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Authentic Mexican In Toronto

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Big D Food Hound Apr 25, 2010 01:49 PM

I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas and I cannot believe how great the mexican food was and how wide gap is vs what I have eaten here in Toronto. Does anyone know of any great Mexican food in Toronto?

  1. TorontoJo Apr 25, 2010 02:15 PM

    These very long threads will give you a good start on this complex topic. Some of the threads are old, but have more recent posts at the end. Personally, I like Milagro. But you will be hard pressed to find the quality and range of Mexican food here that you found in the States (I miss having a cheap and cheerful taqueria on every third corner like there was in Chicago, but I also miss the high end experiences like Topolobampo). The bottom line is that we don't have the concentration of Mexican immigrants. There are few places that have opened up in the last few years that have tried to fill a niche, but not many.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/316774
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/105564
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/400706
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/473068
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/529613

    1. FoodieGirl29 Apr 26, 2010 05:48 PM

      I am a big fan of Dos Amigos on Bathurst north of Dupont. Their churros cannot be passed up when dessert rolls around. They are piped hot into a vat of oil and served warm with chocolate sauce.

      I asked a friend who was from Mexico, her favourite place and she said that this is one of the most authentic. I got the mole chicken last time and it was delish! The atmosphere is casual and laid-back.

      Lisa - The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide @ http://www.hipurbangirl.com

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      1. re: FoodieGirl29
        Kagemusha Apr 26, 2010 06:12 PM

        What regions do they cover? Mexico's a big place!

        1. re: Kagemusha
          FoodieGirl29 Apr 27, 2010 10:54 AM

          @Kagemsuha - seems that the owners studied in Central Mexico.

          Lisa - The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide @ http://www.hipurbangirl.com

          1. re: FoodieGirl29
            Kagemusha Apr 27, 2010 12:59 PM

            Too bad they don't make sopapillas. Churros, like youtiao, are just too leaden. Churros are usually street food. Do they make their own mole or use jarred stuff?

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