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Published October 27th 2012
Best Mexican cuisine in Sydney
If someone asked me what my two favourite types of food are in the world, I'd have to say Italian and Mexican, so when I was given the opportunity to dine at Baja Cantina Mexican Restaurant in Glebe I was absolutely thrilled and grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
When my friends and I arrived at the restaurant we were greeted warmly by staff members and shown to our table. We were provided with lunch menus which I was told was a smaller version of the main dinner where many more dishes and meals are on offer. As part of the lunch menu you are given the choice to mix and match your dish to your liking, whether that be Tacos, a Chimichanga or Nachos amongst many others. You also have opportunity to select the type of salsa you like, anything from quite mild to something with a little tang and bite to it. In addition, you also have the option to select the type of meat you would like as well, steak, chicken, pork or shredder beef are all on offer.
As always with at any Mexican restaurant I visit, ordering Sangria is a must, especially while having lunch on a nice warm day, I can't thing of anything more refreshing. It always goes down like a treat, this true in this case as well. To be honest, I barely had time to take a snap of the carafe of Sangria before it disappeared.
When ordering our meals, For me personally, I opted for the Nacho's with Barbacoa (shredded Beef) with the Hot Salsa Fresca (Hot). The dish was absolutely delicious, while a dish like this may not appeal to everyone, I really enjoyed the array of flavors from having the opportunity to customise and mix and match my meal to a certain degree. I am a bit of a spice and chilli fan, so having a hot salsa as an option is great for me. As were the corn chips that didn't break, which has become one of pet gripes when eating Nachos - happy to say the corn chips were up to the task.
Some of the other dishes that were ordered by others on the table were the Chimichanga with a mild salsa, a Burrito in another mild sauce. The Taco Supreme when served looked the most appealing out of all the dishes if based purely on presentation. When I saw it, I thought for a moment that I may have made the wrong choice but ultimately I was extremely happy with my meal and how it tasted.
We all found the atmosphere of Baja Cantina open, and colourful, with the staff being warm and friendly. The dishes were served promptly without anyone having to wait for their dish for an uncomfortable amount of time, which has happen from time to time at previous restaurants I'd been to in Sydney.
I'd recommend the lunch menu to anyone who is looking for a great place to dine with friends on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. On Saturday afternoons Glebe markets is on just across the road - it is a way to enjoy a fantastic meal and then relax by taking a walk around the markets. I can guarantee that I will be visiting Baja Cantina again based upon the experience that I had which I really enjoyed.