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Old 12-09-2007, 10:44 PM
 
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Question for you all -

I moved to West LA about 6 months ago. I wanted to go check out Plaza Mexico, but it's in Lynwood and I'm wondering what that area's like. Lynwood has a pretty high crime rate; how bad is it around Plaza Mexico?
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:53 PM
 
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plaza mexico is basically a strip mall, with ersatz spanish architecture, and a tacky "main street, disneyland" feel to it. unless there's a store there with merchandise that you can't find elsewhere, why bother?
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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Its right off the freeway. Just drive in, park, walk around, and leave. Its not like there are people on every corner with guns and knives. Mostly mexican families going shopping just as concerned about safety as you.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:58 AM
 
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Like the previous poster mentioned, the plaza is right off the freeway, you should be fine. If you decide to go, let me suggest to you La Huasteca restaurant. They have some of the best mexican food you can have in the LA area. They have a brunch buffet on Sundays with mariachi for entertainment.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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fun fact, plaza mexico was created by koreans (A cultural awakening - Los Angeles Times)
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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fun fact, plaza mexico was created by koreans (A cultural awakening - Los Angeles Times)
That's truly LA.

So where would you all recommend for a more seriously Mexican shopping experience in LA? Broadway downtown? Huntington Park? The Mercado in East LA?
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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One of my friends lives in a nearby neighborhood about two miles away from Plaza Mexico.

That whole area is hilariously dangerous looking. It's like a part of LA that still hasn't left the late '80s.

The Green Line definitely has not gentrified that area.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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Pacific blvd in HP would be the most authentic LA street/mexican shopping experience. it was once one of the premier shopping districts in LA. now... it still bustles with activity, just a different type of activity. it has some good restaurants also. pacific shopping stretches from slauson to florence, so it is quite a walk. broadway is also good, but its changing, and changing fast. el mercadito is more of a swap meet. but great for food and mariachis.

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That's truly LA.

So where would you all recommend for a more seriously Mexican shopping experience in LA? Broadway downtown? Huntington Park? The Mercado in East LA?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Olvera St., and you can take in a California Mission while you're there, too.

Olvera Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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Pacific blvd in HP would be the most authentic LA street/mexican shopping experience. it was once one of the premier shopping districts in LA. now... it still bustles with activity, just a different type of activity. it has some good restaurants also. pacific shopping stretches from slauson to florence, so it is quite a walk. broadway is also good, but its changing, and changing fast. el mercadito is more of a swap meet. but great for food and mariachis.
any specific recommendations you could make? Its always good to see a new area, especially if good food is involved
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