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Edgar's Latin American Food - pupusas, empanadas and tamales

sochow Sep 15, 2007 11:35 AM

I just dropped into Edgar's on the Queensway at Royal York - I haven't been for a while but am going to a Mexican fritanga today and wanted to contribute some of those totally pupusas with some slaw and crema that come in fresh on Saturdays - alas, sold out! But we had a yummy empanada and bought some chorizo, crema and a few other goodies for my BIL who is from Mexico but can't get authentic ingredients in his neck of the woods.
I asked Edgar - who is such an authentically nice person too -- how business is. He said cheerfully that it was pretty good but admiited it's hard to get the latin american market shoppers to change their patterns and routines - but that it is coming slowly. So if you've been craving anything latin american (food, that is) you need to visit Edgar's - I really want to see this great little location last and thrive - Saturdays are the day for fresh pupusas, empanadas and I believe tamales that are sold frozen the rest of the week. Also Latin American sweets, condiments and dry goods.

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    maplesyrup993 Apr 15, 2008 06:40 PM

    i found this place after visiting a colombian restaurant in South Beach, i HAD to have corn arepas...and this place had them and so much more!! they are both super nice people to top it off. highly recommended!!

    1. redearth Apr 15, 2008 10:54 AM

      I just dropped by Edgar's to get some Oaxacan cheese, and discovered that he is now making fresh empanadas in house - he gave me one to try, and after tasting it, I promptly bought all the remaining empanadas he had. I tried the beef empanada, and it was delicious; meaty, slightly sweet, moist, with chopped egg, perfectly seasoned, with a hint of nutmeg. Honestly one of the best empanadas I've ever had. He also apparently makes a spinach and cheese, a ham and cheese (with ricotta & parmigiano), and a chicken chipotle empanada. He only makes small batches, though, so they are always fresh. I can't wait to try them all!

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