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El Sol in east end

mangiobuono Oct 26, 2007 10:24 AM

anyone been? any good?

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  1. basile RE: mangiobuono Oct 26, 2007 11:59 AM

    Pretty good Mexican food. But beware - the service is atrociously slow. Two visits and we gave up after the second one.

    1. JamieK RE: mangiobuono Oct 26, 2007 12:01 PM

      Haven't been there but here's some menu info on their website, which is also slow -

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

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      1. re: JamieK
        torontodrummer RE: JamieK May 23, 2010 05:24 AM

        Holy cow! You're not kidding about the website. Yikes.

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        hungry_pangolin RE: mangiobuono Oct 26, 2007 03:17 PM

        What I said on another thread:
        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.

        The service does have a reputation for being slow, but there were two other small tables the night that we were there, and the service was not stellar, but OK. I'm sorry that I can remember the dishes that the others had.

        1. Bdubelu RE: mangiobuono Oct 27, 2007 12:33 PM

          The food is very good. I have eaten there many times. They have several platters that give you a very broad and generous selection. You'll have enought to take home for sure. And not suprisingly the service is authentically Mexican. If you are a gringo in a hurry, you'll be better off going somewhere else.

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