So after looking at all the wonderful advice below about a non-Mexican, etc downtown lunch, my friend and I ate the crazy chicken at Dino's Burgers at Vermont and Pico. And MAN was it tasty. The chicken was moist, the skin was orange, and the fries were, yes, vinegar-y, but not overly so, and soaked up the chicken grease perfectly. Cole slaw was slightly tangy and the salsa fresh. Parking was easy on the street next door, plus they have a free lot.
Total was $5.30 for half a chicken, way too many fries, 3 corn tortillas, decent size side of coleslaw, and salsa. Hot damn. Good stuff. Thanks!
It is just this kind of place that makes me treasure LA.
2575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006