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Brief Review of La Tolteca - Transit Rd. - Buffalo


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Brief Review of La Tolteca - Transit Rd. - Buffalo

Jambalaya | Jan 4, 2006 02:59 PM

We ate here over the holidays and really enjoyed the meal. This place is worthy of mention since it is unusual in that some of the dishes they offer are not your standard run of the mill Tex Mex and what a surprise to find a place like this in WNY!

The chips were fresh and the salsa definitely tasted home made. The standard red one brought to the table had a nice kick to it, but not too hot. When asked if they have a hotter sauce, they brought a green sauce. Definitely hotter, but there was more than just heat here, it actually had some nice additional flavours.

The menu was quite extensive, but the dishes that caught my eye were Tampiqueno, Carnitas and Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Poblano. The Tampiqueno was not made with skirt or flank steak and none of us got that dish. The Carnitas were large pieces of pork braised in beer and some other spices until fork tender. This was very tasty and served with a generous helping of tortillas. The Poblano was quite good with an unexpected sweetness to it that nicely complemented the rest of the ingredients.

If you're in Buff. and want to try a few non standard Tex Mex dishes I recommend this place.

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