You'd think great mexican food in LA would be easier to find...
Our absolute favorite--after many disappointing tries--is Tere's Mexican Grill on Melrose at Cahuenga. A very small unassuming place in a corner strip mall, reasonably priced, and the food is incredible.
Tere cooks for you as if you're family...everything is fresh fresh fresh and Tere is continuously dreaming up daily specials. (If you're a Pozole fan, you need to visit on Saturday or Monday...if you like ceviche, try a Friday.) My family is so hooked on the food we do lunch and/or dinner there several times a week.
Try the enchiladas rojas first...incredible!