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Mar 20, 2009 03:38 AM

Best Mexican in Edmonton?

I quite like Don Antonio's on 124 st, but is there any where else I should try for decent mexican in Edmonton?

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  1. I've heard good and bad about Acujalta (or something like that) it's on 111st and 107 ave and is El Salvadorian.

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    1. re: Bryn

      There are a few options for Mexican (or latin cuisine) in the city. I don't have first hand experience at all of them, but this is a list I have. I agree with the above, as I've had both good and bad at Acajutla; although I've never been disappointed in their tongue tacos!

      Acajutla, 11302 107 Ave. NW, Edm, AB T5H 0Y3,

      Azucar Picante Restorante & Cantina, 13062 50 St.NW, Edm, AB T5A4V9

      Churros King, 10152A 82 Ave. NW, Edm, AB T6E 1Z4

      Don Antonio's Mexican Foods, 10750 124 St. NW Edm, AB T5M 0H1

      El Rancho Spanish Restaurant, 11810 87 Str. NW,Edm, AB T5B 3M9,

      Los Andes, 3903 - 99 St. NW, Edm, AB T6E 6H6

      Los Comales, 10824 97 St. NW, Edm, AB T5H 2M3,

      Mexico Lindo, 16604-109 Ave NW, Edm, AB T5P1C2,

      Tacos La Mexicana, 8123 104 St.. Edm, AB T6E 4E4

      1. re: raidar

        Much of this list isn't Mexican: Acajutla and El Rancho=Salvadoran; Churros King (if it is still open) and Los Andes=Chilean; Los Comales=Guatemalan; El Rancho. Azucar seems to be a mix of styles.

        But, simple answer to original question, no, there is nowhere else to bother trying for Mexican food in Edmonton. Don Antonios is about as good as it gets here, which is really too bad because it isn't that good.

        1. re: Dan G

          Yes sorry, I didn't mean to imply it was Mexican. Just spots where you can get latin based cuisine. My bad.

          1. re: Dan G

            I've lived in Mexico and can report that Mexico Lindo is authentic Mexican, though its a bit pricey for what you get. The family that runs moved to Canada fairly recently from the Mexican state of Queretaro.

            1. re: mpad

              We went to Mexico Lindo last night. The host was very pleasant but the food suffers from a bad case of microwaving!!! We ordered the choriqueso as an appetizer; it arrived almost instantly, with bubbling cheese leaking oil in a suspiciously cool pan. The chili rellenos were also obviously reheated. We took home a package of tamales (they have several coolers full of pre-packaged takeout) without noticing that the label states they are "previously frozen". It wasn't what I was expecting from their numerous reviews on their website. Disappointing, because I'm sure it would be good if it were fresh!

        2. re: Bryn

          Acajutla is one of me and the wife's fav places to eat. The service and decore aren't anything to celebrate, but the food is damn good. The papusa and corn tamals are very yummy.