Best of the Americas 2012
May 1, 2012
GOLD: DOÑA CATA
Silver: La Taqueria | Bronze: Latitude | Honourable Mentions: Memphis Blues
When it comes to Latin food, this town finally has a robust scene. Doña Cata has matured in recent years into a Victoria Drive mainstay: authentic $2 tacos with the meat of choice enlivened by 10 salsas; the increased agave tequila list requires study at this cheap, cheerful knockout. Meanwhile, muy auténtico La Taqueria (Silver) churns out tacos al pastor—chili-marinated pork with luscious pineapple—that would bring your abuela to tears. Meanwhile, sharply refocused Latitude (marrying South American and Med flavours with accessible, fun results) took Bronze with scrumptious south-of-the-border street food and Nick Devine’s virtuosic Latin cocktails. Memphis Blues (Honourable Mention) continues to deliver outstanding, consistent barbecue.