el trompo

If you're craving real deal tacos then head to El Trompo in Kensington Market. The meat in both the bistec (grilled beef) tacos and al pastor (pork and pineapple) tacos was moist and flavourful. The guacamole was well-seasoned and full of tomatoes, onions and avocado goodness. And the queso fundido (molten cheese topped with chorizo) was spicy, tangy and gooey. I'm anxious to go back to try their brunch menu and sample their margaritas and horchata (a traditional Mexican drink made with rice, cinnamon and vanilla).

* guacamole

* queso fundido with chorizo
(this comes with soft flour tortillas for scooping)

* bistec tacos

* al pastor tacos

* al pastor

* salsas

* jarritos mexican soda

* El Trompo
277 Augusta Ave.


  1. Love, Love, Love El Trompo! In fact, it was our second ever post when we started blogging:


    Your pictures are much better! Gotta try that queso fundido next time, it looks awesome.

  2. not mexican but I love love love Tacos Elsador at Bloor/Clinton!!

  3. The bistec is my favourite!...really solid tacos!

  4. bee and jay: definitely try the queso! i say you can't go wrong with a bowl of melted cheese!

    yesnoyes: I love Tacos El Asador too! So good...reminds me that I need to go soon!