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Dec 30, 2011 06:43 AM

El Jacal vs. Mexitaco

We're thinking of doing Mexican tomorrow night. I've tried Mexitaco a few times and liked it but the past couple of times it hasn't been as good. I've heard good things about El Jacal. Has anyone tried both and can make a comparison?

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  1. I can only give you a half-answer as my experience is limited to El Jacal. I've eaten there about 4 times and always really enjoyed it. It's a very homey, casual "mom and pop" kind of spot, typically running soccer games on the tv in the background. The food is simple but good. The only thing is the last few times I've driven by there, it's been closed - and at odd times, like 7:00pm on a Saturday. If you haven't already, I'd double check that they're open.

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    1. re: peppermint pate

      Mexitaco by default. El Jacal shut down earlier this month.

      1. re: eatravel

        The voice mail says they are "still offering catering and home delivery of some dishes" in case anyone is interested.

        1. re: foodyDudey

          I walked by it yesterday and it looks like they're doing renovations at El Jacal, and that the location is under new management. A sign says that they'll be re-opening soon.

          Mexitaco is good. They have these pork and pineapple quesadillas that are pretty delicious. They do, however, have the most uncomfortable chairs ever.

        2. re: eatravel

          Aww, that's a shame. That explains the closures. Genuinely sorry to hear that.

      2. Well I guess that solves that question. Thanks guys.

        1. Skip Mexi taco and hit Tierra Azteca at duff & bloor, great carnitas