Señor Sol Restaurante Mexicano
Location: 9233 Reseda Blvd. (818) 341-3024
Price: Reasonable; from $2.65-$10
Charge Cards: Visa or MasterCard
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Parking: Rear of the building
“One of the most popular items on our menu is the steak burrito, gringo style,” says the woman behind the register. So my decision was made.
Señor Sol, a Mexican restaurant located about two minutes from CSUN, has been open for three months now and is related to restaurants Las Fuentes, Melody’s and Sol y Luna, all located in the Valley.
The steak burrito, gringo style, consists of juicy strips of beef, cheese, cilantro, avocado, tomato, and refried beans, all wrapped in a large toasted flour tortilla. It’s the best burrito I’ve ever eaten, not because of what’s inside, but because of the “ranchera” sauce that the burrito is smothered in. This sauce, which ingredients are a secret to customers, is orange and has a cheesy taste to it. It’s not hot, but has a subtle spice to it. This same sauce is used on the enchiladas, whether beef or chicken.
The menu has a wide variety of items including chicken strip tacos, shredded beef and pork burritos and nachos. For those who don’t eat meat, there is the meatless bean and cheese burrito and the vegetable burrito. A healthier choice would include tortas, a Mexican style sandwich, and salads with chicken, beef or fish.
From the outside looking in, Señor Sol can seem dark, but inside it has an intimate feel to it. It’s dimly lit, small in space, yet a wall adorned in mirrors to give the illusion of more space. It’s the perfect spot for a nice lunch with a small group of people. The décor is a cross between tropical rainforest and a Spanish theme. The walls are adorned with frogs, toucan birds, Spanish jars and suns, all nicely placed.
When walking into Señor Sol, expect a friendly greeting from the cashiers behind the counter and free chips and fresh salsa from the mini-salsa bar in the front of the restaurant. Don’t worry about having to get up, walk through the tiny aisles to grab your food; it’s brought to you by one of the waitresses, such a convenience.
I look forward to visiting Señor Sol again not only for the great service, but to try other items on the menu; maybe next time I’ll try their grilled white fish tacos, another favorite of customers.