Finally made it to Chancho Tortilleria to try out their carnitas and homemade tortillas. They’re located next to Noah’s Cafe.
A couple signs outside.
We dropped in on a Thursday (around 12:15pm) for lunch. The inside is bright and colourful with an interesting mix/variety of Mexican music.
You go up to the front to order and pay. Service is friendly and they came by to refill our water jug.
Menu consists of tacos & tortas, sides and desserts. You pick your meat/vegetable filling and portion size (1/4 lb to 2 lb).
There is a very small happy hour menu (3:00pm to 6:00pm daily).
The guacamole is thick and comes with a couple pieces of deep fried tortillas. The only issue here is how tiny the portion size is. For the price, you should be getting double the amount. Yikes.
Their corn tortillas are fresh, slightly warmed. We were given a stack (believe around 20) to go with our platters.
Pickled red cabbage, pinto beans, salsa verde, salsa tatemada (charred, slight smoky), pickled onion & chili peppers and lime wedges. If you run out, you can ask for refills. The pickled onion & chili peppers was my favourite. Both salsas were good but the winner was actually the spicy chili salsa (which were on the platters).
Campechano ($47.00 for 1 lb)
We opted for the mix (shoulder and pork belly) to get the best of both worlds. Good amount of fat and crispy bits combined with tender, moist pieces.
A pound does not go a long way so keep that in mind when rationing out the meat.
Papas and verduras ($11.50 for 1/4 lb)
It’s not on the menu but you can ask for a mix (potato and squash). Squash was the winner of the two.
One of the better Mexican options in town. If you like making your own tacos, Chancho’s is your spot.
560 Davie Street