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About El Caballito Tequila Bar

El Caballito is downtown Toronto's only Tequila Bar

220 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 1K4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH (Saturday Only)
11:00am - 3:00pm

DINNER
Monday: 4:30pm to 11pm (PATIO ONLY)
Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 12am
Thursday - Friday: 4:30pm - 1am
Saturday: 11:00am - 1am

LUNCH:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


SEASONAL
*Patio is first come, first serve only. No reservations available for the patio*

Cross Street:
West of Simcoe Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 628-9838

Website:
http://www.elcaballito.ca/

Entertainment:
Live music every Tuesday!
Brunch every Saturday starting at 11:00am!

Public Transit:
St. Andrew Subway station

Executive Chef:
Elia Herrera

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

El Caballito Tequila Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (21)
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Quick Bite (11)
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Pre/post Theatre (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Spicy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Tapas (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was great and I would for sure come back, we were very happy with the food, service and live music. The only thing I was not happy with was paying $8.00 for an average bottle of beer. I thought for the price I was getting a pint of something of quality. Not that big of a deal though.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great tacos! Drinks were overpriced

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Overall we had a good experience and I've been back many times. The food is always tasty though I wish the menu could have more fish and seafood options for tacos. From time to time you have other fish available such as trout or salmon etc.

The Mexican singing is nice but when they are right beside your head it's a little much. It would be much better if they were in one area a little away from the dinners and the tables.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

So I’d say the only disappointment started straight from the reservations. It was discussed that we’d have the back area to ourselves but they later called to tell me that there was a miscommunication between colleagues and the backarea was bought out. We were then given two seperate areas which was inconvienient and awkward for socializing and, at this point too late to find another venue. Food was delicious, music was fun, atmosphere was awesome, waitress was exceptional, bar staff was great but seemed short handed.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Good food! Churro ice cream sandwich is a must!! Drinks are pricey but good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was excellent. We enjoyed a variety of tacos and had two pitchers of margarita. I look forward to our return

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was amazing except where we were seated. I booked online and in advance and even mentioned it was a bachelorette dinner. We were seated at a very less then desirable table that was quite uncomfortable. Food and service were very good other then that.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good atmosphere and good for group! Great dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Good food and value for money. A little loud, but it adds to the ambiance of the restaurant. Service could have been faster but overall, good experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great tacos, yummy marguaritas. Try a variety of both!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I made a reservation online , only to show up and the restaurant be closed. Not happy at all.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Andy was amazing. Loved the food as always.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Menu was limited and food was very cold...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I would go for the guacamole and chips alone. They were amazing. Found tacos to only be so si

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Amazing! Always such s great experience. A bit pricy - but worth it!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fantastic tuesday evenings where the tequila flows and tacos come cheap. They are all delicious. Bring your friends and have a good time!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was excellent! Sangria was good. Fun place but way too noisy with the live DJ.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for my girlfriend’s birthday and they did a fantastic job hosting 25+ people for the event. Friendly service, great food and fun for all! Everyone was impressed with the venue! Thanks for a great night!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Spicy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always enjoy stopping by for my taco fix! Love the vibe and ambience. Service is always great! Definitely would recommend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Perfect place for gathering with friends, having great margaritas and tacos!

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was my 4th or 5th visit. The food is fairly priced and good quality. There’s a good selection of beer and cocktails. The service is quick so it’s great before the theatre. Tuesday is Taco Tuesday’s so it’s even more reasonable. I’ll continue frequently El Caballito when downtown.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Spicy, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was extremely slow so we ended up ordering two beers at a time

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was great I throughly enjoyed the food but I couldn't hear my friends across from me. It was a little too loud for a friends get together. We hadn't seen each other in years.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing service, and outstanding tacos! The perfect restaurant before going to the theatre. Food comes out in under 10 minutes 😊

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is delicious. However the noise level is like being at a rock concert, right next to the speakers. We almost left without ordering but it was Saturday night and we didn't think we could get in anywhere else at that point.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went to grab a bite before a comedy show. Great service and some of the most delicious tacos!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tapas, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a wonderful time! My only complaint was the milk for the coffee was bad but it was thankfully fixed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The ambiance and service at this spot is great. The food- not so much. Taco's were soggy and bland, queso fundido was hard and lacking any meat(also only came with three tortillas). The guacamole was probably the best part.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Probably the best tacos I've had in Ontario. Authentic, fresh, fun. Margaritas are amazing and are not cheap on the alcohol content. Good times.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terrible service

Waiter walked away before finishing taking our order

Forgot to give us our food

Waiter takes our food away without asking when we clearly are still eating and plate is not empty

Waiter also gets my debit price dirty while putting it in the machine

Would not come back

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a good time! Sons b- day. All enjoyed. Liked live band.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I had heard a lot about El Caballito, so I wanted to try it. The food and service was really good. I always appreciate that since I work in the industry myself. My only complaint would be I had asked for a booth in my reservation and the host bought us to a table with no booth. So, I don't know if people had reserved it or the host didn't read my note. But either way, it would have been nice if someone had acknowledged my request. Other than that, it was really good, I would go again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We go here a lot. Great vibe and authentic Mexican tacos served with a smile.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was great. Drinks were great. Service was good but very rushed. Place wasn’t overly crowded yet they whipped all the food on the table so fast it seemed like we had pre-ordered it from the car on the way over.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely love the food here! The most authentic Mexican restaurant I’ve been to in downtown Toronto.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We arrived for our reservation for 9 people and they took us to a four person table and tried to give us a hard time when we wanted a bigger table.. will never go back after that experience. Then they kept offering a table to us and saying but there’s a reservation so you’ll need to be out by x time.
Really makes the customer feel like under appreciated and worthless !!!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best brunch in town

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good food, good staff but very too noisy for a dinner!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

They did not advise of 2hr maximum until 10min before the 2hrs were up.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I came here to catch up with a friend and the service, vibe, and beef tacos were excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot
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