We have been taking our cars to Ike's for years. Not only is it a body shop, but they do car repairs, as well. It's a small, independent shop, so they can afford to be reasonably priced. Work is very high quality.
PROS: high quality work, affordable prices
CONS: sometimes they are slow -- depending upon how many cars they have
The Wilshire Beauty Supply store is more than a store -- it's a salon also. You can get a massage or get your hair done before or after shopping. The sales staff is very knowledgeable about their products and will make recommendations about what products are best for you. Prices are average. Lots of free parking.
PROS: helpful sales staff
Chic Nails has been in business here for years. The manicurists are very friendly and efficient. You never need an appointment and don't have to wait long -- except on the weekends. There is lots of free parking out front on Beverlly Boulevard. Prices are very reasonable.
PROS: Reasonable prices, very speedy manicures
for affordable manicure/pedicure i go to the nail studio. they have several manicurists and you don't need an appointment. there is ample street parking right outside. they manicurists are very friendly. prices are affordable. great selection of nail polishes to choose from.
PROS: inexpensive, great manicure shop
we love to check out polkadots and moonbeams vintage store (their new store is 2 doors down). they have really unique clothes. you can freuqently see famous people shopping there! lots of metered parking right in front. very nice sales staff to help you. 2 dressing rooms in back. our favorite store to shop for clothes!
PROS: unique clothes at affordable prices
this is a great place to get your shoes re-soled and, while you are at it, polished! i take my boots there once a year, too, to get polished and re-dyed, if necessary. service is done quickly and with a smile! prices are reasonable. plenty of street metered parking.
PROS: great job, reasonable prices
We find the Spanish Kitchen to be over priced and way too noisy. They do make fantastic (but expensive) margaritas, though. The food is a bit too upscale for us. We like authentic food, but their food is expensive and not really that good. The waitresses are very nice. Parking is by valet and expensive. They don't take reservations so you have to wait if it's a weekend night. They have some outside tables out front -- which is nice.
Akbar has very authentic, affordably priced Indian food. We love their curries and their homemade breads. They will custom make your curry to be as mild or spicy as you like. The waiters are very friendly. Prices are reasonable. Ample FREE parking.
PROS: Authentic, affordable, tasty Indian food
If you like burritos, you have to try Burrito King. They have an incredible selection of burritos -- all of which are fresh and delicious. Prices are very reasonable. The service is great. The rice and beans are fresh. Parking is ample and FREE!
PROS: Delicious, inexpensive burritos
El Taco Loco has good, cheap tacos. They have all different kinds, so you can enjoy a combination. Their beans are good, too. The members of the staff there are very friendly. Parking can be tough, but usually there is street parking right in front. Sometimes, we take extra tacos home for later!
PROS: delicious, inexpensive tacos