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Contemporary, Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Fast Food
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This taco place lives up to the hype! Shabby exterior but SO WORTH the wait ! The best fish tacos I have ever had in my entire life ! Choose take-out menu and find a nearby park to enjoy your meal. The stand-up tables concept...is not made for relaxing, but you probably will eat the tacos so fast as you just can’t believe how amazing everything tastes! Just wow !More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tacos, fun and casual atmosphere, friendly staff, DOG FRIENDLY - my husband and I both got the grilled octopus tacos - tasty, fresh, authentic, and reasonably priced. Love this place!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

The fact that this restaurant’s marketing is almost entirely word of mouth is a good sign. I have been following their Instagram for a while and drooling over the photos of their food. Dragged my family there when visiting Toronto and waited patiently in the...long line of people wanting to get their taste buds in contact with these tacos. The tacos did not disappoint. I and the whole fam thought they were delicious. The tacos are loaded so very good value for money spent. The only thing I’d recommend is that they consider moving their condiments station. I don’t know much about food safety but it’s just sitting out there, uncovered, where everyone lines up to pick-up their orders. Doesn’t look super sanitary. I am only able to pick whole numbers for my rating but it’s more like a 4.5/5. Food is 5/5, Value 5/5, Service 4/5.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 2, 2020

I’ve always loved Mexican cuisine and this place was one of the best and if not the best one I’ve visited so far. Amazing and incredible food menu, with guacamole and chips.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by on a Friday afternoon and there was a small but fast moving line. I went with the pollo asado and baja fish tacos, and the two were both very filling. The flavours were unreal and the tacos were generously filled. Some of the...best tacos I’ve ever eaten. The eating area inside is tiny but it’s no problem to take your tacos to go. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was fantastic,I recommend any taco that you want because they were all amazing and the chips, guacamole and salsa which was amazing.This is one of the best Mexican places I have ever been to. Try the smoked marlin Taco!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

This was awesome. On a freezing Toronto afternoon I happened on this fairly grungy looking place. Service was polite. Delivery was fast. Tacos were delicious. Great mix and interaction of people from all weeks of life. Good value also.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

We did have a nice experience and the food is really amazing no doubt, but the space is not that tidy. Space to sit is as rare as no lines to order. Overall I do recommend it for a quick bite while strolling down Kingston...Market.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

This place was great! It's obviously very popular, as there was a big line waiting to get in. There is extremely limited seating (we stood at a small counter).

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

We had the spicy chicken tacos and they were so good. We didn't mind standing out in the cold eating them. We went back later that evening for more tacos.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Such good tacos, can’t express how much I liked them 😍 I wish I got the blackened mahi taco, but seriously loved my pork and baja tacos Taco

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

They don't have the traditional ground beef taco but rather more interesting ones like octopus, chicken and shrimp, among others. They also have fresh nacho chips, guacamole and refrained beans. The food was great! Small place meant more for take out but there is a...small table inside and 2 benches outsideMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

One table of seating for 4, two stand up counters for 4-6, and 2 benches outside to eat in at this tiny place in Kensington. Baja Fish Taco $6.00 was outstanding in taste/texture/satisfaction. Grilled Octopus Taco $6.00 a big fail on all counts. Staff were...a mix of cheerful(guy) or not(girl). Would return for the Fish Taco, for sure.....a delicious cheap eat.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

The best taco I have ever had . I tried the chicken taco and it was amazing . Definitely a place I would go back to . There's a queue usually here and not many seats to sit inside.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I had taken my great niece to Seven Lives at the beginning of July and we both were impressed with the taste, portion size and price ($6.00) of their tacos. A week later I had visitors from Mexico and we ended up here after exploring...Graffiti Alley and Kensington Market. I had the Baja Fish, my friend had the Pollo Asado and her 7 yr old daughter had the Grilled Octopus. They loved their tacos and declared them very authentic and tasty. Given the fact that they live in Mexico City and know what a good taco should taste like, this was a great endorsement. There is only 1 table inside and it gets very busy due to its popularity. Some people might not be used to sitting next to strangers, but I found this added to the authenticity of the restaurant. I will return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from bill g | Reviewed this property |
Hi: yes, we asked, and they have corn tortillas.
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Small store front restaurant with seating for 4 at max. If weather is nice it's a great area to eat outside and enjoy the sights
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Yes, Seven Lives offers takeout services.

Seven Lives is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4