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Authentic Mexican but nice in Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks

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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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  1. 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. 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. 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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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

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

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