Downtown Food – Seven Lives Taco

Hey guys! The great thing about being in downtown Toronto is that there is an abundance of awesome places to eat at. With that in mind, I’ve decided to start a new mini-series called “Downtown Food.” In said series, I will do a casual review of some of the most popular restaurants and eateries. A slight emphasis will be put on locations closer to Ryerson campus, but all food joints are game!

This week I trudged all the way to Kensington Market in order to find the best tacos the GTA had to offer. I was a man on a mission, with one thing on my mind – TACOS. I had heard rumors of “the famous downtown tacos” and, after a bit of research, plugged in the address of Seven Lives Taco on my phone.

Aren't cats supposed to have 9 lives? Taco-making is some dangerous business.

Aren’t cats supposed to have 9 lives? Taco-making is some dangerous business.

Arriving at the footstep of the small joint, I entered the doors of Seven Lives Taco to find a lineup of 4-5 people. This place was BUSY! Decorative pillows, a wooden table inside and more outside, and a general Mexican setting were some of the things that caught my eye. To see what all the fuss was about, I preceded to order a “Baja Fish” taco. It was served with battered and deep fried mahi-mahi, with a top of some fresh veggies and their house sauce. I took my first bite and a chorus of instant euphoria struck.

Double shell Baja Fish taco - heaven manifested in earthly form.

Double shell Baja Fish taco – heaven manifested in earthly form.

I swiftly ordered another taco – where had these things been my entire life? Next on the plate was an order of their “Camarones A La Diabla,” basically a taco filled with spicy shrimp and melted cheese. It too was delectable, although it had more of a sharp, zingy flavor to it than the tangy, creamy deliciousness that was the “Baja Fish” taco. Order up!

Not too hard to believe that this happens often.

Not too hard to believe that this happens often.

The cheesy goodness that was the "Camarones A La Diabla."

The cheesy goodness that was the “Camarones A La Diabla.”

I had a great time at Seven Lives Taco! Their food was great and their environment supplemented it, but I can imagine that they get quite busy around lunch time. Do you have a particular restaurant that you want me to visit next time? Fire off in the comments below!

Until next time, happy eating!

 

– MAZ

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