04 February 2010

Dona Luz Restaurant -- Toronto.

Recently, G and I ate dinner at Dona Luz restaurant. It was an extremely cold night, one of the coldest of the year at that point, and we were the only people there! That being said, we didn't mind. It gave us a chance to speak with the owners, and to get some advice on what to order as it was my first time having Peruvian food.

Here's the low-down on what we ordered...

First up, G's avocado salad...


G loves avocado somewhat fiercely so this was a no-brainer. It was also a very simple salad, just a mixed normal lettuce salad with slices of avocado and vinegar and oil. Very nice. I ordered the more hearty potato cheese dish...


This was BIZARRE and DELICIOUS all rolled into one package. It was these thickish slices of potato, perfectly cooked through and covered in cheese sauce, with a little lettuce salad on the side. It was cold, which the description said, but didn't register in any sense. I think there were about 6 slices of potato, that I ate with some of the tomato sauce that they gave us when we sat down that rocked. It was spicy and sweet, with just a mellow tomato taste. It mixed well with the sharp creamy texture of the cheese sauce, and the perfectly delicious cooked potato. A real pleaser, though to be honest, I wouldn't order it again. It was just too much for a young at heart woman on weight watchers!

For our mains, G had a lamb stew that the owners wife recommended...


It came with beans, but G can't eat beans so she opted for plain rice. This was really delicious, but a bit too lamb-y for the likes of me.

I had the steak...


OH MY GOODNESS. While they were cooking our mains, the owner came out and told me that they were out of black beans, but that his mother had made some delicious white beans to mix into the rice. So I had that. Wow, what a revelation. It made the rice super creamy, the beans were cooked to perfection, and the steak was tender, cooked through, and really full of spicy and delicious flavor. The salad on the side was the same AVOCADO SALAD that G had ordered earlier! It was still delicious, and I ate the whole lot with some gusto.

We did end up ordering dessert. I don't think the dessert was home-made, and it really wasn't anything special. I didn't even take photos of it. They weren't bad, they just weren't worth it. At all. A disappointing end to a very delightful dinner!

I highly recommend the restaurant, and hope that the night we were there was just a fluke and that it's super busy all the rest of the time.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would only like to say that as a neighbour of Dona Luz restaurant, it does not give me much confidence to even TRY their food when they leave it outside to cool, UNDERneath the fire escape stairs, UNcovered. This doesn't happen often, but it happens enough that it makes me question how "sanitary" their habits are inside the kitchen where we cannot see them. Also note-worthy is that the owner, Luis Barreto, only knows how to communicate by YELLING and continues to disrespect his clients, neighbours and family (who he also yells at incessantly). Bad vibes folks, very bad vibes.
Please read the reviews at http://toronto.ibegin.com/restaurants/la-cocina-de-dona-luz before you go.

Mathias said...

viagra online

buy viagra

generic viagra

Anonymous said...

I heve been going to this restaurant and it was pretty good but the last time i was there we saw a cockroaches and 1 of the owners didnt even say nothing grabed it thru it next to me grossed out wont go back again sad cause it was good food but cockroaches are only in dirty places

Cialis said...

That dish looks very delicious!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails