I've spent most of the past 40 or so years living and eating (generally too much) in Los Angeles, and I think I have a reasonably good sense of much of the city's food, with the giant glaring exception of East Los Angeles. My downtown office looks out across East LA, and nearly every day I regret the fact that my knowledge of this area's chow is pretty much limited to La Serenata, La Indiana, and Raspados Zachatechas. Can those of you who know this area well help me to remedy this deficiency? What are the top five places in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles that I really need to try, and what should I order once I get there?
(And, as always, thanks for helping out a fellow hound.)