I’ve been loving the show “You Gotta Eat Here!” on the Food
Network lately and I took particular notice to this local restaurant that was
featured on the show (Click here to watch the clip). It’s called Topanga Cafe
and it’s a Mexican restaurant located in Kits.
looked so empty we thought they were closed!
quiet and lacked the bustling, fun atmosphere. However, we did go during an
awkward time so it couldn’t be helped.
up there. It can go from $11 if you are ordering a la carte (so just burrito or
taco with nothing else) to $25 for two items plus sides.
refer to their handy definition sheet!
and salsa to keep us busy. The tortilla chips tasted like they were freshly
fried (props!) and the salsa was deliciously spicy and fresh.
even wanted to buy a jar of the salsa home but decided against it at the
end. I think the price of the salsa were
a bit too steep for him.
Nortena ($17.95) and it came with sautéed prawns grilled with green pepper,
tomato, onion, then covered with salsa and a dab of sour cream. Rice, beans,
and a flour tortilla were served on the side.
because it made up for the price.
there was still ¾ of the dish left! I don’t know how it tasted but from his
polished plate I think he enjoyed it.
essentially a prawn burrito covered with guacamole , sour cream, an olive, and
rice, beans, and some greens on the side.
cheese. X.X But at least there were a few strands of lettuce and some tomatoes
to lighten it up. Haha… Oh who am I kidding, the puny ‘salad’ did almost
nothing to counteract the artery clogging pile of goodness. 😛
the rice got nice and toasty. I personally enjoyed the semi-crunchy rice A LOT.
stingy with the quantity too. I highly recommend getting this dish! If these
pictures do not persuade you to do so, you should watch them make it (behind
the scenes) on the ‘You Gotta Eat Here!’ episode and it’ll change your mind.
technically be split into two meals. However, if you have a bigger appetite
(like B-boy), you can probably finish this no problem.
X.X) so I probably can’t afford to come often to satisfy my Mexican food
cravings. However, with that being said, the food is undeniably delicious and it
will certainly fill you up even if you just went on the Grouse Grind.