The newest spot in the Bloor West Village is Aztec’s Mine. This location changes has changed restaurants owners like I change my socks. I don’t get it. Why do you ask? Because they have a wick patio wraps around the corner of the building in full sun the entire day. This is not the owners first spot, “it is a chain from Mexico” he tells me. The menu is small and carefully chosen, reflecting the region. The front glass window is fully retractable – perfect for those warm autumn days.
Today my mom is trying a full bodied Mexican beer, which we are told pairs wonderfully proteins like beef or pork with beans. Guacamole is excellent, balanced quite nicely with Pico de Gallo.
Ceviche de java marinates crab in tomato and cucumber opens with bursts of citrus, finishing jammy sweet on the palate. Crazy! Finishing the afternoon off with a soup that knocked my boots off! Yes. I’m wearing boots, because I have a dress on and the weather is still a little windy and that kind of warm… Okay, back to the food. The broth is clean tasting and light but in intense with complex ingredients. A must try for any time of the season!