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URGENT help needed -- Monday night - "Interesting" in the Valley

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My dad is visiting from out-of-state and just asked me to find an "interesting" place to take me for dinner tonight in the SFV. Sushi is out because it is a Monday night, but otherwise, we're open to pretty much anything in the Valley. Ethnic is fine, as is any price range. I

think he would like Chinese, but we cannot drive to SGV. He likes A&W in Northridge, but I think he wants to try something different.

Places I am considering:

Puro Sabor
Krua Thai (though he is not a big fan of Thai)
March (for a little more upscale)
Fab Hot Dogs (if I want to be a really cheap date)

I'd like to come up with a good Mexican place, but the best I can come up with El Taco Llama, which may be an even cheaper date than Fab.

Come on, Chowhounds. Help me out.

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  1. How about The Hummos Bar in Tarzana? Great food, wonderful kebabs and salads.

    1. Tough to go wrong with Puro Sabor.

      There's also El Katracho for Honduran food.

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      El Katracho Restaurant
      14838 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

      Puro Sabor
      6366 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

      1. if you want Mexican, i would recommend Sol y Luna on Ventura Blvd - same owners as Melody's and Las Fuentes, but the nicest of the 3 places. - great food!

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        1. re: Jelly71

          How do you get in there? Every time I've tried, it has had a wait of 40+ minutes. I considered Las Fuentes, but I think most of the food at El Taco Llama is better.

          1. re: Jwsel

            i tend to eat dinner early, so i miss the long waits at most places.

            i think Las Fuentes is much better than El Taco Llama, though. i like both, but i see ETL as a "grab and go" place, whereas i will sit and stay to eat at Las Fuentes.

            have you tried Salsa and Beer on White Oak? also good solid food at great prices. they sometimes have a wait, but it moves pretty fast, especially on a weeknight.

        2. How about Pho So 1 for vietnamese, at Sepulveda & Victory... Also, Les Tres Sisters for soul food, way way west on Devonshire?

          1. You could try Daichan in Studio City. I believe they are open on Mondays. Otherwise Tampa Gardens has been getting good buzz lately for good chinese.