Sal Y Limon, I’ve heard so much about this place and finally I decided to give it a try. There’s always a line up here when I glance in from my favourite Vietnamese sandwich shop, so I decided to get there around 5. I’d suggest the same thing to anyone who wants to go here, the seating is pretty limited.
The restaurant style is set up like Nando’s, you go to the counter and order, take a seat and they’ll bring your order to you when it’s ready. The menu is pretty diverse, you can get tacos, burritos, tortas (a Mexican style sandwich), and quesadillas. I decided to go for the tacos, I wanted to try a little bit of everything without over stuffing myself.
All and all I got four different types of tacos:
- Pollo Asado (grilled chicken)
- Vegetarian (zucchini and veggies)
I love seafood so I had to go for the fish and shrimp and they surely lived up to their expectations. The shrimp was cooked perfectly, still tender yet crispy from the batter. The fish taco was pretty similar to the shrimp, it just had a bit of dressed slaw on it. The chicken was a bit of a let down, the flavours didn’t stand out much, I didn’t feel as if I got my $2.25 worth, but it wasn’t horrible by any means. The vegetarian taco was sort of a test for me. I feel as if many restaurants whip up a random alternative for all those non-meat eaters out there and usually ends up being really half-ass. Ultimately I believe a restaurant is only as good as their vegetarian item. Theirs was alright, nothing special, pretty much as I had described, a half-ass dish, whipped up for their occasional vegetarian diners.
Thankfully there was a large display of different sauces you can dip your tacos or into if you want to have some funky flavours. I only tried one, which was the Diablo sauce. It was pretty good, really spicy and when it comes to spice, I’m a huge baby. I have no idea what was going through my head when I picked up the Diablo bottle. “Devil” in Spanish, must be pretty mild right?! Nope… My decision was a rash one because there was a huge line up at the sauce area so, I felt a little uncomfortable to test out more.
To my surprise they sold Mexican Coca Cola. The main difference between Mexican Coca Cola and regular Coca Cola is that the Mexican one is made with cane sugar, where regular North American Coke is made with corn syrup. Being a huge Coke fan, it was a must. Honestly, I’m not sure if my pallet isn’t refined enough to tell the difference between regular Coke and Mexican Coke, but I really couldn’t tell except that it came in a funky vintage bottle.
To end the meal, we got some piping hot churros. My first time having one so I was so excited. They were pretty good, strong in cinnamon flavour, but the sauce that they drizzled over them was a bit strange. It was like a cinnamon sauce with no sugar, I was expecting a really gooey sauce, but instead it was more just like cinnamon water. It wasn’t too bad, but nothing to jump over the moon for.
Overall the place was pretty cool, funky art hung up around the restaurant and seems like a place you could really grab a beer, have a few tacos and shoot the shit with your friends. I rate this place a 7/10. My tacos were overall pretty decent, so I can’t complain. My friend told me that I should have definitely tried the burritos and it wont let me down. I’ll be back soon to try that and maybe my thoughts will change!