I love this place! My advice? Trust the menu. I brought friends here and we all had the 6 course tasting menu. It's so worth it the portion size is great and the food is delicious! My friends were worried they wouldn't enjoy it because the ingredients sound so "out there" but they all loved it! Only dish I didn't like involved a super spicy bitter pepper but it was just 1/2 of one dish and not a big deal. I love this place. Try it with an open mind! Also.. the service is awesome!! I wish I remembered the name of our server because she was fantastic and so knowledgeable.
Overall the experience was great but the prices on the menu need to come down.
food was great but overpriced for the portion sizes. service was subpar. other than that I like the place.
What a great find! The food and staff are amazing, and the setting is mesmerizing.
The restaurant had a stunning interior, service was on point and the food was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back during patio season!
Last meal of our spring break trip and it was amazing!
The food was tasty, but if you're expecting authentic Mexican, this isn't it. It uses authentic ingredients, but puts them together in different ways. The server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. She warned us that the dishes would come out in whatever order they were prepared, which was fine, but all the dishes came out much too quickly, one after another, both hot and cold, and so we weren't able to take our time and enjoy the experience. We were racing to eat the hot food before it got cold and had to eat the cold appetizers at the end, after they were no longer cold. The atmosphere is great though, and I would recommend a visit - just be sure to order a few items at a time rather than all at once.
Wish the waiter told us the snapper we were ordering was for two. Had way too much food. Other than that enjoyed all. Very tasty and waiter was very attentive.
We had a great experience, we loved the fresh quacamole, the guys liked their fish and I had something extra vegan. We tried the house lager, excellent with the food. The organic tequila was a good finishing.
The service at the front desk was disappointing. The lady there was short and rude, was not accommodating at all. It almost made us leave without ordering. Once seated the server was amazing and made up for the poor service at the front. Food was okay for the money. I probably would not go back at this time or recommend it to anyone.
Expensive for what it is and how much they give. Food was good, but was not amazing. I’d rather go to La Carnita tbh.
Prior to a show.
Great experience. Been before. Little pricey
Will come back
Love this place but haven’t always loved the service expect the last time we went. Our server was attentive and knew a great deal about the menu and food. She was able to recommend choices and portion size for our party. Will always go back here for authentic Mexican cusine!
Great food, service, cool decor and awesome experience . Would definitely come back
Amazing atmosphere, great beer and food. My boyfriend and I appreciated having the chance to try the crickets in our guac - was very delicious and added to an overall great experience.
Amazing interior design of restaurant, great cocktails (best margaritas) and LA level trendy mexican food
Love this place
Service was great , a bit pricey. Ambiance was good
The atmosphere was nice but the food was poor. I had tacos that weren't good and for dinner I had the 'chicken supreme' which was just OK. I also felt it was overpriced for what you received.
It was my first time, all I can say is: "it's definitely a place to come back!"
Portions were very small, but very delicious. Our server Michael was very friendly. attentive, and informative about the menu.
6 of us went to El Catrin to celebrate my son's 18th birthday and it was fantastic!
It came highly recommended to us by several friends so we took the drive in from Burlington and it was completely worth the travel time.
Service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the ambiance made for a very cool and memorable birthday dinner.
We will be back this summer to sit on the awesome patio.
I’ve been to this restaurant a few times now and I always have a positive experience. The food is awesome! And the service and atmosphere are great. The churros are the best! Only place that makes the best churros. It’s become one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto.
Highly recommend you try it out.
It was a lovely experience and my whole team enjoyed it.
Great food and atmosphere. Very busy place so be sure to make a reservation. Only downside to our visit was being seated right next to the kitchen door.
Ricardo - amazing server and took care of us all night.
Overall a fun evening and food was good. Though our server was very personable and helpful with food suggestions, service was a bit casual - candle not lit, dirty dishes remained on table too long, glasses delivered by the rim, plate was broken on table. Friendly service great, but need to polish up on the details.
Server waskmowledgeable and didn't rush us even though our friends were late arriving. It wasn't so noisy that we couldn't hear each other. Tacos were great. Shrimp salad disappointing. Great venue
Everything we had tasted amazing! Esp. The corn off the cob appetizer... yummy!
Great food and ambiance!
This is a fantastic restaurant for atmosphere. Moreover, our waitress was fantastic. Unfortunately, the food was overpriced and pedestrian.
Requested a quieter table upstairs and they accommodated us. Opted out of the tasting menu this time due to allergy concerns and ordered a la carte. Still lots of great options to chose from. Very happy with the meal and service.
I found food is not tasty and authentic as at previous visits but overall very good place. Great ambiance..
El Catrin is easily one of my favorite spots in Toronto let alone the distillery district. I take visitors there every chance I get.
Overall, we had a great experience! Loved the ambiance and decor, and the food was amazing. I would definitely eat there many more times. It's a great place to bring out of town guests with its location in the Distillery District. My only minor suggestions would be to bring out the food slower (we got our food within around 7 minutes of ordering) just to give guests a chance to sit back and relax and not feel rushed. Also, it was quite drafty in there, and the hostesses could do a better job of managing the curtain and doors.
Great service. Awesome food. Wicked ambiance. Really happening place, fund to eat at. A little hard to find at night (no lights, couldn't figure out where the door was). Would love to come back to eat on the patio. As other reviewers said it's a bit pricey for the amount of food you get but the quality was outstanding. I mentioned to the waitress when we sat down that we were celebrating my wife's birthday and when we ordered dessert, she brought out a small cake with a candle in it. My wife thought I had set it up but really, it was all the waitress doing something special for her. A great night for sure. We'll be back next time we're in town.
Moderate - High Noise level
authenic excellent mexican cuisine