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Molli Cafe

Molli Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato A Mexican cafe on Burrard. With pots of cacti and tacos available, it’s not your typical cafe. The staff is friendly, and we ordered a coffee (12oz) $2.25 and I tried a flower tea $2.50. Sheepie ordered a cookie, but it was hard, and not that really good.

Now, my tea was fascinating. I had never seen anything like it. When the staff brought over the glass pot with the blue flowers floating in beautiful blue water, it took my breath away. Just mesmerizing blue. When I poured into the white cup – which in itself was uniquely shaped. Love it! idearabbit-molli11 idearabbit-molli12

idearabbit-molli4There was a slice of lime, and when I squeezed a bit of it, the tea started to change colour! The tea turned into a marble of royal navy blue and dark magenta. Or closer yet, pantone 2736 and 2602 – LOL. But I guess only designers would have pantone swatchbooks :P

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idearabbit-molli10Anyways, the taste was herbal (hence caffeine free). It was different. Maybe not my regular cup of tea, but certainly entertaining to see.

When the staff brought over our order, he noticed that the table wobbled, and he got a piece of something to place under the leg of the table. Thanks!

idearabbit-molli3 idearabbit-molli6Even after they closed, they didn’t kick us out. (sorry, we didn’t know…). Would like to return to try out their Mexican specialties.

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Jalapenos Mexican Grill and Cantina in Fairheaven, US

Jalapeños on UrbanspoonWe were drawn to the colourful neon lights and the interesting interior. We were greeted by friendly staff and sat at a table on the ground floor. As we suspected from the window, the interior had a nice atmosphere and gave a Mexican flair. The upstairs seemed like it was more of a bar scene.

We were surprised to have complimentary tortilla chips and salsa sauce. Mmm! The cilantro in the sauce is yummy! It was decent portion for the 3 of us.

idearabbit-jalapenos8idearabbit-jalapenos3idearabbit-jalapenosidearabbit-jalapenos2It was hard to understand our server with a strong accent, but we finally decided to get the Tower Sampler $16.95 USD which serves 2-4 adults. It came on a 3 tier server, topped with a combination platter of cheese and chicken quesadillas, chicken tacquitos, mini burritos (bean and cheese and jalapeno poppers. There are tomatoes, sour cream guacamole (yum!), bean dip and ranchero salsa for dipping.

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La Lasita Tacos

La Casita Tacos on UrbanspoonNicely decorated and casual Mexican restaurant on Robson. Sheepie and I ordered the 4 tacos for $10 deal. You can select four different types from the ‘Tacos’ category. We got the Baja Fish, Al Pastor, Beef Carne Asada Con Rajas and Chicken Mole.

To our surprise, each taco was small, about 10 cm in diameter, size of dumplings.

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The Baja Fish has a refreshing coleslaw salad with pacific cod in a Mexican beer batter. The fish was really soft and tasty.

The Chicken Mole was with white and dark chicken seasoned with onion, salt pepper and oregano. I didn’t think of it too much. Meh…

The Beef Carne Asada con Rajas had grilled beef sirloin with poblano peppers and onions. It had a garlic, spicy flavour that was pretty good, but the beef was really chewy.

Al Pastor had pork and onions marinated in achiote and grilled, topped with pineapple. The port was hard and difficult to eat.

Since we shared the four small tacos amongst the two of us, Sheepie was still quite hungry. He got a Mushroom & Onion Quesadillas $3.50. Again, it was really small and not much to eat. I didn’t have any.

They have a free topping bar where you can top off your tacos with your favourite toppings. Looks like it’s been sitting there all day out in the open…They also had heated beans which didn’t look to appetizing were slightly spicy and surprisingly alright, but had to ask the staff for a bowl.

It’s a good chilling restaurant, but I found the prices to be expensive for the amount and quality. I’m surprised with all the good reviews – maybe it was just a bad day? However, it wont be my return-to-restaurant for Mexican food

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