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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
+1 416-260-0097
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (36 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Latin flavors most delicious. My family and I enjoyed everything here. great atmosphere, welcoming staff and delicious Latino cuisine

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I were browsing in the Kensington market area and realized it was lunch time. Stopped at the first place which turned out to be El Trompo. We were seated immediately and handed the menus. We ordered a plate of nachos to share...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BibigulDoha
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I recently discovered this little Mexican restaurant in Kensington Market and attended for brunch. I had the huevos racheros and amazing guacamole and chips, and they have Horchata as well! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, and the prices were really good too. 5 tacos for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank yoyobeach
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I loved the simplicity of the tacos here, there was nothing fancy about them but they were so delicious and flavourful. The pork tacos with pineapple were amazing, but my favourite were the steak tacos! So juicy, I've been craving them since! You can't beat...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Megan M
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. The decor is very “homey” and comfortable and makes you feel like family... including the staff. Inside is very warm during the summer but I’m sure it cools down in the colder months. They also have a small outdoor area...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nina R
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This place has been bookmarked for maybe two years in my list of places to eat. Finally made my way down to Kensington Market after almost a year since I have last been here . Came on a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank LerochkaS
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We used to love eating there when in Kensington market until we got a glimpse of the back! The dishwasher was giving the dirty dishes/cutlery/cups a quick rinse over and reusing them. Unsanitary conditions! Restaurant is small and crammed and feel rushed. No more!

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank travelingwithkids3
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed both lime and strawberry margaritas on the patio. They were delicious and the service provided was great! We will definitely be going back to try the tacos.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MerissaB21
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We were lucky enough to have this as a stop on our food tour and OMG, it was delicious. Margaritas were EXCELLENT, guacamole was so fresh and delightful and the pork taco's were yum. This is a family owned restaurant, which I always prefer and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank CMiller11717
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Finger licking good - Enjoyed three types of tacos and nachos while seated on the patio. The spice was just right. The service was exceptional.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Valkyreens
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and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-260-0097
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