“The country of Mexico has just gotten its first Taco Bell. You’re welcome. Finally, Mexicans will have access to….Mexican food. Bon appetit. I can’t imagine how confused they will be when they get a taco. ” — Jon Stewart
We’re not telling anyone because “it’s always raining on the Island”…………..but we’ve been having stellar summers here with heat and blue skies and sunshine!
On several such hot summer days we found ourselves in Central Saanich — that’s within running distance of my house in North Saanich! — noticing much activity at lunchtime at a small storefront restaurant called Adriana’s.
Adriana’s serves authentic Mexican food — no Taco Bell fare here!
Adriana’s opened in 2011 and has remained committed
to using locally sourced ingredients to prepare their quality meals made in-house.
The options here are several, and they’re prepared
using top-notch local ingredients.
For example, their meat is sourced from
Carnivore ( Carnivore Meats & More ) in
Brentwood Bay, just north on West Saanich Road.
The chicken in my Chicken Fajita Super-Taco, below,
came from Carnivore.
In addition to individual meal orders, there’s a good selection of prepared meals to go.
You need authentic Mexican seasonings? Check these out!
Our meal came with a complementary savoury cookie — just the right note to end a flavourful, hearty meal. Of course, all cookies are made in-house as well.
The sign outside on the sidewalk really says it all:
2140 Keating Cross Road
Mon – Fri 9 – 7, Sat 10 – 4