Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: June9-June 15
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of June 9 - June 15, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
Bamboo Legend is one of our favourite local Thai restos based on a combination of taste, atmosphere and service. The restaurant is a family-run business that originated in Mississauga and now boasts several locations. The menu is simply laid out and organized into categories and offers chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken and shrimp, seafood, or vegetable and tofu as the protein for each dish. The Thai names of the dishes are also listed on the menu, so you get a perfectly authentic dining experience that pairs both taste and atmosphere perfectly.
Although Mississauga has a substantial waterfront (and one that’s slated to undergo incredible redevelopment, no less), its waterside food scene has always been dominated by the popular (some might argue iconic) Snug Harbour. That’s no longer the case. The owners of the incredibly successful Toronto gem Cafe Diplomatico--located right in the heart of the bustling Little Italy neighbourhood--just opened a brand new waterside restaurant in Mississauga. Posta, the brand new Italian restaurant, took shape in the old post office location at Stavebank and Lakeshore Road. The chic restaurant boasts 9,300 square feet of space--which includes a vast lakeside patio with its very own bar. As far as dining goes, the resto offers dine-in service, takeout options, express counter service, appetizer bars and wine bars. As far as food goes, there is salumi and formaggi, pizza, gelato and more. Even better news? The restaurant will serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
You know how the old saying goes—when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, the closure of long-standing restobar Ten Restaurant + Wine Bar led to the opening of the brand Port House Social Bar and Kitchen. Recently, the "premium casual" restaurant and lounge opened its doors and is now offering a fairly extensive wine, cocktail and dine-in menu. In terms of beverages, the resto boasts a healthy cocktail list and a decent assortment of on tap beer, including Shock Top and Goose Island IPA. As far as wine goes, the offerings are extensive (as they should be). Vino aficionados can sip on Kim Crawford's New Zealand Pinot Noir, Argentina Malbecs, Italian Pinot Grigios and more. As far as food goes, the resto offers calamari, hot Korean wings, tuna poke wontons, a variety of pizzas, signature burgers, salmon, fish and chips, gnocchi rose ,a $139 Tomahawk steak dinner for two and more. The spacious and stylish resto will no doubt fill the void left by Ten.
2) Moon Sushi
Located just north of Clarkson in a strip plaza north of the QEW on Erin Mills Parkway is the newest entry into the top 5 AYCE category called Moon Sushi. The resto is deceptively cozy and looks a little grander from the outside, but who cares as long as you get a seat. They boast an old school pen and paper ordering system and standout service, and service in an all-you-can-eat system is key when you want to wolf down as much sushi and tempura as possible while receiving accurate orders. The food was very flavourful and delicious as well.
1) El Jefe
El Jefe is one of the city’s few full-service Mexican restaurants. The menu is pretty layered, offering a chicken chimichanga that’s sweet, spicy and crunchy. The menu also features table-side made guacamole and house-made flour tortillas, sauces and salsas. The chef has incorporated three main cheeses throughout the menu, including Mexican queso fresco, Spanish manchego and American Monterey jack cheeses. The diverse, mouth-watering menu also 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. The resto is also known for the colourful interior and the spacious patio (which we’re sure will see a lot of action this coming summer).