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“Great food, but spoilt by over-powering cooking smells from the kitchen” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Mexican Corner Restaurant

The Mexican Corner Restaurant
4274 Mountain Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-962-4450
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Ranked #10 of 164 Restaurants in Whistler
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Great food, but spoilt by over-powering cooking smells from the kitchen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Mexican Corner is a very popular restaurant in Whistler and always seemed busy. We had to wait a while for a table, but that wasn't a problem. The staff were efficient and friendly. The food was excellent - really tasty and well presented. The only thing that stopped me from giving the place a higher rating was the issue of the cooking fumes from the kitchen. The restaurant has an open kitchen, which I normally like because it implies that they are hiding nothing in their food preparation. However, on the evening we went there, the fumes from the kitchen were overwhelming, giving my wife itchy eyes and making the whole experience a bit of a trial. Also, we came away with clothes smelling of cooking. It may be that the kitchen extractor fan was not working that evening and I hope that is the case because I can't believe that the ratings would be this good if it happened frequently.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Flavourful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Tasty, authentic Mexican meals. We lunched last year in their first location, and returned yesterday for lunch and margaritas to the new, larger location. Friendly staff and Mexican Cantina decor.
It was so good, we are planning on dinner there. Breakfast is also offered, with a variety of choices.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasty fresh Mexican right at the bottom of the Whistler gondola”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stopped in the Mexican Corner at Whistler for lunch with our two small children and had a very tasty lunch, and warm, welcoming service. The staff was very friendly, decor tasteful and warm. Food was authentic Mexican with terrific flavors and presentation. We liked it so much, we went back for dinner.

Recommend the tortilla soup, pork tacos, and tostadas.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“New location and a year later...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Mexican Corner has a new and more spacious location. It's beautifully done. We were excited to test it as we loved their food during our prior Whistler visit. In spite of their growth, the food remains excellent. Of particular note are the Chochinita Pibil pork tacos which are consistently fabulous. The Ensalada Acapulco was also popular with our group. While the classic margarita is very good, we also tried the tamarind margarita and the cilantro margarita. Each was really fresh and well done. Definitely worth trying but probably not something you are going to want multiples of. The staff remains very friendly and we enjoyed dinners there two nights.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Whistler! Chef Edgar, as always, has created some incredible menu selections. My favorites:

Tuna Tartar
Guacamole
Fish Tacos
Poblano Pepper Cream Soup (has a little kick to it which I love!)
Chile Nogada
***Seafood Cazuela*** <----The Best!!

We look forward to eating there again on our next trip to Whistler!

¡Salud!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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