Rating: NNNNNMI TIERRA (828 St Clair West, 654-8868). A kitsch cantina on the west side's latin strip, this down-to-earth Colombian.
MI TIERRA (828 St Clair West, 654-8868). A kitsch cantina on the west side’s latin strip, this down-to-earth Colombian spot specializes in barely spiced meat ‘n’ two veg dishes that ignite with the addition of aji picante hot sauce. Unassuming family-style service and swingin’ salsa tunes on the sound system add to the unpretentious vibe. Best: boneless baked trout stuffed with cocktail shrimp in mushroom cream Sancocho oxtail soup with casava, potatoes and deep-fried pozole kernels slow-roasted eye of round with smashed plantain and latin slaw stewed figs with creamy queso fresco cheese. Complete meals for $30 per person, including tax, tip, and a glass of wine. Open Monday to Friday 4 to 11 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight. Closed holidays. Fully licensed. Access: Rating: NNN