Grand Electric

Finally went to the famous Grand Electric for tacos last night! As expected, there was a bit of a wait. We went around 6pm and ended up waiting only 15 minutes (original ETA was 30-45 mins). The restaurant was small and dim with retro decorations and loud hiphop music banging in our ears. If you’re out to have long, deep conversations, I wouldn’t suggest this venue.

We ordered a total of 4 tacos, a side and dessert for 2 people. Tacos include baja fish, pork belly, beef cheek and crispy cauliflower.

The baja fish was my favourite! It was deep fried to a perfect crisp and served with a spicy sour sauce that was dripping through the wrap itself! You can taste the zing in every bite; definitely recommend this.

Next, I had the crispy cauliflower, which was very refreshing compared to the baja fish. Served with loads of mint and cilantro, this was probably one of the most unique taco flavours I’ve had. Give it a try if you’re up for trying something new!

The pork belly had more of a Caribbean flavour. Slightly hotter sauce, sweet pineapple and soft pork belly all meshed together in one gigantic wrap. Quite a buildup of flavours but pleasant nonetheless.

Finally, the beef cheek was.. intense. The tender beef was paired with a zesty hot sauce (don’t let the green fool you). The beef’s texture was almost like a brisket – the pieces fell apart as I munched through, almost as if it purposely blends into the rest of the taco.

As for the side, we ordered the tuna ceviche. For $11, they serve you a lot of tuna! The meat is slightly seared to perfection. The meat sat on layers of cilantro, jalepeno, thin slices of turnip and a crispy chip sitting at the bottom. I felt like this dish got better as I ate more of it. There were definitely more seared tuna at the bottom (the top pieces were just raw). Also, the mountain of goodies were piled up so high, I didn’t know where to start eating!

Almost forgot – we also ordered an Anchor Steam from South California, suggested by the waitress there. It’s supposed to be a light ale, but turned out to be more bitter than expected.

We ordered the key lime for dessert. Really refreshing after an intense flavour attack! The whip cream sat on top of the key lime cake and cookie batter. $5 for a cup enough to share for 2 people, certainly worth it.

If you were to ask me if I’d come back.. probably only to try the charred tuna and have more of the baja fish taco. However, this place does takeout as well, so there’s that option!

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