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7 Best Toronto Taco Spots

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7 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!


Wilbur Mexicana in Toronto, Ontario

1. 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 | Website


Grand Electric Restaurant in Parkdale, Toronto

2. Grand Electric

Grand Electric is an awesome little spot on the west end of Toronto.

I absolutely love their Baja Fish tacos and Spicy Chicken tacos.

Their Mission Wings are some of the best wings I’ve ever tasted, but sadly they don’t have them on their menu anymore.

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LOCATION: 1330 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON | Website


La Carnita in Toronto

3. 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, or their Riverside or Midtown restaurants, you can grab ice cream at their sister business Sweet Jesus afterwards!

LOCATION: Various locations | Website


Seven Lives in Kensington Market, Toronto

4. Seven Lives

Amazing tacos, but insanely small space.

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

They serve up probably the best Baja fish tacos in Toronto, so it’s worth a visit.

Seven Lives is located in Kensington Market, so afterwards you can explore and wander around.

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

LOCATION: 69 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON | Website


Playa Cabana Restaurant, Toronto

5. Playa Cabana

Great patio, great drinks, and even greater food at Playa Cabana.

They’ve got 4 locations across downtown Toronto, and it’s a great restaurant for Mexican food and cocktails!

LOCATION: Various locations | Website


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6. Mi Taco Taqueria

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

I always get the Taco Plato ($10), 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!

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

LOCATION: Various locations | Website


7. Tacos 101

They’re cheap, they’re located close to the Eaton Centre and Ryerson University, and they’re on Ritual, making it a go-to Toronto taco spot.

I usually enjoy fish tacos everywhere I go, but their fish taco is filled with some sort of weird pickled vegetable I’m not too fond of.

However, I’m obsessed with their carnitas and al pastor tacos!

LOCATION: 101 Dundas St. East, Toronto, ON | Website


Best tacos in Toronto:

  1. Wilbur Mexicana
  2. Grand Electric
  3. La Carnita
  4. Seven Lives
  5. Playa Cabana
  6. Mi Taco Taqueria
  7. 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!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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The Sunday Mode

Sunday 5th of February 2017

Wish I stumbled across these kinds of posts before I went to Toronto a few months ago, all of these tacos look so good and I haven't had good mexican in year (yep, years).

Julia // The Sunday Mode

Jessica Lam

Sunday 5th of February 2017

Perhaps the next time you visit! :)

pennyanddash

Thursday 10th of November 2016

Omg, I love food posts so this is just up my alley! I will def hit a few up the next time I am in Toronto :)

www.pennyanddash.com

Jessica Lam

Saturday 12th of November 2016

Glad you enjoyed! 😊

Style hue

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

xo http://style-hue.com/

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

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

Joan Harrington

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Hi Jessica :) Thanks for sharing all of the great places to buy the best tacos in Toronto! Great to know :)

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Glad you enjoyed, Joan! 😊

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 😊