The Best Latin American Restaurants in Toronto
The best Latin American restaurants in Toronto represent a broad range of flavours and traditions from regions across Central and South America. From churrasco and ceviches to pupusas and arepas there's lots to love for carnivores, vegetarians and gluten-free eaters alike.
Being native to warmer climates, the food is perfectly summery (though customarily generous portions are apt year-round), not to mention the bar menus tend to read like a summertime hit-list; sangria, mojito, cerveza? Sí, por favor!
Here is the list of the best Latin American restaurants in Toronto.
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This tiny taqueria near Christie Pits has been serving up pupusas, tamales and tacos long before Toronto's recent taco craze peaked. Order at the counter and grab a seat at a picnic tables for an authentic taste of El Salvadorian staples. More »
Hidden away on Dovercourt this quirky Cuban tapas restaurant is a warm and welcoming place for sharing plates of queso covered plantains and peppery corn fritters over tropical rum cocktails. In the summer, Julie's also does Cuban brunch on Sundays. More »
This West Queen West cafe is a comfy and casual spot for the popular Venezualan grilled corn flatbread assembled into sandwiches oozing with cheese or packed with beans, roasted pork or even octopus. Breakfast is served all day and customarily extra-large platters are available too packed with rice, beans and plantains. More »
This new kitchen and bar brings the vibrant colours, flavours and atmosphere of a Latino street party to King West on a nightly basis (except Sunday). The wide ranging menu offers ceviches, street foods snacks and full-on dinners along with an inventive cocktail menu that favours tequila or pisco along with fistfuls if fresh herbs. More »
Taking its name from the grape brandy native to Peru, this still-new midtown restaurant on Yonge Street plans to offer the city's largest selection of premium piscos. The menu specializes in marinated-to-order ceviches and traditionally plebeian comfort foods updated and upgraded with prime cuts of meat and top quality ingredients. More »
The cocina at this St. Clair West restaurant is known for solid Peruvian cooking including an authentic bar menu featuring pisco cocktails and the non-alcoholic spiced blue corn brew, Chicha Morada. On the menu, discover Peru's national dish, Lomo Saltado (stir fry), along with popular plates of Escabeche de Pollo (fried chicken) and Papa a la Huancaina (cold potatoes with cheese sauce). More »
Sit at picnic tables inside this eclectic Colombian/Mexican cantina in Bloor West Village and snack on arepas and yuca fries along with pitchers of Sangria. Come hungry to feast on burritos, chimichangas or platters of Bandeja Paisa packed with eggs, sausage, avocado, plantains, beans and chicharron. More »
This humble bakery cafe on St. Clair West is known for traditional pastries and comfort foods from a wide cross section of Latin America. It's a go-to for big Mexican breakfasts served at great value, as well as hard-to-find baked goods like, Colombian almojabanas (cheesy corn buns) or Peruvian empanadas. More »
This Bloor West Village eatery draws on the robust culinary traditions from 27 countries across Latin America as well as colonial influencers like Spain, Portugal and France. The menu journeys through an array of dishes including noteworthy Cuban roast pork, ceviches and churrascos. Mojitos are the drink of choice. More »