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Jul 3, 2010 04:57 PM

Good Mexican Food in Studio City

Went to try Manny's at the location that used to be Bronco's on the corner at Moorpark and Woodman. I ordered the burrito with carne asada while my wife had two soft chicken tacos with beans and rice and a side order of guacamole with chips. Very very good. More than two could eat and for a whopping bill of $18.64. It's almost like buying at a restaurant without guilt. Absolutely NO atmosphere. The lady who took my order was very pleasant. Would highly recommend for an inexpensive bring in for those in the valley. I find the food to be much better than the old Bronco and for those of you who have that disorder that I have they offer Menudo Friday through Monday. Will have to give it a try.

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  1. The old Bronco was heavy on seafood. Is that still true or has the menu changed that much. Also, we're really talking Sherman Oaks, here. No?

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    1. re: Bob Brooks

      There are / were 2 Bronco's that I know of; the one mentioned above and the other on Ventura Blvd in, I think, Tarzana or Reseda

      1. re: Bob Brooks

        You know, having lived here for 63 years I am never quite sure where Studio City starts and ends. When I was a kid it ended at Coldwater , then they extended it to Fulton so you are most likely right it is Sherman Oaks. Not much in the way of seafood at the new place.

        1. re: Hughlipton

          According to Wikipedia Studio City is bounded roughly by Ethel or Longridge Avenues to the west, Highway 101 or Whipple Street to the north, Lankershim Boulevard to the east and Mulholland Drive to the south. I grew up in the Valley and I know these things change all the time.

          1. re: wienermobile

            The LA Times mapping project has attempted to come up with broadly accepted definitions of neighborhood boundaries: Their map has Moorpark and Woodman comfortably in Sherman Oaks rather than Studio City:


      2. We live not too far, and while we've been a bit underwhelmed by most of the fare at Manny's, I am seriously addicted to their Carne Asada fries. It's just fries, topped with melted nacho cheese, then topped with shredded cheese, then topped with chopped carne asada, and then finally topped with guacamole and sour cream.

        I will say that, while it doesn't have the best atmosphere, everyone I've encountered on my visits has been super nice.

        As an aside, while not Sherman Oaks, Salsa & Beer (White Oak and Victory, I think) is opening a second location on Sherman Way in NoHo. I am absolutely in love with their carnitas tacos. Just heavenly.

        Salsa & Beer
        6740 White Oak Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

        1. Not too much farther at Hazeltine and Oxnard is San Marcos Mexican Grill. (That is the space previously occupied by El Jerezano.) The tacos are excellent and they have a good variety of salsas, including 3-4 with a good bite. Tacos are $1.25 and have a lot of meat.

          San Marcos Mexican Grill
          5937 Hazeltine Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91401

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          1. re: Jwsel

            Do they offer pollo and/or fish options as well, Jwsel? If so, have you tried either one?

            1. re: GK in SO

              I know they have chicken, but I've stuck with the tacos so far. I don't recall seeing fish on the menu, but I've only looked at it briefly. The restaurant is more of a taqueria so it may not do much with fish.

          2. i've never been too impressed with anything except the machaca and egg burrito at mannys. for some reason, it's really good.

            otherwise, i'd recommend loteria grill in the area.