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Tony's Mexican Grill - Sherman Oaks

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Tony's Mexican Grill - Sherman Oaks

Spoony Bard | Jul 21, 2004 08:13 PM

In a chowhound search this cute family-owned box came up only once. It was nominated as having guac to take to a desert island. Though I can't vouch for that, I did really enjoy it and was curious about other hound's experiences; thought I might create some new ones too! Though the owners hail from mountainous central Mexico, the menu seems to be more Pacific Coast/Baja, with shrimp, mahi mahi, shark, and even a whole trout on the menu. The burritos are said to be Rosarito-style, for example. I ordered three tacos. First was a vegetarian taco which came as a huge pile of tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, black beans, salsa, onions, herbs, can't remember what else. The other two were Ensenada Fish Market "tempura" mahi mahi. Delicious! Topped with lime, crema, onions, very fresh cilantro. If only they did that to the shrimp! Salsas were good, but none better than the complementary bowl (not found at the salsa bar) which contained a sweet, smoky nectar of roasted tomatoes and jalapenos. A nice surprise was the bowl of fruit with a sweet, yoghurt-like crema on top. Apparently it comes complementary with every dinner. Came to about $9 with tip.

Worth noting were the people, both staff and customers. The staff were extremely friendly and courteous, though a bit slow to respond. The customers meanwhile were also a friendly bunch of neighborhood families and couples, hipsters, Hispanics, white retirees.

Tony's Mexican Grill
Coldwater Canyon at Magnolia
(SW Corner)

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