After getting nicked in the parking lot of King Palace (damn cabbies), I took the vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre. Nearby is Las Fronteras, a Latin American (Ecuadorean) resto in a God-awful strip plaza on Weston Road (just north of Finch Ave). Some people never learn, I guess.
I went in. The place (30 seats) was full; everyone was Latin American. Most of them were eating some kind of soup, which came with a lime garnish.
I ordered the familiar: a tamale, and two empanadas (beef and cheese). The tamale was really good. Better than Tita La Guanaca, by far. The empanadas were nice; a little different from the ones in Kensington. These ones had a light, flaky pasty, and were deep-fried. The beef filling was like a mild chili; quite nice, actually. The cheese emp. was understuffed with a sort of "queso fresco"; a bit boring.
Overall, I think that this place has real chowfind potential. I need to figure out what the soup was that almost everybody was eating there.
Does anyone know about anything about this place or this genre of food? I think that had I simply knew more about Latino food, I could have enjoyed more. The waitress did not speak enough English to help me much. And, she was very busy. The place was bustling.
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