Tacos, burritos, and more tacos! With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, we want to prep you for this weekend’s Mexican festivities. Believe it or not, Toronto has the best Mexican food and there’s no shortage of tequila. So what better place to ring in Cinco de Mayo? Here are some of the best places to celebrate this year.


El Caballito

Located a short walk from Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre and the Toronto International Film Festival, El Caballito serves street-style Mexican cuisine along with the most robust selection of tequilas and margaritas in downtown Toronto. Best part is, they’ve got a tequila menu the size of a dictionary! Full menu here.

Playa Cabana

Just one of the four locations this restaurant has. Playa Cabana was featured on Taco Wars Toronto, for their famous ancho braised short-rib taco, and that alone makes it the perfect place to pig out on Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo this year. Full menu here.

Grand Electric

If you’re looking for a small hole in the wall place with a hipster vibe, Grand Electric is the place you need in your life. Their tacos are so satisfying and cheap (like under $4 a taco cheap). Full menu here.


One tequila, two tequila, three tequila..you get the drift. Reposado Bar & Lounge has one of the most extensive tequila collections in the city, and with their unreal tacos, this is the place you need to go to on Cinco de Mayo!

El Catrin

El Catrin is located in the heart of the Distillery District with one of the best patios you’ll find in Toronto. Here you’ll find traditional Mexican décor, incredible food, and a tequila menu that will make your heart race. If you like sampling tequila, live music, and a party, this is definitely where you want to be on Cinco de Mayo. Full menu here.