I used to drink a ton of slurpees from 7-11 when I was younger. One of my favourite things to do is to get the largest cup possible and mix all the different flavours up together. Since graduating highschool however, my consumption of slurpees have plummeted (probably a good thing since my diet’s already unhealthy enough as it is. It has probably been a couple of years since I’ve last had a slurpee. That has finally changed during my visit to Mexicali this week. The latter is a small Mexican joint located on Dunbar, a couple of blocks away from King Edward Avenue. In addition to a regular menu, they also have a couple of All Day Special combos, consisting of an entree, a side of Mexi Fries, and a choice of drink, which includes Slushy Limonada. Now, I was initially just going to get a Beef Redondo Roll-up by itself, but after seeing a number of the other patrons enjoying combos, including large cups of delicious looking slushies, I decided to go for the combo instead. I also got their Enchilada en Mole Poblano.
Enchilada en Mole Poblano ($11.95):
This consisted of two chicken enchiladas in a mole sauce and is served with rice and beans. This is the first time that I’ve had mole (which is a chocolate, chile and peanut sauce), so I don’t know what it’s actually supposed to taste like. I can only say that, unfortunately, I wasn’t really a big fan of the mole here: I found it to be quite bland. The enchiladas themselves however, did have a pretty good amount of chicken inside, which was tender. The beans and rice were just standard; I could have done with a bit more seasoning.
Beef Redondo Roll-up Special ($8.50):
They have several different all days specials, which comes with Mexi Fries and a choice of drink: I had their Beef Redondo with a Slushy Limonada as my drink. The redondo consists of a grilled tortilla stuffed with ground beef, cheese, vegetables, and sour cream. The tortilla was nicely grilled and had a great crispiness. There was quite a generous amount of filling inside. I did find the beef to be a tad dry, and I wasn’t the biggest fan of the seasoning. I did really enjoy the mexi fries though, which were essentially tater tots, and were very crispy on the outside. The limonada slushy was also tasty, and had a great tanginess.
The food at Mexicali was a bit of a hit and miss: I quite enjoyed their combo special, but found their mole to be quite bland. Their prices were a great bargain however: their all day specials are just around $10 and are quite a generous portion. The service is pretty minimal: you go and order at the front counter and they’ll bring your food to your table (if you’re eating in). All in all, this is definitely worth checking out.