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6

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

General Info:
One day I’ll get to brag about having known one of LA’s great chefs from early in his career. Diego has a comfy small restaurant with nice mood, that primarily caters to CBS across the street - but is open Monday-Saturday for dining in. It’s become our favorite go-often restaurant. Fresh ingredients blended with his major knack for flavor. (Take a bottle of wine along if you want. No beer/wine license, and no corkage fee.)
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Neighborhoods:
Central LA, Mid-City West
AKA:

Food Fair By Diego

Categories:
Grocery Stores, Supermarkets & Super Stores
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Drive Through: No

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Eclectic, American, International, Omelets

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Posted: 2/27/2012

Overall
First of all...4.5 is my ratin...

First of all...4.5 is my rating.....
When you enter, your like, this place is tiny...
the kitchen is bigger than the sitting area....

Secondly, the table are too close together...
obviously because the place is so small.
The wood bench is really hard to sit comfortably on...

Ok...so why the high rating ???

The service is good....
The waiter really was friendly and
definitely on his game...

But here's the real reason....The Food...
Food in this little strip mall restaurant is usually found
in top notch, established and polished establishments...

The chef here killed it on every item

The tortellini, the shrimp bisque soup,
The fried calamari....all of it was spot on...

For the entree, I had the steak...
as good as any 5 star steak house I've been to.

They get a solid 4.5 from me....

beachcruiser

Posted: 5/12/2010

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GREAT food!

The food is the real deal here. Everything is expertly prepared and delicious. My girlfriend and I cannot believe there aren't more dinner customers. Hopefully Diego gets good lunch biz from CBS. The prices are very reasonable, and it's quickly becoming our favorite restaurant in LA. This is Jar-quality food, people.

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NikolaiFrom

Posted: 2/27/2010

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Great, cheap food

With rotating $6 daily menus and an emphasis on great ingredients, Food Fair by Diego is one of LA's hidden jewels. Feel safe ordering anything, but their pulled pork sandwich is ridiculous. Diego is the man.

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calott

Posted: 2/18/2010

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Food Fair is a rare gem

I found Food Fair through a Groupon promotion about a week or so ago and decided to take a chance on them. Prior to this, I hadn't heard of them before and really didn't know what to expect. I went with a friend and we ordered the calamari appetizer to start. I'm a big fan of fried calamari but it's generally a) too rubbery or b) fried to the point where you can't taste the fish. I'm happy to say that not only was the fried calamari perfectly prepared but it was delicious as well! The sauce that it came with was light and tart and complimented it perfectly. My main dish was a grilled goat cheese sandwich served with carmelized onions. It came with a nice mixed-green salad with a really tasty balsalmic vinegar. Both were fantastic. It was enough to be filling but tasty enough to leave me wanting more. My friend ordered a veggie sandwich on foccaccia which, in her words, was the ""best sandwich she had ever eaten"". She's usually a very light eater but she polished the whole thing off in one sitting. We were so happy with out meals that we made reservations for their prix-fixe Valentine's Day dinner right then and there. I wish that I had the time to go into how good *that* meal was. Suffice it to say, it was an incredibly memorable meal and the course parings were perfect. There was a tortellini in a creamy roasted red pepper sauce that was easily the best thing I've tasted in months. The chef, Diego, is friendly and personable and his staff and incredibly attentive. Go check out Food Fair. It's a local gem that has yet to be discovered by the throngs of local, discerning foodies but, I've no doubt, soon will be.

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420eater

Posted: 1/6/2010

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who knew you existed!!!!!!!!WOW

Came in for dinner not knowing what kind of food i was going to get or eat. WOW was i blown away with every thing i ate had the carpacio man was it delicious. my buddy had the ribs and that was probably if not the best ribs i have ever had they came with a salad which i thought was strange, ribs and salad who knew it would go so perfectly. We both had the chicken and that was also great. Serivice was excellent we got helped out by this cute waitress friendly and attentive. I know ill go back for the burger

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chimmychimmycocoapops

Posted: 12/28/2009

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Offbeat, charming restaurant in Fairfax/Beverly area

This is easily my favorite restaurant in the Fairfax/Beverly area. Menu is eclectic, but probably best described as upscale, dressed up comfort foods. The owner/chef personally prepares every order himself, and is an awesome cook and nice guy to boot. The ingredients are farmers market quality, and almost everything including the condiments and dressings are scratch made. My favorite is the half-pound Angus burger which has usurped Golden State for what I consider to be the best burger in the neighborhood. There's no beer or wine (yet), but it's a great lunch place, or a quiet, inexpensive dinner before a movie at The Grove or Regency. It's never a scene.

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lafoodgirl

Posted: 12/9/2009

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Hidden Find!!!

What a pleasant surprise!!! I came across Food Fair by Diego this afternoon and checked out the menu. WOW! Gourmet food at really reasonable prices. I had the goat cheese grilled cheese on amazing kalamata bread with a beautiful onion jam. It was served with a very fresh and tasty salad and some AMAZING homemade crisps - sweet and regular potato. I will definitely be back...YUMM!

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