Grand Electric is not your typical Mexican restaurant. The atmosphere in this popular Parkdale spot is subdued and cool, eschewing the ponchos and sombreros for a casual and trendy vibe that you and your friends will appreciate on your next group outing. But as contemporary as the decor is, the cuisine is as authentic as it comes, using traditional recipes and farm-fresh ingredients. So file on in with your crew and start with a round of Negra Modelos and an order of salsa and chips while you peruse the chalkboard menu of tacos, specials, and more. The baja fish and spicy chicken tacos are as good as the ones you had in Rosarito Beach all those years ago, while the scrapple and beef check varieties are perfect for those with adventurous taste buds. Even if you can’t agree on the best taco filling, everybody will appreciate the refreshing bourbon lemonade that caps off a spicy meal beautifully. The lively atmosphere is accented by booming old-school hip-hop pumping through the speakers, but an air of intimacy still pervades the space. Settle in under the dim lights with your closest pals and enjoy a night of laughs, conversation, and a new breed of spice.