El Trompo

Price guide: Budget

277 Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2M1

Price guide: Budget

By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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#5 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Toronto
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, No fuss, People watching, Trendiness

Best for Value for money - Expert review of El Trompo

A taste of Mexico in the heart of eclectic Kensington Market.

Family-run, authentic Mexican taqueria serving up some of the best tastes this side of the border. Delightful no-fuss atmosphere and friendly service ensure a steady stream of regulars

Food and drink: 

A must-go for those with a hankering for out-of-this-world chicken tinga tacos, Tacos al Astor and homemade guacamole. Rarely offered specialites like Hongo (a delicacy of corn fungus) and a variety of authentic Mexican softdrinks and homemade bebidas

Recommended dishes: 

delectable Tacos al Astor and Chicken Tinga, Hongo Tacos, and Chuleta con queso are expertly and efficiently prepared in an open kitchen. Mouth-watering guacamole, pico de gallo and homemade nachos are the perfect starter to an authentic Mexican home cooking experience

Ambience: 

No-fuss but welcoming interior and a great patio for people watching and enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of bustling Kensington market during the warmer months

Service: 

A mostly family-run establishment, servers are efficient and no-fuss, but ready to offer a friendly hand with any unfamiliar menu items if necessary. Busy nights are common, so don't be put off by occasionally rushed orders

Location: 

Right in the heart of bustlng Kensington Market, ideally located to explore the vibrant neighbourhood before or after your meal

Price advice: 

Incredible value for money

More information on El Trompo:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mexican
Address:
277 Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2M1
Telephone:
+1 416 260 0097
Website:
http://www.eltrompo.ca
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri and Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary

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