Tag: mexican

I bike past Fonda Lola, a quaint and cozy Mexican restaurant, nearly every day on my way to work. In fact, it is ideally situated in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto.

On Tuesday, May 26, we visited Los Colibris in Toronto’s Entertainment District for a private tasting of Casa Sauza‘s portfolio of tequilas, paired with culinary creations from the restaurant. We began with some tequila based cocktails and some Mexican hors d’oeuvres, and then it was on to the main dining room for the tasting.

Cocina Economica is the fifth in the family of Playa Cabana restaurants, following the successes of the original Playa Cabana (and adjoining patio La Libre), Cantina, Hacienda, and Barrio Correano, two of which we visited recently in the last year. Cocina Economica is the first Playa Cabana to open on the east side, in the heart of Toronto’s Corktown district.

Carnitas de Maciza with pork shoulder confit, tomatillo salsa, pickled onion, charred habanero | Photo: Nick Lee

Celebrating their first year anniversary at Bloor Street’s Koreatown, John and I were invited to sample the latest menu items and cocktails at Barrio Coreano, a casual yet lively Korean-Mexican eatery. Featuring a menu of shareable plates, soft and crispy tacos and cocktails, Barrio Coreano is part of the Playa Cabana empire headed by Dave Sidhu.

Newly opened at King St West, Los Colibris boasts the title of the first upscale Mexican restaurant in King West.

Tacos Conchinita Pibil with whole smoked suckling pig

Summers are absolutely amazing in Toronto, and Torontonians love to spend it outdoors. So when there’s a new entrant in Toronto’s vibrant patio scene, we take notice. La Libre is this next exciting entrant, officially opening its doors last week.

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