#85 Playa Cabana Cantina

Playa Cabana Cantina

PCC 2.0 is much more fun than its Dupont Street original. It’s bigger, more comfy and more fun, a carefully curated retro American roadhouse with hot pink neon, highway signs and big metal sombreros doubling as lights over the bar. What a great taqueria — and they take reservations! Octo-tacos are tender octopus tossed with super spicy slightly smoky coriander, roasted corn, red cabbage, guacamole and a load of chilies in a soft corn tortilla. Short rib brisket stars in a taco with pan fried tortilla for crunch. Chiles rellenos are the classic — crisp batter-fried peppers stuffed with a river of melted cheese, black beans and queso fresco. Skip the tres leches cake. It’s gotten big and blah.

  • Playa Cabana Cantina
  • 2883 Dundas St. W., Toronto (map)
  • 647-352-7767
  • www.playacabana.ca

  • Chef: Samantha Valdiva
  • Sous Chef: Sunmin Kim
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Cost of dinner for two: $50
  • Hours: Mon. to Sun. 12 p.m. to close
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 5
  • BYOB?: No
  • Patio: No
  • Private party area: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking, Green P nearby
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