Grand Electric Restaurant in Parkdale

It was a cold Saturday morning when I found myself sitting in the living room in Parkdale 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.

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 through the menu at one of Toronto’s best Mexican restaurants. Every bite offered a perfect harmony of flavours, textures and aromas. I was in heaven. 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

Pozole

Key Lime Pie

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