We ventured out to Burlington recently which, as you may recall from previous posts, has become quite the dining mecca. We visited Temazcal just across from Wayside Commons in a small office park.
We felt compelled to order the sangria since it seems most of our summer was spent consuming these at various locations throughout the city. Here, they pack a punch. White, Blush or Red Wine is mixed with Bacardi Limon, Raspberry Vodka, Crème de Peche, Sprite and fresh fruit. A nice sangria and, as noted, a bit stronger than others we have sampled in the past few months.
Next up was the Lobster Guacamole. This appetizer featured lobster, tomato, onion, cilantro, and serrano chile. It was interesting in that one would think the delicate lobster flavor would get lost in the layers of other flavors. It did not. And there was plenty of lobster meat.
The Scallops Al Pastor, however, was spot on delicious. With sautéed sea scallop, grilled pineapple, kale, crispy plantain, and spicy citrus butter. We thought the pineapple would be a bit too sweet but there are really only small bits of it in the dish and the plantains were excellent.
Grilled Skirt Steak Tampiquena: rolled skirt steak, cheese enchilada, black beans, queso fresco, salsa roja, and Mexican rice. This was packed with flavor. The spices in the marinade were both subtle and compelling and the enchilada had that firm texture that is the signature of the bite. Great all around.
For dessert this Mexican Brownie was standard fare, served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
The Fried Ice Cream was not exactly what we envisioned. We were thinking more of a frozen-solid as-a-brick slab of ice cream actually fried long enough to form a crisp coating on the cornflake and coconut crust. In reality, it was more like a pudding. Still good but not quite what was expected.
All in all, the drinks were great and the fare traditional if you are in the area and looking for a casual spot for Mexican.
2 Wall Street
Burlington, MA 01803
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Our food and drink was provided by Temazcal Cantina without any editorial consideration. All opinions are our own.