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Food Series: T & T Tacos et Tortas

June 13, 2017

Hello reader! 

If you read our first blog post, you know we have an insatiable love for food. One of our favorites is definitely tacos! We had a craving for some so we took a trip to T&T Tacos et Tortas!

T&T is located right on the corner of Rachel and Clark, at 51 rue Rachel Ouest in the Plateau Mont Royal area of Montreal. If you walk too fast, you might miss it, though the "T&T' marquee sign is a good indicator that you've found the right place!
For more information about this wonderful taco restaurant, check out their Facebook page and you can find their menu here see if there's something you'd like! We totally recommend you check this place out. We can't wait to come back! 

It's a small restaurant with a very industrial feel to it. As you can see in the picture above, the kitchen is exposed through a small window surrounded by subway tile, giving it a vintage look. It's walls are speckled with Mexican decor throughout the dining area. It was a quiet day when we went for lunch, with only a handful of customers enjoying a meal.

The menu, although not very big, boasted a fantastic selection of not only tacos, but also a selection of Mexican style sandwiches (known as tortas - hence where the restaurant gets its name). But we had our hearts set on devouring some tacos so we chose rather quickly, settling on the Pastor and the Bistec tacos. 

We wanted to start our lunch off with an appetizer and what's better than a fresh batch of guacamole and chips. The guacamole was deliciously light and flavourful, paired perfectly with the wonderfully crunchy, yet sturdy chips. Not too salty either, which is a must with tortilla chips. Our waitress brought us a selection of three different types of salsa - a mild, tomato salsa, a spicy salsa verde and an even spicier jalapeño salsa. When topped over the guacamole, they elevated the flavours within the delicious dip. We recommend scooping up a heapful of guacamole with your chip and lightly topping it with the jalapeño salsa - but not too much (Kristin made that mistake!). It adds the perfect amount of heat. 

Kristin chose the Bistec tacos. Four light tortillas topped with thinly sliced marinated steak, sautéed onions and grilled cactus. A perfect combination of flavor that tasted so wonderful! Perfect for those who prefer to stray away from spicy food and rather stick with mild. The cactus gave a different element to the dish that made it very refreshing! Who ever knew cactus tasted so delicious? Definitely a must try for anyone who is willing to try something different! 

Casandra chose the Pastor tacos. Four tortillas topped with marinated pork, grilled pineapple chunks and sprinkled with white onions and cilantro. The marinade on the pork was absolutely delicious - slightly spicy but beautifully contrasted with the sweetness of the grilled pineapple and the freshness of the onions. Overall a well balanced taco. Everything you could ever want! When topped with some leftover guacamole from our appetizer and one of the salsas elevates the flavours of the tacos. A simply delicious meal and so filling. And so worth the price! We highly recommend this one if you're a fan of anything that's both sweet and salty. 

Overall, we had a wonderful experience at T&T. It satisfied our taco craving tenfold! For under $20 each, we split a guacamole appetizer and each had our taco entrée. We left feeling wonderfully full. It was a lunch meal just how we like it - cheap and delicious! We definitely recommend you check this little taco spot. It's totally worth the trip down to the Plateau! 

All our love,

Casandra & Kristin



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