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The Best Fish Tacos in Toronto

The best fish tacos in Toronto are almost always the fried kind, though there are the grilled exceptions. We have Baja California to thank for these servings of crispy, fried fish, folded up in tortillas with lettuce or cabbage, creamy sauces, and a splash of lime to cut through the greasy goodness.

Here are the best fish tacos in Toronto.
 


Seven Lives
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Seven Lives

It’s been a decade since this taco spot burst onto the Kensington Market scene. Their Gobernador, with grilled shrimp with marlin, is a signature, but it’s the battered Baja Fish with cabbage and pico de gallo that brings the lines.

Grand Electric
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Grand Electric

Head to Parkdale or to the location by Trinity Bellwoods for this no-modification taco. Fish is battered in beer and served with lime mayo, morita salsa, cilantro, and a healthy portion of julienned radishes. 


Campechano
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Campechano

This taqueria at Portlant and Adelaide makes all its tortillas with corn from Mexico and stuffs them with seabass for their Baja-style tacos. They’re served with the holy trifecta of sauces: guacamole, salsa verde, and chipotle.

Taqueria Gus
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Taqueria Gus

Amidst the pandemic, this standalone store in Kensington Market expanded with a second location on Gladstone Avenue. Cousins Emilio and Augustine grill their pescados and serve it with a pineapple guac, but have recently introduced an equally delicious fried version too.


Cinco Mexican Restaurant
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Cinco Mexican Restaurant

Roncy’s go-to for tacos offers a menu of ‘gourmet tacos’, but it’s the ‘street tacos’ section where you’ll find their pescado goodness. Cinco’s version is battered fish jazzed up with chipotle mayo, coleslaw, fresh cilantro, and onions. 


El Nahual Annex Food Hall
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El Nahual Annex Food Hall

Annex Food Hall is where you’ll find the sole location of what was once a Keelesdale staple. Luis Hernandez makes his corn tortillas from scratch. Filets of fried tilapia get a treatment of oregano, cilantro, cabbage slaw, and the best part: a cilantro aioli.

Atomic 10
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Atomic 10

This plantain paradise on St. Clair West actually makes a couple of pricey tacos using beer battered fish. One is the more conventional Popular Vote, with pico de gallo and cilantro creme. The other is covered in pad thai sauce, which is a lot less risky than it sounds.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns of Playa Cabana Hacienda, Additional photos via @downtodine at Campechano, @mans.are.marved at Playa Cabana, Taqueria Gus.


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