Dinner with a bonus
Looking for a GTA location for the following mid August dinner with friends; not necessarily to participate in, but to watch for sure.
1. Tapas and flamenco/salsa OR
2. Argentinian or Brazilian with meat on swords (I read the recent thread about the Brazilian in Niagara and that looks good) OR
3. Mexcian fare
Good tasting food is a must first. If there is not a place to fit the dinner and a bonus requirement, then an interesting dinner would be great. If desperate, we will drive to Niagara for dinner.
Babaluu for dinner followed by salsa. http://www.babaluu.com/
LuLa Lounge for dinner (very good food) followed by live band, often salsa, usually latin. http://www.lulalounge.ca/
Red Violin Brazilian Steakhouse for dinner followed by live shows Thurs-Sat.
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I am going to second Lula Lounge...I have been twice for concerts, and have eaten there on both occasions....amazing South American cocktails...they make wonderful caipirinhas, and the food was good. We had the prix fixe menu and it was good value, and the flavours were good, we both had the steak and it was perfectly cooked. Look on the website, I think they have salsa lessons on Friday night! The menu is also on the webpage.
In terms of Mexican cuisine, by far the nicest looking spot in the city to eat it is Milagro in the entertainment district. I could be wrong, but all of the other Mexican spots I can think of are hole-in-the-walls (some with great food, however). Milagro has good food and a nice, bright new room - upscale cantina is their theme.