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Recession Obsession: Yuca’s x2 in Los Feliz

Got Burrito? | Photo by Caleb Bacon (@thecalebbacon) for LAist
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over looking at Dumplings and Old School Pie. Today we obsess...

Yuca’s on Hillhurst is a Los Angeles institution. This shack-in-a-parking-lot serves award-winning Mexican fare praised by crowds of both the working class and upper crust. Their entire, wonderful menu is very cheap, making Yuca's a perfect Recession Obsession.

I know those who swear by their tacos, while others insist on their burritos. I also know those who swear by their burgers, while others insist on bypassing beef altogether. Depending on my stomach’s spacial necessity of the day, I vote either tacos or burritos. From there, it’s always pork for me. Either Yuca's cochinita pibil or carnitas.