Good Hombres Toronto

Good Hombres

Good Hombres is part tortilla factory and wholesaler, part takeout taqueria, and little sibling to renowned taco spot Campechano.

The menu here at Good Hombres is pretty much completely different from Campechano and the inexpensive $3.75 tacos are a little smaller, and masa and tortillas are available wholesale here unlike at Campechano.

Good Hombres Toronto

However, tortillas are still made from scratch at both operations.

Good Hombres Toronto

Most of the space in this former Starbucks is taken up by a massive tortilla-making machine imported from Mexico, the squeaks and squeals of which are apparently a common sound in a Mexican taqueria.

Good Hombres Toronto

To make the tortillas, heirloom corn imported from Mexico is boiled overnight, and cooked with an alkaline product traditionally known as cal.

Good Hombres Toronto

The corn is then stone-ground each morning with a special mill, and finally kneaded aggressively to get the final masa dough.

Good Hombres Toronto

The tortilla machine cookie-cutters the dough into circles, which are then baked on conveyor belts using hot air.

Good Hombres Toronto

Pescado tacos are some of the most popular in the city over at Campechano, and these uphold that reputation. A crunchy beer-battered haddock fillet is barely contained by the contrasting soft tortilla, set off by crisp shredded lettuce, chipotle mayo and creamy avocado puree.

Good Hombres Toronto

Carne Asada tacos are stuffed with thin-cut strip loin topped with an arbol and jalapeno salsa verde. Except for the fried fish pretty much every protein here is grilled, and the different salsas and accompaniments on each taco deliver a swift one-two punch to the palate.

Good Hombres Toronto

Bistec tacos are marinated, seasoned top sirloin topped with a salsa macha of garlic, oil and guajillo peppers, a little cooling avocado puree on top.

Good Hombres Toronto

The Pollo Asado tacos are stuffed with mild but smoky grilled chicken, topped with a little of the same salsa macha as the Bistec.

Good Hombres Toronto

Chiles Toreados tacos are inspired by a traditional dish by the same name. Actually a vegetarian option, mashed black bean is topped with spicy and bright grilled shishitos and a salsa raja.

Good Hombres Toronto

The Costillitas des Res, a braised short rib taco, gets a heap of the salsa raja, made with tomato, chipotle and arbol.

Good Hombres Toronto

Try a house agua Jamaica ($2) hibiscus iced tea to wash everything down, or opt for a Mexican soda in a cool retro bottle ($3).

Good Hombres Toronto

Tortillas are $5 to take home in a 12-piece package, and blue, white or yellow corn masa is $10 per kilogram.

Good Hombres Toronto

This place only has a capacity of nine and no liquor license so don’t expect to hang here with a huge group of friends, though like Campechano there is a patio. Watch out for sopes and the like occasionally gracing the menu here too.

Good Hombres Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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