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Where is the best Mexican in Toronto?

Jacco Mar 26, 2006 07:39 PM

Craving a decent burrito and some guacamole...

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    Goober RE: Jacco Mar 27, 2006 06:27 AM

    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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      pinstripeprincess RE: Goober Mar 27, 2006 07:27 AM

      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?

      Link: http://tongueandcheek.ca

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        Marjorie RE: pinstripeprincess Mar 27, 2006 10:55 AM

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

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          Burrito wrapped in a chimichanga RE: Marjorie Mar 27, 2006 02:07 PM

          Where is El Jacalito?

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            Marjorie RE: Burrito wrapped in a chimichanga Mar 27, 2006 03:40 PM

            1500 Royal York Road - 416-244-4447

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              redearth RE: Marjorie Mar 8, 2007 02:34 PM

              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.

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                Full tummy RE: redearth Apr 25, 2010 04:35 PM

                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.

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                  helenhelen RE: Full tummy Aug 10, 2012 10:05 PM

                  my friend and i thought el jacal was awful too.

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                    Full tummy RE: helenhelen Aug 11, 2012 10:12 PM

                    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...

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        Marjorie RE: Goober Mar 27, 2006 10:54 AM

        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.

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        pinstripeprincess RE: Jacco Mar 28, 2006 07:36 AM

        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.

        Link: http://tongueandcheek.ca

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          mikeb RE: Jacco Mar 28, 2006 12:16 PM

          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.

          Link: http://www.jalapeno.ca

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            halcyon1234 RE: mikeb Jul 25, 2007 12:05 PM

            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!

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            Jalapeno Loco RE: Jacco Mar 28, 2006 01:35 PM

            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!

            Link: http://www.jalapenoloco.biz

            1. Rabbit RE: Jacco Feb 22, 2007 06:45 AM

              El Palenque on St. Clair West used to be quite charming (Bathurst-ish). I think there are now a few Mexican/Latin American restaurants in the 'hood.

              1. Super Nintendo Chalmers RE: Jacco Feb 22, 2007 07:31 AM

                I enjoyed Milagro a lot too despite the iffy service.

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                  Love it Spicy RE: Jacco Feb 23, 2007 07:42 AM

                  mariachi's on yonge street or hernando's on front st

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                    wordsworth RE: Jacco Feb 24, 2007 02:06 AM

                    Forget it. There are no decent burritos in Toronto. I was out in the middle of Arizona a few weeks ago and stopped at some little Mexican place for a burrito. It sadly reminded me of what a real burrito tastes like. Nothing in Toronto even approaches being a real Mexicam burrito.

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                      DDD RE: Jacco Feb 24, 2007 08:49 AM

                      It seems that El Jacalito has moved...can anyone confirm?

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                        damonster RE: DDD Mar 14, 2007 09:32 AM

                        Here's a link with the new address, etc. went a few weeks back and enjoyed what I had

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                        yoyodyne RE: Jacco Feb 24, 2007 10:55 AM

                        I'm a huge fan of Rebozos Mexican Foods at Rogers west of Dufferin. They make the best tacos in the city-- their cochinita pibil will knock your socks off. Tasty food, unpretentious atmosphere and the most beautifully charming couple run the place. Worth the trip for sure.


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                          thebutcher RE: Jacco Feb 24, 2007 05:27 PM

                          Not Toronto but Mississauga - but in my opinion "El Sombrero" on Brunel (Hurontario/Britannia just south of the 401) is the best Mexican. Fresh California/Mexican is probably the best description - everything is terrific -burritos/guacamole/quesadillas etc. Worth the 30 minute drive from the downtown core.

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                            NovoCuisine RE: thebutcher Feb 25, 2007 05:51 AM

                            Is this the place in the same plaza as Nirvana?

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                              Kagemusha RE: NovoCuisine Feb 25, 2007 06:36 AM

                              Yup. El Sombrero is OK but not worth a bomb run from downtown.They serve pedestrian "haute Taco Bell" grub that's just not that remarkable--sorry butcher.

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                                NovoCuisine RE: Kagemusha Feb 25, 2007 09:12 AM

                                Probably not worth a trip from the core, but if anybody's in Mississauga then Cantina Mexicana in Streetsville is well above the average Mexican I've encountered in the GTA.

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                                  thebutcher RE: Kagemusha Mar 8, 2007 06:09 PM

                                  Sorry Kagemusha - you must have visited El Sombrero on an off day. I used to work nearby to ES and have recently changed jobs and will miss my weekly El Sombrero fix!

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                              The Macallan 18 RE: Jacco Feb 25, 2007 01:40 PM

                              Terminal 3, Pearson International Airport. Anywhere but Toronto!

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                                artificialard RE: The Macallan 18 Feb 27, 2007 10:41 PM

                                Not to be antagonistic but I keep seeing these "xxx in Toronto is garbage. Go to the southern most tip of New Zealand, there's a stand at the edge off of the cliff that is delicious..." It's of no value to the discussion at hand and just makes us all sift through another message when going through the thread.

                                Personally I've thought the best burritos are of course from Burrito Boyz. People have been attracted to this new stand called "Chimichangas" on Yonge just a smidge north of Dundas but by far Burrito Boyz is better (although less convenient for me).

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                                  Googs RE: artificialard Mar 15, 2007 10:37 AM

                                  Verrrrry exciting. Chimichangas would be right in my neighbourhood. By 'stand' do you mean it's take-out only?

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                                haven RE: Jacco Mar 8, 2007 03:56 AM

                                Elrincon Mexicana on st.clair and christie. I went there and I ordered Morelianas, a deep fried falt tortilla with layer of beans, and your choice of chicken,beef,chorizo. The tortilla was excellent. I had the custard flan and the dessert tasted so good I wanted to order more. The people that own it is from mexico so that is a big plus.

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                                  Snarf RE: Jacco Mar 8, 2007 05:21 AM

                                  El Trompo on Augusta, close to College. Great tacos, home-made margaritas, and no hint of attitude. Everything made on site, and still priced at street-food scale.

                                  1. redearth RE: Jacco Mar 8, 2007 02:38 PM

                                    For awesome authentic tacos, tostadas, and the like, try:

                                    Rebozos (126 Rogers, at Boon, 416-658-5001) Open Tuesday to Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday noon to 7 pm. Closed Monday, holidays. Unlicensed. Access: five steps at door. Rating: NNNN

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                                      rrs RE: redearth Aug 2, 2008 02:48 PM

                                      I second (or third) Rebozos. As a former Californian, I used to miss the taco trucks that you'd find here and there with awesome tacos. I had the craving today and went. Awesome! 2.50 for each taco (choices include chorizo, pork, tongue...). I tried the chorizo and was happy. I also had the pozole soup (chicken with chickpeas and you put lettuce and lime on the soup and eat the chicken with crunchy taco shells). I washed it all down with a refreshing horchata. I left completely happy and for a second there I thought I was back in LA.

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                                        auberginegal RE: rrs Sep 3, 2008 04:59 PM

                                        is the chorizo very greasy or oily? i had a bad experience once (not at rebozos, obviously) eating a chorizo taco and it was dripping with so much oil from the sausage it turned me off of eating them for quite a while :(

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                                      thebutcher RE: Jacco Mar 8, 2007 06:07 PM

                                      Tried Johnny Banana's at the corner of Queen/Bathurst (north east side) upon a recommendation from a Mexican pal - and thoroughly enjoyed it. He said it was authentic Mexcian with great Margaritas - and he was right on. Modern room with great service too.

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                                        goodcookiedrift RE: thebutcher Mar 15, 2007 10:35 AM

                                        Authentic Mexican? maybe. terrible food? yes.

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                                          cuitlacocheaugratin RE: goodcookiedrift May 21, 2007 07:55 PM

                                          What was, in your opinion so terrible about Johny Banana. I really liked it. I'm originally from Mexico and the only three palces that are close in flavour and service to what we have in Mexico are Milagros, Johny Banana and Jalapeno's.

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                                          almond3xtract RE: thebutcher Jul 23, 2009 03:34 PM

                                          NOT AUTHENTIC!!! Not sure what your friend was smoking!! Nowhere in Mexico will they combine potatoes and chorizo, serve it on a flour tortilla and dare to call it a taco.

                                          JB has some of the WORST, most flavorless "Mexican" ever. Honestly even Chipotle is better in both regards.

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                                            clamnectar RE: almond3xtract Jul 23, 2009 04:12 PM

                                            you're really eager to trumpet the inauthenticity of various mexican restaurants, within this thread and elsewhere. i don't see the need for it. we're not in mexico, so of course nobody's catering to mexicans. let's just talk about good and bad, shall we? some restaurants make good food, some don't. i'm sure there are huge varieties in food preparation styles from city to city and even from chef to chef in mexico. in fact, i'd be willing to bet there are a lot of chefs who try new things as opposed to beating the dead authenticity horse. if you grew up eating one kind of mexican and that's all you can enjoy, i feel sorry for you.

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                                              Snarf RE: clamnectar Jul 23, 2009 07:46 PM

                                              Nice post. Good to see someone else calling out the Mexiphobes who think that immigrants can't reproduce their home cuisine. And this person is advocating a chain? I hope this doesn't discourage anyone from opening or testing the waters. We want your food.

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                                                basileater RE: Snarf Oct 27, 2009 11:43 AM

                                                I completely agree with the above two posts. I find something rather distasteful about a bunch of Canucks telling a people how they should cook their national food, especially a diverse cuisine like Mexico's, especially up here in Canada where ingredients are limited and palates bland. If I open a sandwich shop in Mexico do you think people would knock on my door blasting me for not making an authentic sandwich? No, and if they did it would be ludicrous. Same thing here. Anything can be smushed into a tortilla of any sort and be called a taco. That's the point. I haven't eaten at Johnny Banana but I know that the owners are straight out of the d.f.. If you don't like the food that is fine, but I don't see any value in disparaging anything that doesn't fit into an inflexible monolithic conception of a cuisine created from a two week trip to Oaxaca or six months in Jalisco in 1971, or whatever feeble claim to expertise most of us can claim. There is a difference between having regard for the traditions of a cuisine and smashing the attempts of folks to create something good with what's available, and maybe innovate a little. Certainly most of what we find around here doesn't entirely fit with my Mexican family's recollection of the food back home, but nevertheless they are happy that there are people here willing to give it a go.

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                                          LauraA RE: Jacco Mar 9, 2007 04:51 AM

                                          If it's burritos you crave then you're not looking for the best Mexican place but the best burrito place, and that will be Quesada (they have several locations). Way better than Burrito Boys (and less grease).

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                                            SMJ78 RE: Jacco Mar 13, 2007 06:06 PM

                                            I like Hernando's Hideaway on Yonge Street south of Wellesley. They serve burritos, tacos, spanish style rice and all the fixings.

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                                              Pepper1152 RE: SMJ78 Aug 9, 2012 02:45 PM

                                              Please please please forget about Hernando's on Yonge at Wellesley!!! Recently re-named Habernero's, everything microwaved & absolutely the worst meal I have ever eaten! Go a block south to Cocina Lucero for amazing Mexican food! Top quality. The cactus tacos are to die for! Also if ever in Hamilton go to Mex I Can. I lived in the southwest and that is the closest to a real Mexican restaurant you'll find in Ontario complete with groceries. (Every real Mexican restaurant in the southwest sells groceries for some odd reason)

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                                                Davwud RE: Pepper1152 Aug 9, 2012 03:04 PM

                                                Not everyone. Unless you count being able to buy their tortillas, salsa and sausage.


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                                                  Googs RE: Pepper1152 Aug 9, 2012 04:49 PM

                                                  Your post is very confusing. If you were at Haberneros, you were at the old Wellington St location of Hernando's. It was always bad.

                                                  As for the Yonge & Wellesley location, it was renamed Fernando's Hideaway and is owned by the same cook who's been there for years. Same food as it ever was. Same casual irreverent service which I like because some things just shouldn't be taken so darn seriously.

                                                  I eat there about a couple of times a month and have NEV-ver received microwaved food. I don't go there for pure Mexican food. I go for Mexicali food same as it's served for decades. That half price fajita night on Wednesday's is still one of the very best bargains in town. Dinner for two of an app, a double order of fajitas, margaritas and soft drinks for less than $55.00 Beat that.

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                                                    abigllama RE: Googs Feb 18, 2013 09:23 PM

                                                    We went to Fernando's tonight and it was quite good. The new owner/cook must have tweaked things a bit. I've enjoyed my food there before be everything tonight seemed significantly better. It just seemed to have more flavour than before.

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                                                      Googs RE: abigllama Feb 19, 2013 07:21 AM

                                                      Thanks for the update. It's (unusually)been a couple of months since Beau & I've been. What did you have?

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                                                        abigllama RE: Googs Feb 19, 2013 09:32 PM

                                                        We split that small nachos carne with a side of quac. It was good and cheesy and the beef had a nice flavour. I had a taco and enchilada platter. The cheese enchilada was particularly awesome.

                                                        Other half had the fish burrito. Said it was very good but not great.

                                                        However we both loved the green salsa that was on the table. Tasted very fresh and had a good kick to it.

                                                        The menu looks exactly the same just felt the spicing and favours were elevated over when we visited under the old name.

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                                                          Googs RE: abigllama Feb 20, 2013 08:17 AM

                                                          The cook/owner is no longer held back by a head office. Good to hear he's taking advantage of that.

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                                                            abigllama RE: Googs May 7, 2013 12:51 AM

                                                            Fernando's is my go-to for enchiladas. The cheese enchiladas del norte are the best in the city. I prefer getting them with the chili con carne but the Texas Red is also really good.

                                                            My family besides myself was all from Dallas and my mom made cheese enchiladas regularly. This is my comfort zone food. The service is always fantastic, can't wait to go back.

                                                            I can't vouch for the rest of the menu because I can't go there and not order the awesome enchiladas. They're really that good!

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                                                              Googs RE: abigllama May 7, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                              I recently had a party at Fernando's. About a couple of dozen guests, about a couple of dozen happy people. It's perfect if you're just looking for a fun and affordable night out.

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                                                                abigllama RE: Googs May 7, 2013 01:24 PM

                                                                Yes it's convenient, affordable and reliable. I just ate at the bar last night before taking transit to a concert at the Opera House.

                                                                Googs do you have any favourites on the menu? It would be hard to deviate from the awesome enchiladas but I'm open to suggestions!

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                                                                  Googs RE: abigllama May 8, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                                  Of course! Before I start, I should say that I know the old menu as well as I do the new. I mix and match a little. To that end, HEY CHEF/OWNER, bring back the Margarita Chicken Salad. It's Spring and the time is right.

                                                                  In app's, Fernando's Dip or just a simple chips and guac. I like the flautas, but avoid the honey chipotle sauce. I order the flauta sides the way they used to come, with guac, sour cream, and Pico de Gallo. For nachos, I either go for the Super (vegetarian) or the Carne (very much not veggie).

                                                                  From the mains, I like the veggie chili. The Texas Red Hot is decent, but usually too much for me. I enjoy the fajitas in beef or chicken. I like that they can cook the meat to order. I don't like that they now serve cheese as one of the toppings I guess millions would disagree. In burritos, my fave is the Chicken Vera Cruz. It reads like it'd be boring, but its the best one. The Quesadillas are all fine. The veggie chili is the one I usually go for. Good and good for you.

                                                                  All of the above always, always, always with a large lime margarita. Is there any other way?

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                                                                    abigllama RE: Googs May 18, 2013 01:30 AM

                                                                    Thanks Googs! Love the lime margarita as well.

                                                                    I'll try my favourite, the cheese enchiladas del Norte with the veggie chili next time. I've tried it with the Texas Red Hot and agree, it was super good but incredibly filling. The Con Carne was good, and now I have to try the veggie.

                                                                    Love the nachos, the small is enough for two to share as an app.

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                                                      causeimhungry RE: Googs May 18, 2013 11:13 AM

                                                      Does any one know if their daily specials (like the fajitas mentioned above) are only during lunch or are they all day?

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                                                        Googs RE: causeimhungry May 20, 2013 11:41 AM

                                                        Fernando's Hideaway's half price fajita special is the only one that's all day. The rest are until 4pm only.

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                                                          causeimhungry RE: Googs May 20, 2013 05:18 PM

                                                          Thanks googs!

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                                                  The Macallan 18 RE: Jacco Mar 14, 2007 12:32 AM

                                                  Quesada is NASTY~! How can u compare to Burrito Boys~!

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                                                    pescatarian RE: The Macallan 18 Mar 14, 2007 06:11 AM

                                                    I agree, Quesada is terrible. Flavourless.

                                                  2. torontovore RE: Jacco Mar 14, 2007 12:51 PM

                                                    Seems like this thread has revived. About a year ago when it first appeared I read all the glowing reports of the Burrito Boyz 'halibut burrito' and made a special trip downtown just to try them. I grew up with traditional 'fish 'n chips', starting as a kid in London, England and as a teenager in Toronto I'd have the double halibut and chips take out meal at least once a week. And a later in life developed a deep love of burritos. So put them both together, along with the reviews, and I was ready to travel. Guess what? I hated it! Couldn't finish it and dumped in the garbage. Bland and oily, and a burrito only in the sense that it came wrapped in dough. Nasty thing and put me off trying the Boyz again.
                                                    Being up in North York there're not many Mexican style restaurants once you eliminate Taco Bell. Although the food quality varies I often end up at the Mexicana at 3337 Bathurst (a little south of the 401). I usually get the Combo Platter which is a chicken enchilada, beef burrito and quesadilla topped off with sour cream and guacamole, served with salad and refried beans. When they get it right, I leave incredibly satisfied and happy, and when they don't it's still ok, just not memoriable. Small cosy room, with a patio in the summer, with a nice 'family style' atmosphere. They even have non-alcoholic beer on the menu, which I think is a great option even if I don't always choose it.

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                                                      goodcookiedrift RE: Jacco Mar 15, 2007 10:34 AM

                                                      Ok, first off, here here to those screaming that 1) authentic mexican and good burrito is an oxymoron and 2) that there are no spots in toronto that even come close to the real deal.

                                                      Twice a year i travel to Southern California, Tijuana and Las Vegas and i guarantee you, nothing in toronto remotely messures up to real mexican food. We simply don't have a large enough mexican contingent to set the bar high enough.

                                                      That being said, Burrito Boyz is an average burrito. it fills you up, its somewhat tasty, but it by no means is a great burrito. I would have to say that MexiTaco makes a pretty good burrito, and Quessada is a good compromise for the suit and tie crowd who have a measely 30 min for lunch. Best mexican in the city though still has to be El Sol on the Danforth although i will admit, they are slipping.

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                                                        chefworm RE: Jacco Mar 15, 2007 11:57 AM

                                                        thank you torontovore for posting your negative experience with the halibut burrito at BB. i also think it is disgusting, and have stated so before on this BB, only to be torn a new one by everyone and their uncle who seems to think it is the best thing going. obviously prefrozen halibut, which i was repeatedly bashed for saying because, according to the bashers, they don't use frozen fish... {wake up people, halibut is NOT available fresh year round}. it tasted like it had been cooked in dirty oil, and was just plain gross. there you have it people, i'm not the only one who thinks so.

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                                                          bluedog RE: chefworm Mar 15, 2007 12:17 PM

                                                          chefworm, I can;t believe your saying that! the halibut burrito is SOOO good!

                                                          but seriously, everyone is entitled to their opinion.....

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                                                            torontofunk RE: bluedog May 17, 2007 10:18 AM

                                                            Just found this a couple months ago. Really really really good. Fiesta Azteca - 1618 Bayview Avenue. Charming service.

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                                                            cuitlacocheaugratin RE: chefworm May 21, 2007 08:06 PM

                                                            I agree with you. I should say that when Burrito Boyz started, their burritos were very good, huge and decently priced. Good deal for the price. I guess that's what made them famous but now they are terrible!! Quality of ingredients is awful and the service there sucks. I heard that they changed their produce supplier to make a bigger mark although they were already doing pretty good and they went for a second quality supplier that offers bad quality vegetables for half the price. I noticed that with the meat more than the vegetables. At first their quality and flavour was so good and now it's like only after having several tequila shots at the nightclub and when you get really hungry late at night when in the area you can swallow their stuff. I'd say Quesada is the best option for quality, Mexican flavour and price. They even have green salsa and salsa borracha which are really authentic Mexican ingredients. Johny Banana is another option (spicy as hell, and a chorizo burrito which is very interesting) although it's more pricey (full service restaurant) but way better quality.

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                                                            cuitlacocheaugratin RE: Jacco May 21, 2007 07:44 PM

                                                            Well burritos are not really the best example of authentic Mexican food. Burritos are not the national Mexican dish as many believe. They are probably the most representative dish of Tex-Mex food along with nachos and fajitas. I'm originally from Mexico and you wouldn't find those dishes at a Mexican restaurant. But if you are wondering where is the best Mexican in Toronto I can recommend 3 places:

                                                            - Johny Banana at Queen & Bathurst
                                                            - Milagro on Mercer St.
                                                            - Jalapeno on King.

                                                            Although if you are craving a burrito, I'd recommend Johny Banana and Quesada on Wellington. Both places serve huge burritos and they keep them pretty Mexican and with good quality ingredients contrary to Burrito Boyz' Tex-Mex flavour and not so good quality and service. Johny Banana's burritos are pricey though cause it's not a fast food place as Quesada where burritos are big as well but cheaper.

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                                                              GillianS RE: cuitlacocheaugratin Mar 2, 2008 06:58 PM

                                                              Milagro may be authentic, but it is expensive and the service I experienced there was terrible. We were there last Saturday for nearly 2 hours prior to a show (a table of 6 of us). They ignored us for the most part, then when the food finally did arrive, they messed 4 out of 6 orders. We were offered complimentary desserts, which seemed reasonable, only to have them bring 4 desserts which 6 of us were expected to split. Had they not brought anything, we would have been less insulted! Upon departing, the manager asked us what our experience had been like and we told him exactly. He responded by apologizing, asking us to come back and give them another chance, then handed us his business card! I can only comment on my dish, a vegetarian place, which allthough tasty, plate was more the size of an appetizer at a cost of I think $19! Our friends who work in New York and dine out often said even they haven't paid as much to eat out in New York as they did at Milagro. Never again!

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                                                                dannyboy RE: GillianS Jun 26, 2009 11:07 AM

                                                                Expensive yes...
                                                                was just there for lunch with a colleague and had an excellent meal (albeit i'm not typically into paying 60bones for lunch-must have been the tequila : S)
                                                                Had the guacamole & chips, which was excellent and pretty damn decent portion size as well (should be for 10bucks) - main i had the fish tacos (tuna) and it was amazing totally loved it --- it's the damn marguarita's that come back costwise and kick you in the arse, I think they were about $14 each.
                                                                Friend had beef taco's (tenderloin) for about $15 (around the same as mine) and he loved it too...
                                                                all and all, $115 lunch, much more than i was expecting, mainly because of the drinks but will mos def be back because i loved the food...
                                                                great great mexican and beautiful room

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                                                                  thebutcher RE: dannyboy Jul 10, 2009 06:24 PM

                                                                  I agree dannyboy - we were at Milagro's on Wednesday night....we shared the guacamole and an assortment of tacos - shrimp with avocado, shrimp with pineapple, rib eye and chipotle chicken (very spicy) . And of course several margaritas. Very delicous, excellent service and live music. Fun!

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                                                                    drjolt RE: thebutcher Jul 26, 2009 08:10 AM

                                                                    There seem to be recent Milagro comments here, so I thought I would post about our dinner. Overall, it was quite good with some evident strengths of the meal. The tamarind margarita did not particularly taste of tamarind, which was disappointing, and not good enough to warrant the price of the drink. The white sangria with cucumber puree, however, was absolutely delicious. Very light, summery, not like anything I've had before. The chips are flour, not corn, and the guacamole was decent - worth the price because they give such a large serving. The salsa was extremely bland with an unblended texture. But ask for the house habanero sauce (really sort of a puree) - it has great heat but also very very flavorful. It was delicious.

                                                                    The chipotle octopus ceviche was heavenly. So tender with great flavors. The tropical shrimp ceviche was pretty boring. The conchinita pibil had excellent flavor although could have been just a bit more moist. It was served with delicious corn tortillas (wish the chips were made of those). The enchiladas with mole sauce were only okay. The mole had depth and was okay, but it was quite sweet. I've never had such sweet mole before. It was distracting. The refried beans are also like none I've had before - I think they are made with black beans and they had some sort of smoky flavor. I thought they were really great. Desserts seemed to be generally liked but not loved. I'm not a dessert fan so I can't really say.

                                                                    Service was great. Overall, good experience. I think once you know what to order, you can have a really great dining experience there.

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                                                                almond3xtract RE: cuitlacocheaugratin Jul 23, 2009 03:36 PM

                                                                Johnny Banana is neither authentic or delicious. Emphasis on the "not authentic"...

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                                                                Gabstar RE: Jacco Jul 25, 2007 11:05 AM

                                                                I don't know if this has been mentioned on this thread of not, but has anyone gone to Margaritas on Baldwin?? If not-DON'T!
                                                                Horrible service, dispicable 'mexican' food..nice patio though, perfect summer evening if you're not eating or drinking. Wasn't impressed with Jonny Bananas either, although I thought they tried really hard to make it enjoyable.

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                                                                  Paula from Toronto RE: Jacco Jul 31, 2007 12:04 PM

                                                                  Dos Amigos on Bathurst north of Dupont is pretty good.

                                                                  Milagro on John Street (Entertainment District) is also pretty good.

                                                                  1. Recyclor RE: Jacco Jul 31, 2007 12:46 PM

                                                                    Did I miss-read or something?! What about Taco's El Assador on Bloor at Clinton, authentic cantina (really a snack or take out place) or just a few blocks west Mexi Taco (sit-down or take out), best mole chimi's I've tried, plus a handful of dishes I haven't heard of but sound great....don't miss out on these 2 joints!...Loco Mariachi on Yonge was good when I went a few years ago...a place in Kensington, nearby on the other side of the street from Torito, was good, great guac although I thought was rather overpriced...

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                                                                      bluedog RE: Recyclor Jul 31, 2007 01:37 PM

                                                                      I am sure, Recyclor, you didn't miss anything, but before someone else points it out Tacos El Asador is not Mexican but (I think) El Salvadoran. In any event, this topic (best Mexican in TO) is one that is bandied about every few weeks or so on this board and the general consenus is that it all sucks. I happen to disagree but I'm not going to get into it again. Too much blood has been spilt already ;)

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                                                                        Recyclor RE: bluedog Jul 31, 2007 01:46 PM

                                                                        ..thanks for the update, and correction!...now I know, I'm new here...


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                                                                          hazzelnuts RE: Recyclor Oct 17, 2007 09:47 AM

                                                                          for authentic would have to agree with El Trompo in Kensington the tacos and fried cheese tower are killer ... there was a place in the Annex that used to be excellent on Bathurst by Davenport is it still there ???

                                                                    2. FoodieGirl29 RE: Jacco Oct 23, 2007 11:54 PM

                                                                      I am a BIG fan of Dos Amigos on Bathurst, north of Dupont.


                                                                      They have a great patio in the summer - and delicious margaritas! I usually get 3 chicken tacos w/ guacomole and it comes to under $10. The chicken mole and enchiladas are also fantastic. Make sure you order the churros for dessert...they come out HOT & FRESH with chocolate. Amazing texture.

                                                                      My other suggestion is La Cantina Mexicana, which I think was featured as the caterer on an episode of 'I Do, Let's Eat!'. It was not bad, but a bit more pricey given its location near Yonge & Bloor.

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                                                                        niravirali RE: FoodieGirl29 Nov 4, 2007 09:29 AM

                                                                        I went to Dos Amigo's yesterday and it was quite good. I liked the atmosphere and the enchilada's I ordered were very tasty. My wife ordered the burrito and really enjoyed it. Although the restaurant is a bit small and narrow...it's a nice intimate, cosy place to go with a small group or as a couple. I really recommend it.


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                                                                          liquidsilver RE: FoodieGirl29 Apr 6, 2009 11:48 AM

                                                                          I decided to go to DoS Amigos last weekend and check it out for myself seeing as it's in the nighbourhood and I truly believe what works for one does not necessarily work for another...

                                                                          I would go back again but for vegtarian dishes and drinks.

                                                                          We had Tortilla Ranchera – A spread of black beans and cheese on a flour tortilla baked and topped with chopped tomatoes, sour cream and ranchero sauce. It was decent.

                                                                          then we had a steak which came in some sauce...I tried to convince my friend to order the shrimp seeing I had read the beef wasn't very good...The beef was horrible, not good quality and very though. They had had the chicken a couple years ago and they said the chicken wasn't very good. For a $20 main course, we should have gone to Bistro Tournesol for a proper steak cooked by a chef.

                                                                          The atmosphere was nice and service was friendly

                                                                          The magaritas were good

                                                                          I would go back but I would order vegetarian dishes or something with ground beef..

                                                                          I also go to Taco Alsador often but I do find the beef can be tough by the end of the night wheras its not during the day. But the owners are always happy to see me and the price is right so I'm forgiving if one out of ten meals isn't great

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                                                                          TorontoConcierge RE: Jacco Oct 24, 2007 08:33 AM

                                                                          TACO BELL!

                                                                          lol just kidding!

                                                                          Chain restaurants - I like Mexicali Rosa's (Hernando's Hideaway is part of this although I havent been to that one specifically yet)

                                                                          For unique mom&pop place, Mexitaco (Bloor & Shaw) - previously mentioned in this thread

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                                                                            NovoCuisine RE: TorontoConcierge Oct 24, 2007 05:29 PM

                                                                            Mexicali Rosas is the worst food I've eaten. Ever. Period. Bar none. Of all time.

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                                                                              Googs RE: NovoCuisine Dec 4, 2007 10:13 AM

                                                                              Novo, which location?

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                                                                                NovoCuisine RE: Googs Mar 3, 2008 09:11 AM

                                                                                Just saw this Q since the thread was revived.

                                                                                I am speaking of the Mexicali Rosas in Meadowvale/Mississauga, as that's the only one I've ever eaten at. I can't even put into words how horrible it was.

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                                                                                  redearth RE: NovoCuisine Mar 9, 2009 06:07 PM

                                                                                  Please try.

                                                                            2. re: TorontoConcierge
                                                                              50firstdatesguy RE: TorontoConcierge Jan 4, 2008 07:12 AM

                                                                              For a chain, Mexicala Rosa's isn't that bad at all. Not sure what makes it so bad? An ex of mine lived in Hamilton and we frequented the one on.. I believe.. is it Upper James?.. quite often. It was near a theatre, an East Side Mario's, and a Winners. It's on the mountain anyway.
                                                                              Portions were always good, quaesadillas arrived hot and sizzling, never got charged for an extra pot of tortilla shells either if I ran out.

                                                                              Is there a Mexicala Rosa's within the GTA limits? I don't really go to Hamilton anymore for any particular reason.

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                                                                                Googs RE: 50firstdatesguy Jan 4, 2008 07:36 AM

                                                                                There are two in Toronto. I frequent the one known as Hernando's Hideaway on Yonge just south of Eglinton. Love the staff there. There are plenty more now, but this is the least chain like of the chain at least in terms of feel. Dang. Now I need a margarita.

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                                                                                  50firstdatesguy RE: Googs Jan 4, 2008 08:10 AM

                                                                                  Thanks Googs, I wasn't aware that they're basically named differently here than in other cities. Hernando's has gotten some decent reviews for a chain, I'll check'em out next time I've got a Mex hankering.

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                                                                                    Googs RE: 50firstdatesguy Jan 4, 2008 08:47 AM

                                                                                    If you like hockey Hernando's is a good combo place.

                                                                                    BTW, Cooper Street has about two and a half cases of Plantaze Vranac Pro Corde 2005.

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                                                                                    abigllama RE: Googs Jul 11, 2010 02:01 AM

                                                                                    Ok I respect Googs and took the challenge tonight. I'd had Hernando's when first showing up to Toronto about 7 years ago and barely finished my meal. It was katchup based Tex Mex and nasty.

                                                                                    Me and partner went tonight and loved it. It's clearly operated by Mexicali Rosa's but exceeds the food of the Mexi's we'd been to out east. Solid Tex Mex and our server felt like an old friend. This place is in our backyard so glad to have it! Thanks Googs you did it again.

                                                                                    I love solid Tex-Mex and don't get the chase for authentic mex. I don't think that most people understand that traditional is not tasty tacos or burritos but menudo made out of tripe.

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                                                                                Snarf RE: Jacco Oct 24, 2007 08:46 AM

                                                                                Has anyone tried Chimichanga on Yonge, just north of Eglinton? I wouldn't describe it in terms of superlatives, but it's got a few things to recommend it over some of the chain places in town. Very good spicing, decent ingredients, and a nice effort at trying to look like a trendy place, rather than silly hats and parrots.

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                                                                                  bluedog RE: Snarf Nov 4, 2007 11:17 AM

                                                                                  Yeah, I was there once this summer. Pretty boring. Mediocre food. But hey if you like it, more power to you.

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                                                                                  Calam1ty RE: Jacco Oct 24, 2007 05:49 PM

                                                                                  Agreed, once you've had Mexican food in SW USA - or Mexico! - you can never again think any Mexican food in Toronto comes close. What we call a burrito would get laughed at down there. It's one of those things where if you have never had it, it doesn't matter but once you have, it's woeful. To be really honest, I think Sneaky Dee's does about the best job of a nice cheap and passable bunch of Tex-Mex food if you're desperate. Most places, even those with Mexican cooks, make muddy, stodgy messes of food.

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                                                                                    bluedog RE: Calam1ty Nov 4, 2007 11:18 AM

                                                                                    Calam1ty, have you been to El Sol?

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                                                                                    hungry_pangolin RE: Jacco Oct 24, 2007 08:24 PM

                                                                                    I claim no expertise whatsoever in this regard. This is an instance of "I have no clue, but it tastes good". I like El Sol, on the Danforth. A trio of us went there about a month ago, and it was really quite good. The portions were Huge (this is not a criterion of much interest to me normally, but this was exceptional - I was afriad that we were under-ordering, but we all had doggy bags). They had interesting items like cactus salad. The menudo was quite satisfying. The chicken mole I thought could have been more nuanced (that I have had before) but still nice. The service was friendly and helpful. The guac wasn't too heavy - nice limey zing, nice texture.

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                                                                                      Paulustrious RE: hungry_pangolin Jan 4, 2008 07:18 AM

                                                                                      I too am a fan, although it almost a year since my last visit. My personal recommendation are the Chilli Rellenos (pronounced ruh-yay-nos if you are ordering over the phone). These are prepared and slow cooked in advance, so you have to give them 24 hours notice and hope they haven't sold it to someone else. So if there are two of you just order one of these, one of something else and share.

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                                                                                      Emery Knits RE: Jacco Dec 3, 2007 08:52 PM

                                                                                      Best Mexican is Dos Amigos on Bathurst just north of the tracks, or El Palenque St Clair near Christie.

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                                                                                        cowhound RE: Emery Knits Dec 4, 2007 11:31 AM

                                                                                        Didn't El Palenque close a couple of years back? It's now called something else.

                                                                                      2. Full tummy RE: Jacco Dec 4, 2007 11:50 AM

                                                                                        I know someone from Oaxaca who says Mariachi's on Yonge, south of Eglinton, is the best Mexican he's had in Toronto. He even had good things to say about their mole...

                                                                                        Has anyone else eaten at Mariachi's? What do you think?

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                                                                                          SherylKirby RE: Full tummy Dec 4, 2007 12:25 PM

                                                                                          Mariachi's had a booth at the Day of the Dead Festival at Harbourfront last month. Sadly, we didn't get a chance to eat there because we hit El Jacal first (I adore the El Jacal), but everything Mariachi's had on offer looked and smelled really, really good.

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                                                                                            redearth RE: SherylKirby Mar 9, 2009 06:07 PM

                                                                                            Ummm YEAH! I love El Jacal too! YEAH!

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                                                                                            chocabot RE: Full tummy Dec 4, 2007 12:42 PM

                                                                                            been there once and it's the bf's fave for mexican. their tres leches cake and churros are amazing. i like el palenque just as much (it was still open 4 months ago).

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                                                                                              orangewasabi RE: Full tummy Dec 4, 2007 03:58 PM

                                                                                              I've been to that Mariachi & it's pretty good. They have good flavours.

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                                                                                                FG1 RE: orangewasabi Jan 2, 2008 09:34 AM

                                                                                                I haven't ventured with Mexican Food in Toronto but since I live in the Mississauga area, my fav Mex spots are Cantina Mexican and Chorizo Mex Grill - awesome places .... you can taste the quality!

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                                                                                                  hungryabbey RE: FG1 Jan 3, 2008 05:38 PM

                                                                                                  wheres chorizo mex grill?

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                                                                                                    FG1 RE: hungryabbey Jan 4, 2008 06:47 AM

                                                                                                    Chorizo is in Clarkson 9near Port Credit) - 950 Southdown Road, Mississauga
                                                                                                    It looks like their website is under construction but their address is on their site www.chorizo.ca --- they opened a new location in Oakville too!

                                                                                                    you won't be disappointed hungryabbey - your meal is made to order and the meat is cooked infront of you --try a chorizo burrito and the guacamole is included in the price of the burrito! You can taste freshness in their food... let me know how your visit works out!

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                                                                                                      hungryabbey RE: FG1 Jan 4, 2008 07:20 AM

                                                                                                      mm that does sound good, thanks!

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                                                                                              Pingster RE: Jacco Jun 18, 2008 01:17 PM

                                                                                              Try Mariachi's on Yonge bw Eglinton and Davisville. I agree that SW USA and SoCal have far better Mexican restaurants, but this is pretty close. Very authentic and affordable.

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                                                                                                downpressor RE: Jacco Jul 1, 2008 07:13 AM

                                                                                                I don't know if anybody has mentioned this on this board yet. It's not Mexican, but might satiate your craving. Tacos El Asador, a Salvadorian little taco stop, though i do believe they have burritos. big fan of their pappousas (sp?). On Bloor, I think a block east of Christie Pits.

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                                                                                                  Everythingtarian RE: Jacco Jul 1, 2008 03:00 PM

                                                                                                  I'll cast another vote for El Trompo on Augusta. I seriously didn't now Mex could be that tasty, and I've been to Mexico.

                                                                                                  Damn, I'm gonna go eat it right now!

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                                                                                                    Long Branch 2 RE: Jacco Sep 3, 2008 02:16 PM

                                                                                                    Try Calli Cafe. I have been to Milagro 3 or 4 times (was there for New Year's, lots of fun), but agree it can be expensive. Calli Cafe is more reasonable, with high quality food prepared by one of the owners, a Mexican woman. Service is great, warm and friendly. The space is decorated nicely, very upmarket. Dinner for two with apps, drinks, tax, tip and desert came to about $85.

                                                                                                    It is in Toronto's west end, at 4906 Dundas St West, main intersection is Dundas and Islington (but if you are travelling north on Islington, you can't turn left on Dundas - there is a turn shortly after Islington and Bloor that will get you there).

                                                                                                    The website is under construction, it is http://callicafe.com/.

                                                                                                    It was reviewed in the Toronto Star on July 2, 2008 and recently opened.

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                                                                                                      loot91 RE: Jacco Sep 3, 2008 05:02 PM

                                                                                                      Chipotle -- Yonge and Dundas

                                                                                                      Go there.

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                                                                                                        mrbozo RE: loot91 Sep 4, 2008 03:01 AM


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                                                                                                          fickle RE: mrbozo Sep 5, 2008 01:04 PM

                                                                                                          You're very funny mrbozo. Did you happen to notice the new sign up for La Tortilleria in our neighbourhood? I believe this is from the same folks in Kensington Market. Quite the website holder:

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                                                                                                            Kitchen Imp RE: fickle Oct 31, 2009 07:14 PM

                                                                                                            Just had their mole chicken tacos. Delicious! Having just moved here from California and hankering for good Mexican, I was thrilled to stumble on this place.

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                                                                                                        robjor RE: Jacco Nov 12, 2008 12:57 PM

                                                                                                        For the past two days I have had lunch at El Palenque on St. Clair Ave. West. Everything I ordered was fantastic...my best Mexican food experience ever!... and that includes dining in Texas. Over those two days I had: Sopa de Lima (Chicken Lime Soup), Sopa de Frijole Negro (Black bean soup), Mixed seafood ceviche and a beef Chimichanga.... all superb. There is also live entertainment on Saturday nights. The place needs some sprucing up but who cares when the food and service are this great.

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                                                                                                          foodandscuba RE: Jacco Nov 14, 2008 11:45 AM

                                                                                                          Any suggestion for good mexican in Markham? Was craving this today, but no one had any good options close to the office (404 and 407)?

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                                                                                                            ebay3392 RE: Jacco Apr 6, 2009 12:49 PM

                                                                                                            Is 'Best Mexican in Toronto' an OxyMoron? This city known for bad mexican and bad barbecue, heck you can probably get decent Cambodian food easier....that is unless you want to pay a fortune as I find Mexican so overpriced up here....

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                                                                                                              JJLOVESFOOD RE: ebay3392 Apr 6, 2009 03:21 PM

                                                                                                              DOS AMIGOS!!

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                                                                                                                ebay3392 RE: JJLOVESFOOD Apr 6, 2009 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                Hi, how much is it as they don't have prices published, which always gives off impression to me that they are $$$$.
                                                                                                                For instance, my wife would flip if we trekked across the city for a 50 dollar mexican meal...flip....let me know if you have been there.

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                                                                                                                redearth RE: ebay3392 Apr 6, 2009 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                Read through this thread a little more carefully. Perhaps TO is not known for its Mexican cuisine, but that is not to say that there are no good Mexican restos here. Try El Jacal or Rebozo's.

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                                                                                                                  Kitchen Imp RE: redearth Nov 1, 2009 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                  I don't understand - I've just looked at El Jacal's website and they indicate in multiple places that they use feta cheese. Feta cheese is from Greece and it bears no relationship to any Mexican cheese that I can think of. Can anyone out there who's familiar with Mexican, Tex-Mex, or Cal-Mex food enlighten me? I grew up in California and have eaten Mexican food all my life.

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                                                                                                                    Boodah RE: Kitchen Imp Nov 1, 2009 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                    Queso Blanco is not as widely available here in Toronto as Feta and, in my experience, is also more expensive. I'd say they're using something that's similiar to save some money. To be honest, unless they're piling the feta on you'll likely not notice as it's just a bit briney compared to Queso Blanco. FYI, if you want to buy some Queso Blanco for your own use there's a Mexican grocery store in Kensington Market called Perola Supermarket which also has all the essential stuff you need like dried chilis, tomatillos, tortillas, etc...

                                                                                                                    247 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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                                                                                                                      Kitchen Imp RE: Boodah Nov 2, 2009 05:01 AM

                                                                                                                      Thank you so much! I'll go check it out.

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                                                                                                                        Davwud RE: Kitchen Imp Nov 2, 2009 05:17 AM

                                                                                                                        I prefer Emporio Latino but both are really good.


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                                                                                                                          TorontoJo RE: Davwud Nov 2, 2009 05:42 AM

                                                                                                                          And get a pupusa in the back of Emporio Latino while you're there! I like the one with chorizo and cheese. Yummy.

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                                                                                                                            Davwud RE: TorontoJo Nov 2, 2009 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                            And 3 chorizo chili at Segovia across the street.


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                                                                                                                clamnectar RE: Jacco Jul 21, 2009 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                what about El Rey? Bloor just west of Dufferin. Cheap, unpretentious, delicious.

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                                                                                                                  torontochris RE: clamnectar Jul 22, 2009 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                  hernando's yum! burrito boyz, i used to like but the last time i had from the port credit location it was so gross i couldn't eat it. it s a little out of town but there is a place at southdown/lakeshore called chorizo grill, very very good. reminds me of the burritos i've had in acapulco and cancun and puerto vallarta. very authentic, quality, and always busy, so be patient. going off lunch time is a good idea. my fav is the chicken but the chorizo and steak are both excellent too (i'm not a seafood lover). for me, i live in etobicoke and my wife insists i make the drive periodically to grab one, they're that good.

                                                                                                                2. duckdown RE: Jacco Apr 25, 2010 07:25 PM

                                                                                                                  It's not in Toronto... it's in Mississauga.

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                                                                                                                    LilBit RE: Jacco Jul 9, 2010 07:29 PM

                                                                                                                    For great Mexican you need to head east to Durham region. There is a group of restaurants run by a Mexican family called Mexican or Cielito Lindo - who operate in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Port Perry. Really great food, great prices, sometimes the service is slow but the food more than makes up for it. I recommend the Tabasco combo.

                                                                                                                    Cielito Lindo
                                                                                                                    1660 Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON L1S, CA

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                                                                                                                      satoorisme RE: LilBit Jul 10, 2010 03:30 PM

                                                                                                                      OMG, you've got to be kidding me. The one down in Ajax is an ABSOLUTE DISASTER that puts all other bad Mexican joints to shame. How they managed to take exactly 52 minutes to prepare something so simple as guacamole and quesadilla is just beyond me. This was a take-out order on a slow night, y'know. And, they are CUBAN, not Mexican! Take my advice and do not go to this place, EVER.

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                                                                                                                        Davwud RE: satoorisme Jul 10, 2010 05:33 PM

                                                                                                                        If they're Cuban you should've ordered a burrito. At least it would've been tightly rolled. Which, as Ip points out, is important.


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                                                                                                                      dotca RE: Jacco Jul 11, 2010 02:41 PM

                                                                                                                      Not sure if anyone mentioned "Margaritas" on baldwin st. I've been there a few times and was happy with my meal. Nice patio / street. Not an expert on Mexican food, just thought I'd mention it.

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                                                                                                                        ekim256 RE: dotca Jul 11, 2010 07:26 PM

                                                                                                                        imo, Margaritas gets a big thumbs down. Terrible experience with food, the general consensus on this board seems to be that you should only go there for Margaritas and I must agree!

                                                                                                                        I've enjoyed taquitos from Salsas in Kensington Market, and tacos at El Trompo. Salsa's 3 taquitos + drink for 3.99 is very student friendly and a yummy way to sample different fillings with fresh toppings (yum pineapple!). El Trompo's tacos were less of a deal, but still tasty...I would prefer Salsa's taquitos. Their guacamole was yummy (not enough chips though)

                                                                                                                        For "Mexican" (do burrito joints count? probably not) I like the fish burritos from Burrito Boyz and the pulled pork burrito from Big Fat Burrito. Found them much better than Burro Burrito, Burrito Loco, Chipotle, and NY Subway burritos.

                                                                                                                        El Trompo
                                                                                                                        277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2M1, CA

                                                                                                                        Burrito Boyz
                                                                                                                        218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

                                                                                                                        Big Fat Burrito
                                                                                                                        285 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2M1, CA

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                                                                                                                        lilymex RE: Jacco Oct 15, 2010 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                        For AUTHENTIC Mexican food "Rebozos" on Rogers Rd. Not fancy but clean and really, really great food and nice owners.

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                                                                                                                          Jules1155 RE: Jacco Jan 23, 2011 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                          Apologies if this was covered already but El Sol, Danforth between Monarch Park and Coxwell, is excellent. We call it "El Slo" for a reason but that just gives you more time to enjoy their margaritas. Everything is very fresh, and a long way from the standard burritos, rice and beans.

                                                                                                                          El Sol
                                                                                                                          1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N4, CA

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                                                                                                                            abigllama RE: Jules1155 Jan 23, 2011 08:57 PM

                                                                                                                            I've heard mostly good about El Sol but also some really bad things about the food and not just the service. Pulling up the menu online I was honestly a bit floored by the prices. $7.99 for chips and salsa which are generally free at any other Mexican resto. $22 for chicken enchiladas?! Is it really worth it? Outside of Toronto honestly I've never seen pricy Mexican and these prices are higher than what Bayless is charging.


                                                                                                                            *currently drooling thinking about the $4.99 El Fenix enchilada special from when I lived in Dallas!*

                                                                                                                            El Sol
                                                                                                                            1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N4, CA

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                                                                                                                              foodyDudey RE: abigllama Jan 23, 2011 09:15 PM

                                                                                                                              I haven't been to El SOl for around 10 years. I just looked at the menu and was surprisd by the prices of some items such as soup for $17.95!

                                                                                                                              I'd also like to know if anyone has eaten there recently and enjoyed it.

                                                                                                                              You get a hint of "El Slo" just by looking at their website, it serves a page like the old days when I had a 14.4k baud modem....

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                                                                                                                            ylsf RE: Jacco Oct 17, 2011 08:22 AM

                                                                                                                            I went to El Trompo on the weekend and I was disappointed with the Al Pastor tacos. Pork seemed overcooked and greasy, not much value for the money either ($10 for 4 tacos but they were smaller than tacos I am used too). I was still hungry so I ordered a quesadilla with corn mushrooms/truffles... that was very tasty and I would definitely get that again. Unique item that I haven't seen elsewhere before.

                                                                                                                            Oh, also the churro was cold. I was expecting a warm one since that is all I have had before (freshly made). I wasn't a big fan of their version but maybe because it wasn't warm.

                                                                                                                            Staff was very friendly though. I will definitely be trying some other mexican/latin spots in the future in that area.

                                                                                                                            El Trompo
                                                                                                                            277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2M1, CA

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                                                                                                                              autopi RE: ylsf Oct 17, 2011 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                              recently got a mixed plate of tacos at el trompo and thought they were ok. nothing special. i agree it's not great value for the money -- i'd have expected a plate of 4 smallish tacos (single tortilla too!) to be more like $7. the salsas on the table were nice though.

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                                                                                                                                MeMeMe RE: autopi Apr 1, 2013 07:23 AM

                                                                                                                                Was at El Trompo on the weekend. It was $10 for 5 tacos...not outrageous. The Pastor were delish - the Tinga was tasty - chorizo good. Not the cheapest but tasty, fast and fresh.

                                                                                                                            2. Moimoi RE: Jacco Nov 20, 2012 05:58 PM

                                                                                                                              Old post, but tried Mexicano Grill this summer. OMG! Sooo good! I'm not an expert on the subject, but the owner is a super nice, young, (but old school cook) Mexican so the cultural and culinary credibility is there. On my visit, the day was hot, the beer was ice cold and the juices/flavour from the tacos literally dripped down my hands.... Free homemade nachos and homemade salsa. Every Tuesday, tacos are only $2 each so I sampled three. Forget my favourite - possibly the chorizo... Anyway, a very authentic experience that I'm still thinking about. I think they use two homemade taco shells for each taco. It was so good, I even took pictures of them... Can't believe I found them. See attached. p.s. ONLY complaint... barely visible signage and location isn't close enough to me (St. Clair at Lansdowne - a couple of doors from La Paloma. Mmmm), but at least there's a lot of free street parking.

                                                                                                                              1. Moimoi RE: Jacco Nov 20, 2012 06:00 PM

                                                                                                                                Almost forgot the original purpose of my reply to this. Can anyone recommend a place to buy homemade mole sauce in TO? I'm obsessing about Mexican right now and am on a quest.

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                                                                                                                                  AzulH RE: Moimoi Nov 20, 2012 07:31 PM

                                                                                                                                  Kensington Market

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                                                                                                                                    Moimoi RE: AzulH Nov 20, 2012 09:43 PM

                                                                                                                                    Thanks but where in Kensington?

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                                                                                                                                      terrycar RE: Moimoi Nov 20, 2012 10:49 PM

                                                                                                                                      La Totilleria has a pretty good one.

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                                                                                                                                        Moimoi RE: terrycar Nov 20, 2012 11:02 PM

                                                                                                                                        Yey! Thanks! I was watching a yummy mole demo video on the Culinary Institute of America's website tonight... I look forward to trying it and will try to post my comments after I try it.

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                                                                                                                                          terrycar RE: Moimoi Nov 21, 2012 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                          I found a quarter cup of mole & three quarters of a cup of broth whisked together over a low heat works well.

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                                                                                                                                            Moimoi RE: terrycar Nov 21, 2012 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                            Do you mean of the prepared mole from La Tortilleria or bottled Dona Maria stuff?

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                                                                                                                                              terrycar RE: Moimoi Nov 21, 2012 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                              The prepared one.

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                                                                                                                                  helenhelen RE: Jacco Dec 10, 2012 11:08 PM

                                                                                                                                  if you are looking for authentic quesadillas, maizal in liberty village has really tasty ones that remind me of the street food i had in mexico. they make their own tortillas from corn that they grind themselves every morning! can't get more fresh than that. also, staff are super nice... and they occasionally have special events (like the very delicious celebration for mexican independence day, recent tamale making workshops, etc.)

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                                                                                                                                    foodinspace RE: Jacco Dec 11, 2012 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                                    There is a truly wonderful Mexican restaurant that has yet to be mentioned on this board. I don't know how long it has been around; I first visited in September. It's called Tenoch and it is on the southeast corner of St. Clair and Oakwood. My wife and I have gone three times and have been delighted every time.

                                                                                                                                    Now, it seems everyone knows a Mexican who claims that such'n'such a place is the most authentic or the best. I fall in the same boat as my wife is from Mexico City and I have spent a considerable amount of time there. For whatever that is worth, we think Tenoch is the best Mexican food we've ever had outside of Mexico.

                                                                                                                                    The mole either in enchilada or tamale form is sublime. Speaking of tamales, there are three kinds: mole, rajas, and verde (with pork.) They are tasty and giant, at least twice the size of what we are used to...and they're only $4! I'll admit the tacos al pastor were underwhelming but the tacos de tinga de pollo and tacos de chorizo were very, very, very delicious.

                                                                                                                                    On the one Sunday morning we went, the place was very festive, filled with Mexican families. There are chilaquiles on the menu as well as Mexican style eggs (e.g. chopped up ham mixed into scrambled eggs.) It was pretty quiet in the evenings we went. Generally, it's a very unassuming mom'n'pop atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                    We can't stop raving about this place. If we lived closer we would go every week. And the prices are fantastic for the quality and quantity of food. You can tell the owners/chefs care about the ingredients and their dishes. (And those who work there have always been friendly.)

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                                                                                                                                      Davwud RE: foodinspace Dec 12, 2012 02:57 AM

                                                                                                                                      I've seen that place and often wondered if it was any good. I shall give it a try soon.


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                                                                                                                                      stoobiedood RE: Jacco Dec 12, 2012 02:02 PM

                                                                                                                                      I went with friends a few months ago to Frida on Eglinton West (west of Bathurst). The food and service were both very good, but the menu is more upscale than your basic burrito/guac. There's a review here:

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                                                                                                                                        Googs RE: stoobiedood Dec 17, 2012 01:35 PM

                                                                                                                                        Frida's especially nice when the patio is open. Chef Hadad's flavours and sunshine make a perfect pair.

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                                                                                                                                          Snarf RE: Googs Dec 18, 2012 04:14 AM

                                                                                                                                          Also known as the gent behind Mad Mexican.

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                                                                                                                                            Googs RE: Snarf Dec 18, 2012 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                            I surely miss his stand at the SLM. Its so hard to find a reliable, full line supplier now.

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                                                                                                                                              Snarf RE: Googs Dec 18, 2012 11:32 PM

                                                                                                                                              The production place is on Jane, just south of Annette. Open during regular work hours, and they sell the full line at a discount (I think the wholesale price is 6 per, though sometimes they are more generous).

                                                                                                                                      2. Moimoi RE: Jacco Dec 18, 2012 04:07 PM

                                                                                                                                        Anyone try a place on St. Clair West near Oakwood called Tita La Guanaca?? I saw it whilst parking to pick up some stuff from La Tortilleria. They have window signs for pupusas and empanadas but I think they're South American... not sure.

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                                                                                                                                          kwass RE: Moimoi Dec 18, 2012 08:09 PM

                                                                                                                                          I just went on their website. Apparently it is a mexican/salvadorian restaurant. Here is a link to the menu.


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                                                                                                                                            helenhelen RE: Moimoi Dec 18, 2012 11:15 PM

                                                                                                                                            if they sell empanadas and pupusas, then they definitely are not mexican. could be central or south american. empanadas can be from argentina or colombia, or other places too, i'm sure. pupusas are from el salvador (maybe other places too?)

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                                                                                                                                              vr09eq RE: helenhelen Apr 15, 2013 05:18 AM

                                                                                                                                              Almost every Latinamerican country has thier own unique way of making empanadas; pupusas are only from El Salvador, however, Mexico has very similar dishes to Pupusas such as gorditas or gorditas rellenas and esmerile specifically from Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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                                                                                                                                            helenhelen RE: Jacco Feb 19, 2013 11:22 PM

                                                                                                                                            has anyone mentioned maizal yet? mostly quesdaillas, but closest to what i had in mexico on the street! actually, their tortillas are even better as they grind their own corn by hand every morning to begin the process of making them.. amazing!

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                                                                                                                                              Chester Eleganté RE: helenhelen Feb 20, 2013 10:48 PM

                                                                                                                                              Quesadillas at Maizal is a good pick.

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                                                                                                                                                Googs RE: helenhelen Feb 21, 2013 08:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                The vegetarian quesadillas look kinda vile. What would you recommend at Maizal?

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                                                                                                                                                  kwass RE: Googs Feb 21, 2013 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                  The food didn't look particularly appetizing to me either.

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                                                                                                                                                    helenhelen RE: kwass Feb 22, 2013 10:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                    honestly, you cannot get more authentic than the food at maizal. this is real mexican food.. closest to what i ate on the street in mexico.

                                                                                                                                                    what about it looks vile? it's just veggies of your choice from their selection, cheese, corn tortillas, salsa...?

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                                                                                                                                                mrsyumyum RE: Jacco Feb 21, 2013 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                Has anyone mentioned Playa Cabana www.playacabana.ca. It's a small restaurant so I suggest making reservations. Very good food and great atmosphere. In the summer they have a nice patio too. I always have fun here and only had great food. They also opened a second location now

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                                                                                                                                                  kwass RE: mrsyumyum Feb 21, 2013 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                  I LOVE Play Cabana!! Really good food!!

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                                                                                                                                                    C mac RE: kwass Feb 23, 2013 02:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I haven't tried it but there's a place in one of the sorounding plaza's at Vaughan Mills that looks pretty good.

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                                                                                                                                                      kwass RE: C mac Feb 23, 2013 04:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                      I've heard good things about that place.

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                                                                                                                                                        C mac RE: kwass Feb 23, 2013 12:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I work at Vaughan Mills so Ill give it a whirl at some point over the next little while and report back.

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                                                                                                                                                          kwass RE: C mac Feb 23, 2013 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Sounds good!!!

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                                                                                                                                                          Davwud RE: kwass Feb 24, 2013 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Hit and miss is what I've heard. We went once and thought it was really good. Have heard talk that if it's fresh, it's good but if not.....


                                                                                                                                                  2. kwass RE: Jacco Apr 4, 2013 10:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                    BlogTo is reporting that 7 Lives could be open as early as Saturday.

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                                                                                                                                                      afong56 RE: kwass Apr 15, 2013 11:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                      seven lives is open, for sure.

                                                                                                                                                      fyi, cash only, and they do run out of items. . .

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                                                                                                                                                        kwass RE: afong56 Apr 15, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                        ...and they're closed Mondays :(

                                                                                                                                                    2. Davwud RE: Jacco Apr 24, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                      I replied with this on another thread.

                                                                                                                                                      Lunch this morning was at Tenoch. St. Clair and Oakwood.

                                                                                                                                                      The owners are from Mexico City and have been here for about 5 years. They've had the restaurant for 3 years and, for the most part, make everything in house.

                                                                                                                                                      Today's offering was from the Torta section of the menu. They call it "Tenoch Torta" but the real name is "Cubana Torta." It has nothing to do with a Cuban sandwich but, as Google suggests, is a house specialty type thing that's basically all their torta wrapped up into one sandwich. This particular specimen has 12 ingredients. Not including the bread. Roast pork (pierna), breaded fried steak (milanesa), hotdogs, ham, pastrami, cheese, tomato, onion, avocado, mayo, refried beans and fried egg. It's an absolute monster and incredibly tasty. I probably could've undone my belt and top button and finished it but I stayed with only half. The other half will be dinner. It comes on a rather large, oblong, wonderbread like bun. Pretty tasty and nice and soft. All those stuffings stayed put for the most part. Not squished out the back.


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                                                                                                                                                        Davwud RE: Davwud Apr 24, 2013 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Tenoch Torta


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                                                                                                                                                          hungryabbey RE: Davwud Apr 24, 2013 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                          theyve got a massive menu. did you or anyone else try anything else?

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                                                                                                                                                            Davwud RE: hungryabbey Apr 24, 2013 03:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I was solo Abs.

                                                                                                                                                            I should be working tomorrow a few doors away so plan on going tomorrow for lunch again.


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                                                                                                                                                              hungryabbey RE: Davwud Apr 25, 2013 05:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Awesome! Definitely interested in your findings

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                                                                                                                                                                kwass RE: hungryabbey Apr 25, 2013 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Me too!

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                                                                                                                                                                  Davwud RE: kwass Apr 25, 2013 11:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Abs, Kwass, all

                                                                                                                                                                  I made it for lunch although it didn't look promising for a while but whatever.

                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, I dipped into the Taco section of the menu today and was very happy.

                                                                                                                                                                  First of all, they don't make their own tortillas but I suspect they're from La Tortillaria. They used to have a store almost right across the street after all.

                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, Tacos de Alambre. Steak, onions, red and green chilies, bacon, ham and cheese. OMG this was awesome. While "Alambre" translates to "Wire" and appears that it's roots are in some sort of skewered meats, it seems to have evolved from there. It now seems to be meat sauteed with chilies, onions and (usually) bacon.
                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, I went with an order of 5 which seemed to be about 1 too many. Keeping in mind I'm a pretty big eater.

                                                                                                                                                                  The limes for garnish were terrible. Very little juice but the young girl (daughter, Jessel) told me that if I needed more, to just ask. They don't grow 'em, just order 'em.
                                                                                                                                                                  There is a Salsa Verde that packs a bit of a wallop and has a really terrific fresh taste. There's also a chili sauce that's really good but somewhat milder.
                                                                                                                                                                  I mixed and matched the limes and sauces and nothing was better than anything else. Just altered the taste slightly but was equally as good.

                                                                                                                                                                  I'll upload a photo when I can.


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                                                                                                                                                                    kwass RE: Davwud Apr 25, 2013 11:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Sounds like it might be worth a try :)

                                                                                                                                                                    Can't wait to see your pics!

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                                                                                                                                                                      kwass RE: Davwud Apr 25, 2013 12:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Wow...just saw your pic on Twitter. Looks awesome! One question though, do they serve guac with their tacos? Because IMHO, everything's better with guac...lol !!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Davwud RE: kwass Apr 25, 2013 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        They don't come with it but I suspect if you ask, you'll receive.

                                                                                                                                                                        Pic attached below.

                                                                                                                                                                        I should also point out that another gentleman came in and asked if it was authentic. Of course, Jessel said it was.
                                                                                                                                                                        Anyway, he ordered some tacos and thoroughly enjoyed them. We got to talking and he said he was very familiar with Mexico and Mexican food and was searching for a real deal place. He will be back.


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                                                                                                                                                                          hungryabbey RE: Davwud Apr 25, 2013 06:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          oh yum yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                        hungryabbey RE: Davwud Apr 25, 2013 01:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Sounds great! Thx for the update!

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                                                                                                                                                                kwass RE: Davwud Apr 24, 2013 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                OMG!! That's insane!

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                                                                                                                                                                  mnajji RE: Davwud Apr 24, 2013 03:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  That looks pppphenomenonal

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                                                                                                                                                                  plasticanimal RE: Davwud Apr 24, 2013 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I did the Tenoch Torta last year. Loved it. The hot dogs were unnecessary but made me laugh. The best part of the sandwich was the roast pork, so I'm going to get that on its own next time. Very friendly staff!

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                                                                                                                                                                    Davwud RE: plasticanimal Apr 24, 2013 03:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Sure they could've done without the dogs but I loved that they were there.


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                                                                                                                                                                      Benniep RE: plasticanimal Apr 25, 2013 12:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      The Torta with the roast pork is still a total monster of a sandwhich and very worth it!!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Bobby Wham RE: Benniep May 20, 2013 09:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        I agree, the chipotle pork torta is a beast and i'm confident to say one of the top 5 sandwiches in Toronto. They grill the cheese on the inside of the bun till it gets crispy, the flavour of the pork is like the most delicious barbecue. then topped with avocado, tomato, mayo and black beans, it's stacked!

                                                                                                                                                                  2. kwass RE: Jacco Apr 25, 2013 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Another new Mexican Restaurant. Here's the link to the post on BlogTo:


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