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Mar 26, 2006 07:39 PM

Where is the best Mexican in Toronto?

  • j

Craving a decent burrito and some guacamole...

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  1. That would have to be the halibut burrito at Burrito Boyz, on Peter, south of Richmond.

    However, I don't think anybody here, including the Burrito Boyz themselves will declare they are the best mexican food restaurant or even a mexican restaurant period.

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    1. re: Goober

      agreed! burritos are probably the smallest subset of mexican food possible...

      now let's talk cactus with shrimp or some mole and you've got me drooling for mexican. ooo... that's a good question, who serves the best mole in toronto?


      1. re: pinstripeprincess

        The best mole I've had here was at El Jacalito (aside from the one I made myself, of course!).

        1. re: Marjorie
          Burrito wrapped in a chimichanga

          Where is El Jacalito?

          1. re: Burrito wrapped in a chimichanga

            1500 Royal York Road - 416-244-4447

            1. re: Marjorie

              El Jacalito is no more. The same people have opened up another restaurant on the north side of Bloor, between Dufferin and Dovercourt, called El Jacal. The food is just as good.

              1. re: redearth

                Is it possible things have changed? I went a few nights ago. Had the lamb tacos. Very bland. Disappointing. Everyone at our table was looking for the flavour. It was fine and nothing more.

                1. re: Full tummy

                  my friend and i thought el jacal was awful too.

                  1. re: helenhelen

                    So disappointing when you travel from one end of the city to another searching for good food and then... don't find it. Let me know if you find a place worth visiting...

      2. re: Goober

        Totally agree!

        The best burrito is, without question, the halibut burrito at Burrito Boyz.

        The best Mexican restaurant around is El Jacalito, and they serve a passable mole.

      3. p

        which mexican restaurants deliver? and what are their specialities?

        i'm absolutely curious now to test out the options side by side and determine the best mexican in toronto, even if it's not the best in the world.


        1. Saw a Jalapeno II sign over a store front on St Clair W. east of Dufferin yesterday. I expect that it's associated with the one on King W.


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          1. re: mikeb

            I'm not sure about he St. Clair one, but the location on King W. has my vote. It's cozy. They often have live music. And the food is very, very tasty at reasonable prices. I was taken there for my birthday last year, and had mole chicken and cactus/beef tacos. All were very YUM!

          2. j
            Jalapeno Loco

            If you're willing to drive a bit, Jalapeno Loco is quite good. It's in Grand Island, NY which is halfway between Niagara Falls and Buffalo on I-190.

            The original location is in San Diego, CA and they've since expanded to northern Ohio and now western New York.

            Click the link below to see the menu -- if you see what you were hoping for, come on over!


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