People are saying good things about Sal y Limon (as you can probably tell from the banner above), a little Mexican joint nestled between a pizza shack and a bubble tea place in a small plaza on Kingsway and Fraser. I remember back when I lived in this area another quirky “Mexican” place occupied this spot, run by Indo-Canadians who used donair meat in their burritos. All my friends hated it but I liked it at the time. The name escapes me, does anybody remember it?
Anyway, on with the review. Line up (Sal y Limon is busy) and place your order, then they will call your name when it’s ready. Now normally I don’t tend to tip at these kind of setups since there’s no “service” to speak of, but there was a tip option on their Interac so I thought what the hey, I pretty much know the food’s gonna be good, right? I immediately regretted it though; the lady who took my order walked away without a word in the middle of the transaction! I figured she would come back, but nope, I was left to rip off the receipts myself while leaning over the counter (I’m on a crutch at the moment recovering from surgery), sort the customer receipt from the merchant and then reach further to pin it on their stack. All the while there were three employees in the kitchen including the woman…you’d think they would have noticed.