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Fish Tacos...Tavares??? yep

It is true!

My wife and I shared some items including the Fish Taco, Steak Taco, The Anaheim Chile Taco, The Burger the Black Beans, and Jicama.

I thought the fish taco was the best I've had on the east coast. The only thing was that it was on a flour tortilla instead of traditional corn. However, the tortilla taste and consistency were very good. You could tell they were made with manteca.

We originally asked for the shrimp taco(which they would've grilled) in place of the steak, but our waitress let us know that the steak was grilled over mesquite that night and we had to get it. It was very good, and the mesquite taste was pretty strong, which I like. The steak was juicy and the salsa was a good match.

The anaheim chile taco is something I haven't had before. I've had roasted chiles but never in a taco. It was a treat. It came with melted cheese inside and salsa as well as sour cream. It wasn't very spicy but just right. It was an entire roasted anaheim chile

As for the burger, wow. All I can say is, I want another one. It wasn't huge, but it was full of flavor. It had 2 patties with cheese on each, and it came with sauces and veggies, all on a toasted bun. This was very good...

The black beans were good and they had queso fresco on top. They weren't bad or anything, just normal black beans.

The Jicama was good though. I liked the light and tangy taste. It was prepared with some kind of white sauce and some lime. I really liked this because I've had and enjoyed Jicama before. My wife liked it ok but was unfamiliar with Jicama, so she didn't appreciate it as much.

I'll definitely be back. We went pretty late, 10 PM on a Saturday, and they were still open. Not many people were there, but I guess it's there first weekend open.

Mar 30, 2009
frizzel in Florida

Fish Tacos...Tavares??? yep

Thanks for the review, I'm checking it out tonight. Maybe I'll ask for the shrimp grilled.

Mar 28, 2009
frizzel in Florida

Fish Tacos...Tavares??? yep

yeah, exactly, nothin really goin on in Tavares,

according to the site they'll be open only Thurs-Sat at night. I think those are the prices to the left

looks interesting to say the least....

Mar 19, 2009
frizzel in Florida

Fish Tacos...Tavares??? yep

My friend just let me know about this place opening up on the 27th, a friend of his owns it

MexiCali Grill

What do you guys think? Too good to be true?

MexiCali Grill
Tavares, FL, Tavares, FL

Mar 16, 2009
frizzel in Florida

Short ribs like Alan Wong's (Honolulu)?

How about ginger, honey and soy? I always smoke ribs but once I ground up some star anise into my rub. It was great, but only if you like the taste of black licorice. I obviously used too much because I'm kinda new at experimenting with Asian flavors, but hey I loved them.

Oct 10, 2008
frizzel in Home Cooking

Pomegranate Raspberry–Flavored Beer

My wife said this Michelob tasted like shandy immediately. It was the lime cactus version. I have to say, it was ice cold and refreshing on a hot day. If that's what you're looking for the Lime was great. It's not a great beer, but it was fun.

Jul 28, 2008
frizzel in Features

9 hour layover in Mexico CIty - where to go for breakfast?

On any of these layovers, do they give you a hard time about leaving the airport and coming back in?

Jul 14, 2008
frizzel in Mexico

Pickled Red Onions

I don't know what you "purists" are complaining about. These onions are on the table of any good taqueria in Mexico and at most throughout the southwest. I've had them many places in Sonora and many places in Sinaloa and plenty here in AZ.
Sometimes in Sonora, they take the green onions and rest them in a jar of pure lime juice and serve them to the table like that, but that's the only occasional difference I've seen.

May 14, 2008
frizzel in Recipes

Indiana Jones Treats

These M&M's belong in a museum....

Apr 28, 2008
frizzel in Features


I like adding the powder version of Tajin to this. Tajin is a mix of dry chile, lime, and salt-look it up.

Apr 28, 2008
frizzel in Recipes

Mazatlan's Best Restaurants??

mm Smoked Marlin is delicious. I just got back from Mazatlan. Most restaurants in the touristy areas are mediocre like most have pointed out. Panama is a different story though. They have smoked marlin quesadillas that are incredible. Their menu is extensive and in the course of a week I ate there 4 times and liked everything I had. The quesadillas de marlin were my favorite along with the tamales de requeson and chile de queso.

I hadn't seen this board before so I went on the recommendation of a friend from Mochis. I loved Mazatlan and loved that restaurant. I've lived in Mexico and eaten Mexican food for many years, and this is some of the best I've had.

I also had the pay de queso y guayaba. The texture was very different for me to enjoy but my wife liked it a lot.

Mar 24, 2008
frizzel in Mexico