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The Best Tacos in Toronto

The best tacos in Toronto are the carnitas, al pastors and carne asadas of your dreams. The art of Mexico's world-renowned handheld snack comes to Toronto by way of taquerias and Mexican restaurants serving fresh-pressed tortillas filled with tender meats and crispy fried fish.

Here's where to find the best tacos in Toronto. 


Seven Lives
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Seven Lives

A decade since opening, this Kensington Market taqueria remains the crowd favourite for Baja-style tacos. It's all in the seafood, so go for the fried fish, camarones or the Gobernador with smoked blue marlin.

Comal Y Canela
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Comal Y Canela

This spot on Jane Street is spreading the love citywide. Every dish is worth a visit, but the freshly-made tortillas will win you over. Grab a trio of shrimp tacos or an entire plate of birria with consommé on the side.


Itacate
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Itacate

There's no better place to try tacos de lengua than at this legendary taco counter, located inside a butcher shop on St. Clair West. Meat comes straight from the back to the plancha at the front. It's an open kitchen so you get to see the suadero in all its sizzling glory.

Birria Catrina
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Birria Catrina

Specializing in Jalisco's famous stewed meat is this itty bitty stall inside Kensington's corridor for Latin American food, 214 Augusta. It's all about beef birria, fried tortillas and the beautiful ritual of dunking it all in rich, meaty consomé.


Tacos 101
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Tacos 101

The latest to join Kensington Market's thriving taco scene is this taqueria that got booted out of Yonge and Dundas to make way for condos. Thankfully Tacos 101's juicy slow-roasted al pastor and Michoacán-style carnitas have been revived. 


Cinco Mexican Restaurant
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Cinco Mexican Restaurant

Taco joints don't abound in Roncesvalles, but the presence of this neighbourhood favourite makes up for it. Tacos run the gamut from cochinita pibil to chicken mole, made with their famous rotisserie chicken.

El Sazon de la Tia Flor
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El Sazon de la Tia Flor

Head here on a Tuesday or Wednesday and treat yourself to $1 tacos—enough said. The simplest counters make some of the best bistec and pastor around, so you know you're in for a treat at this humble East York spot.


Enchilados Taqueria
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Enchilados Taqueria

Tacos al vapor, or steamed tacos, are the unique item at this Keele Street taqueria. Couple Tomas Reyes and Desiree Jamal are serving this delicate variation of corn tacos filled with green salsa, pork, chicharron and achiote chicken.

La Chilaca
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La Chilaca

The origin story of Kensington Market's Gus Tacos starts at this counter inside 214 Augusta. Before expanding, cousins Emilio Morales and Augstine Morales were here, making their famous Chilaco Taco on flour tortillas with hot green pepper.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Comal Y Canela.


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