Introducing: Campechano, King West’s new gluten-free taquería

Introducing: Campechano, King West’s new gluten-free taquería

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Read our review of Campechano

Name: Campechano
Neighbourhood: King West
Contact: 504 Adelaide St. W., 416-777-2800, campechano.ca
Previously: Sadie’s Diner
Owners: Raena Fisher, Daniel Roe and Javier Flores
Chef: Daniel Roe (La Carnita, The Black Hoof)

The food

Simple, traditional, made-to-order tacos in flavour combos typically found in Mexico City (where Roe has helped open a few taquerías). Everything on the gluten-free menu is prepared on the griddle, including the the fresh-pressed tortillas made using corn imported from Mexico.

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 Photo by Renée Suen

Ceviche served with house-made corn chips. $8.

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Choriqueso quesadilla: house-made chorizo and Oaxaca cheese in a corn tortilla, served with house-made chili sauce. $6.50.

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Campechano: their namesake taco features steak, chorizo and chicharrón. $4.75.

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Tinga de pollo: chicken in a morita-pepper sauce on avocado purée. $4.50.

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Camarones: chipotle shrimp and pineapple on avocado purée. $4.75.

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For dessert, flan de queso made with cream cheese. $4.

The drinks

Sangria, one house wine, a few simple cocktails, bottled beer and Coca-Cola imported from Mexico and house-made aguas frescas.

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Aguas frescas: horchata (back) made with rice, milk and cinnamon, and jamaica (front), a hibiscus-based beverage. $2.50 each.

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Paloma: tequila and grapefruit-flavoured Squirt. $8.50.

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Sangria. $9.

The space

The casual, 43-seat space features an open kitchen and playful murals by Toronto artist Luke Pollard.

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