With a night off from a business trip in Santa Monica we ran across this old-world Mexican Restaurant. The exterior looks a little worn and ordinary from the street, and the interior decor a little on the heavy wood side but the food and the service made for a welcome respite from the day. There's the standard Cal-Mex fare one the menu but the better bets seem to be the specialty dishes. Our server recommended the ceviche (the fish, not the camarones) appetizer and it was a great choice. The Shrimps a la Valenciana were nicely done as were the Chiles Rellenos. And the whole evening at around $20 per person including beers. No noisy band during the mid-week when we went there.