Tacos El Asador


Even though this place may seem like a small, little joint – there’s nothing small about the food Tacos El Asador serves.  Seven picnic style tables with benches are almost always full with customers.  So come here at an odd time, like 2 o’clock, and you’ll have a better chance of getting a seat.

You order your meal “fast-food” style at the counter but a waiter will bring it to your table and you pay for your dinner as you’re leaving.

Mexican soda pop

Jarritos is my favorite brand of soda and it is a real treat for me when we can go to a Mexican restaurant or store to get some.

Corn Tamale

Tamales, in case you didn’t know, are any ingredient (in this case corn) mixed into masa and then wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf and steamed.  Masa is a type of dough made from corn meal.

Inside of the corn tamale

For some reason, I do not like the chicken tamales at all.  I cannot describe the taste, so I won’t bother trying.  But I do like the corn tamales, maybe because as my mother suggested, the added corn gives this tamale a sweet flavour.  To cut the sweetness, we add their salsa verde and a little sour cream.

Chorizo Quesadilla

These are so good that I always eat two of them.  Unlike what some places might do, Tacos El Asador takes off the chorizo sausage casing and then browns the meat.  This is then generously spread throughout the quesadilla.  Guacamole and the salsa verde also go really good with this.

Crispy Chicken Taco

My mom describes this as a cross between a taquito and an enchilada.  And she usually orders two as well.  At $3.20 each, this is a remarkably good deal that satisfies my mother’s cheap streak.  I really like the crunchy outer shell and the soft (meaty) shredded chicken in the center.  For that reason next time we come here (and we will!!) I’m ordering one chorizo quesadilla and one crispy chicken taco.  And don’t forget the guacamole!!!

Tacos El Asador 690 Bloor St W
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About callumeatstoronto

Hi, my name is Callum. Even though I am only 17 years old, I have been working on my palette and enjoy many foreign foods. I've been doing this blog for a a few years now, mostly for family-owned restaurants in Toronto. As I've gotten familiar with this whole blogging thing, I've started to add posts on other food related topics and not just do restaurant critiques. My interests include; space, astro-physics, Sci-Fi, dinosaurs and of course Food. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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