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Campechano Toronto: Mexican Restaurant Serves Tacos and Tequila


Campechano Toronto was recently ranked as one of the top restaurants in the city by Toronto Life. Located at Adelaide and Portland, this tiny tanqueria is one of Toronto’s best Mexican restaurants. Campechano in Spanish means no fuss. Expect to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal in a casual atmosphere where taco’s are the star of the show.

Campechano Toronto at Portland and Adelaide

Campechano Toronto at Portland and Adelaide

Campechano Taqueria

Campechano Toronto opened its doors in November 2015, taking over the Sadie’s Diner space. Daniel Roe and Raena Fisher oversee the day to day operations while the restaurants third owner, Javier Flores, operates a number of taco shops in Mexico City.

“Our main goal was to try and bring a unique and authentic experience of a classic Mexican taqueria to Toronto. Staying true to the staple ingredients used in Mexico and all throughout Latin America by using maiz (corn). The decision was made to import corn and make tortillas from scratch. We use the process called “nixtamal,” which involves soaking, treating, and grinding our corn in house to make masa for tortillas.”

Campechano Toronto's dining room walls are covered in Mexican murals.

Campechano Toronto’s dining room walls are covered in Mexican murals.

Step Inside Campechano Toronto

The casual restaurant is organized into three spaces and seats 45 diners comfortably. Step inside and you’ll find an open concept kitchen that overlooks the main dining room. Skip to the back and you’ll find a more intimate dining space as well as the restaurants bathrooms. During the warmer months of the year Campechano’s patio is a perfect spot to sip margarita’s and scoop through guacamole with friends.

Campechano’s eye-catching murals were designed by Luke Pollard and feature elements found all over Mexico. The owners wanted to create a casual vibe where a diverse group of foodies could gather to celebrate the taco!
Campechano Toronto Bar and Mexican Graffiti

View from the Campechano Toronto Bar

Campechano Toronto Bar

The restaurants talented bartender works in a wee nook inside the kitchen. There are two or three stools tucked under the bar top, making it a perfect spot if you’re looking to grab a quick bite and have a penchant for people watching. The Campechano bar offers creative craft cocktails, Mexican beer as well as wine and sweet sangria.

Campechano Toronto: Cocktails

  • Margarita: reposado tequila, triple sec, lime
  • Spicy Margarita: jalapeno, tequila, triple sec, cucumber, lime
  • Sidra de Manzana: apple cider, whiskey, disaronno, cranberry
  • Mexican Old Fashioned: chipotle infused tequila, mole bitters
  • Pina Mezcalita: mezcal, triple sec, pineapple, lime, orange bitters
  • Bastion: gin, earl grey syrup, egg whites, lime
  • Paloma: tequila, grapefruit soda, bitters
  • Pina Mojito: aged rum, coconut rum, pineapple, mint, lime
  • Red Sangria: wine, cherry liqueur, apples, oranges
  • White Sangria: white wine, triple sec, peach schnapps, raspberries

Campechano Toronto: Cervezas + Vino

  • Beer: Sol, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Dos Equis, Blood Brothers, Brickworks Cider
  • Wine: Cruz de Piedra Macabeo White + Altos Rioja Red
Mexican beer and margaritas at Campechano Toronto.

Mexican beer and margaritas at Campechano Toronto.

Campechano Toronto Menu

Owner and Chef Daniel Roe has found success by keeping the Campechano menu simple. “We really try to convey a classic taqueria and memories from our childhoods in our grandmothers kitchen or family gatherings. Simple, fresh ingredients used in a way that for us brings us back home and it all starts with a good foundation of our fresh tortilla.”

Campechano’s menu is gluten-free and includes guacamole, ceviche, sope, and a parade of 8-10 tacos. One dessert, Flan de Caramelo, offers those with a sweet tooth a satisfying finish.

Campechano Toronto: guacamole with salsa and nachos

Guacamole with salsa and nachos

Campechano Toronto: Ceviche with pico de gallo and nachos

Ceviche with pico de gallo and nachos

Sope with thick tortilla, beans, lettuce, and cheese.

Campechano Toronto: Costillita Taco with arbol braised beef rib, avocado, salsa macha

Costillita Taco with arbol braised beef rib, avocado, salsa macha

Campechano Toronto: Bistec Enchilado Taco with pasilla adobo, top sirloin, salsa morita

Bistec Enchilado Taco with pasilla adobo, top sirloin, salsa morita

Campechano Toronto: Pollo al Pastor Taco with chicken thigh, pineapple, salsa macha

Pollo al Pastor Taco with chicken thigh, pineapple, salsa macha

Campechano Toronto: Carnitas Taco with confit pork shoulder, avocado, salsa verde

Carnitas Taco with confit pork shoulder, avocado, salsa verde

Campechano Toronto: Barbacoa Taco with braised lamb leg, guajillo, salsa jalapeno

Barbacoa Taco with braised lamb leg, guajillo, salsa jalapeno

Campechano Toronto: Tinga de Pollo Taco featuring chicken breast stewed in morita

Tinga de Pollo Taco featuring chicken breast stewed in morita

Campechano Toronto: Pescado Taco with beer battered Haddock, avocado, chipotle

Pescado Taco with beer battered Haddock, avocado, chipotle

Campechano Toronto's Flan de Caramelo

Campechano Toronto’s Flan de Caramelo


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Campechano Hours of Operation

Tuesday 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm

Wednesday 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm

Thursday 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm

Friday 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm

Saturday 5pm to 11pm

Sunday Closed

Monday Closed

Campechano Toronto Reservations

504 Adelaide Street West, 416 777 2800

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