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Liberty Village has never seen finer Mexican fare than items on the menu at the newest Toronto Mexican restaurant, Libertad. Here you will find everything from Liberty Village tacos to margeritas.

Located at 133 Jefferson Avenue, the Libertad Cocina Mexicana sign is hard to miss. Inside, the setting is very relaxed. When it comes to the food, it’s received rave reviews. These aren’t the Tex-Mex tacos you find at other restaurants. These are authentically Mexican, delicious tacos uniquely Libertad.

The menu is small and focused, the ingredients are as local as they possibly can be, and the resulting food is incredible. For a homey Mexican atmosphere, you won’t find too many other spots that compare in a city loaded with Mexican restaurants.

Libertad offers two distinct menus – one for lunch and one for dinner. Both menus are built around the theme of tacos, equally tasty, but with different offerings.

Worth noting as well is that their amazing tortillas are produced close-by on Ossington by Maizal. If the name sounds familiar Maizal was the restaurant in Libertad’s former location that quietly closed down a couple of years back. It appears that they have dedicated themselves to making the city’s best tortillas now. 

Lunch at Libertad

The taco menu immediately catches the eye upon sitting down at Libertad. At lunchtime, the delightful Birria de Res brings together braised beef cheek, cheese, onion, and cilantro.

The Cochinita Pibil brings together some fine slow cooked pork butt with pickled onion, cilantro, and avocado salsa. The result is a mouthwatering taco with authentic flavours and gorgeous tortillas.

For vegetarians, there’s also the Vegetarian Chorizo. This is one of the only vegetarian tacos in Liberty Village or anywhere near it, mixing housemade chorizo with beans, avocado salsa, cilantro, and onions.

Dinner at Libertad

The dinner menu at Libertad is a little more expansive, with appetizers like various salsas, quesadillas, soups, and yes tacos.

The Blackened Arctic Char takes grilled Canadian arctic char and lays atop it salsa aguacate, cabbage, onion, cilantro, and pineapple. You haven’t had a taco like this before!

You also have the premium Tacos Dorados de Papa, the most expensive taco on the menu topping out at $8. These crispy taco come filled with cheddar potatoes. In between the crunch are cabbage, crema, queso fresco, onion, and cilantro. So flavorful.

Are you looking for quality Mexican tacos in Liberty Village?

Libertad is Spanish for ‘freedom’. The name leans on the Liberty Village tag as well as the sustainability commitments the establishment has made. The kitchen is one of Liberty Village’s only zero food waste kitchens. Everything that comes onto its counters are ethically sourced, including Canadian beef, Ontario duck and pork, and turbot and Arctic char that’s fished directly from the waters of Nunavut.

The hours currently at Libertad are not standard. They’re open for lunch Monday to Friday between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Libertad is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 9:30 pm. If you’re looking to book a table or have questions, you can contact the restaurant directly at (416) 672 – 0159.