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Chile Rellenos - El Salto Parkville

Montebello | Mar 29, 200805:09 PM

OK, who else has an opinion about the rellenos at El Salto? I always get El Numero Teinta: two rellenos and a beef burrito, covered in a thin tomato/chile sauce. Is there nothing else approaching nirvana such as the huge, stuffed poblanos at E.S? Roasted, peeled, stuffed with mild farmer's cheese, battered, and deep fried - I'm never let down. Granted, I haven't been to many authentic Mexican restaurants, and I'm not sure E.S. is one though the owners and wait staff are definitely south o' the border, but I've never had any other rellenos come close. Even Los Amigos in Hamilton now tries to imitate their rellenos, and I must give them an 'A" for effort, but Amigos' Peruvian owners must know they ain't in the same league. (OK, it's the potatoes that they include with the cheese stuffing that makes me smirk.) We (wife and 3 kids) go to El Salto ("The Jump", apparently a popular waterfall in Jalisco and depicted in the painting on the wall along the kitchen) at least once a month because we all like it. The kids get the refried bean, spanish rice, cheese quesadilla combo - which is scrumptious too. The place is pretty popular gaging from the line of customers waiting to be seated, but the energetic wait staff turn the tables with an amazing efficiency. Also, don't forget the margaritas, con sal y hielo. Careful, they don't taste strong but it's good to have a designated driver (such as the wife) after leaving the joint!

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