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.
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
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
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.