Where are you located?
The Park’s Finest is located on the northeastern corner of Temple Street & Edgeware Road in Central Los Angeles for dine-in, takeout, and catering pick-up. To dine in, we encourage calling in advance to secure a reservation. We also offer catering for small, medium and large-scale events where we bring the food to you and can cook on-site. For takeout and catering, please call us in advance to confirm your orders.
How big is your restaurant?
We have a 60-person capacity in our indoor dining area, with an additional 12-person seating at our outdoor patio.
How do I place orders for catering?
The Park’s Finest requires advanced notice of catering orders. Please log onto www.theparksfinest.com to access our menu under the link “Catering Trays”. This menu will guide you to help determine what you need for your party with descriptions of costs and the number of people each size tray can feed. When you’re ready to place your order, you can access the shopping cart by clicking the link under “Order Now.” The shopping cart will calculate the total cost of your order with tax included. Please note this is only a calculation and itemized listing of your order, as we do not process credit cards online. We work with you to make the payment of your order depending on the size and scope of the order being placed.
You can also find a booking request form under the “Party Booking” link. This helps us to pencil in dates
for your party to our calendar. Please be as thorough as possible regarding your party’s needs.
Before I place a large catering order, can I sample the food?
Please call us at (213) 481-2800 to coordinate a tasting at our restaurant.
How far in advance should we order for catering?
We fill our capacity fast so we ask that orders be placed 1 week prior to your event.
Do you take catering orders on short notice?
We can’t make any guarantees, however, we will try our best to accommodate. Please call us at (213) 481-2800 to see what we can work out together.
What are your minimum rates for catering?
For deliveries, there are minimum rates for weekday orders & weekend orders. If your event is on a weekend, the total order must be at least $300. If your event is on a weekday, the order must total at least $500.
For on-site catering, the order must total at least $3,000. There will also be an hourly service charge. On-site catering entails staffing from The Park’s Finest who will come to your event to serve your guests and cook on-site. Additionally, in order to have The Park’s Finest cater on-site at your event, access to electricity and a water source is required.
I need help in figuring out how much to order for my party. How many people do these trays feed?
A “Lola Tray” is good for 15-20 portions, while a “Lolo Tray” can take care of 35-40 folks.
The general rule of thumb for a spread good enough for 40 people consists of 3 Lolo Tray meat selections, veggies, and a tray of cornbread bibingka. If your folks are really hungry, you can always add more meat selections and cornbread bibingka.
Who are you guys?
We are locals from the last bastion of 213, in Downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown. Before this area became a hip spot, we’ve gone to school, played in park leagues, and raised families in the neighborhood. We’ve always worked to improve and push the limits of the “backyard boogie”. We are immersed and connected with the City of Los Angeles and strive to show folks that LA is not full of fakes, but is blessed with a vibrant, multi-ethnic immigrant culture that has thrived and grown together. Our food reflects that flavor.
We were the knuckleheads who grew up through violent times in the neighborhood, that the community as a whole embraced and took care of. Now we try to repay the favor by giving the best food that we can possibly provide at the most reasonable and fair prices.