5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003834.083222 -118.328471
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park
This is THE place for great Mexican food in LA! – I kept seeing this place on my way home from work and decided to take my wife there one night. Let me say that I have now been back to Tere's maybe 15 times in the last couple of months. Every single item I have ordered has been amazing. The fresh-made corn tortillas are thick and tasty. The mere thought of the pork with chili verde sauce is making my mouth water as I write this! The chicken mole is amazing too... This place has turned into not only my favorite Mexican place, but also my favorite place in LA for great food at a great price...
Tasty Vittles – The last company I used to work for would sometimes bring in Tere's to serve to the whole company for our "Free Friday Lunches." Out of the 10-restaurant rotation, Tere's was one of my top 3 favorites. Their enchiladas are great - wonderful sauces and not too cheesy. And their tacos are always fresh. I highly recommend this restaurant.
THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN LA – It's embarassing that chain retaurants are rating higher than this place on the best of poll. This is the best kept secret in Hollywood. I try to order something different everytime I go and I'm never disappointed. The enchiladas are wonderful, but the burritos are what I crave. The owner is a peach. Love him. You can tell he's proud of the place. It's family owned and has an ambiance all it's own. No servers. Niced outdoor seating as well. Also, whatever you get, you have to order the guacamole on the side. Mmmmm. Tere's is worth a trip from NoHo where we moved everytime. It's the only food I've found in LA as good as anything in Chicago.
Tasty and fresh – Tere's is a great find. Very tiny, but extremely friendly and the food was excellent. Their carne asada burrito is the best I've had in LA yet, although I would have preferred that they included fresh onion over lettuce. The sauces and tortillas were very fresh-tasting, and the salsas were appropriately tasty and spicy. I only wish I had a Tere's in my neighborhood!
Hidden Gem – Best chicken enchiladas, best chile relleno, very flavorful sauces. The chorizo and egg breakfast burrito is also excellent (bring your appettite). As far as the rest of the menu, I never strayed from those particular items, they were so good. They do have an extensive authentic menu though, including daily specials. The owner is extremely friendly, the kind of person you enjoy giving your business to. The interior is cozy but tight. It's actually an ideal take-out spot. I used to live around the corner and would call for pick up at least once a week. Since moving to Pasadena I've been craving Tere's Grill for like a year now.
Home-style Mexican meals inside a Melrose strip mall. – In Short
While easy to miss on the outside, this straight-shooting Mexican spot has a sunny, earthy interior. Guests order at the counter, then sit on tennis ball-footed iron chairs inside, or at a table on the sidewalk. Handmade tortillas are the foundation for much of the menu, but don't order before consulting the whiteboard of daily specials or asking the person at the counter for advice. Accompany everything with one of the six types of salsa.
Great Mexican Food – I love that I live so close to Tere's as I think it's some of the best Mexican food in Hollywood. Everything is so tasty and fresh. I especially like the fish tacos and chile rellenos. The owners are very nice, and mom-and-pops ambience makes a great place to have lunch or dinner w/friends.
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