Atomic 10 Toronto

Atomic 10

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Atomic 10 is named for the tenth element, present throughout this restaurant: neon.

Brightly glowing neon signs at this small spot are rivalled by the vibrant colours and flavours of tacos, sandwiches, snacks and cocktails served here.

Atomic 10 Toronto

The space was formerly home to Stella's Lunch Box, and has inherited the cafe's original wood flooring and bar. A massive seventy-year-old neon sign decorates the interior.

Atomic 10 Toronto

Cassava fries ($8) are thickly hand cut, intensely starchy, crispy and salty and served with a chipotle crema.

Atomic 10 Toronto

Tostones ($8) are freshly pressed by hand in a tortilla press so they're some of the tastiest I've had, nice and big and flat with a chewy centre and crispy edges, served with a bright aji verde.

Atomic 10 Toronto

Carne Asada tacos are $17 but come in an order of three and are loaded to capacity. Doubled up Sonora corn tortillas cradle aged striploin steak, pico de gallo, guacamole and some sharp feta without getting soggy or breaking apart.

Atomic 10 Toronto

Pad Thai tacos ($16) are more inventive, a large hunk of beer battered cod tossed with lots of sticky house pad thai sauce made with OJ, spices and sweet chili. Pico de gallo, bean sprouts and cilantro bring in the fresh elements of pad thai.

Atomic 10 Toronto

Carnitas tacos ($14) are the most reasonably priced but also simplest and least loaded, a simple but satisfactory combination of roast pork belly, white onion and cilantro. Makes the best canvas for one of their three house salsas: a verde, roja and biting mango habanero.

Atomic 10 Toronto

A Pollo Loco tostone-wich ($14) is the most unusual creation served here. A range of sandwiches can be made as tortas with bread, or in this way with smashed plantains as the "bread." The Pollo Loco has fried chicken tossed in sweet chili sauce with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, carrot and chipotle aioli.

It's a huge, messy sandwich, and the combination of the salty, crunchy tostones and the fried chicken is intense but tasty.

Atomic 10 Toronto

A Blueberry Mint Mojito ($14) is made with the usual rum, soda, mint and lime but also incorporates blueberry simple syrup that lends a fuschia hue and a bubblegum flavour.

Atomic 10 Toronto

There's also a strawberry version for the same price or you can just go for the refreshing, no-frills classic version for $12.

Atomic 10 Toronto

A Margarita Picante ($16) is my personal fave: tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup and lime punched up with jalapeno, chili and honey.

Atomic 10 Toronto

If you're not into spice, skip it and go with a Classica ($14).

Atomic 10 Toronto

Also watch out for brunch here, including items like ricotta guava pancakes, and rotating items on the menu.

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Hector Vasquez


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