Best Toronto Patios: Valdez

If you’re looking for some southern flare in your Toronto restaurant, then Valdez is just the place to bring the heat.

Being a local favourite among Toronto residents, the Latin-inspired restaurant brings traditional concepts to the heart of the downtown core. This is a go-to place for those who enjoy Latin street culture.

Inside the restaurant, a narrow dining room makes up the majority of seating. The open concept kitchen suits as a counter for individual seating. Commonly known as being a hotspot before and after a Toronto Blue Jays game, this patio sits at the top of most popular patios in Toronto. The retractable roof will keep you dry if Mother Nature decides to rain on your parade.

Valdez pays a respectable tribute to classic Latin dishes such as ceviche and causa. If seafood just doesn’t do it for you, quesadillas, empanadas and authentic Latin nachos are all options. (homestyle guacamole included, of course). If you so desire something to wash down the spicy Latin item, then a cocktail is just an order away. Latin twists are incorporated to classic cocktails. A margarita pitcher on the patio does sound nice. A variety of mojitos and tequilas are all best-sellers.

The Toronto restaurant is also known for its nightlife scene. On Saturday nights, the patio transforms into a dance floor. The DJ spins a cross between salsa, house music and everything in between, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes.

When this joint isn’t serving up regular meals, special events are held. Guest chefs also make appearances from time to time, putting their tasty talents to the test. Seven days of Cinco de Mayo is a must attend Toronto event, which will be held on this patio. It seems like the perfect time to get loco for this fiesta.