El Sazón Oaxaqueño is a Mar Vista spot that has a bit of everything on its menu, including a large mix of Oaxacan, classic Mexican, and American-influenced dishes for those in search of a heavyweight burrito. This 20+-year-old restaurant also makes some especially spicy costillas en salsa verde, pork ribs gently stewed in tangy tomatillo salsa until they reach optimal tenderness for optimal satisfaction. El Sazón serves great sweet and savory chiles rellenos filled with chicken picadillo too. This shredded chicken salad comes with hints of cinnamon and raisins to create that flavor contrast Oaxacan food does so well. You also, quite literally, can’t miss the restaurant’s bakery on the way out, so grab a fluffy concha or two for the road.
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