Top 5 Tacos in Brampton

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There’s nothing like an epic taco.

Loaded with lettuce, meat, guac, salsa, and more, a few tacos can satisfy any hungry human! Lucky for us in Brampton, there are a handful of spots that serve delicious tacos.

So whether you’re craving tacos or just need a quick meal, here are the Top 5 places to get tacos in Brampton.


5) Harbourside Fish and Chips

Cute nautical decor and great service awaits at Harbourside, where it's all anchors and starfish. Tons of natural light fills the restaurant, which opened last year in a Sandalwood Pkwy. strip mall. The standard cod fish meal offers two tacos, served in a toasty soft tortilla with fresh cabbage and fries. Here, you can get cod, tilapia, or halibut. Simple and served piping hot, the portion of fish seemed a tad small considering the price, but the lemon garlic aioli (which we'd requested on the side) was almost too delicious to notice. The owners were generous, providing two little cups of aioli. Mental note: Try the avocado lime sauce and Baja chipotle next time.


4) MexiCados

This Mexican joint in Brampton located in an industrial area near Steeles and Torbram, serving up an epic selection of meals! There are sombreros on the walls, it's well-lit, and the customer service in on point - everyone working here is kind and helpful, to the point where they'll recommend the best things to put on your burrito and go out of their way to give you things like a sample of extra sauce (try the butter chicken sauce!). Here, you can get such tacos as grilled chicken, steak, fired up shrimp, turkey carnitas, veggie softrito, veggie and guac, ground beef, and bean and cheese. It’s three tacos to a serving, so come with an appetite! The turkey carnitas are well-flavoured, tender, and there’s a good amount of meat in them. If you like your spice, get them to put extra hot sauce on your burrito. Over all a solid taco experience here.


3) Fresh Burrito

Fresh Burrito is exactly that - fresh. They pride themselves on fresh toppings, and are pretty impressive seeing as they’ve been open right beside Burrito Boyz on Queen Street for some time now. This burrito joint, which also operates a location in Kitchener, makes all of its dishes in-house from scratch and offers such traditional Mexican fare as burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and even churros! The restaurant also serves homemade guacamole and its very own signature red salsa and salsa verde (better known as green salsa), and they make their own burrito sauce with sour cream and mayo. As for their fish tacos, these babies boast big, juicy chunks of fish cuddled in your choice of hard or soft taco shells, topped with Fresh Burrito's signature fresh veggies and homemade sauces - again, of your choice - and served with some lime to squeeze on top. If you're in need of a quick fix of fish tacos to-go, Fresh Burrito is your spot.


2) Carve on Lot 5

These unique haddock fish tacos are the bomb! Three soft flour tortillas laden with melt-in-your-mouth, beer battered haddock and topped with a very tasty mango salsa, Carve's tacos are truly delicious. The sweet mango combined with the citrus makes for a salsa you will be craving after you leave. All three tacos come on a fun skewer, too, which makes for an interesting presentation. If you're looking for a quick bite of some delicious tacos crafted from scratch, take the time for visit Carve in downtown Brampton for sure! Bonus: get a side of parm or yam fries for about $5 for one of those bowls back there.


1) J Red & Co.

These tacos are are loaded with shrimp, and they are mind-blowing....so you've got to rearrange your day and hit this Main St. joint before 3 p.m. in order to catch them on J Red's lunch menu. Battered, Hoisin-glazed shrimp beautifully topped with cabbage, kimchi carrots, red onion, Sriracha mayo, sesame seeds, and cilantro - it’s creativity exemplified. Accompanied by perfectly salted skinny fries, executive chef Cal Sandford hits this one out of B-town. Owned by celebrity chef - and Bramptonian - Jason Rosso, there's a variety of international and homegrown influence on the menu, with offerings such as crispy fried cauliflower 'wings,' Vietnamese lettuce wraps, and a baked Canadian Brie puffed pastry with apple chutney and walnuts. The place was surprisingly empty at lunch. What's up with that, Brampton? These are the best tacos in the city!

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