Tucked away in a once drab alleyway on Lakeshore Road East, the arrival of El Jefe has completely transformed its surroundings. Drenched in Mexican-inspired street art, El Jefe is a welcoming and colourful spot to get your fix of Mexican food. With a menu not only inspired by Mexican cuisine but also those of Africa, Portugal and Spain, the offer holds a vibrant mix of flavours to tease your palette. Now that summer has arrived, enjoy your sangria and guac on El Jefe’s patio out front. Dishes on the must-try list include the ‘chicken chimichangas‘ and ‘con-queso street corn’.
El Jefe, 66 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga, ON, Canada, +1 905 990 5200.
Nestled on the lakefront, Snug Harbour stands true to its name with a romantic location just overlooking the water that has stood the test time for 20 years now. Whether day or night, the patio is crowded at all times. In the summertime, on Saturday nights at Snug Harbour, you’ll find live music to listen to while enjoying a drink. A visit to this seaside spot would be incomplete without a serving of seafood.
Snug Harbour, 14 Stavebank Rd. S, Mississauga, ON, Canada, +1 905 274 5000.
Whether you’re in the mood for a casual fare or a fine dining experience, keep Shore Grill & Grotto on your list of must visits this summer. Featuring an extensive drink list, a street-facing patio, and live music Thursdays to Sundays, there are many reasons one would want to visit this Mississauga establishment. With a food menu as eclectic as the wine list, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Shore Grill on a summer’s day in the city.
Shore Grill & Grotto, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga, ON, Canada +1 905 271 9777.
Situated on the corner of Hurontario and Lakeshore Road, it’s pretty impossible to miss Ten. Eat, drink, or dance (or do all three) at this lively nook. Ten features live music almost every night barring Sundays, in addition to nightly deals such half-priced wine Mondays and $4 Corona Thursdays. Or, head up to Port Credit for Ten’s happy hour, which happens Mondays to Fridays and offers $1 per ounce of wine, and $4 domestic beers and a whole range of small plates.
Ten Restaurant & Wine Bar, 139 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga, ON, Canada, +1 905 271 0016.