Bell Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bell

April 14, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Bell is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County, California, near the center of the former San Antonio Township (abolished after 1960). Its population was 35,477 at the 2010 census, down from 36,664 in the 2000 census. Bell is located on the west bank of the Los Angeles River and is a suburb of the city of Los Angeles. At 2.5 square miles (6.5 km), Bell is the thirteenth smallest city in the United States with a population of at least 25,000.

1. LA Casita Mexicana

4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201-1127 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Mexican, Latin, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 323-773-1898
Excellent
59%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

LA Casita Mexicana

Reviewed By Angelica P - Clovis, California

Please don't be discouraged for the location. They have valet parking at weekends and the BEST Best Chile en Nogada!! Remember the famous movie called "Como Agua para Chocolate" where they have Chile en Nogada, well here you find them at its best setting! Too bad that I couldn't get the recipe!!!
As a Mexican American I know what is really a good Mexican food and here Ramiro and Jaime really know what they are doing! Couple years ago I visit for the first time with friends and they were very pleased with the food and service. Love to hear that they don't serve burritos and tacos which is most of the non-Latinos know about the Mexican cuisine. The only thing that I don't like is that they extended the restaurant area and a crafts store was added. I am not against our Mexican traditions but when I want to eat I don't want to be distract by the anything else. Love the wall with the pottery pieces and during my last visited I inquired about a painting that was on display but too bad it was out of my reach. I have stopped multiple times to get Enchiladas al Mole which are delicious too! Once I saw a television anchorman there and this is a place to find a well diverse clientele. The Chefs are very charming and once I saw one that waved at me from another table. they serve Cetto Wines which are from Baja. Very acceptable. Try el café de Oya with a cinnamon touch. Delicious.. I am hungry now.. Enjoy Amigos !

2. Porto's

8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-4842 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 562-862-8888
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Porto's

Reviewed By Angel M

A bakery like similar to this is yet to be created. I actually don't think is possible to even come close.

The guaba and cheese is my favorite, some of my co-workers love the potato balls, chorizo and eggs breakfast sandwich is delicious, plantine balls= rellenitos are also a must.

3. Big Al's Pizzeria

6044 Atlantic Blvd, Maywood, CA 90270-3119 Reservations Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 323-771-3030
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Atheyrn - New York City, New York

Being a vegetarian it's impossible to comment on their famous barbecue wings so I'll have to take their word: the say the wings are delicious and the best they had.
The pizza on the other hand I can write about, the size of the large pie is enough for at least three hungry people, the sauce is light, the cheese topping is just enough but I must report the pizza over all was kinda bland.

4. Lucero's Bakery

4061 Slauson Ave, Maywood, CA 90270-2739 Breakfast +1 323-583-7730
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Lucero's Bakery

Reviewed By Coconuts4

This place is definitely a hidden sweet treasure that you will not regret venturing into. The area is a little shady if you are not familiar with Latin culture, but it's a venture you must want to brave if you want the best churros money can buy.

The length of the churros are about 12 inches long and the width about 1 1/2 inches thick. The churros are rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and the texture is crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. You can have them filled with Latin caramel or chocolate for an extra charge, but the regular price is so affordable, that you end up buying a dozen and you'll still be thinking, "Maybe a few more to make this an even bill!".

Every year on Christmas Eve I buy 80 churros for my co-workers and they love it. One negative is the fact that they are fried in lard, but as an occasional treat, it is worth it. The tres leche cake are pretty good too, as well is the flan.

5. Cold Stone Creamery

7000 Eastern Ave, Bell, CA 90201-3910 +1 323-562-2888
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By shamrockofthesky - Adrian, Missouri

Very generous with ice cream. You currently get a free topping. I got samples, then decided. Ended up with dark chocolate peppermint and salted caramel with walnuts. Wife got cake batter and plain chocolate. Sugar is rising just talking about it. Would have 5 stars, cuz you cannot ruin ice cream, but the parking just sucks.

6. Te Amo Pizza

4714 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201-1313 Pizza +1 323-773-4000
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Te Amo Pizza

Reviewed By Jon Y - Manchester, United Kingdom

For Pizza in the Bell gardens district this is the place to go. Drove there and it has a convenient car park in front. Ordered once were we there 2 large pizza. We were greeted by a genuinely cheery girl. Pizza took 15/20 mins to be ready, but you can sit inside or outside and wait. While waiting we were brought some freshly made cookies that were absolutely delisious. Pizzas arrived and they were huge. Actually we could have ordered just one and done a create your own with half and half toppings and shared 1 pizza. But the pizza was freshly made with great ingredients. One of (if not the) best pizza I've ever had. Would highly recommend.

7. Denny's

5900 Atlantic Blvd, Maywood, CA 90270-3101 Reservations American +1 323-560-3205
Excellent
80%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By alvin916 - West Sacramento, California

Good place for 24 hrs. They have good customer service. Price is normal like all Denny's. This place beats McDonald's any time.

8. Corazon Y Miel Kitchen and Bar

6626 Atlantic Ave, Cudahy, CA 90201-2524 Dinner +1 323-560-1776
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Carl G - Los Angeles, California

Love this place - although, portions could be a little bit bigger. That said, great Mexican Fusion restaurant. Amazing drinks.

9. Guadalajara Inn

4466 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201-1231 +1 323-771-4121
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Guadalajara Inn

Reviewed By ashamta - Arcadia, California

This small family own restaurant is a hidden treasure!
They welcome you as you are their family!!
I'm not latino/latina, still they welcome you as theirs! Nice people and delicious foods.
Portions of foods are plenty so I had to take half of my plate for home. Horchata was very good, not too sweet and not too much cinnamon in it, just perfect!
I wish they are near my house!
Thanks for delicious foods and friendly smiles made me so welcome there

10. World Famous Grill

4143 Florence Ave, Cudahy, CA 90201-3405 Reservations Lunch, Dinner +1 323-562-0744
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Omar H

If you're looking for a gem for halal eats in LA, then be sure to check out World Famous Grill. Located off the 710 freeway, the burgers are definitely the item to get on the menu - and the staff is super friendly. Cheap eats that are sure to delight.

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