Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Nov. 9-15
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Nov. 9 - 15, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
The beloved Toronto-born Mexican restaurant La Carnita recently opened its doors in The Food District in Square One. The restaurant made quite a name for itself in Toronto, as its College Street location is known for its huge lineups and inventive tacos. Now, the resto's new Square One outpost offers a trendy atmosphere, pulse-pounding music, a spacious patio (which is only open during the warmer months) and absolutely delicious tacos and tostadas that feature everything from ceviche, cod and chorizo to Baja shrimp, cotija cheese and sweet potato.
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, an 18oz bone-in ribeye 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!
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—recently 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.
Pho Queen City is located in one of the most ethnic culinary blocks in Mississauga at 5 and 10 (Hurontario and Dundas), where you can find just about every kind of cuisine in a four block radius. Pho Queen City opened about a year ago and I feel as though it hasn’t been discovered yet, likely due to the location. At a quick glance, the corner plaza is at one of the busiest intersections in Mississauga and it can seem as though there isn’t any parking. In fact, there is an outdoor area to park with plenty of free spots (the perks of Sauga living). Pop music plays throughout the restaurant that is doing everything right. It’s clean (ranked top three for cleanliness), the pho bo broth is full of flavour and has more ingredients than other places and the service was extremely attentive.
1) Guru Lukshmi
This place is one of the most popular South Indian restaurant in the GTA--and for good reason. The somewhat recently expanded location underwent a renovation that closed the restaurant for some months, causing a near-riot in the foodie/Indian community in the region. The service here is excellent and the helpful wait staff is more than happy to explain each dish and chilli level to first-timers. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a crispy and buttery Masala dosa with three different fresh chutneys and the soup (Sambar), which is to die for. Here is a tip, MAKE RESERVATIONS or you may be forced to wander the parking lot at McLaughlin and Derry for an hour as you wait for an open table. Also, meat lovers need not apply, this place is strictly vegetarian.