Road to CicLAvia - Lunch in SELA

by Ronnie Takkens, CicLAvia blogger

One of my favorite parts of CicLAvia is exploring new places for lunch or a fast snack. Fortunately, Southeast Los Angeles offers plenty of options! Here are just a few places where I've enjoyed lunch on my Road to CicLAvia, but believe me: there are many more amazing places to discover!

Sushi Mexican-style at Sushinaloa

Sushinaloa is a small sushi restaurant in Lynwood with a Sinaloa twist. It's unique placement lets you sit outside and close to the road, so even when you’re having lunch, you won't miss any of the CicLAvia action. Sushinaloa has a lot of sushi roll and seafood options, and I especially liked their Aguachile.


For sushi like you've never tried before, check out Sushinaloa along the route at 10350 Long Beach Blvd in Lynwood.

Classic tacos & burritos at La Taquiza

When I saw La Taquiza on Tweedy Mile, I just knew I had to stop by. It's a classic Mexican restaurant with a buffet of authentic Mexican guisos (stews), toppings and salsas to make your tacos exactly the way you like them. I had the Asada burrito and enjoyed it immensely: well made with fresh ingredients. Their menu is huge and their prices are right. As Annette mentioned on Instagram, this is a new favorite spot!


You can find La Taquiza at the Tweedy Marketplace Shopping Center, 4149 Tweedy Blvd in South Gate.

A quick bite at El Gallo Giro

El Gallo Giro is a Mexican fast food restaurant with three locations in Los Angeles - you may have visited El Gallo Giro when you participated in CicLAvia - The Valley. I love stopping at El Gallo Giro for lunch or a small snack from their bakery. Staff is friendly and the setting is colorful and lively.

gg1.jpg You can find El Gallo Giro at the route at 7148 Pacific Blvd in Huntington Park