After a week and half of craving the taco loco salad I had at the other location, I just had to have one - plus we were craving salad anyway. Since I live in Burnaby, this was the obvious closer choice.
I've always liked how this location looked. Much bigger and newer than the downtown one, plus it had a nice patio upstairs. I liked how they had lounge sofas for groups - unfortunately all three sections were occupied.
I have to say the salad last night kinda turned me off what I craved so much. They used musclin salad which wilted from being at the bottom of the bowl soaked with dressing. (At the other location, they used crispy greens which held up much better, and also had a great texture too) Also, this is the first time I've ever complained about too much of the good stuff. The salad was loaded up with so much taco beef and especially cheese and not enough salad that girlfriend K and I got so sick of eating it not even half way through. it was like just eating taco filling, which got tiring really fast. I think it'll be a while before I eat this again.
Service was just okay. When I went up to pay for my meal at the bar, I noticed tons of ants and fruit flies crawling on the sticky bar counter - to me, a sign that wiping is not so frequent here.
Such a shame, because the restaurant is very nice and cozy.