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“Hip little taco joint, but the food lacks oomph” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Electric

Grand Electric
1330 Queen Street West | Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416.627.3459
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Ranked #603 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Bolton, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Hip little taco joint, but the food lacks oomph”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We ate here on a Sunday night. Got there 5 minutes before opening and there were 8 people already waiting, so I was excited!

Amongst 3 of us, we ate the entire menu (which is small). The fish taco is short on flavour. Beef cheek was nice but not OMG good, chicken not spicy enough but there's a nice red sauce in the table.

The only standout was the Tuna Chevice which is a generous portion of large Tuna cubes on a crispy deep-fried taco.

Everything is fresh and well prepared, just doesn't seem to warrant the reputation.

Go for the cool vibe , sweet soundtrack and huge Rye and Bourbon selection!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
“Friendly, mexican, amazing :D”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Toronto is definitely lacking Mexican culture via restaurants. This place makes up for that. I would definitely recommend the beef cheek and crispy cauliflower tacos. Chris and Ian (owner and manager) are always entertaining and welcoming to all guests. Definitely advise this place. Bear in mind it is very loud and the wait is upwards of an hour on most nights!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“A great Mexican place if you love tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Both locations of Playa Cabana were booked, and I needed mexican desperately. Grand Electric hit the spot, but I would have liked more vegetarian options, and more non-taco options. However, I realize that is their specialty. Their specialty drink, a version of a whisky sour, does not disappoint.

I was there ten minutes before opening and still only got a seat at the bar. Wow!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Two words. Spicy squid. Get there early, and gorge on tacos, excellent mixed drinks, and an electric atmosphere. This place rocks.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barrie Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Cool vibe, great food and cheap!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Tacos and Bourbon is their advertised claim to fame. I can't speak for the bourbon but the tacos are wicked!! We started with some cool homemade drink creations and very fresh and tasty guacamole. We then tried something called that i think was called Pozole, a delicious thick, tasty soup with a poached egg broken into a rich broth and fresh crisp veg. Then it was time for their awesome tacos. We sampled 3 different kinds and all were incredible...I would drive down from Barrie for another taste of the fish tacos!!!! The staff is young and funky, the music is loud and so are the customers...great fun!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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