50 places to eat for $5 or less in Southern California
Our list covers a wide range of tastes. We've highlighted some items for you to try, but many of these eateries offer a variety of choices priced $5 or less.
--Jenn Harris, Jason La and Michael Robinson View list in article format | Thumbnails
La Arca( Google Maps / April 5, 2012 )
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Neighborhood: Highland Park
5570 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
This Salvadoran restaurant with a "Happy Days"-feel has 10 different types of pupusas (stuffed corn tortillas) for about $2. They're sizable, so two should fill you up. Varieties include cheese with pork, chicken, cactus, beans or squash. Other items for $5 or less include tamales ($1.90), empanadas (3 for $4) and shrimp tostada ($4.99).