Introducing: Campechano, King West’s new gluten-free taquería
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)
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.
Ceviche served with house-made corn chips. $8.
Choriqueso quesadilla: house-made chorizo and Oaxaca cheese in a corn tortilla, served with house-made chili sauce. $6.50.
Campechano: their namesake taco features steak, chorizo and chicharrón. $4.75.
Tinga de pollo: chicken in a morita-pepper sauce on avocado purée. $4.50.
Camarones: chipotle shrimp and pineapple on avocado purée. $4.75.
For dessert, flan de queso made with cream cheese. $4.
Sangria, one house wine, a few simple cocktails, bottled beer and Coca-Cola imported from Mexico and house-made aguas frescas.
Aguas frescas: horchata (back) made with rice, milk and cinnamon, and jamaica (front), a hibiscus-based beverage. $2.50 each.
Paloma: tequila and grapefruit-flavoured Squirt. $8.50.
The casual, 43-seat space features an open kitchen and playful murals by Toronto artist Luke Pollard.