A well-loved local Mexican eatery just opened its doors in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, and food-lovers will be happy to know that old favourites and new additions are on the menu.
La Taqueria (2521 Main Street) has opened its sixth brick-and-mortar shop in a 1,100-square-foot space, formerly occupied by Miura Restaurant and Bar.
The taco shop features 30-foot-high ceilings, handmade tiles imported from Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as shades of teal and navy throughout its interior. A reclaimed-wood long table situated in the centre of the food spot will likely be a popular photo-taking destination (probably second to the beautiful floor tiles).
Co-owner Marcelo Ramirez tells the Straight that the unique tiles were imported from old houses in his hometown. “It’s the floor used in old houses built in the 1800s and 1900s, and it’s been there for the past 150 years.”
Besides the impressive furnishings, the newest La Taqueria features some new additions that will likely excite food and drink-lovers.
A newly introduced bar program will be available to taco-eaters, including libations such as beers on tap (33 Acres, Postmark Brewing, and more), and signature cocktails that will make use of tequila, mezcal, and sake.
Homemade nachos will also be on offer for the first time, made with organic corn tortilla chips, Guadalajara-sourced cheese, jalapeno pickles, onions, and signature dressings.
“The nachos are great for sharing, and I think that doing a proper recipe for nachos is beautiful,” said Ramirez. “We’ve been working with a chef in Mexico on the recipe, and it’s going to be great.”
In addition to the new food item, seasonal menu picks such as special taco soups and ceviche will also be available later on. Its authentic seafood, meat, and veggie tacos will also be served, as well as burritos and quesadillas.
"It’s a great location for everyone who lives on Main Street and Chinatown," added Ramirez. "The cocktail program is also going to be very nice."
La Taqueria Main is open Monday to Wednesday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.); Thursday to Saturday (11 a.m. to midnight); and Sunday (noon to 9 p.m.).More