161 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H1
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Romance
Expert review of Boulevard Cafe
It doesn't look remotely Peruvian, but the flavours rustled up at this two-storey coner restaurant in the University-adjacent Annex neighbourhood are authentically South American.
Gazpacho, chili-centric sea bass brochettes, parihuelo spicy monkfish and mussel stew.
Cosy, which can sometimes translate as "crammed", but early diners usually get a bit more room.
This is where this otherwise excellent restaurant falls down. The service can be slooooooow, but charming, or it can be frustratingly slow and disorganised. Definitely not a place to go in a hurry or if ravenous. Reservations, while recommended, are not always honoured on time.
A couple of blocks off Spainda, near U of T.
Worth paying for the unusual Peruvian dishes. I wouldn't pay the extra for the more straightforward South American/Mexican offerings on the menu.
Upstairs seems like a Mexican restaurant, downstairs has more of a French restaurant feel. The sidestreet patio is the best bet in summer.
More information on Boulevard Cafe:
- Price guide:
- Brazilian, Caribbean
- 161 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H1
- +1 416 961 7676
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 11:30am-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential
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