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Authentic Mexican but nice in Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks

PD Girl Jun 19, 2007 09:29 PM

My brother-in-law and his wife are coming over for dinner tomorrow and they want to go to a nice Mexican place with good food. We just moved to the San Fernando Valley so I don't really know where to take them.

Any suggestions?

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    Wes RE: PD Girl Jun 19, 2007 09:33 PM

    El Presidente at Rinaldi and Sepulveda will fit the bill.

    Lite on Authentic but quite good.

    For authentic try the small mexian restaurants that abound in the SFV. Perhaps others have a suggestion.

    1. bodie RE: PD Girl Jun 19, 2007 10:24 PM

      Casa Vega is a little on the pricey side but had pretty good food (I love their salad/tostada thing they serve with the dinner entrees and their albondigas) and is a Valley institution.

      1. Das Ubergeek RE: PD Girl Jun 20, 2007 10:42 AM

        La Fogata might work for you, or the Oaxacan restaurant on Vanowen three doors or so west of Van Nuys Blvd. (I'm sorry, I don't know the name -- the sign says "Restaurante Oaxaqueño")

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          Debbie W RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 20, 2007 12:13 PM

          Cano's. Not so great but the owner is sweet.

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          Diana RE: PD Girl Jun 20, 2007 12:19 PM

          none of these are authentic. It's all american mexican food. Good, but not the real thing.

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