two places to dine, one from each category, where would you go?
many many thanks!