I remember long ago driving to Boston Street with my friends for weekend day drinking and night clubbing, but now memories of my youth in Canton have been replaced with commercial businesses and restaurants. One restaurant in particular I love to visit at least once a month is LaTolteca (2324 Boston Street). LaTolteca is an authentic mexican restaurant chain in Maryland. They have other locations in Belair, Cockeysville, Salisbury and Hagerstown. I’d never heard of the restaurant until I was driving down Boston Street one day and noticed their newest location in Canton.
The most important amenity I love about LaTolteca is they offer free valet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Trying to find a parking space on Boston Street is hell, so they get a gold star for that! When you walk in the restaurant, immediately you feel like you are in another place. The furniture is crafted after colorful pieces of artwork. The table tops and chairs are adorned with 3D brightly colored lacquered art. There are about six booths that run along the Boston Street perimeter. Each booth is positioned under a window, so patrons can open or close the window if they choose.
The bar runs along the opposite wall of the restaurant and is lined with bar stools. There are also high top tables situated in the middle of the restaurant. LaTolteca has two levels, though I haven’t been upstairs I know they use that area for private parties and they’ve just started Salsa dancing upstairs on Friday nights. I was sad when Talara closed in Harbor East, because they had one of the best salsa parties but it’s good to know of another one.
The cocktail menu includes a variety of margarita and tequila specials. They offer eight different margaritas that range from sweet to spicy – strong and stronger. They also have three different pre-made frozen margaritas ready to serve from the frozen drink dispenser. They also have bottled beers, beers on tap and Mexican beers such as Dos Equis.
Every customer is given warm chips and dip when they sit down. They give you two dipping sauces, one is salsa and the other is a creamy white dip that I later found out was Queso Blanco Dip (White Cheese Dip). The queso dip is amazing! I always end up getting a second serving.
Now this may sound crazy, but I’ve been to LaTolteca about six times and I always get the same exact thing. The menu is very extensive, every Mexican dish you can think of they serve at LaTolteca. The first time I browsed the menu, the seafood fajitas caught my attention and they were so good that I’ve never really wanted anything else. The “Del Mar Fajitas” include shrimp, crab meat and scallops cooked with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with a tilapia fillet on top. Served with rice, beans, guacamole, lettuce, sour cream and tortillas on the side.
My friends are more adventurous than me and they’ve sampled quite a few of the other entrees such as the Hawaiian Fajitas made with grilled chicken, shrimp and charizzo mixed with grilled pineapple, onions and tomatoes inside half a pineapple with melted cheese on top. Served with Spanish rice, fried beans and guacamole salad.
All entrees range in cost from $15.00-$30.00 depending on the ingredients and serving size.
My next visit will be on Friday and I plan to eat, drink and visit the upper level for Salsa dancing. Maybe I’ll wear my emoji girl red dress – 💃🏾
For more information on LaTolteca, visit their website at http://latoltecamd.com.