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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.

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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.

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.

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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

Playa Cabana Restaurant, Toronto

Playa Cabana

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

LOCATION: Various locations

Seven Lives in Kensington Market, Toronto

Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos

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: 72 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 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!

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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

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

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!

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Looking for the best Toronto taco spots to visit? Here are the top restaurants to stop by for amazing and juicy tacos in Toronto!

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! :)


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 :)

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


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 😊