I finally got a chance to make it over to El Sombrero tonight. Do not let the plain interior fool you as to what's in store, the food here is absolutely the best Mexican food I've had yet in the GTA. I had the enchiladas (2 pork, 1 beef) with rice and beans, she had grilled chicken quesadillas. Excellent flavor, just a bit of heat at my request, she had hers hot enough to burn pretty well. I can't tell you what a relief it is to finally find a Mexican restaurant that knows how to work with cilantro, cumin and lime and not just drown everything in red sauce and onions. The chips and salsa left a bit to be desired but I don't really consider that essential to my Mexican dining experience (I wouldn't have ordered them if they hadn't been free). I moved to Toronto from California 11 years ago (funny enough, the owner told me he moved to Mississauga from California, too) and this food is exactly the kind of thing I was able to get easily in California, something which I've been longing for in Toronto for over a decade. Is it the best Mexican food I've ever had in my life? Nope. Is it the best I've found so far up here? Yes, by far.
35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z3E8, CA