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Tonali: Nuevo Mexican in Durham. A Gem!

TerryG | Jul 14, 200608:09 PM     56

Been reading great things about Tonali in the Triangle.dining newsgroup and decided to give it a try yesterday for lunch. It's near the South Square area at 3642 Shannon Road.

A wonderful experience all around. Terrific service. Nice, colorful ambience. And food was great. I wanted the fish tacos, but the chef came out personally to explain that his daily delivery of fish(grouper)didn't meet his standards that morning and suggested shrimp instead. Couldn't have been fresher. 3 tacos on double tortillas which were so chuck full that it easily made 6 tacos for $5.50. A deal! My husband had a wonderful chicken soup with avocado. Deep, rich flavor. Mango drink was great as well -not sugary for once. Prices are more than reasonable. At night, they offer three entrees --at least for now. Menu changes weekly. I hear that the chef used to be sous chef at Four Square -- so this is in a totally different class from the El Rodeo clones and those "authentic" taquerias that are shooting up all over.

The location is a challenge (really out of the way) but this is a place to seek out and support.

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