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Nov 17, 2006 11:27 PM

Anyone Tried Cantina Mayahuel in Normal Heights SD?

A new restaurant caught my eye today in Normal Heights -- Cantina Mayahuel at 2934 Adams Avenue. Has anyone tried this place?

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    1. I ate at this place last night. The menu is really small, they have a daily special and then three types of tacos and three or four types of tortas. First off, we had the chips and salsa, which is not complementary. I have no problem with that, but the chips were not homemade which left me dissapointed. We had the shrimp taco, the tasajo style beef taco and the chicken torta. These were all pretty good, but nothing amazing. I don't know if I'd go back unless I was in the neighborhood, but I still can't get over the store bought chips.

      1. I had dinner at Cantina Mayahuel last night. They have live acoustic music on Sunday during dinner time, a nice touch.

        I tried the Barbacoa stew (the Sunday special). This is a beef stew with just the right kick of spice. It is served in a large bowl over rice. Recommended.

        1. My husband and I had dinner there on Friday, and it was OK. I had the tasajo style beef torta and my husband had the chicken mole, the side of beans and rice along with the chips and salsa. We were unimpressed with the chips and the rice was quite bland, but the mole was very spicy and the rice helped balanced it a bit. The torta was good, it wasn't the greasy messy version that I'm used to from other places.

          I would like to see their menu broadened a bit, but for a place that's just starting out, I see potential. I'd try it again.

          1. I just saw this the other day too, it looks nice and sounds interesting, I'd like to try it. Also nearby (right next door to Air Conditioned) is another new place called Jayne's Gastropub. They are currently open just for lunch and are planning to open for dinner and brunch soon. I had a to go sandwich, just to try it out, and it was pretty good. I am planning to go back as soon as they open for dinner. The interior is really cute and stylish and the owner is very nice. I think it will be a good addition to the neighborhood.


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            1. re: Alice Q

              so you need to try the specials -- fresh tamales wrapped in banana leaves with special mole -- WOW. We had the Sunday Night special tonight -- barbacoa stew -- very nice for a cold night. The atmosphere is great. Authentic! will go back!