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Review - Baja Cantina

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?
Heads up Tequila lovers, this restaurant, Baja Cantina, has a great little menu, a beer garden, and value-for-money serves of Californian-Mexican food. Would be great for group functions, and make a bang-up al-fresco dining experience some summer evening. There's a standard cocktail list for $12 each, with a special Top Shelf Margarita for $18.

So let's start with the important stuff - here's the Tequila Menu, and our selection the Mescal Reposado ($8.50) served correctly as you can see:



To round it out, we washed it down with a jug of Sangria Blanca ($14) - an interesting mix of white wine and apple juice that I found refreshing and enjoyable, and less headache-inducing than ordinary Sangria Tinta ($14/jug).



My entree selection was the Ceviche ($10) - a bowl of citrus marinated raw fish, served with a mass of crunchy corn chips. A nice change from the usual Mexican offerings I thought - refreshing and tasty.



My dining companion had the Chipotle Prawn Quesadilla ($12) which were cooked with fire-roasted chipotle chilils, and served with a perky green salad. The mayo was served in a suspicious coil, probably my only complaint - and a purely aesthetic one.



The mains we selected were HUGE. We could have done without the entrees, though they were my favourite dishes. My only complaint beyond making me feel guilty for wasting so much food, was that the dishes lacked heat, despite us asking for it. Luckily we added a couple of sides - Chillies ($2.00 fresh / pickled).



My main selection was Chicken Suiza ($19) which was a giant log of creamy corn tortilla wrapped chicken and cheese enchilada served with a lovely red rice, a mild fire-roasted chilli sauce and beans. I barely got through a third of it.



The second main we tried was a Chimichanga ($19) - a steak version (you can choose from vegetarian, beef, chicken, steak or prawns). This also massive log was filled with succulent steak, black beans, rice, cheese and salsa. Lovely guacamole and salad greens again with this dish.



Oh and if you need one more piece of encouragement - the Chocolateria San Churro is practically next door, so there's dessert taken care of.

Baja Cantina
43-45 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Ph: (02) 9571 1199

Chocolateria San Churro
47 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Ph: (02) 9692 0119

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inn_timidation
Oct. 24th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
I first tried tequila with a bunch of crazy party animal south africans in London. OH MY GOD i love that stuff. But I refuse to have a bottle in the house. It must remain a special event "pay through the nose per drink" sort of thing because it is so delightfully EVIL!!

oh my god I am hungry looking at that food.
missdissent
Oct. 24th, 2007 10:43 am (UTC)
I call it 'The Great Leg Opener'. Most of the bad things I have done on alcohol involve Tequila. Somehow it makes me bad in ways other alcohols don't.