Mariscos El Faro in Highland Park has made the Los Angeles Times’ list of 101 Best Restaurants in L.A. for 2020. | Photo by T.A. Hendrickson / Boulevard Sentinel

Three local restaurants win high praise from the L.A. Times

2020 December Editions

By Bill Hendrickson

Three restaurants in Northeast Los Angeles have made it onto the L.A. Times list of 101 Best Restaurants in 2020.

Hail Mary | $$ | pizza | 3219 Glendale Blvd. in Atwater Village

Photo by T.A. Hendrickson / Boulevard Sentinel


Hippo | $$$ | Italian | 5916 ½ N. Figueroa St in Highland Park


Mariscos El Faro | $ | Mexican | food truck | 6139 N. Figueroa St. In Highland Park

Photo by T.A. Hendrickson / Boulevard Sentinel

This year’s list honors the restaurants, dishes, people and ideas that have defined ‘dining out’ during the pandemic, wrote Bill Addison and Patricia Escaracega, the Times’ food critics. In addition to great food and great service (including takeout and delivery), the list celebrates resilience, resourcefulness and compassion in the face of calamity.

A mix of restaurants, food trucks and taco stands in neighborhoods near NELA also made the list for 2020. Boyle Heights has four entries for Mexican food in the ‘$’ price range:  Guisados, Mariscos Jaliscos, El Ruso and X’tiosu Kitchen. In Echo Park, Konbi ($$) a Japanese restaurant, made the cut. In El Sereno, Evil Cooks ($) | Mexican) made the list. Silver Lake is on the list for All Day Baby ($$ | American) and Spoon & Pork ($$ | Filipino).

Please support local news from the Boulevard Sentinel. 
If you can, please [give_form id=”10189″ show_title=”true” show_content=”none” display_style=”button”] Thank you.