La Perla. La Perla might be West Queen West's newest nightspot but don't call it a bar.
Owner Arturo Anhalt is adamant that La Perla is a cantina in the traditional Mexican style. For those of us whose exposure to Mexican culture has so far been limited to late night Beef Gordita Supremes at Taco Bell or cheap street eats at El Trompo, Anhalt explains the difference. In his native Mexico City, a cantina is a regular hang-out where locals go to drink, talk, and soak in the atmosphere. "A bar is trendy," he says. Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge. Fresh Restaurants - Gourmet Vegetarian Dining Restaurant in Toronto Gourmet Vegetarian Dining Restaurants. Kalendar Restaurant & Bistro – Welcome. Sushi on Bloor Website. Czehoski. Futures Bakery & Cafe Toronto - Bakery in Annex.