Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Oct. 19-25
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Oct. 19 - 25 based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
Another delicious South American resto in Cooksville! They have an amazing Colombian platter called a bandeja paisa. When it arrives on your table, you may find it beautiful and/or intimidating. Half a plate of rice, another half of beans, some sweet plantain, chorizo, chicharron, grilled beef (asada), a fried egg, and an arepa… I’ll be honest, it was exhausting just typing all that out; it really is a lot! The plate is busy and you may not know what to eat next, but the flavours are truly delectable. Their Churrasco is a notable item as well as their empanadas, and with a good size menu, there are many other tasty options available too. The place is small in size, but very inviting! Some parking is available out front if required.
4) Raw Aura
Raw Aura, Port Credit's Lakeshore-located raw, organic resto, is a treat for anyone looking for creative dishes, inventive and delicious smoothies and an honest-to-god Kensington Market, cool hipster vibe. The tiny establishment is super casual and boasts a crunchy, indie chalkboard menu. This place tends to get crowded and the dishes are a little on the pricey side (two can eat for a little over $80 with drinks and tip), but the experience is part of the package. In terms of food, you have to try the red beet ravioli. The presentation is top-notch, and it boasts beets, cashew ricotta cheese, red pepper marinara sauce and dehydrated kale chips. As for mains, the yellow coconut curry noodles is always satisfying. If you want a huge treat, try the Cinnamon Toast Crunch smoothie.
One of the most underrated places in Mississauga is not one you should miss--we’re talking about The Open Cork, located on Dundas East just steps away from the Etobicoke border. In the summer months the patio is phenomenal. When it's wetter and colder out, you have a massive, modern lounge with a towering, backlit bar. The chic restaurant is perfect for a filling Italian-style meal or after-work beverage. In fact, it holds multiple Wine Spectator awards, so it’s a great destination for vino. If you want to hang out in the lounge, be sure to order the cheese-laden nachos or the fabulously satisfying imported and domestic cheese platter (if you’re not sharing the platter with multiple people, you will have lots to take home with you!).
It looks like Mississauga’s once spartan ramen scene is exploding. Recently, Sansotei Ramen opened its doors in Square One--making City Centre a new mecca for ramen. Sansotei, which currently operates locations in Toronto, North York, Markham, Ottawa and Richmond Hill, is known for both the long lineups it tends to generate and its small but satisfying menu. Some soups on the menu include tonkotsu ramen, tonkotsu black ramen, miso black ramen, shoyu ramen, spicy tan tan ramen and tomato ramen. According to Sansotei’s website, the resto’s ramen broth is freshly made every day with pork bone. Diners can also choose thick or thin noodles and add extra toppings (think chashu, eggs, mushrooms, green onion and more) for an additional charge.
1) Pho Ngoc Yen
No matter what month it is, there's no food more satisfying or comforting than pho—a signature Vietnamese soup famous for its flavourful broth and hearty toppings. And although most Vietnamese places do pho justice, some produce astounding and exquisite noodle soup (and pork and mango salad and spring rolls, of course) and pair it with an absolutely unforgettable atmosphere. One of those gems is the newly opened Pho Ngoc Yen, a beautifully decorated and stunningly tasty Vietnamese resto that just took shape on Kamato Road in the Tomken and 401 area in Mississauga. As far as food goes, the steaming hot rare beef pho stands up against hearty, delicious soup served in Hanoi. So, too, do the crispy Vietnamese spring rolls, served with delicate, subtle fish sauce. Other commendable dishes include the flavourful and authentic pad Thai—a dish that gets extra points for its spectacular presentation—and the vermicelli with pork. Although this restaurant is hidden, it's already getting a reputation for being authentic and delicious. You don't want to miss this one, even if it's nowhere near your office.