First, their salsas. Brilliant. The salsa verde especially, I did not realize my bottled salsa verde was such crap until I tasted Cilantro and Jalapeno’s fresh version. Will never be able to go back to mass-produced, and unfortunately now spoiled by them and forced to make a long drive to North Van just to pick up some salsa verde. Their regular tomato salsa is simple, fresh and delicious.
Also had their soup and tacos…soup was lovely, although I prefer it without the cream and parmesan cheese. A nice clear broth, lots of big chunks of chicken and while I’m not a big fan of rice in soup, it’s nice here and makes it feel like a hearty meal. Excellent price at about $3.50 for the small and less than $5 for a large.
Stayed away from their fish tacos because it is deepfried unfortunately…was hoping to make a comparison to La Taqueria. And just like at La Taqueria, their soft tacos are not steamed fresh, here they are pre-packaged and they also sell them in the store. I tried it with the chicken…which I found mediocre, and served with a sad-looking salad. Their rice is excellent, and bought a take-away pack, great to make healthy, quick meals at home. Overall, I think they have some good foods that are freshly prepared and tasty, other meals are not worth the price, so just like a lot of other places, figure out what they do best and stick to those foods.
I really like their staff, very sweet and good energy. One time I called at the end of the day to see if they had any salsas left, she said she could make it for me on the spot. It is basically a fast food counter with a fresh selection of ready-made foods. For me, it is worth the trip.