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Maria's Bakery | May 11, 2006 01:05 PM

The question about mexican food reminded me of this hole-in-a-wall place I have been meaning to ask.

It is at the corner of Eglinton and Chamberlain (a few blocks west of Dufferin), on the north side of Eglinton. There are 2 tables and chairs are brought from the back as needed (may be this is more of a take-out place- I do not know). There is no menu and a tiny display of baked goods, still on the baking sheets as they came out of the oven. We ordered tamales - because they said they were ready and just made - and they were, to my inexperienced mexican taste fantastic (I had tamales in CA and in Mexico, these were somewhat fluffier than what I remember, but very tasty, with big chunks of chicken, whole pitted green olives, cubed potatoes? and lots of flavor). They were also serving roast pork leg at the time and there was a spanish-speaking family at the other table enjoying it. They have a couple of other items (it appears, as there is no menu and no sign inside of their offering, you just ask). The place was very clean and cheerful, no decor whatsoever (the cheerful chatter of three women in Spanish in the back room-bakery was quite musical).

Has anyone tried it? I am definitely going back soon, but I was curious if anyone have tried it? I am not very familiar with mexican food, but it does appear to cater to latino, rather than torontonians at large - sort of like the Colombian bakery (very good IMO) on Dufferin next to the City Fish, only not as bustling .

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