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32 N. Euclid Ave. (W. Pine Blvd.) Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tomatillo Mexican Grill Restaurant Review

: Here in the city's Central West End is the newest outpost of the homegrown chain Tomatillo. Located in the former site of Basically Bagels, it sports no drive-up window, just like the rest of the group. Don't get the idea this is a taco and hot dog franchise. The spare interior doesn't fool around. Diners happily down some of the best tacos and burritos around town from a short, worthy menu or carry home bags of goodies to carry them through the evening. Meat leads the way. Nothing boring, either. Chicken is marinated and grilled, a juicy leap from the cardboard one sometimes finds. Barbacoa, shredded beef, is perfectly seasoned and never dry. In other spots the steak would be a highlight, here it finishes third. Beans come as pinto or black, and the rice that goes into burritos is seasoned with cilantro and jalapeƱo. Soft tortillas are warmed when ordered by a gizmo that whooshes 'em with a shot of steam; only then are they filled to your specifications. Six kinds of salsa are made from scratch, although not, unfortunately, available to add as desired. You have to choose. Skip the guacamole. Margaritas aren't bad for the machine---made kind.


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