My roommate and I tried Mercadito Cantina for dinner on Wednesday night. We hadn't heard much about Cantina, but had heard great things about Mercadito from multiple sources, and since that was a bit out of our price range for this particular dinner, we opted to head to Cantina instead. We split the Taquiza - the DIY tacos option - which comes with your choice of meat, your choice of two salsas, chopped onion, lime, and corn tortillas. We got the skirt steak, as well as the Chipotle and Verecruzana salsas. We also had the Arroz Casero as a side dish.
The tacos were delicious - I thought the tortillas were a bit small, but the leftover meat and salsa were both great on their own or with the rice as a side dish. Both salsas were really good as well. My roommate preferred the Verecruzana, but I kept gravitating towards the Chipotle, which was a bit sweeter with a nice kick at the end, mostly because it was smoother and I tend to not like my salsa too chunky, but I did enjoy the Verecruzana also. The rice was delicious as well, but I think next time I'd like to try a more adventurous side dish.
Overall, I thought the experience was great. The restaurant wasn't too crowded, and I thought the Taquiza was a good option - the other taco option is 2 for $9.50, and those didn't look like as good a value. I'd definitely go back - there are plenty of other dishes I'd like to try.
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