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Playa Cabana on Dupont Street is a great Mexican bar and restaurant. Serving a fun, Mexican menu, the place also offers a drinks section that's completely dedicated to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from Mexico. Here, you can gorge on delicious Baja-style tacos, burritos and enchiladas while sipping on Mexican beers like Negra Modelo or some of the finest tequila in the city. Perhaps cervezas aren't your deal, then you can choose from their long list of Latin American cocktails like El Ruibarbo, sangrias and pomaritas. If not for the food, you should definitely come for these amazing Mexican drinks.
Your search for the perfect taco ends here. Seven Lives Tacos-Y-Mariscos is a small restaurant that serves some of the most amazing tacos you might have had in the city. Their fish tacos such as shrimp tacos and octopus tacos are heavenly, and come in humongous quantities. One can also order a refreshing beverage to go with the tacos. The staff is friendly and patient, and will even suggest things from the menu. The restaurant is very small, so it is advisable that you have take-out.
Located on the corner of Bloor street, this cozy Mexican restaurant has quite a bit of a fan following. The places sells some of the best tacos and burritos with interesting fillings, which are big on taste and friendly on your wallet. Some of the must try specials at Tacos El Asado are the pulled pork tacos, chicken enchilada and nachos which are served with a bowl of salsa and dressing. The staff here is extremely friendly and very genuine and the atmosphere is lively. The picnic-table seating makes it a fun place for a casual lunch. Its fresh tacos and affordable prices have made Tacos El Asador one of the most loved eateries in the neighborhood.
Located along Mercer Street in the Queen West neighborhood, Milagro specializes in serving a beautiful platter of Spanish delicacies. Boasting of a laid-back ambiance and friendly staff, the restaurant seems like a great option for casual dining. While here, do give a shot to their dishes like Pulpo Bar Tijuana, Queso Fundid, Tropical De Pescado and Frutas Del Puesto. Delivery and take-away options are available.
A breakfast at Lady Marmalade will be one of the highlights of your day. Originally opened in Victoria, this restaurant has since expanded to serve the Toronto crowds with a healthy, wholesome and delicious breakfast, that consists of one of the best eggs Benedict that you might have had, in addition to other accompaniments such as porridge, fresh fruit parfait and poached egg BLTs. Their menu certainly has Mexican influences, as it includes huevos rancheritos, Madre Tierra sandwich, Mexican meatballs soup and a lot more.
Sporting a rather abstract name, Grand Electric packs a solid punch when it comes to Mexican food. The delectable preparations on offer, including the much raved about tacos and guacomole have made this little restaurant and bar on Queen street so desirable, that patrons are known to wait for at least a couple of hours before the tables free up every evening; a satisfying reward for chef Colin Tooke. Food menu has an excellent selection of Mexican favorites and should satisfy most foodies. The drinks list has a healthy selection of spirits with the margaritas and bourbons demanding special attention. The little restaurant, though not too spacious sports a fun vibe and is constantly abuzz with activity. Reservations are not accepted, so you'll have to queue up like the others or just hope you're one of the lucky first ones to get a seat right away.