by Melissa Gage - 228 Reviews - 5 List
Tucked away in an enclave between Los Feliz and Glendale, Atwater Village is a laidback, often overlooked neighborhood--except by the Beastie Boys, who set up shop here back in the early 90s to record ?Check Your Head.? Today, the strip is holding its own with plenty of good eats. Check out our list for tasty Atwater Village restaurants. (Photo: Baracoa Cuban Cafe)
Updated: July 30, 2010
Inexpensive and authentic, this cozy joint is a mom-and-pop affair with just enough candlelight to make it a budget date-night destination. Word of warning: If you're craving arroz con pollo, don't wait until late--when it's gone, it's gone.
In a neighborhood that prefers independently-owned establishments to chains, it's no surprise that Atwater's favorite cup of coffee (roasted in-house) comes from this beloved coffee shop and not one of the two Seattle-based mega-chains nearby.