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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-260-0097
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Ranked #393 of 6,620 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pickering, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been to El Trompo so many times... and I end up getting the chicken tacos every time, simply because they are so delicious... I want to try new things and all, but I always get a craving for the fresh chicken, soft tortillas.. topped with cilantro and a lime on the side. Staff are always very welcoming and... More

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toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Some of the best mexican food I have ever had. In a great location situated in kensington, and very reasonably priced. If you like tacos this is the place to go!

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Wife and I stopped in while visiting Toronto. We really enjoyed the food here. Authentic Mexican food. The service was really great. Nice people!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

El Trompo is a great 'hole in the wall' Mexican restaurant. Have visited a couple of times now and great food each time. They have a little 'patio' - essentially a few tables on the sidewalk. The tacos are great - we usually get the choriso & the spicy chicken. Have tried the guacamole, the fried cheese, chips & salsa.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch today - was some of the freshest Mexican I have had. Guacamole, tacos, cocktails, everything was fast, fresh and very affordable. Staff we're friendly, offering advice on their preferred dishes and we're very knowledgable on the ingredients. Certainly worth the visit if you are in the area. There are plenty of imitation Mexican places, but this... More

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Having grown up in Mexico, it has been tough to be away from its delicious food for so long. El Trompo has solved that issue. Say what you will about smaller portions and close proximity between tables, but that is as honest of an experience as it gets! The setting and location are similar to what you would experience in... More

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Pereira
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had lunch and dinner at this place. When i ordered the tacos i thought i might have to take some to go as there are five per dish. That did not happen though because they are actually pretty small. The meat was well seasoned and i loved that it had small chunks of pineapple. The guacamole is also good,... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I swear Toronto people have some low standards for food lol. I went with some friends and we were kind of disappointed because of the great reviews. It's just ok. I don't think it's made fresh everyday either - had that feeling. Mehh is what I need to say. If I'm in the area, maybe I'll stop by but it's... More

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food is good and servers friendly. They have different salsas which is great for mexican food. Everyone of us loved what we had

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

El Trompo has a good reputation among Toronto foodies. Can't explain why that is. The chicken tacos were pretty crappy and the tables were really jammed together. On the plus side, the service was pretty good and the prices were very reasonable. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing... but I walked out really disappointed.

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