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Playa Cabana Hacienda
Playa Cabana Hacienda

Playa Cabana Hacienda Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.playacabana.ca
  • Phone: (647) 352-6030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Playa Cabana Hacienda
We’re a favourite here on the Dupont strip. Steps from Yorkville and an oasis from the downtown core, we at Playa Cabana offer traditional Mexican fare with a cosy neighbourhood feel. Fresh seafood specials, handmade tortillas, local artisan-made, organic ingredients, and premium tequila-based cocktails merge with a relaxed atmosphere and a passionate service staff to provide a truly authentic experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Love the decor, robust menu, the elotes (corn on the cob) is to die for. One of the best margarita's I have ever had. Service was very friendly, explained everything, and made recommendations. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We spent a majority of the time waiting. It took a very long time for the server to take our order and an even longer time for our food to arrive. It was a Monday night so it wasn't super busy. The food was good but nothing extraordinary. We sat on the upstairs patio which was very nice but very loud for some reason. I found myself having to yell to be heard. I probably won't be back."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Amazing lobster Jerk Tacos. Chicken Taco I could live without too greasy. I think they are really overpriced on their Drink menu"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was tasty, the ambiance kitschy cool and the margaritas were muy auténtico. However, the service was very disappointing. Nary a smile, a welcoming word, a genuine thank you. And for those reasons we probably won't return or recommend."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was my fourth time at the restaurant and the first for my husband. He has no interest in returning and this time the service was too slow and some of the food came out cold while other dishes were piping hot. It was disappointing enough that we would reconsidering returning. Even the kids who have liked it before didn't like it as much this time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Place is fun, food is uneven, some tasty, some bland so order carefully, but frustrating part was it took almost an hour to just get the beers ordered when the very nice server finally got to us 15-20 min after we arrived... and they were bottled... and the bar was 20 feet away. Sadly a very small beer list too!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Among 4 of us we had fried fish tacos, beef tacos (LA Truck) and a spicy chicken taco. As well we shared guac and chips. All agreed the chips were amazing, the guac was very good and the tacos were all terrific. It will take at least a couple of tacos and some appetizer to fill most people up for dinner"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My wife and I thought the ambiance and food was great at playa cabana , but at hacienda we both felt too many dishes were bland . Our black beans were bland, no flavor. We eat Mexican all throughout Toronto and never need to add salt. My fish tacos were soggy, but more importantly the fish was bland and needed flavor. My wife enjoyed her enchilada, but like me felt the Cobb salad was bland. We ate at 6pm in Saturday, and as such the restaurant was half empty. Therefore - the food cannot be blamed on too many patrons at once... Don't believe the Hype!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The service was great and the food very flavorfull."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my meal. The space is laid back and inviting, the food was thoughtful and extremely tasty, the ambiance is vibrant without being too loud or hectic. I would have liked some draft beer options, but the margaritas we had were memorably zippy."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Amazing time! Service was outstanding and food was delicious. Will be returning very soon!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "There's a buzz of "new hot spot in the neighbourhood". But had to wait 25 mins for our late evening reserved table even though the place wasn't full. Ignored by bartender and hostess for too long. Server at table was attentive and food came fast to the table satisfying hungry 20-something children dining with us. Food was ok but nothing special. Specialty cocktails were tasty but certainly jacked up the bill. Liked the overall concept and hope they do well in the space. But found the experience average."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I booked a reservation at Playa for Saturday night at 730 on OpenTable, but when we showed up, the restaurant did not have the reservation. Kinda sucky..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've been to Playa Cabana before and loved the food. Lunch at Playa Cabana Hacienda was disappointing, though. Maybe because it was a Saturday lunch and they weren't very busy, but the timing and execution were off. My tacos were greasy, suggesting perhaps the oil wasn't hot enough. My partner's burrito arrived cold. Both were tasty, but overpriced at $17 for a lunch entree. Drinks were slow. Altogether, a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Having been to Playa Can Ana Hacienda many times I was less than impressed this time. The flautas were stringy, chorizo Verde tacos were sub par, and the ancho braised tacos were tasteless compared to normal. The worst was the hostess blatantly lying to us right off the bat. We asked to be seated on the patio and she told us no one else could be seated out there that night because it was a residential area. Seating us inside, I watched as she seated another group at the table I had asked about. Had it actually of been an issue with the neighborhood there would be no issue. The blatant lying was what really annoyed me. With the food sub par that night I was disappointed to say the least. I have come to expect better..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "From the minute you step into Playa it is super cool! Don't expect fancy just rustically cool. Food was filled with incredible taste, drinks while a little on the pricey side well worth it. Our server Anthony Amazing. Try it it won't disappoint!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I live just down the street and it's great to have a fun lively restaurant in the neighbourhood with delicious food and a fun atmosphere. The service was excellent and the staff of very attentive."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent, with some innovative takes on traditional dishes. The cocktails that we had were reasonably good, but much more expensive that drinks of similar quality at other restaurants."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very mediocre food. Gregarious but poor service. Food arrived cold as if it had been waiting on counter for some time. Very busy place."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I do not like spice- not even pepper, but I come back for these tacos because they are the best since I visit Mexico. The flavour is unlike any other."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great meal ... the only problem was that they did not have the reservation I made on OpenTable. Was lucky to get a table."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I wish I could remember her name, because we had the best waitress! Thanks"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Mexican food tapas style, margaritas and sangria. Fun times, patio and great Latin music. Absolutely recommend this place"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great for after work crowd or big groups that don't mind a loud noise level. Not really a place to go for dinner and have conversation. A little noisy even earlier in the week."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had a group there for pitchers of margaritas and tapas, was a very fun evening. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It took over 30 minutes after we were seated for us to even be approached by a server. We had to ask the hostess who seated us to send someone over to take our order. It took another 20 minutes just to get our drinks. Then out entrees came out 20 minutes apart from each other. We wanted to order more drinks but our server never visited our table again. In fact, we had to ask another server to bring us the bill. This is the worst dining experience I have had in toronto and I am thoroughly disappointed. I have been to playa cabana twice and had a great experience both times. We wanted to give hacienda a try since we live in the area. I will not be going back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had the worst lunch at this location. The veggie tacos were filled with inedible large soggy mushrooms, tiny pieces of poblano peppers and very chewy pieces of cheese. My other two tacos were overfilled with additions making it difficult to taste the grilled fish. Salsa must have been made the day before as the tomatoes were mushy and the sauce watery. The ceviche was watery and lacked flavor. The guacamole was pretty good. How can the food served at this location be so different from the sister restaurant down the street. The chef needs some training from the real Playa Cabana across the street."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Can never go wrong with Playa Cabana Hacienda. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. The staff are super nice. Cool decor. Never any bill shock either."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food. Good service. However very crowded and noisy! Otherwise fun evening"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The patio at PCH had been open for it's first week and still working out the kinks. It's a great set up, with full on BBQ, lots of bar space, and even the Thirsty Traveller Kevin Brauch was in attendance. There's some work to do to get up to the Playa Cabana standard, but this patio is going to be great once it's cooking like Playa. Love the space and set up."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is amazing, the staff is all very nice. Environment makes you feel like your in Mexico."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our server wasn't knowledgeable on the menu and made numerous excuses as to why our food was nearly 2 hours late. Once the good came, it was great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was very noisy during our dinner. I would suggest to request a quiet table, if you are joining dinner with friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Small, expensive portions one was ice cold and the other extremly salty. Each drink we ordered had either way to much lime or simple syrup or both! We had to ask for cutlery, napkins and asked more than four times for water!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Playa cabana hacienda was great! We were seated on the back patio which was adorable and had a great vibe! Food was good too. We got a selection of tacos-fairly authentic because of their size but would have appreciated more filling. The homemade guac and salsa was the best part, super fresh and tasty. Last but not least, we really enjoyed the fresh lime margaritas:)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Waiter had no knowledge of food or beer recommendation. Which doesn't help when the menu doesn't provide descriptions. Food was either bland or greasy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hi, I came with my daughter and a friend and the fish tacos were great, and the virgin marguerita (spelling?) was excellent. The server was great with my daughter (5 years old). Constructive criticisms: the real marguerita was very strong, and tasted too strong at first to enjoy; my server didn't know what a negroni was, which is OK, but I had a delicious one at another Playa C so I wanted one here too! The guac was excellent though the tortilla chips weren't that great. I don't know if they were home made, but they were very crunchy, and seemed deep fried. They were too thick for me. Overall, I would come back, and I like your place a lot. The feel there with the neon and the bustle was good. Thanks a lot"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Second time at Hacienda. Like the original Playa Cabana down the street, service is lousy. Staff are nice enough, just don't seem to be very competent or efficient. Dropped others dirty plates on our table, cleared food before we were finished, food ordered at the same time brought out at all different times, something floating in one of our drinks that should NOT have been. Comped us ONE dessert for three of us due to all the screw-ups - not exactly generous. Regardless of yummy food, don't think we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Guacamole really great. And chips are a carbohydrate dream. My "hot" entrée was anything but. Only disappointment there. Drinks, skimpy on the alcohol? Perhaps."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for her birthday dinner and it was an absolutely spectacular time. Right from the moment we arrived we were in love with the place! The frenetic energy (without the sense of being rushed), the great vibe, the cool ambiance and the really great staff just wrapped up this completely noteworthy day! Our server Jordan was on the ball, easy to get a hold of, quick with a great recommendation and a great conversationalist. I had remarked to my partner that I felt like we'd be in and out of there pretty quickly without ever feeling rushed...and I was wrong! When I had thought we'd been there for maybe 30 mins, it turns out we were just hitting an hour of great drinks, food and conversation. No hesitation about recommending!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014