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***** El Nahual Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 61 reviews!

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    Great spread of food. Friendly staff, fresh food. Definitely recommended

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    My boyfriend and I have been on the hunt for authentic, no nonsense Tacos for a while now. We decided try our luck at El Nahual this afternoon for lunch. We arrived to a little space tucked away at the corner of Keele and Eglinton. Inside there were around 6 stools and a counter. The menu had burritos and quesadillas, but we were there for the tacos! They were 3 for $12, and you can mix and match. We got the pork carnitas, chicken mole, shrimp, steak, chorizo and barbacoa beef. Our orders came out really quick, especially since we got so many different types.

    All of them were minimally dressed, with either onions or slaw and an avocado salsa. I loved that, as it let the flavours of the meat shine! All of them were amazing, but our favourites were the barbacoa and the shrimp. So tender, fresh and flavourful. I also love how the corn tortillas were nicely fried, and weren't super soft. Safe to say we found our favourite tacos: Best in Toronto, hands down!

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    Probably the only place to eat scratch made Mexican food.

    Awesome is the Word!!

    Great attitude..no non sense..

    Just great Mexican food!

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    This place was hard to find at first, kinda like a hole in the wall type thing. The outside says "MEXICAN FOOD", not the name of the restaurant. The place is really small so not like a dine in setting, just stools and bar type seating. The food was excellent, they make their own tortillas which I loved. Check their Instagram page coz sometimes they have deals where they give free tacos with your order. Only tried the tacos this time but will definitely come back to try the rest! Flavors galore!! So so good!

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    Hidden gem. Great food, and cheap. Friendly staff and great food. Sample 6 different tacos, can't wait to go back.

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    Absolutely fantastic! Everything is made fresh and from scratch. My partner and I go here very frequently for the tacos. Regardless of what you order, the flavours are well balanced and delicious. Our favourite place for takeout you won't be disappointed.

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    Love this place! By far the best shrimp burritos or tacos I've ever had! Yummy and that's greenish white sauce is sooo good.

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    The food was great and turnover really fast. Great service as well. I recommend all black Tiger shrimp

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    What to say about this place...
    A hidden gem in the Keelsdale neighbourhood.
    The owner has an obvious passion for his food and a love for making people enjoy it as much as he cares to cook.
    I have been there about 10 times now and have failed to take a picture every time.
    Thankfully, this time I took one before I ate.
    I haven't had the pork tacos because I don't eat pork but all the other tacos have seen the bottom of my satisfied stomach.
    So, why do I like it? Well, it is freshly made, well served and full of authentic flavours.
    Everything in the restaurant is homemade, outside of the canned sodas.
    You can buy tacos in sets of 3 for $12 or buy them individually.
    This place is a must try if you enjoy good food, courteous service and supporting local business.

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    The fish taco and Barbacoa are the best! Home-made tortillas and service are also amazing!

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    Luis is awesome and the food is equally awesome. ????????????

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    Seriously great tacos here! The first time I went was not long after they'd opened for business and it took a while to get my order, despite being the only customer at the time. They make everything fresh to order, including the tortillas, so I wasn't too disappointed about waiting.

    On my last visit, I was with four of my coworkers on our lunch break. There were a few other people in the restaurant as well, so I worried it might take too long for our food - I had a meeting to get to, so I was keeping my eye on the clock.

    To my pleasant surprise, the food was coming out quickly. Since all five of us had ordered the 3 tacos for $10 special, they basically just made one of each order at a time, so we could all start eating at the same time. By the time we'd finished our first taco, the next one would be ready. Great system.

    I had three different tacos: fish, carnitas and chorizo. It's hard to pick a favourite as they were all fantastic, but most everyone in our group raved about the fish tacos. The batter was so light and crunchy, and not at all greasy. But I'd take any of them again in a heartbeat.

    The guys working there were super friendly and really quick to keep things moving along. The restaurant itself is very small, with only about 6-8 stools available to sit down to eat. Not super comfortable, so it's not really somewhere you'd want to spend too much time.

    I'll likely get takeout next time. Maybe a burrito...

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    Amazing food and well presented. Corrected a friends misunderstanding of good Mexican food. Love the atmosphere and feel of the place.

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    Two guys and tacos should be the name of this place. They make the fresh bread and you can taste every ingridiant indvisualy. Beef and shrimp tacos are the best.

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    Best Burritos in the GTA hands down . Keep up the good cookin

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    I found this place thanks to my wife as we were taking a shortcut as the 401 East was very busy (more than usual) and decided to go through the local roads. Since it was close to dinner time, she found El Nahual through the Yelp app. She was craving Mexican! It was Tacos Thursday.

    This place is by Eglinton West on a one way street. Tiny place located amidst the constant construction and traffic around the area. Ideal for takeout as they have very limited seating and space. Even the outside signage is unassuming. There are some pay parking on the front of the store but there's a 3 hour free parking if you turn right in the next street.

    My wife and I ordered the same 3 tacos: Gringa, Steak and Shrimp. All of them were very good but the shrimp is the winner. My wife and I would rate the Gringa (Pork) for least favourite. I loved their tortillas. You do have to wait for your tacos as they do per order and they are not premade but that's a small price to pay for such delicious tacos. We wash down the tacos with a Pellegrino drink and a Horchata.

    As much as I want to come back, we are rarely in the area but now we know where to come in order to try the other tacos in the menu. It seems that some of the dishes sells out throughout the day so come early if possible.

    Highly recommended!

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    Look for the hole in the wall with the most basic white sign reading "Mexican food" in black letters. It's hidden in the middle of a 10 year long construction project on a tiny one way side street.

    Found it? Great!

    Get ready to experience the best tacos in Toronto's West End and the former City of York, possibly in the whole city. I don't know if it's the shell, the sauces, or the meat/fish but they all work together to form a delicious little package.

    Can't go wrong with 3 for $10 and the decor inside is pretty cool.

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    This place is hidden away small hole in the wall and with very little seating. We went there late at night and most of the menu items were sold out. We ordered three steak tacos and some quesadillas they came with nacho chips and guacamole dip. The tacos were bursting with flavor, the quesadillas were delicious. I love this place, the stools are unusual but if you eat here you stool won't be

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    This place is sooooo good! Just like the tacos we had off a food truck in Mexico. The owner is super nice!!! Tried all the tacos on the menu and all were equally delicious and all at a fair price!!! This place will definitely be on el hubby and I's places to go eat rotation!!!

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    Delicious tacos at a fair price point. A hidden gem waiting to be discovered by all! I got the three most popular tacos, carnitas, chorizo and fish tacos and they were mouth watering yummy! Definitely recommended.

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    Found this spot off of yelp earlier this afternoon and bookmarked it. After I got the okay from my sister and boyfriend to try this place out for dinner we were on our way. It is a bit hard to find, it is tucked away on a one way street but regardless we made it here with no problems. We were the only customers here and we waited about 15 minutes for all of our food to be prepared. Everything was prepared freshly and we were not disappointed. My sister is a picky eater and she loved the quesdillas, steak taco, and the chips & dip she ordered. My boyfriend and dont any meat so we were happy that there were options for us. The food was simple, delicious, and cooked perfectly. We will definetly be back!!!!

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    Had the chance of trying this place out last Fri night. I gotta say hands down one of the best places for Mexican food in TO and one of the best hidden gems in the city. Don't let the location and the size of the place fool you. This is an absolute must for foodies and especially those looking for a great Mexican joint. One of the guys at the front was super friendly and easy to talk to. Tried the fish tacos and the quesadilla and felt like it was the best fish tacos and quesadilla I've ever had in my life. Everything was well made and had all the right flavors. Very reasonably priced for the quality of food that your'e getting. I'll definitely be coming back and trying more food.

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    Went through traffic and rain to get here, but it was worth it. The guacamole was very good, with a more liquidy feel and strong lime taste which was good. Highly recommemd the steak and shrimp tacos. The meat was top quality and clearly prepared well. One of the best mexican places Ive visited in Toronto for sure.

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    This is my go to for tacos and burritos in the area. They change their menu on a monthly basis but I think the tacos and burritos are always on it.

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    This place is A1 ! Legit tacos and friendly staff.. It's a hidden gem .. First time here and won't be the last time! I hope they open a location downtown

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    Most authentic tacos in TO. Fresh and delicious. Best shrimp tacos I've ever had!

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    Amazing Mexican food!! I will definitely come back!!!

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    Steadily going through the entire menu. Love this place and recommend it to everyone!

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    Simply outstanding! Been all over, their tacos are the best. Very friendly and accomodating guys. Not a bad item on the menu. Easy to park! My favourites, steak with crispy cheese (omg) and fish. 3 tacos should do it, 4 if your starved.

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    Love ? this place, best tacos around and the staff is always super friendly and handsome?

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    Simply outstanding and very friendly and accomodating. My favs, steak with crispy cheese and the fish tacos

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    one of the best places to get tacos the guys are super nice and laid back

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    Awesome legit tacos! There aren't many down to earth taco joints in TO! Wish this place was a smudge bigger! Only has about 6 stools to eat in, more like a takeout place! Taco shells seems homemade! Nice and thick enough so the filling doesn't leak out causing a messy, yet thin enough to hold everything together! Their fish is nice and crispy yet batterless! Can't wait to come back to try it all! Come early, things get sold out quick! Everything seems to be made from scratch!

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    These tacos hit the spot! We ordered one of every thing and they were all delicious. The fish was my favourite. Will definitely go back.

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    Literally a hole in the wall as another reviewer said.

    3 tacos for $10 is an amazing deal. Everything is super fresh - means you end up waiting a bit. I will call ahead next time for my order.

    Had the taco deal and a burrito. Will definitely go back!

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    Still keep coming back! Awesome authentic Mexican food made fresh to order! Everything is good and he batch cooks to control quality so if they run out of something you will have to pick something else. That is how good their turn over is! I have brought family members here to eat and no complaints.

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    hole in the wall in the middle of no where - literally.
    but wow! shrimp and fish tacos are totally delish with a hibiscus drink. 3 tacos for $10 is quite an awesome deal.
    totally enjoyed it, highly recommended!

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    Very fresh food and awesome menu. Nice staff.

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    Hole in the wall with limited seating and it was a bit of hard to find to the location because of construction happening in the area. However that made this adventure even better.

    I went to high school in this area and it has the reputation for excellent Caribbean and Portuguese delights but this Mexican joint is amazing. Well done and friendly service. The 3 for $10 is an amazing offer. It is at the NE corner of keele and eglinton by the dollar store.

    The fish was amazing. I am definitely going back!

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    This place is great! Authentic and everything is made from scratch! Delicious flavours. I will be back cause this place is my new favorite Taco place

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    Los mejores tacos en la cuidad!!! Riquísimo!!!!!

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    A sweet shrimp
    A sublime picanha
    A retro washroom
    Wow

    You know when it's made with love you can feel it. Top notch garnishes, proper and right amount of filling in the taco, fresh sauces, in house-fresh-made tortillas. Vibrant, stunning.

    I am the pickiest out there when it comes to tacos, born and raised in Mexico, trust my palate.

    Prices are that great that with 20 dollars you walk away bursting.

    My lord of the fire, my queen of the land, the gracious saints bless the avocado sauce.

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    Simply amazing! The handmade tortillas are the best. Friendly staff, fresh food, amazing prices. You must come in and support this local business!

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    Extremely fresh ingredients made the tacos the best that I've eaten in Toronto!

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    I just discovered this quaint restaurant in my neighborhood. I ordered a burrito and it was very good. The menu is impressive, fresh food, cooked on the spot. Chatted with the owner for a bit, seems like a really nice guy. Glad I found this gem in my hood.

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    Best, most authentic Mexican tacos, chips, etc in Toronto. Fresh tortillas make this place a highlight. The shrimp tacos were the best I've ever had.

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    Hands down, the best tacos in Toronto! The chefs prepare the tacos with fresh ingredients, authentic flavors and handmade tortillas - I reiterate handmade tortillas. The Shrimp taco is excellent, but you can't go wrong with the other choices.

    Definitely come back again and again...

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    Excellent food and service. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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    Small taco place, run by the owner. Friendly service, freshly made tortillas, and good flavours. I am happy that there is more and more real Latin food in the city. This is a no frills, solid taco spot. Check it.

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    First time I came to this place was on Mexico's Independence Day and this was about the best way to celebrate my nationality. I loved the tacos and I never wanted to finish them. Really fresh and original flavour. The hand made tortillas are also great. The staff is welcoming and friendly. Favourite tacos in Toronto!!

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    Small owned shop located in the eglinton/ Weston area. Came in on a Monday lunch and it was quite empty. When walking in, the first thing that came into mind is "am I in someone's kitchen?" It does not resemble anything like a restaurant. Be aware that seating is limited so not great for a huge crowd. They do have a special of 10$ for 3 tacos. If you were to buy individual tacos they cost on average 3.75$ for one.

    We decided To try the fish, shrimp, chicken and chorizo. My favourite of the 4 was def the shrimp! They use giant shrimps and the flavour was SOO flavourful. The tortilla are all made in house as we saw them kneading the dough as we ate! The fish was good but I'm so use to seven lives tacos that it is not even comparable. Size of the fish is more on the smaller side though. Chicken was good with the different toppings (such as cilantro avacado sauce) and the chorizo was unique as it was wrapped in a casing. Overall the tacos were good but it is far from where we live and I don't think I will be returning as regularly as I wish I could. Hoping they would move closer to our area as they were talking about it!

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    Small place but amazing and authentic Mexican food. Needs more signage but definitely needs more recognition!! Keep up the good work & yummy food

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    La comida es siempre deliciosa!
    Truly a hidden gem!
    They have a great variety of authentic Mexican cuisine. Eat in or take out.
    Their sauces are made in house, served with chips. Great prices, and the ambience is very welcoming and cozy !
    Staff is always sooo kind and attentive!

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    We got the 3 tacos for $10 - fish, chorizo and shrimp. The fish is definitely my favorite! Great hidden gem on eglinton.

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    When I stepped into this restaurant, there was an authentic vibe that is undeniable. So hidden and tucked away this place, I really wouldn't have looked twice unless I was walking by it by chance.

    I really loved their tacos (though steep at 3.75/taco, but you get what you pay for) because it tasted so different from all the other Mexican restaurants I have tried like El Trompo. They were not dry at all, and there was a lot of attention, love, and care put into prepping our food. The fish taco wasn't overly deep fried so you tasted more of the fish meat. It was very soft to the chew. The al pastor straight up had a roasted small pineapple slice in there, and it was just godlike. All of them were unique from each other and delicious.

    Bonus to yelpers! If you check in here you get a nice bag of free chips with $5 and up on your order. So incentive incentive! I love this place, and I will probably be a regular. I highly recommend visiting because the staff are so lovely and warm, just be warned there isn't too much of a sitting area. (other than that, it is also a great place for takeout!)

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    Impressive taco joint in hard to find off the beaten path location. Food here is top notch, probably the best tacos/burritos I've had in the city. They are a steal at the price they charge. Food is great, atmosphere is rustic and modern, and the staff are excellent. High recommend

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    Had their tacos, burritos and nachos and everything was amazing. Very authentic! Love this place and reasonable prices

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    This place is supsr close to home and amazing on the pocket book. Food is very tasty and reminds me of Mexico :) The owner is such a nice person. The food was prepped fresh and omg the cheese sauce is home made heaven!!!

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    Real mexican food made fresh. Totally worth it. I have liked everything on their menu. Will be coming back!

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    La comida es siempre deliciosas!
    Truly a hidden gem!
    They have a great variety of authentic Mexican cuisine. Eat in or take out.
    Their sauces are made in house, served with chips. Great prices, and the ambience is very welcoming and cozy !
    Staff is always sooo kind and attentive!