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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
#02-00, Winsland Conservation House
One of the perks of getting assigned to a job in town is the lack of good dining options. To me, lunch time is the best time to frequent a restaurant since there's usually a good value set lunch to draw in the office crowd. Set in the beautiful Winsland House, El Toro offers decent enough mexican food at a reasonable price.
Any order from the lunch menu comes with unlimited flow of the soup of the day and helpings from the salad bar. The tomato soup with black beans and sausages was quite nice with its tangy taste. Light and not too watery, this was a good start to lunch.
The salad bar was uninspiring, to say the least. There were the usual lettuces, tomatoes, olives etc. I didn't try the chicken potato salad which the waiter kindly tossed up for us while it was self service for the rest of the diners.
The Caribbean Catch of the Day ($12++) arrived simply yet beautifully plated. The riot of colours from the grilled lime, bed of seasonal vegetables to the freshly grilled fish and red hot sauce set my mouth watering right away. The tortilla was completely left untouched as I tucked into the delicious fish which was soft and juicy.
I had really fantastic Mexican food while staying at a friend's house in New Zealand. One thing I like is that the food is always bursting with flavours, be it spiciness, sweetness or tartness. Somehow, everything comes together in harmony and of course, the colours of the cuisine are a sight to behold. Though El Toro can't even stand to compare with the Mexican food I had in NZ (let me know if you want the name of the restaurant!), this was still an enjoyable meal with nice food, ambience and service.
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