This New Toronto Patio Will Transport You To Portugal's "Umbrella City"

One of the most Instagrammable spots in the city!
This New Toronto Patio Will Transport You To Portugal's "Umbrella City"
Staff Writer

Patio season is in full swing! On a bright and sunny day, there is nothing better than dining outdoors with friends. But make sure to pick a patio with umbrellas to keep you from melting under the sun's scorching rays. The next time you go out, you need to hit up this umbrella-covered Toronto patio!

All over the world, there are beautiful umbrella-covered streets to discover. There's Agueda in Portugal, which is often called Umbrella City because there is a street covered with 3000 umbrellas! But you don't need to fly abroad to see a rainbow-coloured canopy of umbrellas; you can find one here in Toronto!

Mercado Negro is a fantastic modern Portuguese restaurant on St. Clair West. The recently opened restaurant has only been around for seven months. Since opening, Mercado Negro has become known for its delicious tapas and beautiful decor.

Outdoors, their patio is simply stunning. The colourful umbrellas floating overhead are just like the umbrella-covered streets found across the globe. At Mercado Negro's umbrella-covered patio, you can enjoy the same setting on a smaller scale. You'll want to head here this summer to photograph the super Instagrammable space!

During the summer, the 100-seat patio is a lively space that is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine. Sipping a glass of wine from Portugal's Alentejo region, you will feel like you are in Portugal's famous Umbrella City! It is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of rosé or some sangria, and split some tapas like delicious fried calamari with friends.

Mercado Negro

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Modern Portuguese

Address: 1370 Street Clair W., Toronto, Ontario

When: Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Why you need to go: You need to lean back at this incredible umbrella-covered patio in Toronto!


Stephanie White
Staff Writer