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Looking to put a little spice in your life? There are some solid spicy food restaurants in Los Angeles, eateries that will leave your tastebuds wanting more by the time you up and leave. Sure, some people do not do too well with spicy foods. Others, meantime, can’t get enough of the spices that turn somewhat regular food into a spicy adventure. If you have a hankering for spicy food, get off your couch or chair and visit some of these venues.
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Prado Restaurant
244 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 467-3871
www.pradola.com

When spicy food is calling you, head on over to Prado Restaurant. This eatery offers a number of items that are sure to catch your attention. Among some of the more popular items would be the Pollo Negro, a “grilled breast of chicken in a spicy black pepper sauce with fresh herbs an pineapple” and shrimp in Jamaican black pepper sauce, a “fresh jumbo shrimp in a spicy black pepper sauce with fresh herbs and pineapple.” Louisiana crab cakes and curry salmon are also dining favorites.

Prado Restaurant is open seven days a week, with doors opening at 11 a.m. on Mondays, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday – Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.

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Hiatus Urban Barbeque
1292 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 879-9700
www.hiatusbbq.com

If you are a BBQ lover, you have come to the right place. Opened for about two-and-a-half years, Hiatus Urban Barbeque uses meats that are “slow-cooked in the smoker, lightly seasoned, and served with farmers market vegetables like kale, brussel sprouts and radicchio.” Among the selections are a spicy chicken wrap, pulled pork plate (with spicy peppers), and a crispy pig sandwich (with spicy peppers). Hiatus Urban Barbeque opens at 11 a.m. six days a week, 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Related: Best BBQ in Los AngeleI

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(credit: Jam Y./yelp)


Ta-eem Grill
7422 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 944-0013
ta-eemgrillinc.com

When you have spicy on the mind, Ta-eem Grill makes for a perfect day or evening out. Among the entree choices for those enjoying a little more spice in their life, look to Shawarma (marinated chicken with special spices), Mergez (a hot dog done spicy Moroccan style), and Shakshuka (a pair of eggs with a fresh tomato sauce pasting, fresh garlic and of course spices to top it off). Ta-eem Grill is open six days a week beginning at 11 a.m. (closed Saturdays).

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Ssam Korean BBQ
1040 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 737-9292
ssamla.com

If BBQ has your tastebuds watering, take time to visit Ssam Korean BBQ. This establishment offer the likes of spicy pork bulgogi Ssambob, not to mention spicy beef rib stew. With grills already built into the tables, patrons can witness their meals being cooked and prepared first-hand. Ssam Korean BBQ is open seven days a week starting at 11 a.m.

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Feast From the East
1949 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 475-0400
www.ffte.com

In the event you are in the mood for some authentic food from the Orient, you have arrived at the right place. Feast From the East offers myriad of choices, but for those who love a little spice in their food, you can hone-in on the spicy tofu (soy ginger sauce that comes across as mildly spicy) and spicy Thai green beans (with a spicy Thai fish sauce). Feast From the East opens at 11 a.m. seven days a week. With these being just a sampling of your spicy food options, get out there and start eating.

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Dave Thomas has been covering the sports world since his first job as a sports editor for a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania back in 1989. He has covered a Super Bowl, college bowl games, MLB, NBA and more. His work can be found on Examiner.com.