Amigo's Latin Flavour
Amigo's Latin Flavour is a family-run restaurant that's focused on Mexican street food specialties like empanadas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and their famous churros.
No matter the time of day, when you walk into the restaurant you're sure to see the full selection of churro and empanadas on display at the front counter.
The restaurant was passed down to long-time owner, Alfonso Donoso, at the age of 16. He makes the menu items from recipes that have existed in his family for three generations.
The dough for the empanadas ($2.50 each) is made here, and there's even a gluten-free option that's made with corn flour in place of wheat which comes with Colombian Beef or Colombian Chicken.
The golden crust can come with your choice of filling including your classic beef, Chilean beef, Colombian beef, chicken cajun spicy, spinach and feta, and cheese.
The hard-shell Tostadas ($10.95) are also gluten-free, made with crispy corn tortillas. You really can't go wrong with these classic tacos that come with three per order and your choice of beef, chicken, pulled pork, chorizo or grilled veggies. The taco's fillings are then drizzled in their own cajun sauce.
Slightly less generous when it comes to the fillings, is the Quesadilla ($10.95). The fire-grilled Mexican tortilla comes with cheese and your choice of meat and is served with sides of guacamole, salsa and the cajun sauce.
There are also about 10 different sandwich options on the menu including the Spicy Mexicano ($10.95). The sandwich is made on homemade bread from his grandmother's recipe.
Found between the bread is tender grilled steak, grilled onions, tomato, fresh guacamole and Mexican salsa. Each sandwich comes with either a side of fries or homemade nacho chips.
Made fresh for each order, the churros ($1 - $1.75 each) come with seven different homemade fillings including classic, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, dulce de leche, strawberry and coconut.
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and lightly powdered, I could probably eat one of each.
There's also the ultra-sweet Cuban Iced Coffee ($2.65) that’s made with Gubita coffee beans from Cuba and a Cuban Cream. Though I think I'd rather get my sugar fill with the churros.
Situated west of Little Manila in North York, Amigo's Latin Flavour is where to get churros and empanadas by the dozen, and other Latin street food favourites on the cheap.