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“Great Food - Stinky Jacket!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Modern Taco Company

Modern Taco Company
612B Academy Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N1R8, Canada
204-487-3010
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Ranked #674 of 1,298 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Cuisines: Mexican
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“Great Food - Stinky Jacket!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Alright, the food here is great. Lots of meat in the tacos which is nice and a good variety of sauces on the side. My "beef" is the lack of ventilation. After my meal, I had to dry clean my jacket because it smelt like a restaurant. Very odd, since they said they have fixed the problem. I will eat there, but only take out and eat it in the car or at home. If not fixed in a few months, my business will go elsewhere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“great fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very impressive mexican fare offering more than tacos, enchiladas for instance. But the tacos were outstanding with just the right amount of chili,cilantro etc. And make room for the dark chocolate, chili and salt cookies for dessert.....only one drawback.. can;t get coffee or hot tea but this is forgivable

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Was expecting much more”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I live a couple of houses away from the restaurant. It is always busy with people in and out. This was my first time going to the restauran. What a disapointment! It was tasty but so overpriced! I think i could probably make better tacos! I will never go again! There was no air movement in the resaturant and so we ate outside on the patio. This was fine, but yes overall the experience was a great disapointment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasty Tacos, but pricy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Overall very impressed with the taco's we tried - the pulled pork was especially good, but the steak taco was more an onion taco with a little meat. They have about 20 different hot sauces to try - but the basics are just fine. Drink menu features Mexican beers - Corona, Negro Modelo etc at local prices, but the daiquiri for $9 wasn't particular tasty or cheap - for that price I expected a really good cocktail. They also have a selection of pricy tequila shots, but for $14.95/shot - we passed.

The restaurant itself is very small - just a few tables and 4 more on the sidewalk. On a hot day - sit outside - inside was very stuffy and had a greasy smell from the grill - not very good air movement. But outside was great on a warm sunny day !

Is the best Mexican I've had - no...but it is decent for Winnipeg ! It is not a destination restaurant -but the food is good and prices aren't too bad if you are in the area...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not what I expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the 4 Tacos for $10 and the soup. Soup was plain, not a lot in it, mostly broth. Tacos were small and bland. There was a great selection of sauces. Was still hungry after, and went somewhere else. Won't go back and won't recommend it.

Visited August 2013
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