Grand Electric ½
1330 Queen St. W., 416-627-3459
501 College St., 416-964-1555
111 Dupont St., 416-929-3911
Playa Cabana Cantina
2883 Dundas St. W., 647-352-7767
Playa Cabana is on the ground floor of a slim Dupont semi just off Davenport, a convenient pit stop after a wardrobe binge in Yorkville. Regulars call the restaurant “Playa,” like it’s their clubhouse. On weekends, a bouncer poses at the door. There always seems to be a posse of chatty smokers blocking the sidewalk out front, the volume of their squeals in direct proportion to tequila consumed. Last summer, the restaurant’s back patio grew so loud that a group of neighbours from the million-dollar lofts next door called their lawyers and the cops.