10 Must-Stop Taco Spots Across Canada

Jarritos’ own Luchador embarked on a cross-Canada tour in search of the best tacos. Many sights, sounds and tastes later, he still can’t decide his favourites but certainly gave it a shot.

Here are 10 must-stop taco spots from coast-to-coast so you too can take a taco-filled journey of Canada’s delicious landscape.

Popina (Vancouver, BC)

Located on Granville Island, Popina is a boutique taco shop owned and operated by top BC chef Robert Belcham and its chock full of amazing fusion taco offerings.

Current taco menu options include Dizi Lamb Shoulder with Chickpeas, Black Pepper Chicken, Char Sui Pork Shoulder Carnitas and more.

Address: 1666 Johnston St #70, Vancouver, BC. @popinacantina

Tacofino (Multiple Locations, BC)

Launched in a surf shop parking lot in Tofino, BC, Tacofino now serves out of 13 locations and counting across British Columbia.

Almost too pretty to eat (almost), taco options include Fish, Eggplant, Crispy Chicken, Red Chorizo and others.

Address: For a Tacofino nearest you, click here@tacofinolovesyou

Native Tongues (Calgary, AB)

One of Calgary’s best Mexican restaurants, and even awarded as such in multiples, Native Tongues is home to Calgarians’ favourite cervezas, margs, antojitos and, of course, tacos!

Indulge in their signature Octopus Al Pastor Taco, topped with grilled octopus, adobo al pastor, grilled pineapple, white onion and cilantro.

Address: 235 12th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB. @nativetonguesyyz

Sargent Taco Shop (Winnipeg, MB)

Serving Winnipegers an authentic Mexican experience from Sargent Street, you’ve gotta try the taco takeout of Sargent Taco Shop.

From Rajitas (Grilled Jalapenos) to Nopales (Pico de Gallo), Chicken to Chorizo, Beef to Pork, there’s a taco for everyone.

Address: 698 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB. @sargent.tacoshop

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Gus Tacos (Toronto, ON)

Home to $5 tacos, Gus Tacos has 3 locations across Toronto; Augusta, Gladstone and Queen West.

Ready to pack your tortillas full of flavour, protein picks for these popular tacos include grilled steak, braised lamb, battered shrimp, mushroom and more.

Address: 225 Augusta Ave, 616 Gladstone Ave & 1533 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON. @gustacos.to

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La Condesa (Wellington, ON)

Prince Edward County’s go-to destination for authentic Mexican fare, what better beach or take-home treat than tacos from La Condesa?

Current taco offerings include Pollo Asado, Braised Beef, Spicy Shrimp, Mushroom & Cheese and Chochinita. A vegan alternative, made with jackfruit, is also available.

Address: 298 Wellington Main Street, Wellington, ON. @lacondesapec

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Toro Taqueria (Ottawa, ON)

“Authentic tacos, no bull,” the team at Toro Taqueria is ready to serve tacos made from premium meats, fresh ingredients and house-made sauces, salsas and guac.

Their specialty? Tacos Guisado, which are casual, Mexican street-style tacos comprised of slow-braised meats and veggies! Mmmmm.

Address: 139 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON. @torotaqueria

Hot Mess Tex Mex (Toronto, ON)

Found in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood, Hot Mess is a hotspot for hard-shell Tex-Mex tacos.

We guarantee you’ll have a hard time picking between tasty taco picks like Cheeseburger, Street Corn and Margarita Chicken.

Address: 615 College Street, Toronto, ON. @hotmesstexmex

La Capital (Montreal, QC)

Serving up street-inspired Mexican cuisine, La Capital serves a wide range of taco recipes, vegetarian options and daily specials included!

Try the Rib-Eye, topped with a whole piece of grilled beef, coriander, grilled shallots and served with Jalapeño sauce on the side.

Address: 1096 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC. @la_capital_mtl

Antojo Tacos + Tequila (Halifax, NS)

The only thing better at Antojo Tacos than their amazing Marg Mondays is their soft corn tortilla-wrapped tacos ($4 on Tuesdays!).

Crispy Cauliflower, Baja Fish, Chicken Tinga, Roasted Mushrooms, Pork Carnitas; which will you pick first

Address: 1667 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS. @antojotacos