Tacos El Asador Toronto

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Tacos El Asador – Latin American feast at Koreatown

I never would have eaten at this spot, until I was introduced to it by a friend. It used to be a beaten down shack with a chalkboard menu, wooden picnic tables and chairs, just walking distance from Christie Station. Nonetheless, it’s always packed! Now, Tacos El Asador moved on up, literally across the street at a brand new spot with the same great El Salvadorian food. Convenient isn’t it?

Also, it was a great surprise to dine at Tacos El Asador amidst Koreatown. Totally threw me for a loop! I mean I expected to eat at a selection of good Korean restaurants in the area, but not Latin American. Anyway, it was a great find and it gets even better. The host, Smokey, is quite the jokester. Since most of his customers are regular he has gotten to know them well over time. Some days, he will pull cheeky pranks on them like putting plastic forks in their hooded sweater when they’re not looking or say wisecrack comments. It’s fun and playful, and the service is fast.

When you get the chance to stop by Tacos El Asador, try their breakfast platter. The portion is great for the price and it’s definitely not something that you see in every South American restaurant in the city. It comes with beans, eggs, rice and few other items to fill you up for the rest of the day. Don’t forget to add a little green salsa for a nice kick.

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Details about this spot



689 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Telephone number


Opening Times

Sun 14:00 - 21:00, Mon - Tue & Thu - Sat 12:00 - 21:00


Tacos: C$ 5.50

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)