Tacos, tacos and even more tacos. The phenomenon of food trucks and remarkable little establishments such as El Trompo have revitalized Toronto's taste buds for this simple yet delicious street food. I visited this little hole in the wall based upon the recommendation of Suresh Doss of Spotlight Toronto and Food Truck Eats fame. I will forever be in his debt for sharing this little place with me. The service was snappy in a good way. The food was awesome and re-ignited my interest and love of Mexican food that I had only not too recently lost.
Let me explain. In my travels, I have been to LA and I have even vacationed in Mexico and to be honest was not impressed with the flavours or lack thereof in the food. LA street markets and even haute cuisine restaurants all seemed to fall flat. Leaving my taste buds unimpressed. Now after visiting, El Trompo will forever be my first pick to satisfy my Mexican food cravings. I am reborn and truly excited with the food that they are creating. Take a look at these photos and I challenge you to disagree! El Trompo rocks...that is all. The best Mexican Taquitos in Toronto hands down.
The Al Pastor is their specialty, it is a Mexican city inspired style taco. Pork and meat marinated in the traditional sauce. Served on a corn tortilla, coriander, onion and pineapple. Sweet, savory and spicy and very good eats!
|Salsa and Nachos|
They use their home made Mexican sausage to stuff these corn tortillas. Served with coriander, onion and lime. These went down very well! With either of the above choices you could not go wrong.
|Churros! Only available on Saturday and Sunday|
I was truly impressed with the great flavours of the food that they are cooking at El Trompo. The staff was brilliant and very friendly. They were all very proud of the food they produced. I loved it. If I had to make a suggestion. Go for the Tacos, they are stellar. The Guacamole was nice but a little out of line on price. The Salsa and Nachos were ordinary. I would grab another plate of tacos rather than going for an appetizer. That's my feeling anyways. Also, a note this place is almost always busy and sometimes you may have to wait. Patience...this place is worth it.
277 Augusta Avenue,