This morning I had a chicken burrito from Sahuayo restaurant for breakfast. My husband had an asada burrito. Both were delicious. We've eaten there about ten times now, and each time, it's been great.
The burrito is what this gringa would call the real mexican stuff. The chicken is stewed into a marvelous slop with peppers and tomatoes and assembled (by a man with a charming handlebar mustache) with fragrant rice and a small blob of beans into a truly fine burrito. I get it "verde" style with green salsa throughout.
My husband's asada burrito is much the same, though a bit dryer and with red salsa rather than green. The red salsa is smoky and rustic and invigorating.
The chips and salsa, when they're right, are wonderful: earthy street-style chips with bright fresh salsa flavors. Unfortunately, the chips have been "off" as frequently as they've been right-on. But the burritos are always on.
The place is a couple of doors down from the Vallarta Supermarket at 10859 Oxnard, near Cahuenga, in North Hollywood. For those who need to make a special trip, the Vallarta market, which is clean and amazingly well stocked with latin goodies, makes the trip even more worthwhile.