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Valdez (Closed)

Valdez (Closed)

Fellow compadre, owner and former Top Chef Canada contestant, Steven Gonzalez (El Jefe), has successfully created with Valdez a restaurant culture that mixes traditional Latin dishes with down-to-earth street food. It’s a party on a plate that respectfully represents our ancestors’ roots while evolving tastes and ingredients for the average Latin street food lover, like [...]

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel

Back in October of 2013 Bar Isabel was named the best restaurant in Canada by enRoute magazine. It’s February 2014 and I am a firm believer this title was well deserved.

Torito Tapas Bar (Closed)

Torito Tapas Bar (Closed)

Lately, there seems to be an increased adoption by Torontonians of tapas-inspired restaurants. The old days of “all you can eat” and even American super-sized meals seem to be in a downward trend.

Patria

Patria

This fairly new Toronto King-west restaurant has knocked my socks off. Hidden under a new residential building in an alley-way, Patria, the new collaboration by the same owners of sister restaurant Weslodge, brings a little bit of Barcelona to our palates.

Playa Cabana

Playa Cabana

Playa Cabana’s best kept secret is not its decor, a menu item or even a specialtytequila…their secret has a name, and that name is Mireya.

La Carnita

La Carnita

La Carnita is the newest addition to the many Mexican-inspired joints that have debuted in the past year in Toronto. In my opinion, its the best Taco joint in the city. Here’s why…

La Bella Managua

La Bella Managua

Toronto is known for being one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Yet with all its variety, some of us have trouble finding true, authentic Latin spots that bring us back to our roots and remind us of how good our food is.

Delux (Closed)

Delux (Closed)

It’s quite a delight to find restaurants that truly give you a run for your taste buds. It’s even better when those same restaurants explore with different types of cuisines, without being afraid to be boxed into a “specialty”.

CopaCabana

CopaCabana

It’s snowing outside. The famous Canadian winter is finally making an appearance in this city. It’s white, snowy, windy…and all of the sudden, its sunny as I write.

El Plebeyo

El Plebeyo

  I had been looking for a good, traditional and authentic Peruvian restaurant for a long time. With most friends stating there wasn’t really any good in the GTA, I had lost all hope.

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