Reviews: The Winter 2008 Style Manitoba
Hidden in the Exchange District is a Mexican Mecca. Say hola to Don Pedro's Authentic Mexican Grill, a playful conglomerate of memorabilia, vibrant colour, mosaic detailing, and contemporary touches.
Margaritas at Don Pedro's are rated best in Canada according to EnRoute Magazine, and are made from fresh-squeezed lime or fresh strawberries. Both are guaranteed to calibrate the taste buds.
Appetizers include crispy hand-rolled taquitos to sopa Azteca, a spiced tomato and corn tortilla soup with avocado and cheese. Queso Fundido sizzles in a cast-iron skillet of fresh roasted peppers, onions and tomatoes blanketed with rich cheese and served with soft flour tortillas. And resting upon spiced Mexican rice are Tequila Drunken Shrimp, a zesty preparation of shrimp and roasted Peppers splashed with Jose Cuervo Tequila Sauce.
Mains are rice, bean, and tortilla-based with the likes of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas. Two North Mexican dishes – Chimichanga de Pollo and Carne Asada – are indulgent and bursting with authentic flavour.