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May 11, 2006 09:50 AM

GOOD Mexican food.

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Hola Toronto.

I've been up here in T-town since January. Being a native and lifetime Californian... I am REALLY missing some good taco stand fare. I've had Burrito Boyz on Peter street and I think it's awful (I know alot of locals are fond of it, but it's about as Mexican as Taco Bell).

Can anyone who's spent some time in the Southwest U.S. or Mexico and knows of the real deal in these parts make a suggestion?

Thanks guys!

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  1. Finding good authentic Mexican food here is pretty much useless... I haven't tried many places, but so far the best I've had is Mariachis by Yonge-Eglington.

    1. You might want to check out this article in the Toronto Star. It was referenced further down the page, and mentions a few authentic places.


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      1. re: neuf

        Excellent! And thank you. I will stopping by Rebozos ASAP!

        1. re: sean

          As a person who immigrated to Canada from Mexico I was delighted by the real authenticity of Rebozos food. Unfortunately, it's not a big restaurant (it only has one table), it's more like a taco stand or a pick-up place. Check their schedule because I guess they don't open late (I guess they close at 9pm). I so much wish they succeed because I would like them to open more branches in more centric areas, cause the food is really worth it (and is not expensive!!!).

      2. Although I realize they are not "authentic" I do like Burrito Boyz. Pretty sure AM is not their aim.

        Also not "authentic Mexican" (or even Mexican at all), I am fan of Tacos el Asador on Bloor east of Christie. Really basic offerings with clean, bright flavours - great quick meal. Closest thing to So Cal, SW and Mexican taco stands I've seen up here.

        I'm not sure about the Splendido staff meal - haven't had the pleasure of an invitation (hmmm ... maybe I should apply for a dishwashing job just to get in the door) - my annual Cinco de Mayo party features TO's best Pico de Gallo!

        1. I don't think there is anything 'aweful' about Burrito Boyz at all...

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          1. re: dannyboy

            Provided you don't see anything odd about an order of fish+chips crammed into a tortilla+salsa..Ay, Chihuahua! It ain't Mexican food.

            1. re: Ronin

              Also, any mayo based sauce has no buisness in a burrito.

              Tortas maybe..

            2. re: dannyboy

              I'm sure you don't. As I said, I know the locals like it.

              Compared to what I'm looking for, it's pretty bad.

              It's not bad FOOD, but it's not GOOD Mexican.

              Thanks though!

            3. Try

              El Sol Mexican Art Cafe
              1448 Danforth Av

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              1. re: Mimi

                El Sol always seems to be a popular recommendation for "authentic" Mexican food. Now's restaurant reviewer loves the place. I've never understood why. There's nothing authentic about the place - it's the standard Tex-Mex-ish fare of meat, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. And the service is unbelievably slow.