Boulevard Cafe

Address: 161 Harbord Street, Toronto, M5S 1H1, Canada
Telephone: +1 416 961 7676

- Mid-range

4.2

Toronto's best Peruvian food — the Andes hits the Annex.

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.

Food and drink
4.5
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
3.7
90%

Recommended dishes

Gazpacho, chili-centric sea bass brochettes, parihuelo spicy monkfish and mussel stew.

Ambience

Cosy, which can sometimes translate as "crammed", but early diners usually get a bit more room.

Service

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.

Location

A couple of blocks off Spainda, near U of T.

Price advice

Worth paying for the unusual Peruvian dishes. I wouldn't pay the extra for the more straightforward South American/Mexican offerings on the menu.

Tables to book

Upstairs seems like a Mexican restaurant, downstairs has more of a French restaurant feel. The sidestreet patio is the best bet in summer.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance

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