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Tacos El Asador

#745 of 6,790 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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Charlotte R
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Susan M
Kampala, Uganda
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Find Yourself F
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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

Thank Les_is_more35
Toronto, Canada
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 599Angela
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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40 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 16 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 

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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, Kids, 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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