The Best Fish Tacos in Toronto
The best fish tacos in Toronto are widely available on menus at taquerias, tequila bars and seafood specialists citywide. This wasn't always the case. But in the last few years local restaurants have almost tripped over themselves to offer what was once a scarce commodity in these parts. Rightly, this list is dominated by delicious So-Cal style specimens, almost always properly double wrapped in a fresh corn tortilla.
Here are the best fish tacos in Toronto.
This always-packed Kensington Market taqueria specializes in SoCal and Tijuana-style seafood and offers an impressive variety of tacos styles from the sea. Priced at $5-ish each, skip the fried fish here and opt for octopus tacos, the blackened mahi mahi or the meaty Gobanador packed with smoked marlin and shrimp. More »
The menu at this Mexican snack bar now with four locations including two on Dupont, the Junction and Koreatown is constantly in flux taking advantage of fresh seafood in its prime. The pulpo (octopus) is also a good bet here but fish taco purists can't go wrong with the simple grilled or fried fish (3 for $15). More »
This College Street taco bar switches up the menu frequently, though the “In Cod We Trust” taco ($5) is a mainstay. Fried golden and slathered with Voltron sauce and lime crema, each taco is finished with pickled red cabbage, tart green apple and a few fresh sprigs of cilantro. More »
The solid roster of tacos at this Parkdale restaurant includes the crowd favourite Baja fish. Sold for $3.60 apiece, miniature tortillas come topped with a fried filet, drizzled with crema, and loaded with finely shredded cabbage and julienned radish. More »
This food truck turned fast food eatery sells Baja fish tacos two at a time for $9. Beer battered Mahi Mahi gets a golden bath in the fryer before being stacked atop fresh tortillas and dressed up with housemade guacamole, slaw, and chipotle aioli. More »
This Mexican food shop in Bloor West Village is known for Guerrero-style fish tacos ($3.50 each) loaded onto house-made corn tortillas with grilled cod, pico de gallo and a Napa cabbage slaw. Pair them with some excellent tortilla soup. More »
Ultra fresh seafood makes its way onto the menu at this Yonge and Eglinton area fishmonger (with full service kitchen) Try the jumbo chef special taco ($13ish) or request a custom-made taco from the daily catch (MP). Keep an eye out for their food truck coming to Toronto streets this summer. More »
Served three per order, the signature taquitos estilo Baja ($15) at this Beaches taco shop are composed of dredged and golden fried pieces of fish garnished with shredded slaw, avocado, habanero mayo and jalapeno salsa for extra kick. Yum. More »
This Financial District spot doesn’t major in tacos, though the fish taco here is a menu favourite. Try the soft corn tortilla ($16) topped with a satisfying slab of crusted Ontario whitefish (usually Pickerel) and finished with avocado crema, red cabbage slaw and spicy salsa verde. More »