Hola! Playa Cabana Cantina es delicioso!

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Hola! Ever since coming back from Cozumel, Mexico in March, I had huge hunkering for ceviche, tacos and burritos. So Bing and I decided to meet up with our dive friends to reminisce, whilst drinking tecate and sangria.

In Mexico, tacos are unlike the El Paso brand here. They are more like the soft shell, but you can actually taste the cornmeal in the tortillas. We like to go to this place called Los Otates, and that is as local as we can possibly get. So of course we had to find somewhere in Toronto. A few were on my top list, but I had heard incredible things about Playa Cabana. I strongly advise anyone who wants to go to make reservations ahead of time. I booked 2 weeks in advance and got the 7:30PM slot. We were rushed out by 9PM because the line goes out the door, and then some more.


Playa Cabana’s menu is very extensive. We started off with an order of the red snapper ceviche, and guac with chips. Deliciousness. As our main, Bing and I shared the El Pastor (pork) tacos, and the octopus taco. It looked small, but those babies fill you up to the gills. Our friend TP also got the El Pastor, and his gf CS got a beautiful toluca chorizo burrito with a fried egg on top. Divine goodness. You can taste every flavour in it. The only difference for the El Pastor in Mexico and Toronto is that in Mexico, the meat was shaved off. In Toronto, they were huge chunks. There is a variety of spices, so you can go as hot as you want. I went more mild, because it was already super hot!


Too bad we had no room to order churros (and the fact there was another group waiting after us), but that could be another blog entry. The night was fun, the atmosphere was happenin’, the music was fun, and the bar was busy. Loved every minute of the night, and not to say the least, our bellies were full and happy. Hasta leuga!

Details as follow:
Playa Cabana Website

This post is not sponsored, nor was I compensated. All opinions are my own.

Ace is a freelance graphic designer who was born in Toronto, grew up in Hong Kong, and lived in Ottawa and Vancouver. She is attracted and addicted to adventures like rock climbing, scuba-diving and anything culturally and visually interesting. Ace is still looking for the perfect cup of coffee in the city to satiate her.

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