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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

#619 of 6,600 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Mexican, Latin, Bar
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277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-260-0097
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 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
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food, great service and the owner cares about her customer and food she serves. Return customer many times over.

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Thank Vegheadtraveller
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Had margaritas and tacos here with friends. Great taste and 6 tacos for $9.75 or less. We had the al pastor tacos, chorizo tacos and a chipotle type that I can't remember the name. All delicious. We ordered guacamole for a started which was wonderful. Next time I would also order pico de gallo to have with the Guac for... More 

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Thank Laura H
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I shared chicken tacos and a chicken torta, both were excellent! Best Mexican street food I've had in Toronto. Funky neighbourhood, worth the trip.

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Thank Tim V
London, UK
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Dry tacos. Chicken was tasteless and needed guac and sauce. The marinated pork was good. Margaritas too sugary. Service ok.

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Thank Kush J
Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Cheap and outstanding original mexicain familly food. You are not coming in for the decor you come here for the food and the vibe!

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1 Thank Christian G
Toronto
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We have been going to El Trompo for years.The food is always awesome and the family that runs the place make you feel welcome and at home no matter how long its been since you were there last. The tacos are great, the pico de gallo has just the right amount of spice, and the coffee is outstanding (not to... More 

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1 Thank jacktarbound
Edmonton
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A great food break in Kensington Market area. Fish tacos were excellent as was the guacamole. Not sure what other diners had for guacamole but ours was not definitely not out of the can.

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Thank StravaG71
toronto
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We only had tacos and they are authentic mexican style. for $10 you get 5 tacos,and I was 80%full after that. We saw guacamole but it seems quite small for the price。

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Had the chips and guac, beans, and pulled pork tacos. The food came out in 2 seconds. The guac was canned, the 'regurgitated beans were teriible, and the pork was soggy and dry...

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Thank Noah L
Minneapolis
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Some locals recommended this spot for the tacos--fun hole-in-the-wall spot (my favorite) with super friendly staff and very fast service. We had the Al Pastor tacos, guac and margaritas. Hit the spot on a hot day! It's a smaller space with some outdoor seating so be prepared for close quarters and a noisier environment.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 416-260-0097

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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