Go Metro to Roy Choi’s LocoL in Watts

Chef Roy Choi has dominated the L.A. food truck movement for some time, but his love for low-cost cuisine and community just went a step further with his latest eatery, LocoL.

A short walk from the Metro Blue Line’s 103rd Street/Watts Towers Station, the restaurant sits east of 103rd Street and Wilmington Avenue and offers nutritious food options in an area that was previously underserved.

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While most of LocoL’s selection is similar to what you would order from your regular fast food joint, most of it is actually made with grains and oats!

Brekkie (breakfast), Crunchies (nuggets), Foldies (a sort of cross between taco and quesadilla) and Burgs (burgers and sandwiches) are some of the interestingly titled choices from the menu with prices ranging from $1 to $6. Seriously, what’s better than eating good, healthy fast food for less than 10 bucks?

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The restaurant also offers cool vibes with R&B jams from the 90s and new hip-hop from Watts native Jay Rock and label mate Kendrick Lamar. Big blocks are situated inside and outside on the patio for seating, and the screened-in windows make the place feel like a cookout.

Now, if you need a recommendation for what’s good, I’d say go for the LocoL cheeseburg or fried chicken burg —  you can’t go wrong either way! Then wash it down with a $1 tangerine agua fresca or iced coffee.

LocoL is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Blue Line is the quickest and easiest way to get there as there is very limited parking. Metro buses 117 and 254 also operate in the area; check the Metro Trip Planner to plan your best route. Once you’ve had your fill, leave a comment below and let us know about your trip to LocoL. Happy eating!

Locol’s delicious fried chicken burg and lime flavored agua fresca. Yum!

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