March 21, 2016
Let’s taco ’bout the new Mexican place in town!
Calle Mexico started off as a food truck (which still exists in the warmer seasons) but they’ve now opened up a restaurant. Their specialization is authentic Mexican food. As soon as I stepped in, I knew it was going to be authentic. I could smell the food being cooked from the kitchen. The worker (I assume owner?) communicated with a few customers in their own language, which is always a good sign. The restaurant is catered more towards take out, which explains the small size of it. There are a few small tables and seats lining the walls for eating there though. The menu offers different types of tacos, tortas, and 3 other main dishes: “the famous Calle Mexico” tostadas, enchiladas, and sopes. There’s also a daily special soup and student combo special, soon to be available. For drinks, the classic Jarritos is offered, which I find is a necessity in all Mexican restaurants! It just pairs so perfectly with tacos.
Al Pastor Tacos $12
I ordered the Al Pastor (pork) tacos for myself. The orders of tacos all come with 3, aside from the dorados (crispy tacos) which come with 4. The slow cooked pork was accompanied by diced pineapple, cilantro, and onions. Dried chillies were added to it to give it a bit of seasoning. The tacos were flavourful and tasted fresh. Salsa and guacamole bottles were on the side, which I ate with my tacos. The only thing I’d have to mention is that the pork was on the drier side. It didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the tacos though.
Tinga Tacos $12
My friend ordered the Tinga (chicken) tacos. The shredded chicken breast was marinated in a chipotle sauce. It came with a variety of veggies: shredded lettuce, tomato pieces, and radish, then topped with sour cream. He really enjoyed his tacos and said that he’d come back.
We also shared a Sope between us, which is a traditional Mexican dish. It’s a thick tortilla topped with different fillings. At Calle, the toppings are tinga chicken (the same as from the tacos), feta cheese, slices of radishes, an avocado piece, and sour cream. The tortilla was handmade and still very warm when it came out to us. It was soft and had a slight crisp to it, which held up the toppings well. The sope was a nice mix of different textures that I got with each bite.
This is a good place to stop by if you’re in the mood for some traditional Mexican fare. The service is quick and friendly, and the food is freshly made to order. I’ll be back to try out some other Mexican dishes for sure.
Address: 11128 107 Ave