5 of the top Toronto taco spots to order from on Cinco de Mayo

May 5 2020, 4:11 pm

It’s not every year that Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday land on the same day.

But, while 2020 has not been offering up the best of the best so far, we can all revel in this one glorious moment in time.

Seriously,¬†it’s ideal: a day celebrating queso, guacamole, burritos, and hot sauce, compounded with the weekly taco day rotation.

Odds are you may not have the fixin’s for a proper Mexican meal stocked up in your cupboards, but don’t fret. These spots — some of the city’s best — are offering takeout and delivery on this May 5, Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday collaboration:

El Rey


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One of Kensington’s most delicious and schmancy joints for handhelds and Palomas is now offering delivery. In lieu of attending the spot’s annual Cinco de Mayo affair, opt for delivery on tacos, plus a Paloma or Margarita kit, straight to your door. You can order through the website, or via Uber Eats.

Address: 2a Kensington Avenue, Toronto

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Playa Cabana


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Out of Toronto‚Äôs local chain of Mexican restaurants,¬†Playa¬†Cabana¬†is¬†an excellent source for regionally-specific taco styles. Hungry patrons can dine on tacos bursting with flavour, like the Chicken Tinga, comprised of slow-braised chipotle chicken¬†topped with crema and guac. This eatery is offering delivery through Uber Eats, so click open your app to ensure you’re in the zone.

Address: 111 Dupont Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-929-3911

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El Catrin


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Understanding this year’s Cinco de Mayo festivities are a little different, this Distillery District spot is participating in a virtual¬†event dubbed the¬†“Espol√≤n Tequila Virtual Tequila & Taco Tour.”¬†Starting at 4 pm,¬†Executive Chef Olivier Le Calvez is kicking off the virtual event with an Instagram live on the restaurant’s official Instagram page. The chef¬†will be demonstrating how to make El Catrin’s famous Tacos de Rajas Poblanos paired with margaritas!
If you don’t have the ingredients on-hand, don’t fret. This resto is also offering delivery between 2 pm and 9 pm, exclusively on Skip the Dishes.

Address: 18 Tank House Lane

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Good Hombres


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The little brother of Campechano, Good Hombres is a¬†dual-purpose tortilleria, where on a regular day, patrons can not only buy fresh tortillas and masa, but also purchase freshly¬†prepared tacos to eat in or take out. Now, the spot is offering build-your-own taco and grocery goods available for pickup, and delivery on Uber Eats, too. Get yourself a ready-made Cinco de Mayo meal, or the ingredients you’ll need to make one yourself!

Address: 374 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Phone:  416-862-0425

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La Carnita


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Over the years, La Carnita has gone from being an independent taco shop to a taqueria chain with multiple outposts throughout the city, a location in Winnipeg and even one in the US. And for good reason; diners just can’t get enough of the spot’s epic tacos. This year, this spot is offering order-ahead service for food and booze pickup at the John Street location. On the menu are burritos, bowls, taco kits, street corn, and Margarita kits, too.¬†

Address: 106 John Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-1166

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