New in LynLake: Tinto Cocina + Cantina

Mexican seems to be the hot new cuisine in town - specifically the slightly upscale but still affordable Mexican bistro. In the past year or so, we have seen the arrival of La Fresca, the Sonora Grill, Nico's Taco & Tequila Bar, and Lago Tacos (less trendy, but in the same ballpark.)  Of course, the Twin Cities have had a lively Mexican food scene for many years, … [Read more...]

Sonora Grill: Mexican with a flair

I was pleasantly surprised by my most recent visits to the new Sonora Grill at 33rd and E. Lake Street. I've been a fan of the original Sonora Grill counter inside the Midtown Global Market, but the new sit-down, table service restaurant (in the former Molly Quinn space, strikingly remodeled) offers a full bar, more variety, and a creative take on Mexican cuisine. The basic … [Read more...]

Spotted in St. Paul: The Border/Frontera Taco Truck

by Jeremy Iggers| June 18, 2009Driving down University Ave, in St,. Paul, I spotted the Border/Frontera taco truck parked at the curb in front of Target, just west of Syndicate Street. The menu is limited: tacos, (soft or hard-shell) for $2.40), burritos and quesadillas for $6.38. I ordered one very tasty taco al pastor served topped with chopped onions and cilantro, hot (or … [Read more...]

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