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7241 W. Manchester Ave. (Lincoln Blvd.) Send to Phone
An upscale take on Oaxacan basics plus a killer bar program come together in the overlooked neighborhood of Westchester.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Cinco, Los Angeles, CA

Cinco Restaurant Review

: Named Cinco for its five partners, this restaurant has already become a hit among locals in quiet Westchester. The dining room, home to a Thai restaurant for nearly 30 years, still has the outward appearance of a coffee shop, while inside the décor is an industrial blend of metal, hard woods and comfortable plush booths that surround a centerpiece bar. Once ready to indulge, diners can choose from a small selection of appetizers, notably the tres pistolas, which includes a heaping pile of chips with dips like creamy cheese, spicy black bean, and a refreshing and zingy salsa. A long list of tacos follows, as well as a ceviche of octopus and shrimp in a bright marinade of lemon, onion and jalapeño. Entrées are somewhat limited, but include slow-cooked pork ribs that fall right off the bone, and free-range chicken in a thick mole sauce on top of herbed white rice. Though wine and beer are on order, the cocktails are what shine most, such as the creative "Black Sparrow" --- a rich combination of rum, horchata, lime and grated nutmeg.
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