so last night I had a hankering for carne asada and I was out west.
Instead we tried valentino's, which annieb I think had mentioned. My dad and I were the only customers other than a mexican family of about 12 celebrating their daughter's birthday.
carne asada was flavorful but a little thin and tough, 3 salsas provided (2 reds and green) were nice but a little smoother than I would have liked, though they had a nice kick to them and were definitely homemade.
horchata and tamarindo were oversweetened and watery.
the real winner was the chilaquiles (verde, though you can order rojo) that came alongside my carne asada, very flavorful.
later, speaking to the very nice owners (one of whom used the opportunity to practice his hindi(!) on us) we learned that not on the menu but very good are huachinango (snapper) and ceviche. Like many places they offer menudo and posole (verde) on weekends - the owners said the posole is michoacan style.