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Tacos El Asador

#948 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto
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Neighbourhood:
West End
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Fast food, Spanish, South American
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689 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L2, Canada
+1 416-538-9747
Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Mono, Canada
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so pleased they expanded for their goals, however it was a disappointment. Very long wait and seeing others for take out wait a very long time. I want to give a great review, however honesty is best. The fish tacos were still excellent. The guacamole and chips were served in aluminum foil. yuk! No salsa or onions at... More 

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Thank robertprestoncon2017
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Place has really gone downhill. Been going there for ten years and, in the past, it was the only decent place to get tacos in Toronto. Luckily, now we have a lot more choice because the service and quality have dropped massively while the prices have been climbing steadily. Recently ordered five tacos and plantains (for $ 35) to go,... More 

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Thank Norm2000
Ennis, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Unreal crispy chrizo tacos! smokey is very nice man who runs the place - 4 dollars a taco is a bit expensive tho because i would eat like 10 they are that good

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Thank R190993
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great little family-run restaurant with great tacos. The fish taco as well as the veggie taco are delicious. The service is fast, and the prices are great. A gem.

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Thank Charlotte R
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This was once a small picnicked table local with a South American feel offering a variety of salsa's, in lava containers, burritos and tacos. You were given the option to mix and match hot sauces with your salsa's and tacos.The new local across the street is lacking of atmosphere. The few chips in the oblong lined guacamole dish were uneventful... More 

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Thank Susan M
Kampala, Uganda
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I can't stop going back to this place. They've grown from the little hole in the wall on the opposite side of the street, but they're just as busy in the bigger location. Love the crispy veggie tacos and the cheesy papusas and the bean soup is also vegetarian. Bring here for a cool date.

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Thank Find Yourself F
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Best tacos in town. The restaurant is family run and the owners are lovely. 100% recommend this place.

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Thank Les_is_more35
Toronto, Canada
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184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have been going to El Asador for years now, in their old location across the street on the south side of Bloor Street. They now are on the north side, in a bigger restaurant. The picnic tables are the same, but they are better spread out. The lineups that clogged access seem to have disappeared. The tacos are still... More 

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Thank 599Angela
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I tried a chicken burrito, a crispy chicken taco and a pork soft taco. They were all so good, that I'm not even sure which was the best. I don't think you can go wrong here.

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Thank MikeNLouise
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We visited this little restaurant for the first time and overall the food was average. The service was ok. Now here is my concern and I am still in shock. Once we finished our meals, we asked for the leftovers to be wrapped so we could take them home, including the salsa and onion mix we had been served. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Fast food, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-538-9747

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

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