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Chano's Drive Inn

Central L.A
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3000 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3711
+1 213-747-3944
08:00 - 05:30
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 02:00
Thu 08:00 - 05:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 05:30
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Shanghai, China
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're in the area of USC, this was always a must-do stop for some really authentic Mexican food. Burritos were just incredible.

Thank Patrick O
Okinawa, Japan
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You got a lot of any place that is open 24 hours a day just to see your 3 in the morning jet lagging craving. At first I thought it was going to be empty but this place is always flying off the handle with customers. Glad I found this place definitely a must visit. Specially how well they treat... More 

Thank Roger M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This place was amazing! Best burgers ever.! Cheap as well. Very close to USC (University of Southern California) -Johan Thybo

Thank Johan T
Norwalk, Connecticut
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Coming from the Northeast, good Mexican food is a treat. We randomly chose this "shack" as we need a "hold me over" to make it to dinner. We loved it! Right next to USC, it was busy with student. We both ordered one soft and one hard taco. It was great. Extremely tasty. Hopefully we will be able to stop... More 

1 Thank Josh L
Rocklin, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Quality food at a no frills walk up style drive in.... Menudo on Sat & Sundays...all the USC students can't be wrong!

Thank Angel0022
Baghdad Province, Iraq
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179 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

The best chicken soft tacos I've had anywhere, and the papas fritas (French fries) are good too! The place is a hole in the wall, sure, service can be a little slow and the servers aren't the friendliest in the world, and the seating is outdoor and grungy, but the food is what counts, and for very good prices too.... More 

Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place offers pretty good Mexican food. It has a pretty good variety and some interesting choices. I ordered a plate of fries loaded full of meat, cheese, onions, and other veggies. Essentially a plate of fantastic nachos, but with fries instead of chips. I have never been disappointed by their food. However, that is the only positive this place... More 

Thank Michelle R
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

Age old street corner stand...went for burrito but decided on Pastrami sandwich and it was excellent with a great price...Dude forgot the cheese but got everything else right...Quick too.

Thank Mark T
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

I had a breakfast burrito with bacon. It was fantastic. The atmosphere is a little awkward for a first timer, but it appears the regulars are used to it. I would live to go back and try the lunch or dinner.

Thank DanMorella
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

little divey street place but great food and friendly people.

Thank pdeldo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-747-3944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?