Latin American restaurants Toronto

The Best Latin American Restaurants in Toronto

The best Latin American restaurants in Toronto fit every size of appetite with a range of dishes hailing from a number of countries. Whether you crave tacos and tequeños, tamales and arepas, or pressed Cubanos, filled with pork and ham, stretchy gruyère and lively pops of pickle, you'll find them at these top spots.

Here are the best Latin American restaurants in Toronto.


La Morena
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La Morena

Experience the depth of generational cooking in every dish at this family-run spot on St. Clair West. Here, Ecuadorian dishes and Latin American staples are represented on a menu that jumps from bollo de pescado and sancocho to ceviche and a number of irresistible empanadas.

Casamiento
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Casamiento

Run by a Salvadorian chef, this casual Dovercourt Village spot doles out faithful renditions of handmade pupusas, tacos and quesadillas. Filled with chicken tinga, braised beef, chorizo, or beans and cheese, grilled-to-order pupusas topped with zippy curtido and salsa are crisp, tender and guaranteed to inspire repeat visits.


Nuna Kitchen
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Nuna Kitchen

This cozy restaurant brings Peru to Parkdale in a number of traditional and modern dishes. Pair ceviche, octopus anticuchero or shrimp risotto with a frothy pisco sour, then end the night with a slice of chef's velvety, condensed-milk-enriched lemon pie.

Pisac
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Pisac

Cravings for lomo saltado, papa a la huancaína, arroz con pato and other Peruvian staples are easily sated at this elegant restaurant in the Annex. Even if you're not familiar with Peru's most famous dishes, falling under the spell of savoury braised lamb shank or rice brimming with fresh seafood is as natural as falling in love.


La Cubana on Ossington
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La Cubana on Ossington

With an approachable menu of slow-braised meats, crunchy tostones, achiote roast chicken and gooey, savoury pressed Cubanos, this sunny spot brings the flavours and feeling of Cuba to the Ossington strip. Cortaditos, guava fizz, crisp pilsners and mojitos complete the effect.


Baro
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Baro

This King West spot may ooze pleasure-palace vibes but dig deeper and find a kitchen team cranking out dozens of tempting plates. Order pulpo a la plancha, grande mac empanadas, ceviche and the must-try OG duck chaufa, and sample a world of Latin-inspired fare as you take in the eye candy.

Delicious Empanadas
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Delicious Empanadas

An array of toasty, plump Colombian empanadas seduce diners at this spot, with locations in the Castlefield Design District and Little Italy. Beyond the obvious? There are enough arepas, patacones and plates piled high with rice, beans, savoury meats, sweet plantains and more to keep legions of expats (and wise locals) deeply satisfied.


Inmigrante
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Inmigrante

When it comes to quality snacks, the people of South and Central America know where it's at. Taste a giddy array of the best at this inviting Beaches restaurant. If you've never made a meal of guacamole and ceviche, tacos, sopes, arepas and choripán, now's the time.

La Bella Managua
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La Bella Managua

For nearly 20 years, this Bloorcourt spot has been a go-to for generous plates of traditional Nicaraguan fare. Grilled chicken with rice and beans, onion-smothered steak, pan-fried pork with yuca and more are all made to (someone's) abuelita's exacting standards.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at La Morena. @blissful_eeats at Delicious Empanadas, @jvfoodieadventures at Inmigrante.


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