5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga – May 28 to June 3
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of May 28 to June 3, 2016, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
5 - Hinote Sushi
It’s a small gem hidden in a residential plaza by Mavis and Bristol. If you want to try it during your lunch break, get there before noon because there is a daily and loyal lunch rush. Although Hinote is a touch pricier than other sushi restaurants, it is worth it and you get what you pay for. One of my all time favorite Japanese dishes is a spicy salmon roll/hand roll and Hinote does it so well. The presentation is beautiful. The taste is a melody in my mouth and incorporates the savory flavour of their special hot sauce, the crunchiness of the bits of tempura and the soft freshness of the raw salmon. It’s literally an explosion of opposing textures that just works so well.
Spicey salmon roll
Miga Korean Restaurant is located on Dundas West just past Erindale Park. When you walk in, you are greeted by a large and modern resto that has a BBQ hood over every table. We ordered the BBQ Combo #1 for two people. This came with Galbi, Bulgogi, spicy chicken breast and spicy pork Bulgogi. We also wanted to try something different, so we tried cows tongue. All the meat was very fresh and marinated to perfection. Also, Miga has 18 meats to choose from. The service was impeccable, as the server knew I sucked at BBQing and therefore helped us by telling us how long things should cook and how to know when the meat was done -- no other place did that. Also, this is the only place that regularly replaces the grill so you aren't cooking on a blackened, dirty surface throughout the meal. They also greased the grill with a piece of fat, which I thought was a nice touch. No one else in the top 5 did the last three things mentioned. One thing you have to know about Korean BBQ is that most places will only seat a minimum of two people, so bring a date or a friend. This place is top of the list because of the combination of service, selection and overall experience.
3 - Roc’n Doc’s
Located in the heart of Port Credit, Roc’n Docs features live music every night of the week and is a staple in the live music scene in Mississauga. The venue has made it onto a number of Top 5 lists, including best patio, top Port Credit bars and more. The resto’s main level is equipped with a stage and the second level boasts one of the best roof top patios the city has to offer. This casual restaurant offers a menu of pub-style eats, a variety of cocktails and beer.
Millions were spent redesigning the majestic 32,000 sq. ft. space filled with over the top features such as a gorgeous oversized fresh water aquarium filled with a colourful array of African cichlid fish that's visible from both the main bar and one of the two private dining rooms. The menu includes a number of U.S., Ontario and Alberta prime cuts of beef, including the tenderloin, strip loin, prime T-bone, porterhouse and tomahawk. You will also find Japanese A5 wagyu and a reasonably priced American flat iron wagyu at $40 for 8 oz. Other options include oysters, ahi tuna, seared scallops, tempura shrimp, fish options, salads, duck confit, bison tenderloin, risotto, chicken, braised back ribs, charcuterie board, calamari and a seafood tower. As well there are lunch options like the lobster grilled cheese as seen below.
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.
5 pound burrito