Maiz - Roncesvalles
Maiz honors the corn as one of the most important and traditional ingredients in Latin cuisine, providing a whole new experience to the guest with products made out organic corn locally grown.
After working in Europe and some prestigious restaurants in Toronto, Chef Fernando combines healthy food with a delicious and unforgettable experience.
We seasoned our offerings taking things a little beyond the obvious.
Maiz brings a new style for restaurants in Toronto and north,"make it simple, make it good". Our food is based on fresh organic ingredients, which takes our food to the next level being the healthy and adding a delicious Latin option to the city.
Delicious food. Only issues were they ran out of guacamole and they advertise their "churro bar" to come with nutella, but it is simply chocolate syrup.
Beware, for those requiring a gluten free diet: the fish tacos are not gluten free! Even though the menu says the breading is GF, and the server on our first visit assured us they are GF, they share the same deep fryer as the churros! So there is a potentially high level of cross contamination. We suspected gluten ingestion but could not think of where from until on a visit to another Maiz location we were informed of the fryer issue.
Maiz needs to increase awareness of cross contamination and note that items that have gluten free ingredients but then are deep fried are not safe for those with celiac disease. That being said, there are many other GF choices on their menu and great cider on tap from Brickworks Cider House.
Food was delicious, authentic and reasonably priced. Loved the in-house sauces and drinks.
Tried the gobernador and fish tacos which were awesome. The Staff were friendly and gave honest recommendations. Great restaurant! Doesn’t compare to the hipster over priced taco restaurants.
The place was really hot (no A/C). Food doesn’t taste as actual Latin food. On the other hand the customer service was good, the gentleman that took care of us was very caring and kind.
The atmosphere is amazing, nice music, beautiful decoration and lightning. The food was not at all what we were expecting for the listed price, not really authentic flavors, presentation or textures. The waitress was very suite, always smiling, very nice lady. I suggest the owners to take the time to train the waitresses and cooks about food allergies... I told the waitress my son is allergic to peanut and tree nuts, and of the deserts contained Nutella, I asked for other options and the lady literally said "There's no nuts or peanuts in Nutella"....... speechless..... this is very dangerous for clients with allergies.
Amazing place, made me feel like I was in vacation. Amazing tasty food. Friendly stuff and very professional. Fast, clean service.
Welcome to Roncy, Maiz! Super delicious and truly authentic tasting. I took a taco home for the Mexican student living with us, and his comment was ‘That’s the real deal!’ The mini arepas app were so flavourful, and the crunch magical. My tacos were super good, and my husband gave two thumbs up to his empanadas Rojas! We’ll be back!
Love the friendliness of the server and the quality of food :) They don’t have so many tables so recommend to book a table in advance if possible. So glad we have this open in our hood and will definitely go back again soon 😘
Great food, great service, and perhaps most important, great sangria!
These are the best tacos in Toronto- bar none. Adding guac is only 0.50 per taco and the tortillas are corn-based and super flavorful. Unparalleled!
Massively overpriced food for boil in the bag lamb shank. Overpriced drinks. Won’t be back.
Great mexican food and drinks, and easy to get a table. Service was a bit too quick, they brought out appetizers with our tacos so the table got a little cramped. Overall, very enjoyable.
Maiz at Roncesvalles was honestly amazing– the food had a great mixture of different South American & Mexican dishes and the flavour combos were great. On top of that, the serivce was quick and our waitress was very kind. Will definitely be coming back here again!
Delicious food with interesting selections. Great drink menu and fun desserts.
need to work on cocktails though...expensive...so need to be better!
Very quiet on a Tuesday evening. Excellent food and service. Beautiful cocktails. Looking forward to our next visit.
great food! great vibe! went out with friends for my birthday and it was exactly what I wanted :)
Lovely atmosphere! They had amazing live music. Drinks were delicious, although a bit expensive. We had the carnitas tacos with guacamole and they were to die for. We also had a meat dish that wasn't as flavorful but still pretty good. I am excited to go back and try more of their menu especially on Taco Tuesday. I hope to go when they have live music as the experience was really wonderful.