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Mexican brunch

FrenchSoda Sep 7, 2013 03:31 PM

Does anyone have any recent thoughts for Mexican breakfast/brunch?

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    Nux2 Sep 11, 2013 07:46 PM

    Definitely Frida's. Tasty stuff. Service is slow, but lovely for a nice relaxing brunch.

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      farmgirl1836 Sep 11, 2013 09:09 AM

      I would second Frida. Brunch was delicious. I even drove all the way down to Frida's from Thornhill before the Superbowl last year to pick up some of their tortilla chips, guacamole and a salad. Worth the drive!

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        dubchild Sep 11, 2013 08:49 AM

        I don't think anyone mentioned Frida. We haven't been in a long while, but we went about a half dozen times for brunch and it was consistent.

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          themiguel Sep 10, 2013 07:24 AM

          La Carnita apparently does a fun one as well. Probably not super authentic however

          1. happycamper Sep 8, 2013 08:00 PM

            I would choose El Trompo (Kensington) over Milagro.

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              foodinspace Sep 8, 2013 06:48 AM

              For very authentic then it's Tenoch on St. Clair and Oakwood. Huveos con jamón just as they're made in Mexico. Chilaquiles, yum! Nothing fancy and nothing particularly "brunch". Just excellent food all around.

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                FrenchSoda Sep 8, 2013 07:25 AM

                Thank you all! I'm particularly interested in trying Tenoch - my favourite breakfast in Mexico was at a local restaurant along the side of the highway which I could never possibly find again (I was travelling between cities for work).

                1. re: FrenchSoda
                  1sweetpea Sep 9, 2013 10:35 AM

                  What was the unforgettable breakfast you had in Mexico? My faves were: a pozole rojo, birria de chivo and barbacoa de borrego. I'd kill to find good versions of any of these in the GTA.

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                    FrenchSoda Sep 9, 2013 03:00 PM

                    Embarassingly enough, I don't actually know! Partly because my Spanish is almost non-existent but mostly because the food was ordered for the table and I'm not familiar enough with the actual local cuisine to have specifically recognized much other than the churros and the delicious warm tortillas. I'd love to start to try to find anything similar though and thought I'd give it a shot.

                    1. re: 1sweetpea
                      KhaoSanRoad Sep 11, 2013 08:16 AM

                      interesting....i will keep that in mind the next time i need to have some business "taken care of".

                      - khao san road

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                        FrenchSoda Sep 11, 2013 08:18 AM

                        LOL - the warehouse management and inventory review portion went very well. Just not as exciting as the the food!

                      2. re: 1sweetpea
                        bobbob911 Sep 12, 2013 05:30 AM

                        I've never had goat birria for breakfast! Maybe as a hangover cure :) For what its worth, its almost fool proof to make it yourself.

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                    Cat123 Sep 8, 2013 05:45 AM

                    I haven't tried it yet but El Catrin at the Distillery has a brunch menu.

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                      piccola Sep 7, 2013 11:42 PM

                      Milagro does a decent Mexican-ish brunch.

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                        bobbob911 Sep 11, 2013 08:10 AM

                        Whats "ish" about their brunch? The menu items are as typical as any other mexican brunch I've seen.

                        I'm not a huge fan of their regular menu but I have to say I think Milagro brunch is fantastic. The Chilaquiles are extraordinarily good, as are the black beans and the churros.

                        The drinks remain outrageously overpriced.

                        1. re: bobbob911
                          piccola Sep 11, 2013 05:21 PM

                          I was just alluding to the fact that whenever anyone mentions Milagro here, there's usually someone else who complains that it's not authentic. It's still tasty.

                      2. MissBingBing Sep 7, 2013 03:35 PM

                        Grand Electric?

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