My friends and I have been going to this family-owned restaurant in Korea Town for years! The food is both friendly on the wallet and delicious – their veggie soft tacos are pretty amazing. Not to mention their nachos – also really good and come with a generous portion of toppings.
The space is quite cramped to begin with, so when it’s packed, it can feel claustrophobic. There are at least five picnic tables available and a few stools at the bar. Come at a busy time and there’s a queue out the door. If you plan on doing take-out, I would call in advance. And because of the small space, they recommend you wait outside the restaurant and one of the servers will bring out your food. In the summer months, my friends and I like to order from here and dine al fresco over at Christie Pits (just one block west of the restaurant). Though if you prefer to dine-in, the wait usually isn’t too long for a table. Generally, people don’t linger after they’ve eaten.
Though I can only speak about the veggies soft tacos and nachos, they are indeed some of the best I’ve had in the city. Filled with cheese, lettuce, and beans and wrapped with a corn tortilla, two of these are enough for me. I’ve heard great things about their pupusas; an item I have yet to try!
Tacos El Asador is, indeed, one of those hidden gems that never seems to disappoint.
Tacos El Asador | Restaurants | Veg soft taco C$ 2.20
690 Bloor Street West | +14165389747
Mon – Sat 12:00 – 21:00, Sun 14:00 – 21:00