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This Map Will Take You On The Ultimate Taco Tour Of Toronto

Support small businesses and eat tasty tacos... it's a win-win!

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Is there anything better than a plate full of tacos and a frosty drink on a hot summer day?

Toronto is home to some of the country's most creative taco spots, each serving up unique versions of this classic Mexican dish — from authentic flavours like tacos al pastor to Japanese-inspired fusions like crispy-shelled teriyaki tinga and more.

But with so many options to choose from in the city, it can be difficult to decide which ones to actually hit up. Kensington Market is a great place to start thanks to its lineup of more traditional spots, but Queen West, Distillery District, the Beaches and other locations around the city are home to mouthwatering options too — so why not try them all?

If you'd like to take your taste buds on a taco tour of Toronto (and support local businesses at the same time), you can use Jarritos' Taco Tour Map to track down some of Toronto's most-raved-about tacos and satisfy your cravings.

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From northern-Mexican specialties packed with beef, chorizo bacon stew or Oaxaca cheese to $1 veggie tacos, these nine local taco spots will make every day this week a Taco Tuesday.

El Catrin

Price: Three tacos for $19.90 or four for $24.90.

Address: 18 Tank House Ln., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: If you're looking for a spot that has the perfect vibes on your taco tour, you need to try El Catrin. Located in the historic Distillery District, this Mexican restaurant is known for its tasty cocktails and menu of authentic tacos.

If you visit El Catrin during the weekend you may have to wait in line for a table, but it's worth it to get to spend a couple of hours eating pollo adobo tacos and soaking up the sun on the massive patio.

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Tres Compadres

Price: Individual tacos from $5.50.

Address: 212 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: If you know about Tres Compadres, then you know. This secret taco joint opened in 2020 and serves up some delicious tacos that include beef brisket confit, chicken tinga, fish and a veggie option. In-person dining is not yet on the cards for this darling of the Toronto taco scene, but you can still order takeout or delivery.

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The Haam

Price: Individual tacos from $5.

Address: 342 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Can't choose between tacos or sushi? Look no further than The Haam on Adelaide. This Japanese-inspired Mexican taco spot offers the perfect menu for people that love both cuisines.

For a taco with a Japanese twist, try the Crispy Shell Teriyaki Tinga Taco with chicken, teriyaki sauce, guacamole and cilantro. If you want to take your fusion further, you could try the Crispy Shell Bulgogi Taco, which features bulgogi (Korean grilled beef), Cholula hot sauce and honey chipotle.

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Seven Lives

Price: Individual tacos from $7.

Address: 72 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Seafood lovers rejoice! Seven Lives is one of the best places in Toronto to get your hands on fish, seafood and shrimp tacos.

The restaurant is famous for its Camarones a la Diabla taco (shrimp tossed in chipotle sauce), but they also offer octopus, ahi tuna and Baja fish tacos alongside classics like pollo asado and carnitas. If you feel like something veggie, Seven Lives also serve a mushroom and cactus taco.

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El Sazón de la Tía Flor

Price: Tacos are $1 each on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Address: 1549 O'Connor Dr., East York, ON

Why You Need To Try It: El Sazon de la Tia Flor offers tacos for a dollar — yes, a dollar — on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is a must-stop on your taco tour this summer so you can try as many pork, beef, chicken and veggie tacos as you want without breaking the bank.

They also offer combo kits of classic taco flavours like al pastor, birria and carnitas that feed six people and come with all the ingredients you need to host taco night at your place.

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Viajero Cantina

Price: Individual tacos from $5.50.

Address: 1661 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: If you've been craving jumping on a plane and heading literally anywhere this past year, Viajero Cantina is the spot for you. This world-inspired taco joint features many flavours from around the globe and, best of all, you don't have to leave the city to experience them.

The East Meets South Taco is a fan favourite and features a stuffed jalapeno served with curry sauce (made of sweet potato, chickpea and pumpkin), tamarind reduction, creamy yogurt, cucumber and a mango chipotle sauce.

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Mi Taco

Price: From $4.50 for an individual taco, or three for $12.50.

Address: 247 Queen St. W., & 521 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: For those who don't eat meat (or are trying to consume less of it) Mi Taco needs to be on your list of taco joints to try.

Popular meatless options include the vegetable taco made with sauteed zucchini and potato; the vegan tinga, with seitan marinated in chipotle-jalapeno sauce; and vegan chorizo, with house-made grilled seitan. Wash it all down with your favourite Jarritos flavour and call the day a success.

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Campechano

Price: Individual tacos from $5.

Address: 504 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Campechano is a classic Mexican restaurant located in Toronto's West End. The patio is welcoming and the menu is sweet and simple, with just 10 tacos, guac and ceviche for you to choose from.

As well as delicious tacos, the restaurant is well-known for its yummy margaritas.

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Xola

Price: Three for $22.95.

Address: 2222 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This taco spot is located in the heart of the Beaches and is the perfect place to grab some good eats to enjoy down by the water.

With a wide selection of adventurous tacos including duck confit, grasshopper and taco guerito (X-cat-ik pepper fillet with shrimp, Oaxaca cheese, and a cilantro-apple dressing), you'll enjoy one unforgettable taco feast.

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Whether you hit the patio for the ambiance at El Catrin in the Distillery District or load up on dollar tacos at El sazòn de la Tía Flor in the city's east end, Toronto is chock full of tasty versions of this favourite Mexican dish.

To plan your own taco tour, use Jarritos' Taco Tour Map to help you choose your stops around the city. If your favourite taco joint is missing, you can nominate it to be added to the map. Your taste buds will thank you.

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