An average American household can easily spend upwards of $3,000 a year eating out, according to a research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you choose to spend your hard-earned money on food, you want the experience to be worthwhile. Here are our three favorite local restaurants that are worth every penny.

Fun Without Breaking The Bank

El Portal Yucatan/Mexican Cuisine is always an experience. They often have live music and mariachis playing, and the service is phenomenal. There’s a great variety of food, so whether you’re a picky eater or adventurous, there’s something for everyone. The menu prices are reasonable, and so is the event pricing if you want to host a private event. El Portal also has great margaritas too.

Fine Dining

Houston’s is the perfect place for a business lunch or a romantic dinner. They have an extensive sushi list and a menu full of classic American fare – burgers, sandwiches, salads, and delicious entrees. We recommend The Hawaiian, a ribeye steak with pineapple-soy-ginger marinade, served with a loaded baked potato. You won’t find a more tender steak.

A Local Gem

Yang Chow Mandarin and Szechuan Cuisine opened in 1977 in Chinatown and now has three locations. The restaurant was started by a family of five brothers. Its popularity exploded in the 1980s when their signature dish, Slippery Shrimp, was featured in the LA Times. The shrimp is fried and covered in a sauce that is hard to describe, but so delicious. Yang Chow’s Slipper Shrimp was even on Food Network. Don’t miss this LA classic.

We Can Recommend More Than Just Restaurants

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