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
Elia Herrera, of Top Chef Canada and Los Colibris fame, has opened up LosCo Vegan, a Mexican-inspired vegan restaurant. Located in Assembly Chef’s Hall, LosCo Vegan draws inspiration from Herrera’s Mexican heritage, using Central American flavours and ingredients, while incorporating new techniques and preparations better suited for plant-based cuisine.
Top Chef Canada contestant Elia Herrera has jumped on the plant-based bandwagon with LosCo Vegan. Located in the Assembly Chef’s Hall, LosCo Vegan draws from Herrera’s Mexican heritage, using Mexican flavours and ingredients while incorporating new techniques and preparations better suited for plant-based cuisine. LosCo serves a selection of vegan dishes that differs from the
Mexican restaurants are nothing novel in Toronto: in fact, they're cropping up everywhere. From tiny, trendy taco haunts to brand new Korean-Mexican fusion spots and food trucks-cum-sit-down restos, to sprawling uptown taquerias and tequila bars, there's absolutely no avoiding the fact that Mexican fare is trending, and has been for a quite some time.
Mariachi’s Restaurant serves uptown diners a taste of authentic Mexican food in a warm and homey environment. Mariachi’s first opened its doors in 1998 as Alejandra Hernandez’s first restaurant. Since then, very little has changed as Torontonians have fallen in love with its standard Mexican fare, like burritos, tacos and the crowd-pleasing fajitas, as well
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
While Mexican food and tacos have seemingly become synonymous with Toronto’s restaurant scene, it’s worth remembering that our southern, southern neighbour actually has a flourishing culinary tradition of leavened bread as well. And Pancho’s Bakery, which was Toronto’s first Mexican bakery when it opened in 2009, is here to make sure we don’t forget that, having opened its third location last week next to Dufferin Station.
Tacos, tequila, Toronto, what could be better? That’s the promise Papi Chulo’s fulfills. Best described as a Mexican snack bar, Papi Chulo’s serves small plate meals, like tacos, salads, and empanadas, but also has fully loaded nachos and fries to share. The made-in-house guac is of the smoother variety. There’s an empanada stuffed with Nutella,
By Tuesday of next week, owner/chef Dave Sidhu of Playa Cabana will officially open his third location, Playa Cabana Hacienda. “The building really lends itself to being a hacienda — a big house or plantation — and we just wanted to create a big place where people could come and have fun,” says Sidhu.
Grant van Gameren has done it again. Reading as a visual response to the undulating Bar Raval down the street, Quetzal feels like a nautical cathedral where everyone worships flame. Much of the kitchen is devoted to the firepit, which runs down half the room and includes a traditional comal (the griddle used to cook
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.
There has yet to be something that Grant van Gameren does that we’re not excited about, and Rosalinda is no exception. With the help of Pizzeria Libretto’s Jamie Cook and Max Rimaldi of Tennessee Tavern, van Gameren is most ambitious with this fully plant-based Mexican menu. In the heart of the financial district, Rosalinda’s fresh
There’s extremely limited seating at Seven Lives, so people eat standing up. They do so quickly and armed with many napkins. After all, you can’t venture very far before the heaping Gobernador, the specialty taco with smoked marlin, grilled shrimp and cheese, starts to fall apart.
Coastal cuisine and beachside attitudes are all the rage at Taco Del Mar. Coming from the land of Baja, this is one of the only Mexican restaurants in the city that’s totally focused on light and flavourful meals from the Baja region. Taco Del Mar uses only the freshest ingredients and is always conscious about