Review: Seven Lives, a bustling takeout taqueria in Kensington Market

Review: Seven Lives, a bustling takeout taqueria in Kensington Market

(Image: Emma McIntyre)
Review: Seven Lives (Image: Emma McIntyre)
 

Seven Lives
69 Kensington Ave., @SevenLivesTO

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Just when we thought Toronto had reached the maximum municipal quota of taquerias, Seven Lives opened in Kensington Market. The 10-seat, mostly takeout shop is packed, the staff is often overwhelmed and the meat tacos routinely sell out. The fish tacos, however, are excellent. Options include smoked marlin, spicy grilled shrimp and fried mahi mahi, all expertly cooked and zestily seasoned. The best of the bunch is an incredible octopus version in a nutty pepita mole. A self-serve condiment station is stocked with top-notch house-made sauces, including a sweet blend of dried pasilla chilies and roasted tomatoes.