5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: July 8 to 15

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of July 9 to 15, 2016 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.

5 - The Wilcox

The Wilcox Gastropub is located on the corner of Hurontario and Eglinton and is situated in the Wilcox House - one of Mississauga's oldest Heritage Homes which features Greek and Gothic detailing and was built by Amos and Charles Wilcox in 1850. In a place that serves everything from pork sliders to poutine, Scotch egg, ceviche, cassava frites, braised short ribs, an18oz bone-in rib eye steak and confit of duck leg I'm going straight to the burger. This is one of their signature dishes here called The Wilcox Burger and it didn't disappoint. The beef is grounded daily and the only one on this list that actually bakes their brioche buns daily. Now that's dedication!

Steak and Frites

4 - Momiji

Located in an unassuming plaza in Clarkson is the best hidden gem for Japanese food in Mississauga. As you walk in, you are greeted by the entire staff and seated in a private booth. The service is very reminiscent of that found in a fine-dining resto. That said, the restaurant wasn't busy when we ate there. The service might be slightly more hands-off during peak hours. We had the gyoza (meat dumpling) and they were fried perfectly while the meat inside was seasoned. We also had the sashimi and sushi dinner dish and it was as fresh as sushi can be and plated beautifully (as you can see below). So if you do get a chance, take a drive out to Clarkson for some great Japanese!

The sushi love boat

3 - Polka Bistro Cafe

Polka Bistro Caffe is a Polish restaurant that opened up on the corner of Erindale Station Rd. and Dundas St. It took over the Erindale Family Restaurant. The quick serve cafe offers traditional homemade Polish cuisine at very reasonable prices. The hot tray selection varies and they also offer daily specials. Today's soup special was beef tripe goulash. The lunch combo includes a choice of protein, starch and three sides (as seen in photo above - chicken schnitzel, mushroom and cheese pierogies, red cabbage slaw, tomato and cucumber salad). Food Menu: The Eastern European menu features pork and chicken schnitzels, cabbage rolls, pork hock, chicken and beef stew, ground pork, fish, pork shoulder, polish sausages, grilled pork chops, pierogies, dumplings, a variety of soups (mushroom, pickle, beet, sorrel, tomato, barley, chicken noodle, bean, pea), sandwiches, variety of desserts (Polish cakes, crepes with cream cheese and fruits).

2 - Mickey’s Pizza

The only pizza joint that has been visited by “You Gotta Eat Here” is Mickey's Pizza, and with good reason. Mickey’s is located in Clarkson in a small and unassuming plaza. Just look out for their mascot — a giant inflatable green dragon perched on top of the building. Mickey’s serves traditional pizzas plus what they call a “Killer King,” which is a deep dish Chicago-style pizza for the hungry Chi Town-style pizza lover. They use the best ingredients possible. The dough is made in-house and they use ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and cook their meat right on the grill before it goes into your pizza.

1 - El Jefe

One of Mississauga’s most highly anticipated restaurants has opened this week! It’s one of only three full-service Mexican restaurants in Mississauga and it’s called El Jefe, which translates to “the boss” or “the chief” in Spanish. The menu as described by Pablo as having many layers to it. For example the chicken chimichanga is “sweet, spicy and crunchy. It has a three-pepper roasted tomatillo (Mexican green tomato) that is seared off with olive oil and spices mixed with roasted garlic, roasted poblano and chipotle peppers that are pureed down to serve as the base of the dish. It is stuffed with seared chicken breast, spinach, roasted corn and cheese, deep fried and covered in a mango Pico de Gallo,” says Pablo. The menu also features table-side made guacamole and house-made flour tortillas, sauces and salsas. Pablo has incorporated three main cheeses throughout the menu, including Mexican queso fresco, Spanish manchego and American Monterey jack cheeses. The diverse, mouth-watering menu includes dishes such as ceviche, Corona-battered blooming onions, taquitos, baked empanadas, seven different tacos (chicken, fish, steak, calamari and more), burritos, carnitas, a signature beavertail taco and a classic Mexican sweet favourite - churros.

Chicken chimichanga

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