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The top 5 new Mexican restaurants in Toronto

Toronto said hola to a handful of new Mexican eateries in 2015. This collection of cantinas isn't just satisfying the city's obsession with tacos but also introducing home-style dishes and authentic techniques that go above and beyond tortilla-topped creations.

Here are my picks for the top new Mexican restaurants in Toronto.

Campechano
This taqueria on Adelaide makes its corn tortillas from scratch then tops them with grilled meats and/or guisados (stewed meats like shredded chicken spiked with morita chilis). Find the place packed at lunch hour as tacos, quesadillas, ceviche and guacamole cover each table.

Cocina Economica
This restaurant in Corktown specializes in homestyle Mexican foods served family style. The menu features slow-cooked meats by the pound and half-pound, tostadas, ceviche and comida corrida (cheap, daily set meal specials).

Tacos 101
This takeout taco shop on Dundas at Church serves up a lineup of traditional tacos including the al pastor. The standout taco features pork shaved off a spit then piled on top of a corn tortilla and finished with spear of pineapple, cilantro, onions and salsa.

Reforma
The two storey Mexican cantina on Baldwin is home to a menu of cheese and chorizo fundido, crispy tacos and chilaquiles. Fuelling the fiesta, there's colourful cocktails like the beet margarita, a blend of tequila, jicima and raw beet juice.

Spiceman Mexicana
The fast casual Mexican joint on College serves up tortas piled with pulled pork, Mexican Caesar salads finished with tortilla chips, and hearty rotizeria chicken dinners served with sides, warm tortillas and salsa.

Photo of Campechano.


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