At this fantastic and historic spot on Olvera Street , one can watch women practicing the dying art of making handmade tortillas. If you want just to ... More
LA Luz Del Dia
At this fantastic and historic spot on Olvera Street , one can watch women practicing the dying art of making handmade tortillas. If you want just to purchase tortillas you can do so, but you might want to call ahead if you have a large order. There is also a cafeteria-style dining room and a menu with delicious, authentic Mexican preparations. You would not want to miss this restaurant, especially if you are looking for in Mexican culture in Los Angeles. Only cash is accepted.
I don't know if it's because they initially screwed up my order (the person ahead of me ordered the same thing and they only made one) and hurriedly threw together my plate, or if it was late in the lunch cycle but the carnitas were not completely edible. Lots of hard, way overcooked bits. Went here to grab a bite before my train in Union Station. Will not make that mistake again.
Hands down, one of the greatest authentic Mexican meals in LA. The Fresh Horchata is amazing, the Carnitas are fantastic and people I know from all over the country demand a stop here just for the handmade tortillas. The Champurrado, Green Chile Enchiladas, Sweet Corn Tamales...on and on.... Clueless gringos beware, if you don't speak a lick of Spanish you may get overlooked so be prepared!
My mom and I went their for lunch and the server fogot to give us tortillas. When we realized it my mom went to ask and the server was rude and said no. I went to speak with the manager who gave me the tortillas but I made sure to tell him he has rude employees working for him. The food was not that great and the service was poor. I prefer the taco stands at Olvera Street - they are the best!
They were very rude! I made an order via telephone and once I arrived they told me they were closed and wouldn't be opening until 11:00am. None of the workers spoke any english and they all refused to get one of the employees who were english speaking. It was an absolute terrible experience and I won't ever return.
Since I can remember, we have always ate at La luz del dia. The food is always SO good, nice and hot, hand made tortillas, and my favorite drink, champurrado, is served year round, so delicious! I now live in AZ but everytime we go to LA, we ALWAYS go eat here. My grandmother use to bring me here, my mom did too, and now I bring my daughter to taste the wonderful food they serve here. Highly recommend it, you will not be dissapointed.
I hadn't been to La Luz del Dia since I waa a kid so I was hoping the food would taste just as I remembered and sure enough....It did! I would defenitley recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good, authentic, Mexican food, and hand made tortillas! They even serve delicious champurado in the Summer! That's an extra plus, since many restaurants only sell it in the winter.
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