Restaurants & Bars 5

El jacalito - review

ministerofkebab | Apr 13, 200803:48 PM

El Jacalito on Bloor around dufferin appears from the many times i have walked past, to be a small hole in the wall take-out place. Guess I was wrong. A sunday stroll down there on this the first moderately sunny and not snowing day for a while....and...

Well...quite impressed. It is much bigger than it appears and kinda homey - its definitely a local hangout, mexican families, extended and otherwise, couples and soccer watching tables of guys...mexican league soccer on four t.v.s. Certainly it has more atmosphere than mexictaco and even ...dare i say it...the crowd favorite...el trompo of kensington...

So onto food.. sunday has barbacoa...( also available by the kilo)...this sunday lamb..so i had three lamb tacos, nice smoky meat on corn tortilla, tender and tasty - salsas were a cilantro/green chile and a spicier red chile salsa. (next time i must ask for more picante...cos the picante wasn't picante enough !)

Partner had one of the many all day day brekkies - huevos revueltos with chilaquiles...( pretty good) Queso fundido...standard fare...but what is there to get wrong ! Guacamole with nice homemade nachos..but, the standout fave were the Churros HMMMMM MMM - divine, superb, excellent freshly made and crispy on the outside....soft on the inside churros...simply wonderful. usually a breakfast food...but here served as a desert...exquisite, actually better than i have had from my fave place in puebla.

Decent menu...cochinita pibil and pozole included.... so definitely worth a stop...and appreaciate any feedback on other items here.

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