Category Archives: Mexican

Tio Pepe

Tio Pepe's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWe were walking up and down for a place to grab a bite when we came upon this place. The sandwich board promoting their Burrito Special $9.95 which included a large burrito, salad and pop drew us in.


When we walked in, there was nobody inside except for what seemed like the manager. Sheepie asked if the restaurant was even open as all the lights were off, and it was a bit dark, despite sunlight coming in from the window. The fans mounted on the walls weren’t on, so the place was pretty warm. For Sheepie, he was dying from the heat.

idearabbit_tiopepe2The table’s surface had tiles, and there was a small bouque of flowers in a bottle.


idearabbit_tiopepe3He ordered the Burrito Special, and I ordered the Chips and Guacamole $4.95. The chips were super crispy, and the guacamole seemed fresh. Sheepie commented that neither was salted, but that was perfectly fine with me. Less sodium!

idearabbit_tiopepe4Sheepie got his wish for more salt. The burrito was extremely salty. The sauce on the top was pretty much red, ketchupy salt on top. Sheepie scraped that off. One end of the burrito where he started which had cheese and beans were salty. When I had a few bites from the other end, it just had dry tasteless chicken. I could say it’s one of the worst burrito we’ve tried. Might as well go for Taco Time instead for better and cheaper burritos.

idearabbit_tiopepe5 The salad had a lot of chopped up leaf that were brown (some even black) on the edges. Blah.

Can’t go wrong with the diet coke…came from a can.

Service was ok.

Not sure if us sitting at the table by the window draw more customers in, but by the end of our meal, there were about 3 other tables occupied.

Will I return? Likely not.

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La Tortilleria

La Tortilleria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato On a Sunday afternoon, Sheepie and I went to Granville Island for a short visit. We decided to grab and bite and came upon La Tortilleria. Their menu boards were updated and replaced the chalkboards with a printed menu.

I wanted the crispy bowl of chicken and beans, but Sheepie wanted a burrito, so we had that instead. There was a ‘mock-up’ of the dish, and the first thing that Sheepie said when our dish was served was ‘hey, that looks much smaller than the what they had.’

idearabbit_latortilleria1 idearabbit_latortilleria3 idearabbit_latortilleria2The Chicken Burrito $9: It looked pretty good, but there wasn’t much of a flavour to grasp. It was all very mellow, except for a very small hint of cilantro in the salsa. There were a lot of ‘water’ and the sauce was diluted, and the burrito was sitting in a puddle getting soaked. The price is high for what you get, though I understand it’s Granville Island.

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Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas Mexican Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoEven from the outside, the purple window frames and the signage felt like you were going to Mexico. Not that I’ve been to Mexico yet, so can’t really comment on the authenticity… if it’s not authentic, then it felt like Disneyland where you entered a different world. The same feeling, or even greater continued inside with the decor and vibe.

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The table tops were decorative tiles which were unique.

idearabbit_lasmagarita4The complimentary chip was nice and hot. Not crumbly, and large pieces. Could have used more of their delicious salsa sauce. Seriously, I was thinking of ordering an actual additional plate of the chips and sauce.

idearabbit_lasmagarita5I ordered the Polle Chipotle $15.75. With two boneless big chicken chunks that are gilled and topped with their chipotle cream sauce and mushrooms and sprinkled with feta cheese. There is a small salad on the side, with beans that were bland. I jumped onto this dish because of the chipotle. I love chipotle sauce, and was reminising about Chiptole (the chain)’s flavour. It wasn’t as distinct, and in fact, was a bit jealous of Sheepie’s dish.


Sheepie had the Crap Enchiladas $15.50 with two soft tortilllas that were filled with rock crab, sauteed mushrooms, onions, cilantro and white wine. It was completely covered in cream sauce and cheese with rice and house salad on the side. I tried a bit of his, and wish I had ordered the same! It was really good. Loads of flavour, and the melting cheese and sauce was so good.

Our server was very friendly. Prices are fair and each dish leaves you really full and satisfied. Will be back!

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