Great Mexican restaurants in midtown Toronto

Whether you enjoy a richly spiced chicken mole in the middle of a Toronto winter, or a cool margarita, tortilla chips and fresh ceviche in the height of summer, these restaurants in midtown are among the best anywhere in Toronto for traditional and inspired Mexican cuisine.

Tenoch

1
933 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1C7

This simple midtown restaurant has a charm and laid-back atmosphere that’s perfectly suited to its casual Latin fare. It’s a great spot to grab lunch on the go since they offer a number of tortas. Their house sandwich, the Tenoch, features roasted chipotle pork, ham, sausage, pastrami and a fried egg. For larger meals or dinner with friends, they also have a variety of soups, plates, tacos and a wide range of cervezas and cocktails.

El Rincon Mexicano

2
653 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A7

Offering visitors a traditional Mexican dining experience in the heart of midtown, El Rincon specializes in regional cooking using super fresh ingredients. Some of their popular meals include traditional fajitas, mole poblano and quesadillas. They also serve fried ice cream, flans and specialty drinks for dessert. They’re open for dinner seven days a week and offer lunch Thursday through Sunday.

Playa Cabana Cantina

3
2883 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9

With a fun atmosphere and ice cold drinks, Playa Cabana has become a popular destination in the city for a casual night out. They don’t claim to have a traditional or authentic menu, but rather simple and delicious Mexican-inspired food ranging from fresh guacamole and homemade chips and salsa to an excellent selection of tacos and burritos. Bar service includes a refreshing array of craft cocktails, imported cervezas and a variety of tequilas.

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Fresh cilantro, spicy salsa, warm corn tortillas – whether it's tacos to go or a leisurely margarita-fuelled dinner, sometimes you just gotta have Mexican food. The next time you're craving the heat and aromas of Mexico check out one of these tempting taquerias or comforting cafes for an authentic take on the real thing.
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