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The Best Latin American Restaurants in Toronto

The best Latin American restaurants in Toronto give a taste of the many delicious flavours coming out of Central and South America. Empanadas, hornado, yucca, tamales and more make up one of the world’s most varied and colourful cuisines.

Here are the best Latin American restaurants in Toronto.


La Cubana on Ossington
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La Cubana on Ossington

It’s all about the art of the Cuban sandwich, along with other Cuban comfort foods here. Head to La Cubana’s locations in Leslieville, Roncesvalles, or on Ossington for molasses slow-cooked pork shoulder, tostones galore and medianoches that will put you to sleep.

Mira
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Mira

This King West restaurant that caught eyes with its beautiful chocolate bomb dessert sources its ingredients directly from Peru. The menu offers anticuchos like short ribs, teriyaki salmon with shiso, and dishes like pollo a la brassa. 


Cocina de Dona Julia
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Cocina de Dona Julia

Well-portioned plates of churrasco fried beef, fritada, bandera, and manestra are being doled out of this small strip plaza counter on Dupont. Almost everything is served with some combination of rice, salad and plantains.

Tanto
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Tanto

Not far from Trinity Bellwoods Park is this Argentinian restaurant on Queen West billing itself as a modern steakhouse. Sharing plates plus house-baked and cured eats brings diners together to experience flavours brought alive by the grill in the back.


La Morena
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La Morena

Tamales, humitas, bolones, and all your other favourite Ecuadorian eats are lovingly made at this family-run restaurant on St. Clair West. Find three savoury variations of empanadas, including one made with a rice shell, and hornado: Ecuador's slow-roasted pork specialty.


Marked
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Marked

What was supposed to become a Brazilian steakhouse ended up being a 10,000-square-foot affair specializing in South American fare. The menu at this John Street restaurant includes a grill-centric list of eats like sea bream served in a roof tile and fancy cocktails.

Las San Sivar
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Las San Sivar

This pupuseria on St. Clair West serves a unique mix of Latin American and Canadian eats here. Pupusas are made from scratch and filled with your classic combos of cheese, pork, and beans with a side of curtido slaw.


Bacan
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Bacan

Argentinian and Venezuelan flavours come together using local ingredients at this Roncy favourite. Get combos of empanadas with yuca fries, cachapas, or platters with fried sweet plantain with fresco cheese and tequeños.

Pisac
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Pisac

This bistro on Dupont Street gets its name from a Peruvian village located in a sacred valley. Bright ceviche and arroz con mariscos are great options for the seafood lovers. The lomo saltado hits home for the chifa fans, with an obligatory order of pisco sour.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at La Morena, Additional photo by @vito1119 of Cocina de Dona Julia.


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