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Restaurant Review: Seven Lives

On the day of Raptors' first Playoff game in many years, my friends took me to Seven Lives in Kensington Market. I had never been to Kensington Market before despite my interest. I always assumed that it referred to the area just to the north of Chinatown, only to find the vibrant historic core that lies to the west of Chinatown.


Seven Lives is a popular taco joint located in the heart of Kensington Market. Its menu offerings include multitude of seafood tacos as well as slow cooked pork (Carnitas), which is what I ordered. Despite the heavy crowd during my visit, my friends and I secured a seat at the table by the window.


Priced at $5 with taxes included, the taco was quite large, requiring me to use a fork to avoid creating any unnecessary mess. I spent quite a bit of time digging through the layers of diced tomatoes, onions, guacamole, help-your-self salsa, and the pork before I got the filling down to more manageable size.

Size is not the only thing I was impressed with. According to a post on BlogTO, the ingredients are locally sourced from other merchants in the Market, and the taste was definitely reflective of that statement. Although I went a little crazy with hot salsa, the taco tasted great.

Reasonably priced with great taste and generous size, the tacos at Seven Lives are definitely worthy of revisit. I would like to thank my friends who introduced me to Seven Live and Kensington Market, and I cannot wait to return.

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