9 of the best taco places in Toronto, according to local foodies who just can’t get enough

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and if you’re in the mood to celebrate, why not grab a taco or two?

Toronto is full of drool-worthy taco joints with pulled pork treats and savory, spicy chicken, but only locals know the best places to score tacos. So, Narcity asked local foodies for her favorite taco spots around town that they just can’t seem to get enough of.

Here are nine restaurants to try the next time you have a craving for Mexican food and need a taco fix ASAP!

the spinning top

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Address: 277 Augusta Ave., Toronto ON

Why you have to go: To try their authentic Mexican tacos, from Lengua, a diced beef tongue, to Tinga, a shredded chicken taco marinated in a smoked chipotle chili and tomato sauce, as you enjoy your stroll through Kensington Market.

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The King Mezcal Bar

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Address: 2A Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON

Why you have to go: If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll have to try their crispy squid tacos or their octopus and chorizo โ€‹โ€‹tacos!

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Tacos 101

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Address: 178 Baldwin St., Toronto, ON

Why You Have To Go: These street-style Mexican tacos are the perfect meal for when you’re looking for some flavor without paying the big price. Not to mention, you can snag a cute photo inside her rest with her neon sign that reads, “Tell me I’m pretty and give me tacos.”

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Old

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Address: 600 King St. W., Toronto ON

Why You Need To Go: This taco spot has amazing margaritas and tacos, and both are half price during happy hour, so you can enjoy them while giving your wallet a break.

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Wilbur Mexican

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Address: 552 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This place has plenty of taco options starting at $6.40, so you can mix and match and try a bunch of them without breaking the bank. You can also try their quesadilla or fajitas if you are looking for a stronger meal.

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Gus Tacos

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Address: Various locations.

Why You Need To Go: Gus Tacos has four locations in Toronto, so if you’re looking for a bite to eat and have a craving for Mexican food, you’ll be able to grab some tacos at your nearest location and wash it down with a Jarritos!

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El Catrin Distillery

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Address: 18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON

Why you need to go: To see their beautiful patio in the distillery district and enjoy guacamole, tacos, and margaritas!

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the meat

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Address: Various locations

Why you have to go: To try their tacos and their delicious churros made with homemade cajeta sauce.

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The Bartola

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Address: 588 College St., Toronto, ON.

Why you have to go: If you love Mexican food but also eat a plant-based diet, this is a delicious option to find tacos to satisfy your taco cravings.

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