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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
+1 416-260-0097
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (34 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“al pastor” (5 reviews)
11:00 - 18:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table on the patio for lunch on the long weekend. We were attracted to the restaurant by the crowd on the patio. The restaurant was 'cash only' but not sure if that was due to system problems or if...More

Thank GusToronto
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining here on the weekend during the Chinatown Festival. Simple, casual restaurant that isn't fancy or pretentious but just serves tasty, authentic Mexican food. I tried the chorizo and al pastor tacos and they left me wanting more. Flavourful tacos, packed...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the al pastor tacos. When it arrived to the table, you could see the care with which each was assembled. You could taste the fresh ingredients cilantro, pinapple, and chopped onion. A freshly homemade ice tea with hibiscus flower essence completed the authentic...More

Thank mrscolnik
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Mexican cuisine was a 10/10. They served some real authentic tacos. I had the Tinga with shredded chicken. They were amazing. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. We had the nachos as well. They were loaded with tomatoes, onions and refried beans. SO good. Service was...More

Thank hughezzy23
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Had the opportunity to sit and eat here during Pedestrian Sunday. Service on the patio was a bit slow. The pico and chips were decent. The tacos el pastor were good, but was disapointed they weren't cut off an actual trompo. They were reheated on...More

Thank renrenren
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a family restaurant that serves up proper Mexican tacos, chased down with Mexican beer. The ladies serving the tables were super friendly and attentive. Our orders came quickly and the taco El Pastor was pretty good for outside Mexico City. This is a...More

Thank Weerobbie
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I've been here when they first opened years ago, and it's still good Mexican food. The fish and Al Pastor tacos (filling lunch @less than ten dollars) are a hit. They only take card payments for totals above $10. Try takeout or sit and enjoy...More

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 20 July 2017

From the excellent service to the fresh and tasty food, this place does not need much except praise. This is not to mention that it is moderately priced and nestled in the easy-going area of Kensington Market. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Cheap and so tasty! I could tell everything was home made from corn tortillas to the delicious strawberry margaritas! Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy the outdoor seats because it was full which is understandable for a Saturday night with beautiful weather. Highly recommend: fish tacos and...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

An authentic Mexican, family-run restaurant. Great service and amazing, delicious food. Well worth a trip to Kensington Market area for their guacamole and tacos!

Thank Frank B
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-260-0097
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