review

Torre

I had returned from California and was missing all the amazing Mexican food I had while on break. I was in need of some good tacos, and all my friends at Lehigh kept telling me Torre is the best place around to get Mexican food. It didn’t take much convincing to get a friend to go with me for dinner there one evening.

Once seated, we were brought out some roasted peanuts and marinated vegetables. I thought this was a nice touch and hadn’t seen this before. I’m not a peanut fan but I tried one and the spices were good on it. I really like the flavoring on the vegetables because it was subtle and tasty.

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Before looking over the menu, I knew immediately I wanted a margarita because those are my weakness. I always knew I would be a margarita girl because I loved virgin margaritas when I was a little girl. I ordered the Torre margarita rocks – tequila blanco, orange liqueur, agave nectar, fresh-squeezed lime juice, orange juice and salted rim – and added a caramelized pineapple shot to it. I loved the flavor shot in it because it made it perfectly sweet and very delicious.

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What better to accompany a margarita than some chips and guac? I was disappointed to see that chips with guacamole and salsa didn’t come with the meal. Personally, I think that should be standard for any Mexican restaurant, but I guess Torre does vegetables and nuts instead (I think chips would be way better, though). Since it wasn’t standard for Torre, my friend and I ordered the fuego guacamole, which was flavored with chili habanero, chili serrano, chili jalapeño, roasted garlic and orange. I love some heat so I was really digging the spices in this guacamole. The chips they served with the guacamole were really good. And just like anytime you get chips and guac, I ate too many and was too full by the time I got my meal. But of course, I still ate it anyway. 

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For my entree, I ordered the los cabos tacos. These tacos were comprised of crispy blue corn-crusted mahi mahi, chipotle crema and cabbage slaw. The blue corn crust on the mahi mahi was great and added a much needed crispy element to the food. I also really enjoyed the chipotle crema because that added the sauce while the slaw added the necessary freshness. These tacos really had it all when it came to balancing all the needed flavors. I wanted a little something extra so I spooned the fuego guacamole onto my tacos and that took it to a whole new level. I would definitely recommend ordering this dish. 

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Apparently my friend didn’t think we ordered enough food so he ordered the arróz Español (Spanish rice, onions, garlic and tomato) and the frijoles refritos (refried pinto beans and smoked bacon) as sides. I didn’t think we needed them and I was very full from all the other food so I only ate a bite of each. Both were tasty but I was too full to really enjoy them.

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I enjoyed my dining experience at Torre a lot and I would love to go back. The service was good and I loved the decor of the restaurant – it was very fun, modern and colorful. It was a really enjoyable place to eat, but I found the food pretty pricey. That wouldn’t stop me from going back and getting those tacos, guacamole and margarita again, though.

 

 

Torre Restaurant

2960 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley, PA 18034

610-841-9399

Mon-Thu 11:00 AM-10:00 PM; Fri-Sat 11:00 AM-11:00 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-9:00 PM

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