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Mexicana Grill (Bathurst & Wilson)

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ddelicious Nov 17, 2007 04:48 PM

Anyone tried this place? I'm secretely hoping its a hidden gem but haven't had a chance to check it out.

  1. orangewasabi Nov 17, 2007 05:30 PM

    I haven't been for ages . . . . but I recall the tortilla soup being very tasty - nice balance of chicken flavour and lime.

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      FresserGuy Nov 18, 2007 04:40 PM

      Haven't tried it, but does anyone know if it's La Mexicana from a few blocks south on Bathurst, moved north a bit, or is it completely new, and just using a similar name?

      I'm skeptical, only because that location just doesn't seem to do well. After Szechuan King moved out (which never seemed busy), it's never done well - the last place was a Turkish restaurant called Istanbul Cafe (or something like that), and it lasted maybe a year.

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        gimel Nov 19, 2007 08:45 AM

        La Mexicana is still in its place on Bathurst - I ate there two weeks ago and was underwhelmed, although perhaps the house specialties might be better than the random assortment of burritos and whatnot we ordered.

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          ddelicious Nov 19, 2007 11:03 AM

          that's the location, its a new place. so no one has eaten there?

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          gobuds Nov 19, 2007 01:00 PM

          So there are 2 places within about 5 blocks....there is La Mexicana Grill which is on Bathurst NORTH of wilson on the west side near Steve's which opened about a month ago and then there is LA mexicana on Bathurst South of Wilson on the east side.

          I live near both, have yet to try the new one, but go to the old one quite a bit...its pretty good- not solid though. If you want better, there is a little mexican place on Bayview south of eglington North of St. Clair that is pretty good on the west side neat the wing place

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            ddelicious Nov 20, 2007 10:23 AM

            Its more than 5 blocks, La mexicana is closer to Lawrence. However, I drove by them both today and the signs are extremely similar, could they be related?

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              grillcheese Nov 24, 2007 08:02 PM

              We ate at the new location at Bathurst and Wilson (next to Starbucks) tonight. These people should be arrested for charging $16 for such mediocre entrees. The service was dreadful, food was lukewarm, and we waited almost an hour for our food to arrive. Stay away.

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                ddelicious Nov 27, 2007 06:30 AM

                What did you eat? Is it related to the other place?

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                  grillcheese Dec 4, 2007 07:17 PM

                  We ate the combination platter and lukewarm quesadillas. We drank tasteless margaritas, and had dreadful service.
                  This is the third La Mexicana restaurant. These are the same owners as the La Mexicana further south on Bathurst.

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