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El Trompo Taco Bar & Cactus Grill

#599 of 6,762 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
+1 416-260-0097
Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The snack, a cheese quesadilla to go was just what I needed on a rainy day, although the salsa was not quite what I expected.

Thank cmatting2017
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are lucky when you get a seat on the patio. It's always busy. Food is great and prices reasonable. Sip a margarita and have some tacos ....and watch people passing by.....heavenly on a warm sunny day! Definitely I only would sit outdoors!

Thank Golfin2006
San Francisco, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered Guacamole and found a hair after my 4th or 5th bite. Disgusting. The waitress wanted to bring another one but we declined (It came out quickly so it was already made and they still served from the same batch) Our main order arrived shortly after but we paid and left. Will never go back.

Thank Lucerne2009
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The place is not fancy at all. I like it. Simple food tacos al pastor and Alambre are my favorites dishes there. Orchata juice is a must. One of my favorites places for Mexican in Kensington Market Area

Thank cyberd
Orangeville, On
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is located in a great neighborhood a had a taco for any palate. I enjoyed the fish tacos, but often found myself checking out every other piece of food that walked by. I know i made a good choice but i really want to return to try the rest.

Thank David M
Tel aviv
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134 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to seat outside Excellent service Good prices And moat of all - very tasty We took the simple scrambled egg breakfast with a Mexican fresh juice

Thank buiumb
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I actually came to Kensington Market to check out the fish tacos at Seven Lives but for some reason it was closed on the day we went so we stumbled upon this place. The fish tacos here are amazing! They taste really fresh and are not too pricey. The free flavoured water was a nice touch as well. 10/10!

Thank Kristy M
Buffalo, NY
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We loved this tiny place in the Kensington Market area. Excellent homemade tacos, delicious homemade Tamarind soft drink, everything super fresh and yummy.

Thank CATH50
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Loved this little eatery! Best guacamoli with homemade chips and the very best Churros I've ever tasted. The place is not huge and is usually pretty busy but well worth the eats. A great Mexican restaurant in the middle of Kensington Market. Staff friendly and fast service. A Margerita is a must!

Thank 351monique
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Vegheadtraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-260-0097

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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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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