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May 19, 2010 09:38 AM

Looking for a nice Mexican Food

Please tell me where I can find nice Mexican food, my daughter loves it but near Scarborough there is nothing,
I don't want to drive to Downtown, anywhere in the East end is fine


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  1. Mexico Lindo, on Harwood Avenue in Ajax is some of the best, most authentic Mexican in the GTA. You should go there. However, beware the diablo sauce. It's crazy spicy (but really good if you like the heat.)

    Mexico Lindo
    915 Taunton Rd E, Oshawa, ON L1H7K5, CA

    1. Is Mexico Lindo a chain? Went there one day when we couldn't find the montreal hot dog place in downtown Oshawa on Simcoe Street but were starving and so ran into the first place we saw.

      It was totally fake Mexican food and it didn't even taste good. I ordered pozole and it was made in a tomato base with nary a chile to be found. While that's not pozole, if it had been nevertheless well-prepared I would have been fine with it. A soup with hominy in tomato sauce isn't pozole, but can be very delicious (and incidentally is prepared in Mexico under another name). But this was an insipid mixture of pureed canned tomatoes, MSG and salt with very little flavour.

      Everything we ordered was equally icky. If that Mexico Lindo is related to this one, I'd avoid it. Save your money and just eat at Taco Bell as the quality is similar.

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      1. re: basileater

        Well, that sounds awful.

        I have seen multiple mexican restaurants with that name and/or logo style.

        I don't know if they're officially a 'chain', though.

        I think I'll give the Oshawa one a miss. But I definitely love the Ajax Harwood one. That one's really good and absolutely worth the money, I think.

        Good luck!

        1. re: torontodrummer

          I wouldn't call it a chain in the traditional sense, let's just say they're identical restaurants all owned by the same family. There's also one in Pickering on the north side of Kingston Rd just west of Brock. I agree, their food isn't great and the prices are high for what you get. We've just about given up on Mexican in the GTA (as far as quality/price go) and get our "fix" when we're in the U.S. on business, which is often.

      2. El Sol is at the eastern end of the Danforth. It's pretty good.

        El Sol
        1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N4, CA