5 new restaurants that opened in November in Mississauga and Brampton


Published November 25, 2023 at 12:20 pm

This leg of lamb dish is a a crowd favourite. Photo via Karahi Boys

From authentic Pakistani cuisine that adds a temporary spice to life to comfort food favourites, this month’s restaurant openings in Mississauga and Brampton offered mouth-watering options for every palate.

Thai Barn Na

Thai Barn Na, a family-owned eatery, emphasizes the use of fresh vegetables, herbs, and spices to craft dishes and sauces from scratch.

The restaurant located at 888 Dundas St E, in  Mississauga, incorporates both locally sourced ingredients and imports from central Thailand.

The menu, featuring items from various Thai regions, assures halal, gluten-friendly, and vegan options, accommodating diverse dietary preferences.

The menu boasts a variety of dishes, such as the Chicken Satay (grilled marinated chicken Satay skewers served with Thai peanut sauce and pickled carrot), TBN Fried Chicken (crispy fried chicken coated with sweet chili garlic sauce and spring onion), and Pad Thai (rice noodles, tamarind sauce, egg, tofu, shallot, pickled radish, and much more), showcasing a diverse selection for patrons to enjoy

The Backyard Smokehouse

Located at 4188 Living Arts Dr. in Mississauga, The Backyard Smokehouse prides itself on marinating its meats overnight with a signature blend of spices, followed by a minimum 30-day aging process.

The meat is then cooked over an oak fire for 16 hours to bring out the flavours.

The restaurant offers southern classics such brisket, lamb shank, and beef ribs. The menu also includes mouth-watering sandwiches like the pulled beef sandwich, and brisket beef burger.

For those with a sweet tooth, desserts from The Cheesecake Factory, such as the Godiva Chocolate and Dulce De Leche cheesecakes, are also available.

Karahi Boys

Popular Pakistani restaurant opens new location in Brampton

Situated at its newest location at 48 Peel Centre Dr., in Brampton Karahi Boys brings a unique culinary experience by preparing and serving meals in a karahi, a deep cooking pot commonly used in Pakistan and other South Asian countries.

The menu offers a diverse array of dishes, including an extensive selection of chicken karahi, goat karahi, veggie karahi, barbecue specialties, naan, and various specialty dishes like their beef kabab karahi.

For anyone looking for a  weekend brunch, Karahi Boys offers a special menu available on weekends only.

The Karahi Boys team emphasizes their commitment to authenticity, specializing in genuine Pakistani cuisine and exclusively using halal meat.

The restaurant says that their fresh, never frozen meat will be cooked to order, accompanied by the freshest vegetables and spices.

El Jefe De Pollo

Popular Toronto chicken and taco spot opens new location in Brampton

Specializing in chicken sandwiches, tacos, and wings, El Jefe De Pollo opened its doors at 50 Kennedy Rd S in Brampton, taking over the former space of Pho Lang Viet.

El Jefe De Pollo, offers a variety of sandwiches featuring fried chicken, jerk chicken, pulled BBQ oxtail, or fried basa fillet.

Additionally, it has options of chicken tenders and chicken wings on the menu.

Taco enthusiasts can explore multiple options, including chicken, beef, fish, oxtail, and three-cheese. The menu is complemented by sides such as Cajun fries and coleslaw.

The restaurant has recently completed its soft opening with a grand-opening that took place on  Nov. 18 and 19 with a 50% discount on everything on the menu.

Tita’s Mexican Food

titas mexican food mississauga

Tita’s Mexican Food has unveiled its newest location at 1852 Lakeshore Rd. W. in Clarkson, Mississauga. This marks the third establishment for the restaurant, with other branches situated on St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto and in Mimico.

The eatery prides itself on offering authentic cuisine, featuring specialties such as birria—a traditional meat stew or soup originating from the state of Jalisco.

The menu includes a variety of tacos crafted with corn tortillas, alongside heartwarming enchiladas dishes and chilaquiles (crispy tortillas with toppings).

For dessert, patrons can indulge in the concha chocolate, a popular Mexican pastry.

The horchata—a typical Mexican beverage prepared with rice, milk, and cinnamon, soaked overnight for optimal flavour is also a restaurant staple.

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