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Modern Filipino Cuisine


Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday (5pm -10pm)

           Sunday (5pm - 9pm)

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday (11am - 3pm)

Tel: (647) 346-2377 

Email: info@lamesafilipinokitchen.com

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Modern Filipino Cuisine


Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday (5pm -10pm)

           Sunday (5pm - 9pm)

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday (11am - 3pm)

Tel: (647) 346-2377 

Email: info@lamesafilipinokitchen.com

What is Filipino Food?

Imagine a native Malay cook with a Chinese roommate being taught by a Spanish Chef with a love affair for everything American and you will begin to understand what Filipino food is all about.

Filipino food offers a bold combination of sweet, sour, and salty flavours. There is often an aspect of counterpoint in each dish where contrasting flavours such as sweet and salty are paired together to create delicious combinations. Filipino cuisine has had many cultural influences throughout its development. Chinese traders, Spanish settlers, and American soldiers have all contributed to the cuisine.

Filipino food is simple honest food. It’s a natural fusion of many different cultures all served over rice. Come discover the diverse flavours and explore different food combinations.

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Who We Are


Our mission is to expose Filipino cuisine to the mainstream. 

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Who We Are


Our mission is to expose Filipino cuisine to the mainstream. 

Lamesa is a Filipino restaurant located in downtown Toronto. Our food is not traditional Filipino but rather Filipino inspired. Our style is shaped by our environment and where and how we grew up. We take a regional approach to the cuisine. Each of the 7000+ islands in the Philippines has developed their own style based on their customs, surroundings and what is locally available. For us, Toronto is just another island.

 

We pride ourselves in providing warm and friendly service. We have a passion for Filipino food and we want to share it with you. Come in on your own, with a date, or with a bunch of friends and discover the diverse flavours of Filipino cuisine.

 

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Labour Of Love


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Labour Of Love


daniel cancino, Head Chef

Born in Hong Kong, raised in the Philippines, Cancino fell in love with the aromas and flavours of home cooked Filipino food since he was a boy. He got his first industry job as a dishwasher/prep cook at 15 before deciding to go to George Brown to attend their culinary program. Before taking on the role as Head Chef at Lamesa he most recently worked at Hudson Kitchen, Kanto, The Thompson Hotel, and Union. His interpretation of Filipino food involves referencing flavours and aromas of food growing up in the Philippines while using ingredients and techniques learned while cooking professionally in Toronto. He ties that all to local, seasonal produce creating unique interpretations of classic Filipino dishes.

 


Whether you grew up on the food or you are trying it for the first time, Lamesa is a place where you can enjoy Filipino food made with love. We hope to see you soon.

Mabuhay!