10 Cheapest Restaurants In Toronto, Canada

cheapest restaurants in toronto

Toronto is a modern and bustling city in Ontario, Canada and nestles on the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The city has a skyline of soaring skyscrapers, including the free-standing CN Tower, with its revolving restaurant. With plenty of shopping all around, the city also features many green spaces, including the spacious High Park and the beautiful and manicured Queen’s Park, both of which are perfect for relaxation amid fresh air. High Park offers a number of walking trails and also houses a zoo with many species of animals on display. Museum-lovers will enjoy Royal Ontario Museum, with its cultural and nature exhibits, and a pleasant few hours can be spent at Casa Loma, a stately castle in the city with pretty gardens. When visiting the city on a budget, enjoy dining out at some of the cheapest restaurants in Toronto, Canada. Scroll below to view our top picks.

1. Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos

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This affordable taqueria is located in a trendy Kensington Market storefront and serves up Baja-style tacos and seafood on a cash-only basis. The restaurant often serves a special and the fish and meat tacos are delicious and served with efficiency. Their signature dish is the Gobernador, consisting of house-smoked tuna, served with grilled shrimp and cheese. The property initially started as a pop-up but was then made into a small, permanent restaurant with a vegan-friendly dessert place across the street. Wherever possible, everything is made freshly each day. Tacos come at 5 USD, while a Hawaiian-style poke has been added to the menu for 10 USD.

Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos

Address: 69 Kensington Ave, Toronto, Canada

Website: Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm - 7pm (closed on Mon)

2. Chick-N-Joy

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Chick-N-Joy’s delicious chicken is hand-prepared daily and is never frozen. The chicken is spiced with their secret recipe and pressure-cooked in canola oil for the best flavor. The chicken is purchased from government-regulated and inspected Canadian farms only and prices run from 7 USD up to 20 USD for a family serving. The restaurant initially opened in Scarborough but now has two branches in Toronto.


Address: 1265 York Mills Road Unit F3, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Chick-N-Joy

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm

3. Drupatis Roti and Doubles

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With two locations in Toronto, Drupati Roti and Doubles is a Caribbean restaurant serving fine Trinidadian cuisine. Their range of rotis, allaloo, pholouries, stew chicken, curry and doubles is served up for 10 USD or less and each is delicious and authentic. There is a choice of meat, fish, seafood and vegetarian options on the menu, along with Jerk Chicken, Fry Rice, Chow Mein, and Fry Chicken.

Drupatis Roti and Doubles

Address: 35 Woodbine Downs Blvd #3B, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Drupatis Roti and Doubles

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 9am - 8pm; Thu - Sun: 9:30am - 8pm

4. Sultan of Samosas

Samosa with chutney
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Sultan of Samosas has two locations in Toronto and both sell the best samosas with a variety of savory and sweet fillings. Samosas make the perfect snack and not only do they sell more than 10 varieties in-house with a variety of dips, but they also supply samosas to other restaurants, groceries, and hotels. Each samosa is in the traditional triangular shape and is wrapped in light, crunchy wheat pastry. Ingredients for the fillings are sourced locally.

Sultan of Samosas

Address: 1 Oak St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Sultan of Samosas

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 8pm

5. Tacos El Asador’s

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Located in Koreatown, Tacos El Asador started as a tiny eatery and is now a full-blown restaurant. The decor is bright and pretty with picnic tables and benches for seating. TV screens around the restaurant air Latin American shows. The owners came from El Salvador, meaning the food is a mixture of Mexican and Salvadoran favorites, served on plastic plates and in baskets lined with paper. Every dish is made from scratch, including corn tortillas and the tasty hot sauce found on every table. Burritos, tamales, and tostadas all come for under 10 USD and payment is cash-only.

Tacos El Asador

Address: 689 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Tacos El Asador

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm to 10pm; Sun: 2pm - 10pm

6. Sichuan Garden

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Sichuan Garden is a Chinese restaurant serving authentic Sichuan-style cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently placed to serve both dine-in and take-away meals. Each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients sourced locally and is known for is spicy and delicious flavors. There is a variety of cold dishes, appetizers, main dishes, and platters, ranging in price from under 10 USD to 15 USD.

Sichuan Garden

Address: 359 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Sichuan Garden

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11:45am - 10:30pm (closed on Tue)

7. Double D's

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Double D’s boasts that they serve the only Chicago-style deep dish pizza in Toronto. Personal pizzas are 9 USD, while a large to share goes for 26 USD. Fillings include pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, red onion, spinach, Buffalo chicken, pineapple, bacon, and ham. Additional fillings can be added on request. There is also a range of appetizers to choose from and some delightful desserts.

Double D's

Address: 1020 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Double D’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sun: 12pm - 11pm

8. El Furniture Warehouse

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El Furniture Warehouse is a premium dive bar in Toronto. This is one of a series of dive bars popping up in various Canadian locations. The decor features plenty of exposed wood, while there is a classic pub-grub menu featuring tasty food, all at just under 5 USD and throughout the day. The menu offers a selection of signature soft tacos, healthy salads and mouth-watering burgers, all at that affordable price, along with a selection of drinks, craft beers, and more.

El Furniture Warehouse

Address: 410 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: El Furniture Warehouse

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

9. The Bagel House

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The Bagel House has been serving Montreal-style bagels in Toronto since 1999 and now has a selection of branches to choose from. Among the bagels on offer are lox (smoked salmon), cream cheese, and other delights. Bagels are freshly made on-site and are hand-rolled, boiled in honey water and baked in a maple wood oven. They are slightly chewy and come plain or with sesame or poppy seeds, according to your taste. As they are open 24 hours a day, The Bagel House is perfect for anyone who needs a tasty snack even at the most unforgiving hours.

The Bagel House

Address: 1438 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Y7, Canada (4 other locations)

Website: The Bagel House

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

10. Square Boy

Square Boy restaurant on the Danforth
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Square Boy is an old-school burger joint and Greek restaurant, famous for their cheap burgers, souvlaki and gyros, as well as whole barbecue chickens which sell for under 10 USD. The restaurant features an arcade game and some retro booths for effect. The signature burger boasts a 100-percent beef patty and costs under 5 USD. Everything is grilled in full view of guests and you can choose your own topping to suit. Gyros on a pita are also under 5 USD and are crafted from ground lamb and beef, shaved from a vertical spit. Souvlaki on a bun is another favorite here.

Square Boy

Address: 875 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: Square Boy

Opening hours: 10am - 12:30am (daily)

Enjoy Toronto and eat at a reasonable price

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Explore this modern and bustling Canadian city, taking in all the sights, museums, parks and gardens, but make sure you stock up on your energy by enjoying a meal from one of the cheapest restaurants in Toronto, Canada along the way. International cuisine, good taste, and satisfaction can be had in Toronto without breaking the bank.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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