Thursday, November 06, 2014

REVIEW | Valdez Restaurant - Celebrating the launch of #ZomatoToronto with Latino street food

Do you love sharing restaurant reviews, food photos and exploring the growing food culture in Toronto? If you said yes to any of those things,  Zomato is an app your should have on your mobile! Read our post about what Zomato is & how it works hereZomato Toronto officially launched on October 21st, so we had dinner at Valdez for some Latino street food to celebrate! 

Valdez has been our list for some time now as we have heard so many wonderful reviews.  It definitely stands out amongst the influx of restaurants that have expanded along King St. W for the last little while.

 Champagne to start the night of celebration!

We sat down with some old and new foodie friends to try a few dishes from the new menu at Valdez. Even the spiced popcorn and fresh chips with guacamole was enough to get everyone raving about how delicious the food was.

 Chips with guacamole and salsa

 Spiced popcorn
I couldn't get enough of this!

 Croquettas and Empanadas
This was my first time trying an empanada and let's hope it's not the last. It's a great starter dish to have and the croquetta was delicious as well with just enough potato.

 Mole with rice 
 This was quite a flavourful dish but as it's a bowl of rice, I found that it was very filling with all the other dishes that we were having.

 Beef Chuzos and Arepas, mojo flank steak
 The meat was cooked and seasoned very well and the arepas were delicious. I personally preferred the thin arepas to the round ones as there was more crunch to every bite.

Chorizo, potatoes, peppers, chipotle mayo and goat cheese. The choripapa is something I will definitely recommend to anyone who goes to Valdez. It was basically everything I love in one dish with cheese!

Helado de Salpicon - watermelon, pineapple, condensed milk and salt. Super refreshing!  This was a great way to end the meal, it's definitely a refreshing dessert to have that is not heavy at all. Perfect for a summer day! 

Zomato definitely chose a great restaurant to celebrate the launch of their new app and we will definitely be back to try the rest of the dishes on the menu!

  -Our meal at this event was complimentary but opinions are our own-

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