A Mexican and El Salvadoran restaurant with very reasonable prices that also has Latin American groceries.
This place is awesome for delicious Mexican food. I highly recommend their guacomole which was slightly chunky and filled with flavour and included hints of cilantro, lime, diced tomatos and onion. This is one of the best guacomoles I've ever tried in the Lower Mainland. I tried their red enchilda with chicken dish which cost $7. This comes with 2 pulled fresh white chicken meat mixed with the enchilada sauce in hand-made corn tortillas, topped with a bit more sauce and cheese. This isn't super-cheesy at all which I liked. There wasn't that much sauce but what was there was flavourful. It's served with two sides including Mexican rice, this was decent. The refried beans was salty but still tasty. Everything was freshly cooked that day it was clear. This hole in the wall restaurant is definately a gem, it doesn't look appealing from the outside but don't let that deter you. Do not park right in front of the store as it's very tricky to get out as you have to directly back out on the busy King George Highway. It's better to park at the side street, but its also where crackheads walk so go with someone else not alone. They also stock some groceries and the prices for the dried Mexican chili's is some of the lowest I've seen. The servers don't really speak English, I asked for salsa and they said my meal didn't come with it but regardless this is one of the better places for Mexican foods. Highly recommended for reasonably priced well-cooked flavourful Mexican food. When it's rainy and wintry I will be doing take-out from here and making margarita's at home to remind me of sunnier climates.
Yes, it's in Surrey, right next to a motorcycle shop and what might be a PC repair shop and a run-down crack joint? Just kidding, but it ain't the best place in town. Park around the corner unless nobody else is there for there is precious little parking.
Inside is surprisingly clean and well kept, so don't worry. Looks like it is a family run shop, father, 4 baby kids and presumably the wife/mother cooking in the back. Very friendly guy.
Equal attention seems to be given to Mexican and El Savadorean cuisine, so of course, had to have a bit of both.
Chile releno's was very good, even the refried beans, which are usually not our favourite, but we came away feeling fresh and satisfied. We also had some pupusa's, which were great! I would say they're better than Rinconcito on Commercial. Lastly, we had to go for the beef foot soup. Yeah, it did come with a huge beef hoof in the bowl. Don't let it bother you, it was quite tasty once salted properly (seemed to come unsalted like Korean sullongtang). The tortilla's are absolutely hand-made, maybe Salvadorean style. Not like the usual thin pieces you get from the store.
No regrets, this is probably the "freshest" tasting Mexican/Salvadorean restaurant we've tried in GVRD. Worth a go, and definitely a 2nd try for their other goodies. (I hear their burritos are absolutely gargantuan, in addition to being tasty).
My wife and I went to this great little restaurant for a quick bite. I had the enchilada which came in a red souce (delicious) with rice and refried beans. This dish was awesome. My wife ordered the large buritto so we could share. That was quite tasty too. The value is very good and the flavour is very authentic. The service is awesome. There was only one waitress for the whole place and she was awesome. I mentioned to the waitress that we were in a rush, so she quickly placed our order and was very accomadating. Our dinner came out 10 minutes later and the waitress was on top of things. The only down side is the last time the waitress refilled out chips and salsa for free, this time she charged us for a refill. Other than that, we had a great experience.
My bf and I made our way to La Conquistadora after seeing such great reviews. Unfortunately, we both left a little disappointed.
Our main issue was with the food. Expecting some authentic, home-cooked Mexican, I ordered the mole with chicken after checking with the server that the mole was home-made. What I got tasted suspiciously like the over-sweetened, jellied mess from a jar. My bf's burrito was much better, but still falling short of fresh and flavourful. We also wished the dishes would come with some lettuce and veggies, but they just came with rice.
Half a market and half a cafe styled restaurant with kitschy Mexican feel, I thought the ambiance was kind of cute for what it is.
Fairly good value, considering a combo meal at a chain Mexican fast food place would cost about the same amount.
Probably won't be back.
Ate here with my girlfriend about a week ago. A cute little hole in the wall kind of place. I had the burrito, it was quite big but still no contest for a big eater like myself. Value for the money was really good, when I am in the mood for mexican I would much rather go to a place like this then any "fast food" mexican place. I will definetely be back to try out more of the menu.
Many times when looking for something quick I'll phone and head over from the office and by the time I walk over there is maybe a minute or two to wait. It is a combination restaurant/small grocery store offering goods from Mexico and Central America. The burritos are massive and served wet (melted cheese and red sauce poured over the top) and are absolutely delicious. This is a nice little place worth visiting in the central city area of Surrey.
Based on previous reviews, (and I love Mexican food), I stopped in on Saturday for lunch. They serve Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine. Wasn't sure what to order, but chose the 'Tortas Mexicanos', which turned out to be a very tasty 'sandwich'. Very nice crusty bun, nice lean cooked roast beef, tomatoes, lettuce. Also came with tortillas and fresh home-made salsa. Also ordered a Mexican hot chocolate, very nice and different. The decor is ok, not many tables, and they do have some groceries from Latin America. I'll return to sample something else on the menu.
I've dined at the 3 pupuserias I'm aware of in the Lower Mainland - Salvadoreano on Commercial, Emmanual on Scott Rd, and this place, on King George. While all three produce delicious pupusa, Conquistadora wins out overall for value.
Food and value: Fresh tamarindo, 1L of it for $2.50 - best price I've seen anywhere. Unlimited curtido (Salvadorean pickled cabbage salad - mana from heaven) with the meal. Complimentary home-made tortilla chips with salsa. Pupusas for under $2.50 each, and all of it freshly made. This is in addition to nice breakfasts, real tacos and so forth. Nice little attached grocery with reasonable prices and a nice Mexican spice selection.
Ambiance: This is rather what I imagine such a place in Central America would be like - orange cinderblock walls, simple tables, bars/wire over some of the windows (it's not in the nicest area)...but I'm not complaining. The place is clean and quiet. For Whalley, it's quite nice. One note though, about parking: This place has the lot from hell. Diagonal, cramped, and maybe 2 meters from a busy intersection at King George. Be careful.
Service: The staff speaks serviceable English and is polite, attentive and helpful. They often disappear into the kitchen but are never very long, and drinks are kept refreshed etc.
This place is definitely worth repeat visits. It's less crowded than Salvadoreano, and a lot more reasonably priced, and there isn't quite the language barrier present at Emmanuel (which also has really unusual hours). That said, any of these three places are a delight.
This place is preety much tucked in(hidden) in the Walley area of Surrey Central Skytrain station. But finding it will be much rewarding. The restaurant functions as a Mexican/El Salvadoran Grocery restaurant. The service was quite excellent and the hostess was very friendly. I ate the El Salvadorian fare of El Salvadorian style beefsteak and Salad washed down by Mexican pop. Very tasty and well done though the portion was somewhat small for the price. Anyways, great restaurant, great tastes and great service, will be back.
My wife and I have been twice now. It was a little surprising to find that it is half grocery store and half retaurant, but the friendly people that work there and the great food made us come back. We tried some authentic Salvadoran dishes called Papusas and loved them. We eat there for lunch, and probably wouldn't do dinner as it is a very simple setup, with no liquor licence.
We went here a while back and definately recommend the place.The host is attentive and cheerful ,the food is as authentic as you can get it in the Fraser valley.Dont be deterred by the location and / or outside appearance of the little place.It is worth a visit and many more.They also double up as a grocery store selling Mexican foods
Very Good service went there because of a recommendation of a friend and the reviews on this site, Will definitely go back and recommend this place to my friends also has a small little retail outlet specializing in Mexican/Salvadorean items, We had the tamales and the papusas with the red Enchillidas and was pleasantly surprised with the speed of service and quality of the food
This is a Mexican JEM in surrey one of the tastier Mexican and Salvadorian food I Have try... (And I have try many included expensive ones) the service was excellent nice ambiance and if you ever want to try to make some of the food you can get it right there. Highly recommended as a solid destination for some great food ans service.
One burrito feeds two, no really. Good food and friendly service. The kitchen is quick, which is great when you're hungry. All this and groceries too. . If you want authenic mexican food and atmosphere, you can't go wrong. It is a family place.
This place is in d/t Whalley, the atmosphere is that of a cafe/grocery they have Mexican and el Salvidorian cuisine, most can be ordered vegetarian. FOOD is really tasty! big portions and not pricey. the owners are super-personable. I will return
Excellent prices and quality. The portions were also good. There's not much ambiance but I don't care much about that stuff, as long as the place looks clean I'll eat there! They also have a store at the back of the restaurant where you can get reasonably priced mexican food and spices. I'll definitely go back to try their Salvadorian menu. I don't know what the "real" mexican food in Mexico must taste like, but this was very good!
This is a great little Mexican place that we've been talking about going to for quite some time but we were hesitant because of it's location and the look from outside.
The staff is super friendly and the food is quick, cheap, huge, and super tasty! My husband and I just got back from Mexico a couple weeks back and I think the food at this place was much better than what we had in Mexico!
We'll definitely go back!
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