My friend Hilda told me about Original’s Café Mexicano on Clarke Street in Port Moody in this heritage house. I had no idea it was in such a cute place. We came here after work on a weekday and it was busy here later in the evening. They also take reservations, so if you have a large group to secure your table, definitely do that.
The space is literally in a house, so it has a very cozy friendly feel just like entering someone’s home.
Guacamole and Chips
We started the meal with guacamole and chips. The tortilla chips are made fresh and fried to a beautiful golden brown. The guacamole is is so damn good. There is a good amount of acidity and I like how it is topped with some diced tomatoes. Really good flavour.
This was their feature ceviche when we went. It changes, so ask them what kind it is as it may be different. The prawns are cured in lime and served with guacamole, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and avocado. It was really fresh.
Enchiladas de Mole
Their special mole has nuts, chocolate, a bunch of different dried peppers and spices. We chose to have chicken on the inside, but you can ask for different proteins or veggies too. The mole has depth of flavour and it was very tasty.
They have tacos on the menu and we can’t say no to tacos. We ordered the:
- Baja Style Taco: breaded white basa with chipotle mayo, lettuce and avocado.
- Carnitas: slow cooked fried pork with hints of cinnamon and orange.
- Chilorio: Slow cooked pulled porl in ancho and huajillo pepper.
On the table, there are also different kinds of hot sauce you can add.
Overall, it was a great find in Port Moody. The food is great and there is nice atmosphere in the heritage house, makes you feel right at home. As the weather is getting hotter, there is some outdoor patio seating too.
We Rate Original’s Café Mexicano:
1-2231 Clarke St, Port Moody, BC