Before heading out, we decided to grab brunch in town. We’re always looking for a good Mexican eatery. Taqueria El Taquero has good ratings so we decided to try them out. They’re located close to Daweet Fine Indian Cuisine.
We dropped in on a Sunday (around 10:45am). It wasn’t too busy inside but a couple groups were outside on the patio. The inside is modern and sleek.
There’s 6 sauces at the salsa bar along with help yourself to orange water.
They had elderflower juice.
There’s a breakfast menu (only on weekends), tacos, quesadillas, tostados, tortas and burritos, combos and tazones (soups/salads/bowls).
Click here to see the breakfast menu (1 and 2).
Salsa verde, watermelon guajillo, pineapple jalapeño, 60 chile salsa, cerolla (pickled onions) and rajas (pickled carrot/pepper/radish/cauliflower). The best thing was the rajas followed by the pineapple jalapeño sauce. The rest was bland.
Huevos rancheros ($10.95)
Three corn tortillas topped with ham, chorizo, warm salsa roja, huevos, onions, cilantro and avocado. Can’t say I’ve ever seen sliced deli ham in a huevos rancheros before.
We got our eggs sunny side up. The salsa roja had no flavour and you only get two tiny slices of avocado.
Tacos ($11.49 for 4)
We opted for the asada, Izzy’s fish, cochinita pibil and mole verde. Sadly, none of these were good. Shredded beef brisket? Dry.
Yucatan pulled pork? Dry.
Chicken? Dry and the pumpkin seeds was the oddest addition I’ve tasted in a taco.
The tacos themselves are doubled up but not fresh.
Don’t bother. Disappointing meal to end our trip.
Taqueria El Taquero
1443 Ellis Street