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Sue And Gideon's Guidebook

Sue And Gideon

We built our house in Echo Park in 2003 and just finished our guest house in 2012. We love Los Angeles and know you will too.


Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Guisados

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 1261 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

167 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Arguably the best tacos in town. You must try this place if you are in the neighborhood.

#2

Baco Mercat

$$· 408 South Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite restaurant in L.A. Josef Centano is an award winning chef who blends, Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern influences into great food.

#3

Two Boots

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1818 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great pizza and they deliver. http://la.twoboots.com/

159 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great deep dish pizza, quiches, pasta etc. Nice neighborhood hangout. They deliver also.

#5

Vons

1342 N. Alvarado·Map·Hours·Website·

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest major grocery store and staffed with nice folks. Big parking lot.

#6

Fix Coffee

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 2100 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Website·

142 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite nearby coffee shop. Lots of locals hanging out here all day. Good coffee and pastries also.

#7

Chango Coffee Inc

1559 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

115 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The other coffee shop in the neighborhood. Not as good as Fix and totally different vibe but worth a visit.

#8

Bar Amá

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 118 West 4th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Josef's other Restaurant. Amazing Tex-Mex but modernized and a huge tequila and mezcal selection.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the best Cuban restaurant in the neighborhood. Very authentic. Great Cubanos, Media Noches and Tostones. Very authentic. It's in a dingy strip mall but don't worry, it's worth the stop.

#10

Silver Lake Ramen

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 2927 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

156 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious Ramen and rice bowls. Always a wait if you come a dinner but if you arrive before 6:00, you shouldn't have too long a wait. Reasonably priced too.

#11

Bestia

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 2121 East 7th Place·Map·Hours·Website·

198 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hands down the best Italian restaurant downtown. House made charcuterie, great house made pastas, terrific patio, nice staff. Our favorite Italian place on this side of town.

#12

L & E Oyster Bar

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1637 Silver Lake Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

161 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terrific bar and oyster bar upstairs and great food downstairs. No reservations so you might have a wait.

#13

The Echo

NightclubsNightclubs
1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

217 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cool place to go hear music. Sometimes super famous people like the Rolling Stones pop in unannounced. Next door to Two Boots so you can get a slice before or after the show.

#14

Blue Bottle Coffee

1712 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Best Coffee in the neighborhood.

#15

P.Y.T.

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 400 S Main St·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The absolute best vegetarian food on the east side. But you can get meat as well and the bar is terrific too!.

#16

Rambutan Thai

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 2835 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best nearby Thai food. Better options west in Thai Town but this place is very good and delivers.

#17

Cookbook Los Angeles

1549 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Curated, gourmet grocery store. They also have yummy salads and sandwiches, organic produce and fancy meat.

#18

El Prado

BarsBars
$· 1805 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great little neighborhood bar that serves wine and beer. Cozy and low key.

#19

Agra Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 4325 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Indian Restaurant. They also deliver.

#20

Red Hill

$$· 1325 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Website·

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great neighborhood restaurant that serves lunch and dinner.

#21

Echo Park Lake

ParksParks
751 Echo Park Avenue·Map·

204 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to go and take a walk or rent a paddle boat. Nice local ethnic culture meets hipsters. There's even a pretty good coffee shop restaurant right there. The park has shown up in famous ... read more

#22

Pazzo Gelato

StoresStores
$· 3827 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the bigger branch of Pazzo Gelata in Silverlake. More flavors than the Echo Park branch.

#23

Pazzo Gelateria

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 1910 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the smaller branch of the best gelateria on the east side. Parking is behind the building.

#24

Regency Cleaners

1411 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Hours·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very nice folks run this Dry Cleaners and they do a nice job.

#25

Elysian Park Trail

1880 Academy Dr·Map·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our big local park with great trails for hiking and running. The nearest entrance is at the top of the hill where Duane meets Park. Just cross the street and you'll see the steep path into the park.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best nearby Cantonese style seafood restaurant. Doesn't deliver.

#27

Mega Coin Laundry

1411 Echo Park Avenue·Map·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can drop your laundry off here for fluff and fold or do it yourself.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very expensive but delicious baked goods, petit fours and chocolates. They also serve salads, sandwiches, tea and coffee. Nice little patio outside as well.

#29

Dinette

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 1606 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really good pastries!