Review: Grand Electric, Toronto

It was a cold Saturday morning when I found myself sitting in the living room of my little Parkdale Palace feeling entirely nostalgic for the place. When I originally moved to Toronto in 2010 I shared over 12 months of memories with my good friend Erica at a spacious mansion at King and Jameson. Since then I have moved to The Village and am very happy in my little Shoe Box Apartment 1801.

I hadn’t been back to Parkdale in ages so when we hopped in Trevor’s car and drove through the neighbourhood on Queen Street a flood of memories came rushing back at me. I found myself standing a stones throw from Brock Street staring up at the facade of Grand Electric.

I grabbed the door knob at 11:30am and was the first guest of the day. Parkdale has changed considerably since I moved: the King Streetcar now actually travels along Roncesvalles and some of the cities top restaurants have set up shop. I had been meaning to feast at Grand Electric for over a year so was beyond excited to finally be sitting at a table staring up at their iconic hovering shark and bar decked out in bourbon bottles.

Over the course of the next hour the three of us nibbled on a divine haute Mexicana menu. Every bite offered a perfect harmony of flavours, textures and aromas. I was in heaven. Grand Electric has been lauded as one of the top restaurants in the city so I am tickled pink to showcase their offerings on my very own Toronto’s Top Restaurant List. On my next visit I am going to aim to arrive later in the afternoon or in the evening so I can properly sample their bourbon centric cocktail list.

We sampled:

Baja Fish Taco

Beef Cheek Taco

Scrapple Taco

Pork Tinga Taco

Al Pastor Torta


Key Lime Pie

#446 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010. 

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