Juan Gonzalez Taqueria Toronto

Juan Gonzalez Taqueria

Juan Gonzalez Taqueria is a simple spot serving tacos, burritos and quesadillas as well as Wrestlers coffee and paletas. It’s kind of like a miniature version of La Tortilleria and they even sell some of their products like nacho chips and mole.

There's also a huge line of agua frescas they make themselves, bottled in Etobicoke along with the hot sauce that’s in the restaurant.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

It’s a super small space but there’s actually a good amount of seating, something that wasn’t taken into consideration as heavily with former occupant Sammich.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

Tacos are $3.99 each, $12.75 for a meal of any two tacos, guac, chips and salsa, and a hot or cold drink. Bump it up to three tacos for $14.75. We opt for the carnitas, chorizo and baja fish tacos.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

Both carnitas and chorizo get basic toppings of onion, cilantro and lime, and while the carnitas are nice and juicy I find the finely ground chorizo a bit dry. I do like how all tacos get a base coating of guac to ensure creamy avocado goodness in every bite.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

The tilapia filet on the baja fish is topped with crema, diced tomato, and julienned radish that lends a touch of heat and crunch.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

With that chorizo base, their al pastor offering is objectively lacking compared to the ultra-authentic tacos at places like El Asador or Itacate, but would do in a pinch for someone craving spicy meat and sweet pineapple.

They have a good range of vegetarian offerings, including soy-rizo, eggplant, and black bean.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

A carnitas burrito ($9.75 on its own, $14.75 as a meal) is simple but satisfying. Stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, rice, beans, mozzarella and crema, these soft, squishy babies come on your choice of flour, whole wheat or habanero tortilla.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

Churros are made in house, and come plain or stuffed with strawberry or caramel. They’re not the sturdiest, tending to crumble apart and are almost overly caked in sugar on the outside, though it’s hard to argue with fried dough.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

A wide range of agua frescas ($3.75) includes horchata, tamarindo, sandia (watermelon), mango, lemon, guayaba, guanabana, and more.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

Bottles of hot sauce retail for $4.95, in medium hot and not-too-lethal extra hot.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

Rich Wrestlers coffee (americano $2.75, latte or cappuccino $3.75) adds a nice touch.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto

Graphic touches of neon, metal, and Mexican imagery light up this little joint. It’s a pleasant and comforting spot those desperate for convenient tacos are sure to turn to often.

Juan Gonzalez Toronto


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