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Slow service, but incredible authentic Mexican food

Philip T Apr 23, 2010 10:45 PM

Mexico Lindo- Fiesta Azteca 1618 Bayview avenue in Toronto.

This being a place I have been to before, I decided to finally get a review down on these guys.
First off, the food here is amazing. This little Mexican eatery on Bayview is a special place with a comfortable food ambiance and great filling large portions.

The service however, is very friendly, but a little slow. Slower than last time, that's for sure. I thought I was simply hungry and grumpy, but no...lol...it was slow. No chips and salsa automatically when I ordered (I had to ask for it) and no cutlery when my food came. The waitress was very friendly and warm, just nowhere to be seen and probably tired.

This place is a family operating location and incredible food, and NOTHING LIKE THE COMMERCIAL WANNABE FAILURE OF A HIGHWAY 66 BBQ NEXT DOOR!!!
Going out to dinner with my girlfriend was fabulous and lots of fun. We craved this little Mexican eatery and the amazing Sangria they make. Hmmm. They use aall kinds of real fruits and it is so refreshing that you don't realize you are buzzed from the alcohol until you stand up. Lol.

We ordered some amazing Nachos and had an incredible cactus sauced lime flavored Calamari and it was fantastic.

My main course was the Burrito Grande with steak strips, and my girlfriend had the Burrito dinner with shrimps. Both were fantastic. There is a real homemade touch to the food quality. Even the rice and beans were delicious.
These guys make a fantastic Sangria. And again, the cactus lime calamari is to die for. So unique and delicious you just can't help but to love every bite and dip your bread in it afterwards.

If this place had a website, and if they were open a little later and perhaps had to people on wait staff at all times....this place would easily be a contender for best Mexican food in Toronto.

I will go back again and again. Too bad they are right next to the worst place to eat in Toronto- HIGHWAY 66.
Regarless Mexico Lindo is a big winner in my eyes.

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  1. Davwud RE: Philip T Apr 24, 2010 05:59 AM

    That would be Hwy 61

    DT

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      childofthestorm RE: Philip T Apr 24, 2010 07:01 AM

      Burritos and sangria, sounds like a real taste of Mexico right there.

      1. munchieHK RE: Philip T Apr 24, 2010 07:15 AM

        Sounds to me like you had a great, almost authentic Tex-Mex meal. Nothing wrong with that, if you like Tex-Mex.

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          bsv RE: Philip T Apr 24, 2010 03:35 PM

          I also really like the place and have gone a number of times. it seems to be a little hidden place that not many know about but yeah I have found also the waitstaff is slow even when the place is empty but the food is just good and not something you can get most places I have been.

          1. BamiaWruz RE: Philip T Apr 24, 2010 10:11 PM

            There are so many locations for mexico lindo, from oshawa/whitby to ajax to east toronto, and I'm sure there are more. If this is the same one you're talking to then it seems they've spread out across the city.

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              Philip T RE: BamiaWruz Apr 25, 2010 12:58 PM

              The business card says Mexican Lindo, but the store sign says - Fiesta Azteca.

              I was a little confused at that.

            2. Kagemusha RE: Philip T Apr 25, 2010 01:36 PM

              Just curious what other sorts of "incredible"(sic) Mexican food they serve?

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                trane RE: Kagemusha Apr 27, 2010 11:54 AM

                Fajitas.

                I'm being facetious, but it's true. I went there a few years ago and that's what I had. It was good, done differently than any other place (the steak was drenched in sauce, which was nice). Other than that, it's a burrito / enchilada type place.

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