Needed food last night around 10:30 when an architecture lecture went way too long. We stopped by JV's on Morena (in Bay Park). It really hit the spot. The tortilla soup had big chunks of chicken and lots of not-overcooked vegetables. It came with rice and onion and cilantro to put in it, and extra tortillas. I got a chicken adobada burrito, my husband got a beef al pastor. I think both the burritos has avocado and fresh salsa in them. The sauces on the meats were delicious, very rich and flavorful. My only complaint is that the meat wasn't the most tender. And why don't more places in San Diego make fresh aguas frescas? That stuff out of the machines (horchata, jamaica) is way too sweet. The only place I've had homemade was at Rancho (North park or ocean beach). JV's had a big bin of spicy pickled carrots. They have signs up all over the counter for different kinds of burritos (surf & turf: shrimp and carne asada).
In general, the food was fresh and flavorful. And the people working there were really nice and helpful.
Thanks to whoever made the recommendation!