527 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Los Angeles.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
La Paella is a Spanish restaurant in Beverly Grove with a big tapas menu and great paella.
Spain Restaurant is our go-to spot for Spanish comfort food in Echo Park.
Roots is an excellent Indian cafe on Melrose and an ideal respite in an always-busy neighborhood.
El Cochinito is a family-owned restaurant in Silver Lake serving the best Cuban sandwich in the world. Seriously.
Same Same in Silver Lake has combined two cornerstones of human happiness (wine and Thai food), and dinner here will inevitably make you happier.
Cariaco is a Venezuelan spot in Glendale serving up delicious arepas. Make sure to order at least one reina con tajada.
Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine is a Pasadena spot that does empanadas and arepas very well.
Prael isn't the most well-known name in LA Thai food, but it's certainly among the best.
Juquila is a family-owned Oaxacan restaurant in Sawtelle with a huge parillada and excellent burrito juquila.
La Asunción Restaurante is a North Hills restaurant serving a mix of classic and hearty Oaxacan dishes.
Tlacolula is a Oaxacan grocery store and restaurant in West Adams with great breakfast and lunch options.
La Morena Oaxaqueña is a brightly decorated Oaxacan restaurant in Koreatown with great coloraditos.
La Flama is a Culver City spot dishing out plenty of Oaxacan classics. Make sure to get some molotes.
El Sazón Oaxaqueño is a Mar Vista spot with great Oaxacan food and huge burritos.
Little Beast in Eagle Rock is one of the most reliable date spots on the Eastside.