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10 Best Toronto Taco Spots

10 Best Toronto Taco Spots

On the hunt for the best tacos to eat in Toronto?

Honestly, I could eat tacos everyday for the rest of my life and never get sick of them.

I grew up only ever eating homemade tacos using Old El Paso products, and my life changed when I tried authentic Mexican tacos for the first time.

While I still enjoy making my basic tacos at home, I definitely love hitting up taco restaurants around Toronto even more!

Toronto is filled with tons of rad Mexican restaurants and taco joints, whether you’re looking for budget spots or sit-down places.

These are my picks for the best Toronto places to get delicious and juicy tacos!

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Best tacos in Toronto

Wilbur Mexicana in Toronto, Ontario

Wilbur Mexicana

Wilbur is probably the taco spot I visit the most out of all these restaurants in Toronto.

Their tacos are absolutely wonderful, and they always come with a side of free nachos!

The restaurant is very spacious, attractive, and clean, and the food comes out pretty quickly despite how packed the restaurant always gets.

They’ve also got a full-fledged salsa bar to fill all your salsa wants and needs.

Seriously – the salsa bar is amazing, and you need to see it in person.

You can find Wilbur in the King West neighbourhood, one of my fave areas for restaurants in Toronto.

LOCATION: 552 King St. West, Toronto, ON

Grand Electric Restaurant in Parkdale, Toronto

Grand Electric

Grand Electric is an awesome little spot in the west end of Toronto, and they’ve got a gorgeous patio behind the restaurant.

I absolutely love their Baja Fish tacos and Spicy Chicken tacos, and their Mission Wings are some of the best wings I’ve ever tasted.

You can find them on West Queen West!

LOCATION: 1330 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

Fonda Balam

Formerly a popup restaurant, Fonda Balam serves up some of the best birria tacos in Toronto.

They serve up a lot more than just birria tacos now, including fish and carnitas tacos.

It’s co-founded by celebrity chef Matty Matheson alongside his partners Kate Chomyshyn and Julio Guajardo!

You can find the restaurant at Dundas & Palmerston, just east of Trinity Bellwoods.

Fonda Balam actually received Bib Gourmand designation on this year’s Toronto Michelin Guide, which is pretty awesome!

LOCATION: 802 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON

La Carnita in Toronto

La Carnita

La Carnita’s prime locations make it a prime taco spot in Toronto.

I prefer coming here during the daytime because at night they blast the music and keep the restaurant pretty dimly-lit, so it’s difficult to talk to whoever you’re with.

Be sure to try their street corn – it’s absolutely incredible.

If you visit their Entertainment District restaurant, you can grab ice cream at their sister business Sweet Jesus afterwards!

LOCATION: Various locations

Playa Cabana Restaurant, Toronto

Playa Cabana

You’ll find great patio, great drinks, and even greater food at Playa Cabana.

If you’re looking for a perfect date night spot or girls’ night out restaurant, Playa Cabana is it!

They serve up amazing cocktails and Mexican eats at their restaurant near the Annex.

LOCATION: Various locations

Seven Lives in Kensington Market, Toronto

Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos

You’ll find amazing tacos at Seven Lives, and they serve up probably the best Baja fish tacos in Toronto.

Seating is limited, but maybe you can bump elbows with some new taco-loving friends.

Seven Lives is located in Kensington Market, so afterwards you can explore and wander around, and maybe hit up some vintage shops or cafes.

As long as it ain’t dark out yet though – Kensington can be sketchy.

If you’re a big foodie, you might also enjoy this Kensington Market food tour!

LOCATION: 69 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON

Tacos from Frisaca Mexican restaurant in Toronto


Frisaca is a casual Queen West spot serving up tacos, enchiladas, and burritos that are made completely from scratch.

Everything from the tortillas to the hot sauces is made in-house, which is pretty awesome!

Their Chorizo Tacos are truly amazing.

LOCATION: 592 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

Good Hombres

If you’re looking for even more amazing tacos in Toronto, you’ll want to visit Good Hombres.

It’s a teeny tiny taco shop by the same owners behind Campechano, and you’ll find their cute-as-heck storefront by Bathurst & Dundas.

They make their own tortillas fresh using a machine imported from Mexico, which they actually distribute to other restaurants in Toronto!

You can even buy your own tortillas to take home with you.

LOCATION: 374 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

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Mi Taco Taqueria

If you’re looking for something quick and cheap, definitely check out Mi Taco Taqueria.

I always get the Taco Plato ($12.50), which includes two tacos of your choice, rice, and beans.

You can customize your tacos to your liking, and I always get a bunch of different salsas on mine.

The seating area is pretty cramped, so I’d recommend ordering through Ritual and taking it somewhere else!

They’ve got locations at both Queen & University and Bathurst & Bloor.

LOCATION: Various locations

Tacos 101

Formerly located near Yonge & Dundas, Tacos 101 is now located in the lively Kensington Market.

I’m obsessed with their Al Pastor and Carnitas Tacos!

They share a space with Fruta Libre, which serves Mexican snacks like Mango in a Cup (with Tajin and chamoy!)

If you’re a big foodie, you might also enjoy this Kensington Market food tour.

LOCATION: 178 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON

Best tacos in Toronto:

  1. Wilbur Mexicana
  2. Grand Electric
  3. Fonda Balam
  4. La Carnita
  5. Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos
  6. Frisaca
  7. Playa Cabana
  8. Good Hombres
  9. Mi Taco Taqueria
  10. Tacos 101

There are tons of great spots to get tacos all around the city, but these are just a few of my top faves in Toronto.

Have you been to any of these places? What are the best Toronto spots to get tacos in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

Food tours are another fun way to experience Toronto’s food scene, and this Kensington Market food tour, Canadian food tour, and craft brewery tour are all fantastic options!

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Wednesday 9th of November 2016

This post made me hungry right away. I love taco too and could eat it everyday like you :) If I ever visit Toronto I really want to check them out. In Vancouver La Taqueria is one of my favorites <3


Jessica Lam

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

I'll definitely check out La Taqueria next time I'm in Vancouver! 😊

Emma S. Cheng

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thanks for the suggestions, Jessica! I've always wanted to try the tacos at La Carnita and Grand Electric!

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Definitely worth checking out! Let me know how you like them 😊