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Posted by Staff / Reviewed on September 13, 2006 / review policy

It is really hard to find great Mexican food in this city. Tex-mex. Sure. But there is no true authentic cuisine from this northern Latin American country in the T-dot to be found.

The closest I have been to this genuine fare has been at Mariachi's in Davisville.

The restaurant is looted with sombrero's, tequila bottles and chili pepper lights. The walls are a pencil crayon blue with clay colour tables.

I started with a traditional margarita. It was delicious. Just the way my good pal from Pachuca makes them. Actually, she too would be impressed by their salsa and fresh tortilla chips.

For my main course, I had the Mole de Pollo. This over-40-ingredients dish is not served in many other restaurants in the city. Those that do serve it are definitely not as good at Mariachi's. The tender chicken absorbs the rich brown mole sauce nicely and the sesame seeds provide a nice overall smooth finish.

The rice is nothing to bark about and the salad tastes like it was pulled out of a bag.

I also tried some on my partner's chicken flautas. These cripy fried taquitos were served with sour creme and a chunky salsa. It was actually quite good and not too oily.

Until I can find true Mexican just the way my pal from the silver state makes it, Mariachi's will have to do.

PS. If you are heading there on the weekend, make sure you make a resy first.

2084 Yonge Street



melissa / September 13, 2006 at 06:52 pm
??? Hard to find great Mexican in Toronto?
What about Dos Amigos, El Sol and Tacos El Asador? Check them out, they're all amazing!
Antony Hare / September 13, 2006 at 10:29 pm
I've had some great meals at Mariachi's. A gem in the Yonge and Davisville area.
miles / September 13, 2006 at 11:32 pm
I wish I could remember the name of it but there's a small mexican place on the Danforth that serves authentic wonderful fresh food with a homemade taste.
melissa / September 14, 2006 at 10:34 am
Miles, it sounds like you're thinking of El Sol!
miles / September 14, 2006 at 03:37 pm
Thanks, I think that was the name! I only really remember the amazing guacamole!
Michelle / September 14, 2006 at 05:43 pm
Alright Miles and Melissa...I will definitely have to check it out. Stay posted.
ambrose / June 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm
I need to go back there for some churros!
nicron / April 4, 2009 at 06:16 pm
deffinitly my favorite place to eat mexican food. This place is so tasty that you cant go wrong.
Nicron / April 4, 2009 at 06:21 pm
d'oh I can't edit my comment,
Try the guacamole it is really good, for the record I think avacados are the food of the devil, but the guacamole here is still good.
steve replying to a comment from melissa / May 28, 2010 at 05:26 pm
You are all high on Tijuana crack! There is no such thing as good Mexican food in Toronto. Period
steve replying to a comment from Antony Hare / May 28, 2010 at 05:28 pm
What? MAriachis totally sucks ass. What a dump and the food is crap.
hay replying to a comment from steve / December 31, 2010 at 04:50 pm
Don't know what night you went on, Steve, but the lineup to the door suggests otherwise. I love the food here and go back every chance I get. What makes it a dump? I don't think its a dump. If your so fancy and stuck up why don't you stick to the Keg Mansion. Its decor might be up to your standards.
Foodbot / January 26, 2011 at 08:47 pm
Yes you said it... the Pollo Mole is awesome! Tacos are tacos, but you can't get a chicken Mole in too many places around Toronto.
Diana / February 1, 2011 at 02:26 pm
Oh my gosh, I went here for my first (and last time so far) for Mexican food. IT IS AMAZING!
Diana P. / May 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm
pass it all time and hear so many good things! Gotta check it out this summer! Do they have good margaritas too? Love a good margarita with some yummy Mexican grub!

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