This little gem up in the far north side of the Valley is often overlooked, but good prices, hearty portions and honest home-style cooking make Leticia’s worth the drive. Most meals come with complimentary cups of fideo, a Mexican noodle soup that’s a cure for anything from the common cold to a case of the blues. Leticia Mitchell is a Chilanga, or Mexico City native, but her food comes from all over Mexico, and it is as authentic as you’ll find. Cochinita pibil—slow-roasted pork laced with achiote, or annatto seed—is a delicacy from Yucatan, while her grilled corn topped with queso fresco, chile and lime is a street food one encounters in any public park south of the border. Empanadas, chiles rellenos and Ensenada-style fish tacos are just three standout dishes at this charmingly rustic restaurant. 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane, 445-7722.