Category Archives: Mexican

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.

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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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Mucho Burrito on Davie

Mucho Burrito Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoAfter having a good experience with the Broadway location and since I was craving some Mexican food, I decided to drop by the one on Davie. It was after 5pm on a weekday and it was pretty much dead empty with one guy paying at the till.

 

idearabbit-muchoburrito_davie1 idearabbit-muchoburrito_davie2idearabbit-muchoburrito_davie3I ordered the Taqueria Salad $9.25 with chicken, veggies, beans and toppings. The staff fired up the fan to cook some onions and green pepper over the fire, but it was cooked too short as they were pretty raw. I didn’t mind the green peppers, but the thick onions were a bit of an attack on my taste buds so I put them aside.

Since it was take-out, it was served in a clear plastic box. idearabbit-muchoburrito_davie4This time, I would have to say the flavour wasn’t a rich. The ingredients didn’t seem to blend together, and was no match for Chipotle…

Service was satisfactory but was a bit disappointed in the food this time. Perhaps it was just that time. Would give it another chance.

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