“Good food but ... interesting”
You walk downstairs into the place, and it is colourful and funky. Typical Mexican touristico parrots with colourful painted walls and Mexican motif. There are a few prints of neo-Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The place is very informal. You order at the cash and they bring your food to you.
The food is basic Mexican. You have your tacos, burritos, quesadillas with salad, beans, rice or tortilla chips as a side. Of course there is a salsa bar with unlimited salsa, jalepenos, various cilantro and hot and mild sauces.
There are about 5 appetizers -- the usual suspects with tortilla chips and guacamole, and they have a soup as well.
The cutlery and napkins are all cafeteria style stuff, and if you don't take your plate to the salsa bar, they have those little paper containers like the ketchup containers at McDonalds.
The food was terrific. The salad was incredibly fresh. The beef in my steak quesadilla had grill char marks that occasionally gave you a bit of a burnt taste, but it was like a barbecue. The tortilla chips were warmed and they were amazing -- thin, crispy and perhaps some of the best that I have ever tasted.
They serve the Mexican boat drinks, like margaritas and a concoction of margarita mix and beer, and something called a Cinco de Mayo, which is beer and hot sauce. You can also get rum drinks.
They don't serve domestic beer. The Mexican beer includes the Corona and Dos Equus. You get a nice lime slice with the beer. The only objection that I have about the beer, is that it is around $6.50 or so for a small bottle. Kind of pricey.
However the food is not pricey at all. The most expensive items on the menu are around $10.00. We had the tortilla and guacamole appetizer (shared) and the supreme quesadillas with salad (one steak and one chicken) and two Mexican beers and it came to $40. Without the beer, it would have been around $25.
So -- great tasting food. It is very fresh. Lots of stuff for vegetarians. The salsa bar is a huge plus. We put various sauces and salsa on our tortilla chips and on our plates of food. I didn't see any sour cream, but who needs the calories.
There were only two desserts -- churro and vanilla ice cream. They ran out of churros, so we ordered the ice cream. It was crystallized and there was just a hint of chocolate sauce on it. They were quite stingy with it.
This is not fine dining, but the food is wholesome, and incredibly fresh and something of a very nice change, with the bright colours mitigating the basement room. The portions were of a generous size. The rating of this restaurant is deserved.
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