Picture the following: You’re now in Mexico. It’s no ordinary day however, for it’s Dia de los Muertos, or as we know it in english, the Day of the Dead. Colorful skull face paintings and masks surround you, it’s an art on its own to oberve. Of course, we can’t forget delicious food. Love this description so far? Then you’ll definately love Mezcal TnT, Hamilton’s Mexican Cuisine Pride.
Mezcal TnT, a restuarant located in Hamilton Ontario that specializes in Mexican Cuisine, has definately won my heart for many reasons. From the moment you walk in, immediate Dia de los Muertos vibes. Dimmed lighting brought to life the beautiful artwork of Catrina (skull) figures and calavera (skeletons) along the walls, similar to those iconic in Dia de los Muertos. I LOVED it. I regret not taking any pictures myself of their beautiful decor, but if you’d like to see it with your own eyes, I’d suggest a) get going there as soon as possible or b) you can check it out on their instagram page here. The staff were incredibly hospitable, making sure we were well taken care of from the moment we walked in, quick to serve us drinks, offering us better seating once spots cleared up (it was pretty packed in the restuarant by noon thus proving it’s popular name), all the way up until even after we received our orders to make sure the food was okay. A1 for customer service! Another plus, shoutout to the choice of music at this spot, it’s always appreciated to have good music alongside good food.
Mezcal’s menu speciality comprises of either tacos or burritos, where any taco flavour could be turned into a burrito ($6 per taco or 3 for $15, $9 per burrito).
Upon our visit, we opted for the Baja Fish Taco and Bam Bam Shrimp Tacos. If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll fall in love with both of these items. The Baja Fish Tacos consisted of beer battered cod, lime crema, tomatillo salsa verde, cotija, citrus cabbage, and charred tomato salsa fresca. The Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos consisted of beer battered shrimp, guacamole, ponzu, ginger aoili, serrano rojo, and diakon. Crunchy, fresh, and packed with flavor in each bite, there was nothing not to love about these tacos. The portion size was also just right so nothing was falling apart in your hands.
As a side, you had a choice between items such as Tuna Ceviche Tostada, Nachos, or even Cuban Styled Chicharrones and more. We decided to opt for the Fries Supreme (best decision ever x2, try it and you’ll thank me later). The Fries Supreme consisted of american cheese , tomato’s , scallions, and crema. With a saucy bite each time, and definately no lack of toppings, this side alone could fill you up as a full meal if you wanted it to!
Of course, when talking about Mezcal TnT (Taco’s and Tequila), we can’t forget about the drinks menu. With over 11 different cockatils to choose from, I decided to opt for the Gin N’ Juice cocktail. This cocktail consisted of lavender & juniper infused El Jimador Blanca Tequila, St.Germaine Elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice , and white grape juice. Having never heard of the cocktail , I was hesistant to try it at first but trust me on this, the flavors work together AMAZINGLY. The lavender and juniper add a sweetness to the drink, and paired perfectly with the taco’s we ordered. It is a bit of a strong beverage, but then again that’s why all the food you order helps!
All in all, if you want to experiance a get away to Mexico with all the right flavors and zero flight ticket hassles, you gotta eat here. Mezcal TnT is open Mon – Thurs 11:30am- 11:00pm , Fridays & Saturdays 11:30am-2:00am, or Sundays 11:30am-1:00pm, waiting on your arrival!
This international eat is approved by yours truly – S.