tacos within walking distance of kensington market area
my boyfriend and i are going to go on a taco rampage this saturday. we decided on kensington market + nearby areas because of the closeness factor of many possible spots. here is a list of spots i can think of - let me know if i am missing any that we can walk to! also, we prefer spots that you can buy individual tacos from since we will be eating so many (i know not all of these offer individual ones).. also, for this rampage, we prefer street food style and not some fancy sitdown place (i know milagro below doesn't fit the bill).
the weekend stall at the back of perola supermarket (if they are still there)
the stalls at el gordo (agave y aguacate, rebozos)
hot beans (vegan tacos)
big fat burritos (hard shell tex mex tacos)
jang bang (korean tacos)
tacos el asador
la pupusa (at those stalls in front of scadding court community centre)
Tried Emporium Latino today...ordered the Beef Tacos Al pastor....went around noon...place was empty..I opted to eat in...first thing that should have warned me,the lady nuked the beef......I also opted for the hot sauce....
Anyways,giving the benefit of the doubt,I took the tacos to the table in the front..First bite and it was underwhelming...looked like the beef was boiled....no flavour at all..bland...I thought that I would try the puspusas next week,but from this experience,I don't think I'm returning back..
The only saving grace was the tortillas tasted fresh....
that was the consensus amongst the meat eaters (not me since i am vegetarian): rebozos got #1 spot. they had beef tacos at all spots, to better judge.
the others went a little something like this, according to my bf (the others had a similar listing, with #2-5 shifting here and there, but last was always la tortilleria and first was always rebozo's):
2. tacos el asador
3. emporium latino
4. el trompo
5. mexican salsas
6. la bella managua (because it was fried and my bf didn't like that, so maybe it's not a fair judgement)
7. la tortilleria (awful)
la bella managua (nicaraguan place on bloor) wasn't on the initial list, but we ended up having dinner there later. i had the dish with fried yucca + fried cheese + avocado salad. pretty good but a bit too much fried stuff in one go for me. earlier that day, i had homemade veg pho ("which of these things just doesn't belong here..."), cheese tamale from the peruvian stall at el gordo's (yum!), a churro from the mexican bakery at el gordo's (yum!), and a terribly bland squash taco at la tortilleria.
+ El Trompo
+ El Asador
I'm a big fan of the soup at el trompo and tacos el asador. Then again, I'm a soup whore.
I believe at el trompo the soup is only available on the weekends and once it's sold out, you have to wait until next week.
I also did not know some of the markets had weekend stalls. I will have to investigate furthur.