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You know as well as we do: The city of Los Angeles offers a culinary topography as diverse as its population. And while we can always count on you to be finicky about your fashion, Angelenos are even more discriminating about their food. For those looking for that gem in the neighborhood or a taste of something new just a drive across town, we're offering a well-edited collection of places that will no doubt satiate your senses. We asked local food blogger, Natalie James of FashionIntel to weigh in all the secret mouth-watering spots around town that offer an amazing meal and an amazing deal, and her list of ethnic gems does not disappoint (fish tacos, ramen, pupusas...don't get us started!). These are the spots you can pull up a seat, get cozy, and have a fantastic food experience that's seriously wallet-friendly. Dig into our latest hit-list of L.A. cheap and unexpected eats.
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