El Caballito

Cuisine type

  • Mexican,


  • Taco,


  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Reservation,
  • Alcohol Served,


  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
220 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,
  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

Chris Locke spent two years travelling through Mexico and Guatemala before coming to work at El Caballito. His travels through the land of the ancient Mayans allowed him to gain a greater cultural understanding of Mexican cuisine. Finding it nothing like the fast-food versions he’d encountered before, his passion for real Mexican fare grew.

Chris works under the direction of executive chef Elia Herrera, who also runs the kitchen upstairs at Los Colibris. While it is very much her direction that brought El Caballito to life, Chris’ culinary vision syncs perfectly with hers. El Caballito makes tacos with no concessions of any kind to the latest foodie fads. “We’re every conscious that everything here is as close to authentic as possible,” says Chris. “We stay true to the traditional.”

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Open late six days a week, El Cabillito is bringing the tequila party to the masses. The tequila bar has one of the largest offerings and to top it off it gives out free tacos once the clock strikes 12. The lounge has been a favourite spot for many of the locals since it opened in 2014, and in the summer months there’s a gorgeous backyard patio, complete with its very own taco truck.

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Toronto's most romantic patios

Not all dates have to be super sophisticated; some prefer something laid back and fun. This is where El Caballito comes in. The backyard patio lights up once the sun goes down, and has a taco bar and some of the best tequila cocktails in Toronto.

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Best Tequila Bars in Toronto

Best Tequila Bars in Toronto

Tequila and tacos are the name of the game at El Caballito. It specializes in Mexican tequila and authentic tacos, created by head chef Elia Herrera, who was inspired by the recipes passed down from her grandmother and mother. You can get the perfect marriage of the two on Tequila & Taco Tuesdays, where alongside the amazing taco and tequila special, you can hear live Mexican music.

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