Restaurant: T & T Tacos and Tortas
Restaurant type: Tacos, tortas, Mexican, Latino, cocktails
Prices: $4.50-$23 entrées, $10-$23 mains
Date: Friday January 26th 2018
Table of: 2
My favorite dish: pastor tacos + homemade sauces
A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of checking out T & T Tacos and Tortas, as their guest. T & T is located on the corner of Rachel and Clark, in the heart of “Little Portugal” in the Plateau. I’d actually been before, way back in 2014 when I used to live just a minute away, but had never been back since (even though I also lived a minute away again in 2017-2018 lol. Also Alex makes amazing tacos, so its not something we usually go out and eat).
In any case, T & T serves up about half a dozen different types of tacos and another half dozen types of tortas (Spanish for sandwich). They also have a good cocktail list, with classics and favorites like mojitos and margaritas. Liz and I each opted for 1 taco dish, a side of guacamole to share and some drinks:
- Pastor tacos: marinated pork and grilled pineapple
- Cochinita tacos: marinated pulled pork and pickled red onions
- Guacamole and homemade tortilla chips
I chose the Pastor tacos, which the waitress recommended to me as they were juicier than the Carnita tacos. I really enjoyed them; the meat was very tender, juicy and flavourful. I also ordered an extra side of avocado to add a pop of color to my tacos, which it did, but I wished the tacos had a little more garnish to them. They had a bit of raw diced onion and barely any coriander, which I love. I do have to say, T & T’s homemade sauces is what did it for me. They have 3 sauces: a very spicy sauce, a mild green tomato sauce and a mild red tomato sauce. My favorites were the very spicy and the mild red tomato sauce, which I lathered all over my tacos.
As for Liz, she ordered the Cochinita tacos, which I found good, but they were too juicy; there was excess juice and grease leaking all over. With that said, I do prefer an overly juicy pulled pork to a dry one. We also ordered some guacamole and homemade tortilla chips, which was good, especially when we added some spicy sauces to it. Liz chose a mojito and I chose their classic margarita to accompany our meal. The mojito was good and was everything you would expect out of one – minty and refreshing. The mrgarita was good too and you could really taste the alcohol, but it wasn’t my kind of cocktail. I’m more of a fruity and sweet cocktail kind of person, so personally, the margarita didn’t do it for me, but I’m sure any margarita fan out there would have loved it.
Overall, we had a good time at T & T. It was very quiet for a Friday night, but you never know with the weather in Montreal and how it can impact a restaurant (the weather wasn’t bad that night but it was very cold). T & T serves up great tacos and if you are in the area, I would recommend it for a quick bite either at lunch or dinner, or for a quiet and romantic date night.
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*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.
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