It's hard to believe the Carlo's Cantina, with all its local popularity for those who know where to go to eat great Mexican food, didn't have a link on this site, until now.
The important thing to remember, great food aside, is not to beat the path to Sydney on Monday and Tuesday as many times as I have, as those are owner's much treasured days off. Also, it's a TINY cafe with only 16 seats, on 4th St., turn left off the main drag.
What is TO remember is that between 11:30 ~ 8:30, this is THE place to hoof it to for incredibly delicious Mexican food WITH salt, seasonings, AND FLAVOUR. I say that in caps with hopes that a few other of our Mexican joints in town will take a big hint and, at least, add salt to their food. But for now, I'll hoof all the way to Sydney because when I do catch it open, it is so worth it.
I had the chicken enchilada, smothered with a colourful, delicious goopy mess of salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, amazingly flavourful guacamole, with perhaps some other stuff, along with the tastiest black beans I've ever had, and rice to accompany. If I could get that black bean recipe, I would be a happy gal.
My partner had a vegetarian version of the enchilada (noting lots of excellent veggie options on the menu, and I think his came to under 10 bucks). We were both pleased as clams with our dinners, and with the kind attention of the eccentric owner, who is just pure pleasure to be around.
The only drawback is driving to Sydney with low blood sugar, and making it there without a crash. Other than that, this is THE place to go....