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The Best Latin American Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 19, 2016

Latin American restaurants TorontoThe best Latin American restaurants in Toronto represent the culinary traditions from across Central and South America. Find churrasco, ceviche, pupusas and arepas at these spots in addition to bar menus that read like a summertime hit-list; sangria, mojito, cerveza? Sí, por favor!

Here is the list of the best Latin American restaurants in Toronto.

La Cubana

La Cubana

These casual cafeteria-style restaurants on Ossington and on Roncy don't offer identical menus but you can find medianoche, pressed sandwiches, and traditional plates packed with roasted pork, rice and beans at both locations. More »

Tacos El Asador

Tacos El Asador

This taqueria near Christie Pits reps Central America with a lineup of authentic El Salvadorian favourites. Patrons swoon over the pupusas, tacos and tamales while big appetites can take comfort in steaming bowls of birria (goat soup) and hearty all-day breakfasts. More »

Julie's Cuban

Julie's Cuban

Nestled into a residential stretch of Dovercourt, Julie's is a cozy tapas joint where tropical cocktails and small plates are the main event. Come hungry for papa rellena, fried plantains and quesadilla con queso. More »

Branca

Branca

This upmarket Argentinean BBQ joint in Brockton Village concentrates its efforts on meaty offerings from the parrilla. Start with beef empanadas or morcilla (blood sausage) before moving on to fire-roasted beef short ribs or a grilled skirt steak doused in chimichurri. More »

Mata Petisco Bar

Mata Petisco Bar

The Brazilian snack bar in Parkdale is a chic spot for cocktails and coxinha in the evening. It's also a welcoming destination for acai-granola bowls and rabanada (Brazilian French toast) at brunch. More »

El Fogon

El Fogon

Ceviche, lomo saltado and chicharron calamari are all on the menu at this authentic Peruvian restaurant on St. Clair West. Papa a la Huancaina is another house favourite. This Andean dish features boiled potatoes smothered in a velvety cheese sauce. More »

El Arepazo

El Arepazo

Sandwiches on cornbread are one of the specialties at this eatery in Kensington Market. You can load this Venezuelan and Columbian staple with items such as steak, black beans, fried plantains and melted queso fresco along with sides of crispy fried cassava and tequeno, cheese pastries, with salsa rosada. More »

Arepa Cafe

Arepa Cafe

Venezuelan-style sandwiches are the marquee dish at this kitchen on Queen West. Find grilled cornmeal bread oozing with cheese or packed with beans, roasted pork or seafood. Aside from the sandwiches, you can munch on fried cassava and plantains, empanadas and tres leche cake for dessert. More »

Completo

Completo

This take-out shop in Leslieville got its start slinging out Chilean-style steak sandwiches. The menu has since expanded to include a selection of churrasco, including thinly sliced steak, pork or chorizo on a bun or in a box topped with sunny side up eggs and salsa. More »

La Bella Managua

La Bella Managua

Creole and Spanish influences work their way into the Nicaraguan dishes at this Bloorcourt restaurant. You'll find crispy plantain chips with fried cheese, gallo pinto, rice and beans with plantain, avocado, tortillas, Spanish cheese and cabbage slaw on the menu here. More »

Mi Tierra Restaurant

Mi Tierra Restaurant

The Colombian kitchen on St. Clair offers a menu that's rich in grilled meat and seafood dishes. This is the place to go for bandeja paisa, a mighty and meaty breakfast-like platter packed with fried eggs, grilled beef, chorizo, bacon, beans and fried plantains. More »

La Guanaquita

La Guanaquita

Pupusas, empanadas, sopas and ceviche are all on the menu at this Latin American restaurant on Wilson. All day breakfasts are a big draw too. You can have your huevos with frijoles, queso, avocado and plantains complete with cafe y pan dulce, coffee and sweet bread here. More »

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