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Toronto’s Best Taco Options

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Tacos continue to be a beloved choice in the city of Toronto (okay, all over the world). With all the solid options for tacos in Toronto, we rounded up our favourite spots.  

Campechano Taquería

If you’re looking for the perfectly balanced taco, Campechano will oblige. It has the best ratio of textures with each bite being better than the last. There are fresh ingredients that will make you feel like you’re in the heart of Mexico.
Try: The pescado tacos


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El Caballito Tequila Bar

Known for their cool vibes and hot tacos, El Caballito is Toronto’s hidden Mexican gem. It is easy to miss, but impossible to resist. Make sure to head over on Taco Tuesday for a discount.
Try: The beef brisket tacos

El Catrin

The atmosphere is vibrant and inviting at El Catrin, and the food the keeps us coming back. The seafood dishes are super colourful, and full of flavour. The guacamole is a must – they make it right at your table!
Try: The camarones enamorados tacos


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El Trompo

Located in Kensington market, El Trompo is both authentic and affordable. The meat is always tender, and they pair ingredients that create the perfect harmony of flavours.
Try: The al pastor tacos


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Grand Electric

This go-to spot is a Toronto favourite, and there is no surprise why. Aside from the amazing assortment of hot sauces and their flavourful toppings, Grand Electric‘s vegetarian options are superb. 
Try: The baja fish tacos


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La Carnita

While the drinks are amazing on their own, the best part of La Carnita is their tacos. They are delectable with the perfect amount of crunch. The overall experience is a fun, yet cozy and trendy vibe.
Try: The pollo frito tacos


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Playa Cabana

Playa Cabana is a small space. However, where they lack in size they make up in tacos. The tacos are perfect in portion, and the short rib taco is in a league of its own. Our server was super friendly, and checked in regularly so we were never waiting on anything. Beware: the chips are addicting.
Try: The ancho braised short rib brisket crispy tacos


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Seven Lives

Seven Lives is arguably the best taco place in Toronto. Set up in a cozy spot in Kensington Market, we seriously can’t get enough of this spot. No matter what you try, we guarantee you will enjoy it. FYI: it’s cash only.
Try: The camarones a la diabla


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Tacos El Asador

The tortillas at Tacos El Asador are made from scratch, and the effort does not go unnoticed. Wrapped in the blanket-like softness are unique ingredients that you never would have thought of (but wish that you did). The flavouring is the melt-in-your-mouth kind of good.
Try: The birria tacos


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Wilbur Mexicana

Even if you’re a meat lover, the vegetarian options will blow your mind at Wilbur Mexicana. The atmosphere is cool and and the service is super quick. Special mention goes out to the self-serve salsa bar.
Try: The mushroom tacos

El Rey

Another amazing spot in Kensington Market, El Rey has delicious options outside the taco realm like guacamole and chips, as well as Queso Fundido.
Try: The crispy squid


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Written by Terris Schneider

Terris Schneider is a writer from Vancouver, now based in Toronto. She is the Creative Team Lead for DINE Magazine and covers everything from food, fashion, music, travel, and lifestyle. Her published works have appeared in Discorder, Metro News, Stop Street Harassment, Pique Newsmagazine, The Post Feminist Post, Flannel Magazine, and Sophomore Magazine. Check out her column: Witch, Don't Kill My Vibe.

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