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Tacos El Asador

#620 of 6,763 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Les_is_more35
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank 599Angela
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank MikeNLouise
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank StellaAnnDare
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

So happy to be enjoying tacos, enchiladas, guacamole and other delectable items at the new location. More space for table seating and quieter atmosphere. One of my fave places to have lunch in Koreatown.

Thank naturodoc
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Before moving to Toronto I had probably eaten here two dozen times. Now that I live here I come by almost weekly. There is no better place to grab a quick, cheap bite. The place is almost always busy and while sometimes it's tough to get a table and you have to stand awkwardly in the way, it's worth it... More 

Thank JPothier1985
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed with the visit as I had gone when I was younger with my parents and service was good. This time around nobody comes to your table and ask your order or acknowledge your entrance. As a Latin person I'm used to the friendliness or warmth we Latinos have, if you want to order you have to... More 

Thank karencK5896MU
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food was average, a little expensive and they got our orders wrong. That said, not a lot of options for Mexican where we were staying.

Thank John B
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My family and I have been coming to Tacos El Asador for years. There was a time when it was practically the only place to get Mexican/Central American food. Today there are perhaps more to chose from but 'Tacos' continues to serve good, wholesome and healthy food at unbelievably cheap prices. Just look at the line-ups every evening.... The family... More 

Thank Abner L
Kampala, Uganda
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165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't even know what a pupesa was until I went to Tacos El Asador, and now I realise what has been missing all of my life! Jokes aside, the atmosphere is awesome and packed with kids and friends, the prices are great and affordable. The only thing I would suggest is that the restaurant change the American liquid cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Fast food, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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