Member Reviews (2)
- El TrompoJul 05, 2012
If you are into genuine Mexican food that costs near nothing and marguerites that are made with a heavy hand then you will love this place, not to mention, you are normal. A true gem of, this small and borderline dingy restaurant is humble, quaint and nestled in the heart of Toronto’s hip and artsy Kensington market. It’s a small empire, a family run business of the sweetest kind. The family that runs this ship is kind, courteous and relaxed. The dishes are made for sharing for the tapas inclined, the homemade hot sauces are honest – spicy and true to Mexico sans vinegar thank you very much and the service is fast and relaxed – an epic combo nowadays.
Not joining the masses in the desperate colonization of casual dining for the much finer dining to be had by foodies everywhere, this spot is unabashedly authentic.
Besides the joys of the establishment itself, the food is humbly decadent. The pork is delicious - the Al Pastor a signature myriad of flavours, tenderness and sweetness and the guac is the smoothest you'll ever try - potentially on the face of the planet. Tinga spicy chicken is also a joy - with the spice erring on the edible side - read not burning hot.
For the food, the service and especially the price to boot - this is a must for all who visit Toronto.
- El TrompoFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This place boasts some of the most authentic Mexican food you'll find in Toronto. A tiny place, your best bet is to go when the weather is good so you have a chance to sit on the patio. The place is often full even when the patio is open though, so be ready to wait for a table. The food is excellent and made from high-quality ingredients. If you love true Mexican food, or are sick of American-Mexican food, definitely check this place out. Prices are reasonable.