1584 Highway 99
$12 - $15
"Mag's 99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina. Huh..."
Have you ever been to a fried chicken, Mexican cantina restaurant? That’d be a no.
That's because there's nothing quite like Mag's. To even try to describe it, I have to squish my face up, move my head around in uncertainty, and hope for the best.
It's like a Mexican piñata exploded, and fried chicken and poutine came out instead of candy.
First, when you walk in, you feel like a Mexican fiesta somehow squatted in a Wendy's drive-thru, with colorful bits of paper plastered on most of the wall space. Then, despite it's strange location—situated between a gas station and the side of the highway—you'll notice it's mega-packed, customers often waiting 20 minutes to an hour to get their meals. Strange for a restaurant that's considered "fast food."
<<< Locals tip: call in your order ahead of time! >>>
Finally, you wonder what to order and are caught between fried chicken, Mexican plates like the "burrito maximus" or "burrito minimus", salads that puzzle your palette like the Beet Root and Pumpkin Seed Tlycoyo, and five types of poutine!
But worry not, friend. No matter what you choose, you're probably going to like it.
This place is amazing! Completely unpretentious and amazing food. Never frozen chicken and local ingredients. The portions are plentiful and everything is prepared to order.
Don't be fooled by the odd name and appearance, make the stop, you won't regret it!