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Here Are 20 San Fernando Valley Restaurants You Have To Visit

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LA! LA! Yes, so many places to go, so many places to eat, but people forget about the places outside of LA, like the San Fernando Valley. The San Fernando Valley has so many hidden gems that are well worth the drive. So, if you are trying to escape the busy city lifestyle of Los Angeles and want to try some new restaurants, here are 20 delicious places to try in the valley.

1. Poquito Más

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This small restaurant is the perfect location to get your quick Mexican fix. Although simple their food is fantastic so if you’re looking for some good fast food look no further than Poquito Más.

2. El Cancun Restaurant

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With a four-star rating, this restaurant has the best ceviche tostadas. So if you’re in the mood for some seafood this is probably the place for you.

3. Myke’s Cafe

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If you’re looking for a good brunch location, this is the place in the valley. If you decide to make a visit to this restaurant make sure you try their delicious chilaquiles, but if you have more of a sweet tooth they have plenty of pancake and french toast options.

4. Pico Pica Rico

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This is another place to get your Mexican quick fix! Homemade tortillas, traditional rice, Jamaica, Sopes, huaraches, nopales, and more! And their prices? Ridiculously low. So, what’s not to like?

5. El Tejano

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If you’re looking for a location with some great vibes, look no further. El Tejano is the place for you. This is the place to get some good food and drinks as you watch a game surrounded by some fun people.

6. Salsa & Beer

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Salsa & Beer is one of the more popular restaurants in the valley. This restaurant does not do reservations, so if you are planning a visit with a large party expect to have a longer wait time. However, don’t let the wait time scare you away from this place because the wait is well worth it. Their delicious bean dip and authentic Mexican food will exceed your expectations.

7. Papa Juan’s Baja Grill

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Papa Juan’s Baja Grill has so many taco options and if you are looking for something healthier they even have the option to swap your tortilla for a lettuce wrap. While you’re here don’t forget to pair your meal with their refreshing micheladas, you won’t regret it.

8. Saborcitos Latinos

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Satisfy your cravings with this one. This family owned restaurant has the most delicious handmade tortillas and the restaurant itself feels very homey. Their delicious aguas frescas will leave you sad about the no free refills but the extra cost will be worth the taste.

9. Gracianas Mexican Restaurant

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This small hidden gem is no secret to the locals. Luckily, a majority of their meals come with a soup or salad so you won’t have to miss out on their delicious Caldo de Albondigas when you visit.

10. Te’kila

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You might have heard of this one before. Te’kila is famous for their Taco Tuesdays with their tacos being priced at $1 each.

11. Costa Grande

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Looking for a more casual lunch location? Then Costa Grande is probably the place for you. This restaurant has the reputation for having the best carne asada fries and probably large enough for two, but let’s face it; you won’t want to share.

12. Anejo Cantina and Grill

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Food and entertainment. Anejo Cantina and Grill is a more elegant restaurant and the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a celebratory dinner with some friends and family. If you’re planning a visit here make sure to come down on the weekends when they have live music.

13. Ay Papa Que Rico

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Although a much simpler place, their food is far from that. It’s a neighborhood favorite. From Cuban sandwiches to pupusas this restaurant has many delicious options. Just like the name of this place, on your first taste of their food you’ll be yelling, “Ay papa que rico!”

14. La Corona Bar & Grill

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Do you love salsa and put it on everything? La Corona Bar & Grill’s salsa bar will give you the freedom to get as must salsa as you want. This restaurant has delicious food including spicy aguachiles and large wet burritos.

15. Mi Ranchito Veracruz

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If you’ve ever tried a Veracruz style tamal, then you’ll understand the hype behind this restaurant. The tamal is a perfect balance between masa and filling all wrapped in a banana leaf is not all this restaurant offers.

16. Puchica Guatemalan Bar & Grill

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Live Marimba and a great atmosphere. Not only are their dishes filled with beautiful colors but each dish has such amazing flavors.

17. Mofongos

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This restaurant will have your mouth watering! Obvious by the name, it’s the place to get Mofongos and its rumored to have ridiculously good Mofongos!

18. Las Fuentes

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A very casual place to eat. Las Fuentes is probably best for lunch with the many options they have. With tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, it’ll probably take you a while to choose between all of these great options.

19. Mariscos Camarena Estilo Nayarit

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Here you’ll have the perfect combination of the spicy taste from the aguachiles with the spicy taste of their delicious micheladas. This place is probably best to visit weekends at night because that’s when they have live music.

20. FRIDA Restaurant

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A must visit on Sundays for brunch. From 10:30am to 3:30pm this restaurant has Mariachi and the perfect buffet to meet all of your Mexican cravings. It’s a bit pricier than others but each plate is well worth your buck.

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