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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tacos El Asador

This is one of my favourite downtown eateries. It's a Salvadorean/Mexican joint filled with picnic tables and it's always busy around dinner time. It's located at 690 Bloor Street West at Clinton.

The guy at the counter is friendly and cheery, passing along the orders to the woman in back. Every time I go there it's always the same. They rush around and give me everything I ordered except for one thing. Then nothing. Nothing. I'm certain they've forgotten me and then they rush out with the missing item.

The menu is quite varied, with hard tacos, soft tacos, pupusas, grilled meats and burritos. Most things are only $2 or $3.

When I pay the bill, the friendly gentleman at the cash muses about how strange it is that women in Canada pay for dinner at restaurants, instead of always the men. 
Quality Latino game shows.
Soft taco with pork. Highly recommended.
Rice con queso.
Cheese pupusa, made of fried corn flour. Warning, I have seen what a diet of pupusas does to the posteriors of women in El Salvador and recommend that you eat these in moderation. 

Spice City Doggie Bag Index: Four stars
★ Don't bother taking any leftovers home
★ ★ Take leftovers home and stuff in the back of the fridge indefinitely
★ ★ ★ Tomorrow's lunch
★ ★ ★ ★ Proudly present the leftover as a present to significant other or roommate and then wait impatiently for them to eat it so you can steal some
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Midnight snack. Is it midnight yet?




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