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Opinion

Mystery Diner: Mystery Diner: Taqueria El Sazon welcome addition to Batavia

The Steak burrito is stuffed to the brim at Taqueria El Sazon in Batavia. (Shaw Media photo)
The Steak burrito is stuffed to the brim at Taqueria El Sazon in Batavia. (Shaw Media photo)

BATAVIA – It’s no secret that central Kane County has its fair share of Mexican restaurants.

That said, those who discover Taqueria El Sazon, at 8 N. Island Ave. in downtown Batavia, will find it is a worthy addition to the array of Mexican food options in this area. The restaurant recently opened in the storefront that formerly housed Pizza Hut/WingStreet.

The first thing one notices is how friendly the wait staff is. Moments after walking into the restaurant, my co-worker and I were seated in a booth.

It took a few minutes for us to decide what we wanted. Taqueria El Sazon’s menu has a number of tantalizing items, from breakfast to tortas, burritos, tacos, fajitas and seafood.

I opted for the Mexican sausage torta, and my co-worker ordered the steak burrito. While we waited for our entrees to arrive, our waitress brought us a generous amount of salsa with chips.

The salsa was spicy and full of flavor, and I eagerly scooped more on to my chips. I was careful not to ruin my appetite by eating too many chips, because I wanted to fully enjoy my entree.

The Mexican sausage torta arrived piping hot. At the time I ordered it, I didn’t even know what Mexican sausage tasted like, but I decided to be adventurous.

I wasn’t disappointed. The sausage was spicy but not too spicy, and everything tasted freshly made.
My co-worker was equally impressed with his steak burrito, which he thought was filling and tasty. He also was impressed with the generous size of the burrito.

I decided to top off the meal with a slice of flan. The flan was creamy and rich, a perfect end to the meal.
The bill was also a pleasant surprise – only $20.16 for the both of us. So if you’re looking for authentic Mexican food that won’t put a dent in your wallet, Taqueria El Sazon is your place.

• The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Shaw Media. The diner’s identity is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. Only positive dining experiences will result in published reviews.

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