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Lula Lounge
Lula Lounge

Lula Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lula.ca
  • Email: info@lula.ca
  • Phone: (416) 588-0307
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Family Salsa Brunch seating at 11 with a dance lesson at noon and live Cuban music.
    Dinner hours during week vary according to event schedule. Check our web site for door and show times. Dinner and dancing packages with live salsa orchestras every Friday and Saturday: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Ihosvani Aguila
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning a birthday celebration, staff holiday bash, a retirement party, stagette or just a night on the town, we have the food, drinks and atmosphere to provide a fun and unique experience for all your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator (866) 956-8439
  • Entertainment: During the week, Lula offers a wide range of jazz, African, Brazilian, Indian, folk and blues bands. Every week is a bit different, so please check out our website for the full schedule. Our famous salsa Fridays and Saturdays feature the very best in local talent often alongside international special guests.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Available for private parties and special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dundas and Dufferin
  • Public Transit: The 505 Dundas Street Car stops right in front of Lula. Or take the Dufferin bus south from the Dufferin subway station on the Bloor line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Park on right on Dundas Street West or the the municipal Green P lot that is just minutes away on Bonar Place. (North of College just off Sheridan.)
A word from Lula Lounge
Lula Lounge is Toronto's home to live salsa, Brazilian, world and jazz music featuring diverse local talent as well as concerts by international artists. Each weekend we offer a dinner and show package that includes a three course tropical fusion meal, a beginner dance lesson and great live music for your dancing pleasure.
Our Family Sunday Brunch is a great place to celebrate birthdays with the whole family.
Don't miss trying one of our famous Cuban mojitos.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food, ambience and service were excellent but, even better, we thoroughly enjoyed the live performance of the Euphonia orchestra playing Mahler's Symphony No. 4. It's a special treat to hear live classical music during supper in a relaxed social setting."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great food, ambience, service and dancing, a great way to celebrate a special occasion"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Was here for Daniela Andrade's performance. Food was good (had the Red Snapper Filet and the Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake which I really enjoyed!) and the servers were attentive, friendly and helpful. Venue was sold out so a certain degree of noise was expected due to the amount of people but was able to hear the acoustic performance well enough."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Thanks everyone at Lula. We were there Sunday night, April 6th, and it was a fantastic time. The ambiance, the service, all the staff made the evening and the event spectacular. The music was truly great and so small thanks to the talents of your great sound man. Thanks everyone!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The $49 lesson, dance and dinner package is awesome."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent meal to be followed by dance with a fantastic Cuban life band."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "it was a great relaxed atmosphere. the food was delicious & fresh. service was friendly. there was a mix of diners: young & old, families, couples, lots of kids... bonus: there was a small group of musicians playing cuban music, and at around noon, there was a dance instructor to get people out on the floor and learning a few steps! lots of fun!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We decided to have a ladies night out and we were't disappointed. The food was amazing. The live music was fantastic. The restaurant was busy so, maybe that's why the service was not better (It was still good, just not great). The dance floor gets a bit crowded. Fun for dancing and people watching."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had the Ceviche which was disappointing...wine good ....service EXcellent.... Ambience Great ... The music was of course Terrific.."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I love the music, the dance lesson and the dance section, but if you want good food dont go there. However, this is one of the few places where you can dine and dance and the service is pretty good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Best experience out since I can remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Ron Davis' jazz band is fantastic. The group's music is very unique and entertaining. I wanted to hear them perform and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was good too!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the atmosphere right from the beginning when we came in. The buffet had a good variety of great food. The service was outstanding! The waitresses were very attentive and very friendly. Within an hour and a half into the brunch a dance instructor started to teach to who ever wanted to learn how salsa is danced. He was excellent! Shortly after two musicians came and started to play for us as we were dancing along with the instructor. This is a fantastic place for for family and group of friends to meet and having a great brunch. But you can go as a couple and have as much enjoyment as we all danced together. Make sure you make a reservation ahead of time. The place filled up fast!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I loved the band and the music throughout the evening. The free dance lesson is a great add-on. Disappointed with the food: menu is very limited and I don't like the prix fixe package. Ended up getting dinner tapas style and it was just okay."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you are looking for something different to do this is the place to go. Lots of fun, good food and great customer service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's Day and got a package which included dinner, a dance lesson, and a show. Let me start off by saying the dancing was fantastic. Up until that point we were very disappointed ... but that saved the night. Our reservation was at 8:30, the service was slow ... and by 10:00 we hadn't even received our entree. At 10, the dance lesson started. By the time we got back from the dancing our entree had been served, and at this point, was cold. I was very disappointed considering I paid $150 ... I had assumed a much higher quality of service. I realize it was busy, but if you are going to offer a package, then you have to be able to put out that amount of food in a certain amount of time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant for the live music events they have listed. We saw an orchestra play while eating and it was wonderful. Be sure to check out their event listings to see what is coming up. Note there is cover or set food prices for some events."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Hello, On Saturday we had a dinner for 3. In the end my we decided to split the bill. My friends paid for themselves + tip (it was a couple) and I pay just for me. In the end I was told if I won't add a tip towards my bill, a waiter would have to put it out her pocket. Lula is a great place, but nobody likes to pay twice."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Last Friday my wife and I tried Lula lounge for the first time. The experience was exquisite !!!! We are new to Toronto, and as a salsa lovers we were looking for a place to dance and to feel the right atmosphere, and Lula lounge have it all. It started with a small band as a warm up, continued with the main show, and both were outstanding. And the atmosphere, it was electric. Lula Lounge is the place for Salsa lovers. As for the rest, the web reservation, was easy and user friendly, and then at Lula, the staff were nice, pleasant and gave the feeling they want you in the lounge and they want you to enjoy. The food was very good, much better than we expected from dancing lounge. 5 stars. We definatlly will come again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I havbe never been to Lula Lounge before and didn't know what to expect. I can be a pretty picky eater and generally not fond of too much spice. The food was fantastic! The service was great. And the entertainment was amazing. Saw Retrocity perform and they blew me away!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I can attest through the eyes of the 16 member group being with me this last Saturday that everyone had a great and magical time."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great great great. We went for our anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better spot. Dancing! fun fun fun. Food, Delicious!. Music.. Fabuluous! Waitress? Great,.. All so good.. Go on a Friday night and get yer yah yahs out!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This is a dinner and show package, not a just restaurant. The Lula provides the opportunity to take in a show and combine it with a great dinner at one reasonable price. Choosing the dinner package guarantees a table for the evening, with a fabulous dinner, the free salsa dance lesson (which was awesome) and the show (live salsa band and dancing). Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Mohito was warm and badly mixed, and had a bad taste. The waiter had some troubles in understanding English properly. The Acapella group was fairly acceptable but this kind of music doesn't fit at all with the kind of gigs people is expected to listen in this club. The quality-price ratio is unfair (15 $ cover each is too much for Sunday gig like that) and a 48$ dinner for a small bunch of snacks is far too pricey."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Warm welcome and friendly and constant service without being overbearing. Nice sound levels and excellent views from all seats to see performers and the stage. The fixed price menu for $39 (the red snapper on polenta with salsa was delicate and delicious) included the entertainment and we were very pleased with all aspects of the evening including the cozy ambience and subdued but sufficient lighting. The staff noticed wine and water glasses were low so just breezed over to refill them nicely. The music was vibrant and the salsa dance instructor on January 24th was fantastic for us neophytes. Appreciated the sound level of the live music so we could talk and yet feel enlivened by the trio and the band that played all evening."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Jazzy vibe - went for the music but stayed & enjoyed the food A small but well prepared menu in keeping with the Latin theme Music was great"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Went for the jazz and ended up doing the salsa lesson. Santos was fantastic and everyone was enjoying the evening. The previous 2 hour dinner jazz event met our expectations."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is a wonderful find ...excellent customer service, great value and live music, not to mention the free salsa lesson. Good for all ages and would definitely recommend"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I really like Lula lounge. Been there for dancing only before but the whole three course meal with dance lessons and than the live music club was just what I needed to have a great first date."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I watched the Ault Sisters perform, and it was a great show. The food and services was very good. I enjoyed their cerviche, and guacamole...ginger bread dessert was very delicious. The salsa lesson is always fun, but I think it would make more sense if the instructors were on stage so people can see their feet. Overall fantastic experience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I had the steak it was delicious, but 2 of my friends had the ravioli special and did like it at all!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Had a great time at Lula's. Energentic crowd and excellent Salsa dancers easily mixed with beginners like me. Food was OK but the service was Outstanding. Looking for a fun and memorable night Lula's is the place for you."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "First time at Lula. Great experience overall. Reserving was easy and hassle free. Staff was great and our waitress (Bonnie) was awesome. She was obviously busy, but she managed to find time to talk to us and that made us feel special. It took a while for the band to settle, so we did not get to dance to the live music, which we were looking forward to. But we had to leave. And the Ault sisters were awesome!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Although they lost my reservation they found me a nice table in no time. The service was great and the show spectacular. They were presenting these three cute girls with pristine voices The Ault sisters singing jazz. The salsa lesson was great too, and the salsa band outstanding. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday. Food was great and music was really reall good too. Overall a fun time!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great way to spend a Sunday late morning/afternoon - any age, any grouping - will be back!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The place was packed! The Latin music was great! There was a friendliness that permeated everything; attentive serving staff, brightly colored walls, fabulous music that connected our bodies to vivacious rhythms, and a general enthusiasm that was shared by attendees and staff alike. It was simply fun to be there. The quality - might I say authenticity - of the music and music making was delightful ~ not just because the musicians were excellent, but because they looked like they were having a great time too! Places like Lula Lounge have a positively infectious effect. Whatever ones day has been, this place leaves one with a feeling that it's good to be alive."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Service was slow. Set reservation for hours before the dance lesson but food and service was very late, main dish came out during start of dance lesson and was then cold and not good when we returned to our table. Enjoyed the dance lesson, band, and dancing afterward. Recommend early reservation to avoid choosing between eating to the dance lesson."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Went for the first time. It was a great atmosphere. Nice decorations too. The jazz played at 8 and I enjoyed that. When the band came on after the salsa lesson i danced and it was really fun. :)"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "But we were really amazed at how really GOOD the food was........"
    Dined on 11/2/2013