While an abundance of new restaurants opens each week, there are some that stand out above the rest. From a late night spot serving tapas from around the globe to a Spanish eatery offering a truly authentic experience, here are five delicious new restaurants to try in Toronto this week.
Industry Snack Bar
With a focus on international tapas and great cocktails, Industry Snack Bar located in Koreatown is churning out a boatload of delicious shareable dishes like Korean crispy calamari ($16), pata negra Iberia ham ($20) and Brazilian steak frites ($26). On Tuesdays, chef Tiago Pablo is whipping up endless tacos and weekend brunch includes bottomless mimosas. 594 Bloor St. W. 416- 746-8646
Tinga Kim Taqueria
For a truly authentic Mexican experience, Tinga Kim Taqueria On Queen Street East is your latest spot for the finest Mexican fare including crispy and soft taco plates, guacamole and elotes. The eatery also boasts an impressive drinks menu with inventive cocktails like the boozy and floral Old Eden made with chamomile infused fin, elderflower and pear. 1182 Queen St. E.
Fried chicken is the name of the game at this downtown Korean spot. Located at Queen and Spadina, the restaurant serves boneless chicken with a variety of different sauces including Yang-Nyeom sauce — the original Korean fried chicken flavour, Korean BBQ flavour sauce and honey garlic sauce to name a few. There’s also a bulgogi bowl and spicy rice cakes too. 463 Queen St.W.
Serving pizza and classic Italian pasta dishes, owner and Chef Graz makes pizza in the traditional Neapolitan way — and is also the city he hails from. Working in the food and bar scene in both Italy and Toronto including stints at Buonanotte Restaurant and head chef at Queen Margherita Pizza, the menu features modern dishes that capture the flavours of the season including the pizza rosse and bianche, as well as delicious wood oven panini like the Zingara made with prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, arugula and tomato. 772 Dundas St. W.
Santa Marta Bar y Tapas
This Spanish restaurant features an authentic mix of traditional tapas like Canary Island-style potatoes, garlic shrimp and Spanish-style beef stew. Paella options include the Valencia made with chicken, rabbit, beans and artichokes as well as the seafood made with shrimp, squid mussels and clams. 869 Dundas St. W.