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When Los Angeles was still called "el Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles," East LA was a hub of Mexican culture. And it still is. A perusal of the streets reveals a panoramic homage to the motherland. Home-style eateries, stunning murals, and singular shops are infused with el espíritu de la raza. If you're new to Los Angeles, there's no place like East LA to get a sense of our city's deep Mexican roots.
East LA's dynamic culture may finally be getting the credit it deserves. With LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as one of City Terrace's native sons, and artists and authors such as Sesshu Foster emerging on the scene, the flavor of East LA is finding its way to widespread recognition. If you often argue with friends about the best "authentic" Mexican food in LA, play the trump card with two of East LA's best -- try the rich mole sauce at See more.
>Tamayo and savory tamales at Tamales Lilianas.
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