On the Road – Taco Tony’s

One of the things that I would like to do on my blog is share some of my experiences as I travel around and find new restaurants. This past week I was on vacation so Janna, the kids and I went down to see my parents in Belle River. While we were there we took a trip over to Leamington. Leamington is a small city of just over 30,000 people. The purpose of the trip was to go to Colasantis – a great nursery that includes a whole lot of fun things for kids to do (rides, petting zoo, etc.).

While we were in Leamington we also planned to go to an authentic Mexican restaurant. Leamington is home to many migrant workers from Mexico and it is exciting to see this Mexican influence in the city of Leamington. My parents took us to Taco Tony’s. They had been there many times and even Janna and the kids were there last year when I was on a missions trip to Kenya. I was really looking forward to it. I love mexican food and any chance I have to try authentic mexican, I am on board. I like mexican so much that I will even eat Taco Bell just to get a mexican fix. Yeah, I know, that should not count as true mexican.

So, looking at the menu I ordered the beef burrito and chicken flautas. Both were excellent. The ingredients were fresh and the food was clearly prepared to order. One of the highlights was Tony’s green hot sauce that he makes himself. It tasted like a mixture of jalepeno, avacado and cilantro. It was hot and was a great condiment to the 2 dishes I had.

After the meal I had the opportunity to chat with Tony himself and discover that he has been running the restaurant for 11 of his 14 years in Canada. He was a freindly guy whose hospitality added to the family run feel of the restaurant.

If you ever happen to be in Leamington I encourage you to check out Taco Tony’s. You will not be dissapointed!



About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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