An enthusiastically welcomed Westside branch of the award-winning La Serenata de Girabaldi in Boyle heights, this Mexican food joint is casual and fun. More importantly, it prepares authentic dishes with quality ingredients (homemade tortillas and desserts, no lard) that could pass for home cooking in different parts of Mexico. They’ve nailed the cochinita pibil, a Yucatecan pork specialty; melt-in-your-mouth pork medallions in a chunky molcajete sauce with jalapeños, and Mexican sea bass in your choice of sauces (try the avocado) are two more of many standouts, along with many of the bocaditos (small bites). Be forewarned: This place is packed during prime lunch and dinner hours.