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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

#557 of 6,977 Restaurants in Toronto
#620 of 7,406 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great Tacos and Guacomole

A great food break in Kensington Market area. Fish tacos were excellent as was the guacamole. Not sure what other diners had for guacamole but ours was not definitely not out of the can.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to El Trompo for years.The food is always awesome and the family that runs the place make you feel welcome and at home no matter how long its been since you were there last. The tacos are great, the pico de gallo has just the right amount of spice, and the coffee is outstanding (not to... More 

Thank jacktarbound
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A great food break in Kensington Market area. Fish tacos were excellent as was the guacamole. Not sure what other diners had for guacamole but ours was not definitely not out of the can.

Thank StravaG71
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178 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We only had tacos and they are authentic mexican style. for $10 you get 5 tacos,and I was 80%full after that. We saw guacamole but it seems quite small for the price。

Thank sunshinelpc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Had the chips and guac, beans, and pulled pork tacos. The food came out in 2 seconds. The guac was canned, the 'regurgitated beans were teriible, and the pork was soggy and dry...

Thank Noah L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Some locals recommended this spot for the tacos--fun hole-in-the-wall spot (my favorite) with super friendly staff and very fast service. We had the Al Pastor tacos, guac and margaritas. Hit the spot on a hot day! It's a smaller space with some outdoor seating so be prepared for close quarters and a noisier environment.

Thank Harken
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hard pressed to find a great taco in this city, despite all the mexican restaurants. These tacos are simple, authentic, delicious and well priced! Our favourite place to eat! Grab a seat on the patio, and a margarita - enjoy the people watching.

Thank Ardnas87
Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great service, mui frio cervezas, great tacos, the pork and pineapple ones are to die for. Will go back again soon....

Thank catman261
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Tried this busy little restaurant one evening in the area and the Mexican food was authentic. We tried the pork and beef tacos, both tasty and good. Portions were small and the tacos were around $10 each order of five. Service was good and the place was very busy in the evening.

Thank seaguy8
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I recently visited this little hole in the wall and what a great surprise! The homemade soft tacos were very tasty - we had a mix of 3 types. The guacamole is delicious! Next time I am having the nachos as they looked amazing! There is a cute little patio and the waitress was lovely! It was a great experience!

Thank DJG22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Nice place to stop and hang out. Lots of Spanish speaking people here eating. We only had the chips and Guacamole (fresh and delicious, $7.00 plenty for 2 people.) But the food looked and smelt great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 416-260-0097

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Pub


Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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