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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

Downtown Toronto
Mexican, Bar
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277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-260-0097
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Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
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: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great cantina-feel Mexican grub

A very cold night in Toronto saw us stumble (oops) into this place. Lovely waitress, nice carafe of house wine and some delicious tacos - all food seemed to come with pineapples, this initially made me think of rubbish Hawaiian pizzas - absolutely not. Great atmosphere, great flavours. Not masses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Chris F
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A very cold night in Toronto saw us stumble (oops) into this place. Lovely waitress, nice carafe of house wine and some delicious tacos - all food seemed to come with pineapples, this initially made me think of rubbish Hawaiian pizzas - absolutely not. Great atmosphere, great flavours. Not masses of food but plenty for most - I'm just greedy!

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Aurora, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The patio at El Trumpo is one of the best places to "people watch" anywhere in Toronto. Even better, the margaritas are fabulous and the food is great. We usually order a few dishes and share. Last time we were there we picked up a jar of their salsa. Great spot in the market

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are craving some amazing Mexican food this place is a must. I have been here several times and it never disappoints! The food is delish and arrives at the table quickly. It is a bit of a hole in the wall decor wise but as soon as you bite into that first taco nothing else matters. Did I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had been searching for a Mexican style breakfast in the city and I got very lucky when I found this place because the food is amazing. Cactus salad was a unique and tasty dining experience for me. And the chili sauce that came with the eggs was great.

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Barrie, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant is in the heart of the Kensington Market. There is a small patio for outdoor dining & a small indoor dining room which was full! The decor is quirky; much like we've seen in Mexico. The kitchen is small & open. The menu is extensive; lots of authentic dishes as well as those that are well known to... More 

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Paris, France
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a familiy-owned business. The restaurant is located on 277 Augusta Avenue in the heart of Kensington Market. The patio out front was full, so, we opted for a table inside. It was hot out but cool inside. The decor is bright. For appetisers, we had the pico de gallo (salsa with fresh tomatoes, onion, coriander and lime) and... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?