I live in the Valley. I know. But I never see a review of a Mexican restaurant somewhere in the SFV. That's why I'm determined to change that. So look, next time you want simple but really good nortena (ranchera) style Mexican food go to a small place called San Marcos Mexican Restaurant in Van Nuys. They have everything from Tacos to Burritos + homemade Jamaica & Horchata + homemade tortillas (really good corn tortillas). Granted the seating isn't something to write home about, but that's not why you're there. Then, take a look at the daily special menu board on the wall - - try to get there on a Thursday so you can have the Costillas De Puerco. I'm telling you, if you wanna spend less than $20 for a killer dinner or lunch for 2 people go there.