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New mexican for Red Deer

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Senor Taco
5020-50st
On ross street across from old Club Cafe

sign originaly said opening Jan 5, new sign
says opening Jan 12
I think it's a chain hopefully its this one
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  1. I walked past today and the part of the sign with the day was cut out,now
    it only says opening january.I'll update again if they post a new date or
    open.

    1. I heard that they are trying to open next mon or tues.There are still some
      finishing touches that need to be done.

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      1. re: rdch

        thank god, cause that Las Palmeras place is terrible - I can't believe they even call it a mexican restaurant.

      2. Update du jour.Apparently the contractor is not in as big a hurry to open as they
        are,Next target date thursday.(to open)

        1. A gentleman I know talked to the owner.(owners?)They said that they want to
          open monday.The menu includes tacos,enchiladas,burritos etc.Non mexican goodies
          listed include Pupasas(El Salvador) and empanadas(Chile).Taco selection will
          include Chorizo,chicken,al pastor,carne asada.The al pastor will come off the
          grill as they don't have a vertical spit.They hope to install one eventualy.
          They will also have daily specials.Apparently they are not a chain.

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          1. re: rdch

            sounds great! nice place to stop when traveling between cgy and edm.

          2. It's finaly open. I stopped in to check it out.I tried out the taco plate.This
            consists of 4 tacos,beans,rice and a drink for about $10.50(with tax).the tacos
            are made up of one 4 inch tortilla with meat.There is 3 additional toppings to
            choose from.Onions,cilantro and radishes.There is a good sized portion of meat
            on the tacos even accounting for the small tortillas.
            chicken-good
            chorizo-A little dry but good,spiceyness dumbed down to Red Deer levels
            Al pastor
            Carne Asada These both need work,were originally grilled but lost something in
            the steam table.
            They have a selection of salsas in portion cups for adding to the meal.Pico de
            galo, Three hot sauces,chile oil.green sauce, and a few others.I think theese
            are all made instore.
            This was there first day open (monday).I hope things improve as time goes on.
            I am going to work my way through their menu in the coming weeks and I hope to
            find a choice or two that rates better than good.The tacos are an improvement
            over Taco Time but I was expecting a lot better.At least they had my three
            favorite toppings.

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            1. re: rdch

              Thanks for the update. I'm a major al pastor fan, so I'll have to swing by and see how it compares to my homemade edition.

                1. re: nonlinear

                  It seems to be fairly authentic with a mexican cook.
                  http://www.albertalocalnews.com/redde...
                  I wonder if it is authentic al pastor as They seem to refer to it as barbeque pork in the article.
                  I was told it was al pastor but it tastes different than the one I make.I's hard to
                  say as I have never had the original cut off the vertical spit.Mine is done on the
                  gas grill or under the broiler.Theirs is done on a grill.The radish,cilantro and
                  onion toppings are authentic.