Mas Playas has built up a lengthy list of Mexican eateries across the city. The restaurant group’s midtown location, Bar Esquina, served up the same dinner favourites as the other venues, including guacamole, burritos and tacos. Additionally, Bar Esquina offers a lunch menu of two tacos, including the diablo shrimp, with rice and beans and
Brazen Head is an elevated Irish pub in Toronto’s Liberty Village, known for its beautiful patio that’s the perfect place to enjoy fresh air and sunshine in the pub’s two-levels of outdoor seating, whilst drinking a pint of Guinness. Every weekend diners have flocked to the pub to enjoy bottomless mimosas and the mouth-watering brunch,
No time, no problem! Cali Mexican Grill is a quick-service Mexican spot developed by three lifelong friends with a shared passion and interest in the flavourful cuisine that dominates the Mexican and Californian food culture. The menu is simple: pick between a burrito, taco, quesadilla or bowl, then pick a protein and toppings. What sets
The purple velvet banquettes and colourful pop art line the walls of this industrial building. Once an old TV studio and underground club space, the interior of Carbon Bar is still reminiscent of a ’70s discotheque but has definitely been revamped and influenced by the movers and shakers of today. When you walk in, someone
Clandestine Tacos and Churros is the newest offering from the team behind Queen West Mexican bistro Fonda Lola. It’s billed as a pure Mexican experience loaded with passion and flavours. The menu features fish, pork, beef and veggie tacos as well as churros.
El Bocho is bringing the liveliness of Mexico all the way up to Richmond Hill. This restaurant serves up classic, traditional Mexican fare in addition to some menu items, like the tortilla pizzas, that are influenced by El Bocho’s Canadian locale. Community-oriented, El Bocho hosts salsa dancing lessons on occasion, and with the palm fringe
Toronto’s summer romance with Mexican cuisine continues with the grand, and we do mean grand, opening of El Catrin. The Distillery District’s newest addition, designed by Munge Leung, is a visual feast. Both inside and out, this modern cantina — which used to be The Boiler House — is decked out with eye-tantalizing details, many of which have been imported straight from Mexico.
Complete with a folky mural, El Trompo is like walking into Mexico City, despite being in the heart of Kensington Market. The taco bar and cactus grill serves traditional Mexican fare. Whether it’s chile con huevo (scrambled eggs in a green salsa) for breakfast or melted cheese served in a clay pot for lunch, many
On Queen Street West there are more than enough restaurants that sometimes it’s hard to stand out from the pack. For Fonda Lola, this has never been an issue. Serving traditional and stylish Mexican cuisine, this chic resto is a great place to sip and relax while enjoying some delicious bites. Known for many things,
Run out of a small food stall in Kensington Market, Gus Tacos has built a reputation for its legendary $5 tacos. In addition to the classics like chicken and steak, Gus offers inventive protein options including braised lamb and grilled fish. For non-meat eaters, the shop offers mushroom and queso protein options. These are available
The sign out front says Macelleria, which means butcher. So technically this is a taqueria within a butcher shop. But it’s more the other way around, as the kitchen in the front takes up more space than the display fridge at the back filled with chicken livers and goat legs. Between tacos made with fresh
Enjoy Taco Tuesday like royalty at King’s Tacos on St. Clair Avenue. Proudly founded in 1983 in Chihuahua City, King’s Tacos serves authentic Mexican food, made by Mexicans but enjoyed by all. Well-known for its tacos and quesadillas, this family-oriented restaurant is more than proud of its meat selection. Pastor, carnitas and chorizo are only
Family-run La Mexicana is the place to go for authentic Mexican cuisine north of Eglinton. After moving here from Mexico city, the family started cooking up some super traditional offerings at La Mexicana, and they don’t plan on stopping. Open since 1988, the menu is a collection of real Mexican classics. The mini-empanadas are cute
Since its 2019 facelift, Latin World has decided to leave its drab beginnings behind and fiesta into the future. With a renovated restaurant featuring bright yellow walls, Mexican textiles and trinkets hanging from the wall, it’s hard not to feel like celebrating when walking in here. This restaurant/grocery store is selling and serving Latin American
Spice up your life at Richmond Hill’s Mexican Amigos. This beacon for all things Mexican and Latin American cuisine is the perfect place to meet with friends for a couple cervezas and a delicious meal. Specializing in tacos, burritos and fajitas, this menu is full of all the Tex-Mex munchies you’re looking for. With a
Toronto’s taco-philia knows no bounds. Taquerias are springing up everywhere, and no, not one if them comes close to Grand Electric for flavour thrills… Or lineups… Or noise… Or cramped quarters and backless benches. For a less stressful taco moment, Rebozos College Street (scion of Rebozos Rogers Road) is delightful. The tacos are built on very fresh corn tortillas with enough coriander, onion and heat for fun.
This quirky Dundas West restaurant is the perfect place to find some ethnic brunch fare on the weekends. Saving Grace is a simple and airy space with minimal decorations and a long lineup at the door. The menu is peppered with ethnically inspired dishes like the Salvadorian pupusa-sandwich. The traditional versions found at roadside pupuserias
Found on a still-kinda-forlorn stretch of Bloor West, Seoul Shakers has all the trappings of a Leemo Han joint. Along with bartender Inh Huh, the restaurateurs behind the vivacious Pinky’s Ca Phe have opened up a space that is a feast for both the eyes and stomach. A retro vibe permeates the long room, accented
Occupying the space of the now-defunct live music venue Mount Pleasant Rose is the Smokeshow BBQ and Brew, which offers its own take on how great food, drink and rock ’n’ roll are supposed to be. The food features BBQ favourites like ribs, pulled pork and brisket, and there are many screens for you to