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Don Taco

Ghostquatre | Mar 29, 2015 11:56 AM

I had the chance to try their tacos yesterday and I was quite satisfied. I'm so glad non-pretentious Taco places are popping up everywhere in Montreal now. It's very nice not to have to commute for 30 to 45 minutes to the East for tacos.
I tried a pastor, an asada, an alambre, a tinga and a lengua for about 10 bucks tax included. The tacos are definitely not as generously stuffed as they are at Taco Tijuana in NDG and the guacamole isn't included like at Tijuana although I think it was a complimentary thing during the opening at Don Taco. It was a quite a small amount in a tiny cup though. At Tijuana they don't exactly give you a huge dollop, but it's still just enough to give you the right flavors. The tacos at Don also come with 2 soft corn tortillas although it isn't exactly necessary since their is no danger of slop with the amount of filling they put on their tacos. I'll take the extra calories though. Also I only got one small piece of lime for 5 tacos, as opposed to one huge wedge per taco from Tijuana. It's alright wiht me though since i dont like it when its too sour and I rarely use all of it. The salsa that I was served was a bit too hot for my taste, I should have asked if they had something milder.
The asada was definitely the best I've tried. Seasoned perfectly, and not grilled to dry, chewy death.
The pastor was kinda lackluster. Although the meat wasn't dry, it lacked that caramelized pineapple crust to it, which I personally find is better when the meat is a little more overroasted. The only pineapple flavor i got were from the separate pieces of pineapple in the taco. Maybe they don't roast their pork on a vertical rotisserie with a slice of pineapple on top.
The tinga was the least enjoyable of them all. Although the flavor is nice, mild and a bit earthy. It is way too mild. It doesn't help that this taco doesn't come with onions and cilantro. Not all of them do apparently.
The chicken alambre was refreshing. A nice change from your typical bold flavors. The sweetness of the onions and peppers, and the creamyness of the cheese kinda provides you with a bit of variety before you chow down on another bold taco.
The lengua was okay. It came with a big slab of tongue instead of chopped up into pieces, which might be a turn off for some people. It was extremely tender though, maybe a little too tender, I personally like my tongue to have a bit of bite to it. The flavor was good.

The prices are right, considering there are places that serve you small tacos with little filling at 3$plus tax/tips. http://i.imgur.com/1E7qons.jpg

I'm definitely gonna visit this place more often. It's in such a good location, I won't have to go too far west or east anymore. It's too bad they don't have carnitas, cabezas and doughy goodies like they do at Impactaco.

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