Published on January 12, 2016

5 LA Eateries to Globe-Trot Your Way Through

Experience delicious food from around the world without packing a bag. Even if you don't have time for a trip, you can still experience new cultures  by tasting all the global flavors LA has to offer. From spicy Southeast Asian plates to savory Spanish bites, travel through cuisines at these four spots.

AMERICAN - BRISKET SANDWICH (MAPLE BLOCK MEAT CO. - CULVER CITY)

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Maple Block Meat Co. is a laidback eatery and smokehouse serving classic BBQ dishes — brisket, pork shoulder, ribs and turkey — plus delicious sides. The interior is classic and clean with natural wood, black and red accents, and open kitchen counter seating.

ASIAN - SPICY CHICKEN POPS (LUKSHON - CULVER CITY)

Lukshon - Spicy chicken pops Photo provided by Lukshon.

At Lukshon, Chef Sang Yoon dishes out street food-inspired Southeast Asian fare. A curated selection of wines, rare and unique brews, and artisanal cocktails pair well with the boldly flavored small plates, which include Spicy Chicken Pops. The spacious restaurant boasts an open kitchen, chic banquettes and patio dining.

EUROPEAN - CROQUETAS DE BACALAO (SMOKE.OIL.SALT - FAIRFAX)

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Smoke.oil.salt is a Spanish restaurant and wine bar featuring authentic dishes for sharing in a relaxed atmosphere. Wood-grilled meats, fresh fish and vegetarian specialties fill the approachable menu, whose flavorful small bites — such as their salt cod croquettes — pair perfectly with any number of exquisite drinks. Over 130 regional wines, cavas and sherries are available — all specially curated to represent every region of Spain.

LATIN - HERB BASTED GAME HEN (CERVETECA - DOWNTOWN)

Photo provided by Cerveteca. Photo provided by Cerveteca.

Cerveteca DTLA is an inviting, family-owned and operated restaurant with a friendly staff that offers a vibrant taste of Latin America. Marrying a humble approach to LA comfort food with a deep commitment to authentic Latin dishes, the resulting culmination of flavors — including those from the ceviche and oyster bar — are both deliciously familiar and distinctively exotic. International beers and local microbrews as well as a variety of classic and eclectic wines round out the globally-inspired beverage program.

INTERNATIONAL - SEAFOOD POKES (A-FRAME - CULVER CITY)

a-frame Photo provided by A-Frame. Photo by Photo by Eric Shin.

Fresh Asian and international flavors combine at this bustling eatery from Roy Choi and Dave Reiss, where abstract forms of Hawaiian soul food shine in small plates like their seafood pokes. The modern and minimal wood-paneled space is located in a repurposed Culver City IHOP and also features outdoor patio dining.

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