Some people are disappointed in Loteria Grill because they go expecting the best Mexican food in all of L.A., or they think it's slow, or expensive. Well, it can be pricey if you get something like the Chiles en Nogada special for $14.95, and it can be a bit slow because it's popular and crowded. But I like Loteria for several reasons -- they have interesting vegetarian tacos like mushroom and zucchini; they have the best housemade drinks like jamaica and tamarindo; and everything is freshly made and generally pretty good. I had the plate above, with a cochinita pibil taco, a mushroom taco, a side of cactus salad and a tamarindo drink, all for under $10, which I don't think is that bad, price-wise. The cochinita didn't have as much flavor as Yuca's or Chichen Itza, but everything else was good. At the Chowhound tasting, we tried the carne asada nachos, which I never would have thought to order, but they were seriously tasty. They also have several brunch dishes available including chilequiles. Loteria may not be perfect, but it has defintely elevated the expectations for Mexican food, especially in the Fairfax area where there's not much Mexican available anyway.