Quinta (416) 534-0407 http://quinta.4ormat.com/ Closed Monday and Tuesday, Open Wednesday through Sunday 11-3, 5:30-11
Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Portuguese Village, Quinta is one of the newer spots on the strip. The decor inside is the biggest drawback looking very commissary with bright ceiling lamps and an eighties-like coffee shop ceiling that could use an update. The simple menu which focuses mostly on seafood is hit and miss.
Aromas of spicy herbs and rich garlic announce the arrival of the Seafood Cataplana. When the copper lid is removed an array of snails, buttery shrimps, savory clams, and flaky white fish make this dish an instant addiction. Next an order of the white wine and garlic Periwinkle snails is a disappointment, leaving a odd monosodium glutamate taste on the palate. Even though my evening wasn’t completely perfect, I still believe the kitchen shows promise and would definitely give them another shot. Servers though charming, need to be schooled on the menu.