Address: 185 Main St. South, Newmarket ON
When I visited: June 2014, lunch, 3 adults and 3 babies
Rating: $$, 3
Baby info: Has high chairs
With my friend living relatively close by and hearing about the restaurant on “You got to eat here” on Food Network Canada, I was interested in trying it out. The restaurant is located on the beautiful Main Street in Newmarket.
The interior was spacious and felt airy with wide windows allowing the sunlight to shine through. We were seated at the back of the restaurant which was pretty empty but was a great spot for some privacy, especially with 3 young babies.
To start, we each ordered the strawberry daiquiri and shared the nachos rancheros which had refried beans, feta cheese, chorizo and cheese. The stand out of the nachos was the chips as they were made fresh in-house and was extra crunchy. I would recommend eating the dish as quickly as possible to enjoy the melted cheese.
I ordered the burritos stuffed with Mexican pulled pork (pork carnitas) with a house salad and a bean soup. When the dish came out, I was not expecting the huge portions! The burrito was packed with tender meat and vegetables and well seasoned. For $12.95, it was an amazing deal! The bean soup was too salty but the burrito was definitely the star of the dish. I had a taste of my friend’s lime and cilantro rice and it was a light and an excellent accommodate to the heavy foods.
Although our server was friendly, our server was slow to get our utensils, refilling our water and rarely came around. This area could use more work.
The restaurant is not your next hipster joint, you won’t find beef cheek tacos or fusion items here. What you will find is a traditional menu and flavours that tastes home made. The portions are massive for the price, the largest portion for a Mexican restaurant I have seen. Expect leftovers when you come visit. The stand outs are the home made tortillas, cilantro lime rice and the pork carnitas. I would reorder these items in a heartbeat if I was in the area again but would not make a special trip to venture here. Happy eating!