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Mexitaco (review)

Jamie | May 10, 2006 01:08 PM

After walking past it several times on recent walks along Bloor West, I tried Mexitaco (828 Bloor W) a week ago Sunday. The menu sounded tempting, but I wonder if I goofed.

It took at least 10-15 minutes to place an order. True, there was only one server, but the place wasn't super busy - seemed more interested in prepping cutlery. I decided to stick it out and ordered the Carne Tampiquena ($11.99), which promised steak served with three small mole enchilladas, rice, salad, beans, guacamole and rajas (cactus).

A multi-compartment tray was brought out with various salas and onions. Unlike other tables, I did not receive any tortilla chips to graze on, so I'm guessing you have to order them.

The meal was disappointing. The mole enchilladas lived up to the "small" part - three tortillas covered with mole sauce. No filling or toppings, just thin tortillas and sauce. A sad, lone skinny piece of steak without much flavour. The beans were tasty, mixed with crumbled queso freso, as was the small amount of cactus. The plate didn't cure the hunger pangs.

Several attempts were made to grab the bill. I finally received it, but you wouldn't believe how quickly the server grabbed the changed before I had time to properly figure out the tip.

Other reviews and comments have indicated the tacos are fine. Maybe I made a mistake, but the other elements probably won't lead to a return visit soon.

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