Pueblo Viejo on Melrose
Just had dinner and drinks at Pueblo Viejo on Melrose, wanted to put in a good word. Great Carne Asada, and excellent Margaritas (though I live on the west side, so couldn't imbibe as many as I wanted to), forget the name of the one I liked, but I think it was the special. Think this replaced an old Mexican place, forget the name. Also, it becomes a Karaoke Bar after 10, for better or worse.
Anyone else been lately?
Haven't seen a recent post on this place, and wanted to report that we had a great last-minute/late (9:15 pm) dinner here last night (Friday). Had really excellent enchiladas (mole, rojo and verde). The rojo sauce I would put up against any enchilada sauce in the city - homemade with red New Mexico chili peppers and garlic. Decent margaritas (cheap - 5 bucks!). The beans were whole pintos, and served on the side, which was a good change from the pasty kind.
I was actually looking for a casual, no-scene SGV-type Mexican place, like El Ranchero on Foothill in Pasadena, and this definitely exceeded my expectations. And yes, the main waiter is still there and treated us great. And - no sign of karaoke, mercifully.
5722 Melrose Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038