Please note all reservations are for our indoor space only. The patio is first come first serve.
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 11:00pm
The food portions were too small, especially for the price it cost. Regardless of it being a tapas experience, too much for too little. It didn't taste all that great either. Won't be returning.
Waiter..I think was Ricky (in the dinning room) was absolutely fantastic. Cheers to a really well done job!
Great location in the Distillery District, great food !
Awesome food and drinks! Ambiance is excellent too but music was way too loud
Good food great drinks! However limiting options for vegans.
Excellent ambiance and the food was delicious. This was our first time and we will definitely be back.
Food is great and service was good too.
I found the higher chair and table combination did not allow me to sit back and enjoy the meal.
There are also ‘regular’ height tables there, and would insist on one next time.
Great food, and great atmosphere! We will be back!
Tasty food except for the octopus. Churros are the best of all.
Nice food !
I didn't realize this is a tapas place. The food portions were small but that's tapas for you. However it was delicious and came out really fast. The churros are the best I've ever had with 4 huge portions and 3 dipping sauces - can't be beat! The ambiance was lovely, patio is really nice, and location is amazing. The only downside are the disgusting bathrooms. They should be cleaned more often.
Server was fantastic, however food was highly disappointing. I always recommend El Catrin to out of town friends, work buddies, etc. but this was underwhelming. The steak tacos couldn't feed a 5 yr. old.
I had noted in the reservation that we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. I had asked for a nice table. We were out at a high table at the entrance. A very bad table. No recognition of the anniversary and very poor service. The couple beside us were there for their 1st and were treated to a nice sparkling wine. And had a nice server. Why ask for special instructions if you don’t follow through? Disappointed for sure. Experience doesn’t match the food.
Absolutely fantastic! My husband and I went for our anniversary and we will be returning again as soon as we can make it back to Toronto! The food is incredible, service was the fastest we've ever had, and the restaurant itself is stunning. 100% recommend!!
Even at 7pm on Saturday service was amazing. Food was top notch. 100% be returning
Friendly staff, good for, great for a meal before the theatre at Soul Pepper
Server was great, food was really good. However, your front desk staff need help. Jessica especially was surly and rude. Didn't acknowledge us when five of us came in, with a reservation.
Churros great., coffee cold., seemed too bright and music was too low
Our experience was great. Service and food was exceptional.
Uniquely designed restaurant in the heart of the distillery district with excellent decor and menu options.
Great place for dinner before going to a play at nearby Soul Pepper Theatre.
Really bland food, tiny portions, big prices. Took awhile before any server came to my table even though the restaurant was not busy.
Meh. All show, should concentrate more on quality food. Not good value.
Dear Sir or Madam:
The food and décor are excellent, my friend and I enjoyed your service that day.
El Catrin is one my favorites and people that I know agree.
One small issue: The waiter charged us for two extra drinks, in error. My lady friend noticed the error, and the problem was solved.
Super pricy for what it is..tapas. We ordered dishes that cost waaaaayyy too much for the portion you receive. Guacamole barely fed two people. I think I cried when I tasted the over priced skirt steak that was so poorly made for the price I paid. Skirt steak is not even an expensive cut. The dishes we had lacked flavour altogether. My most disappointing meal. Our waitress also seemed as if she did not even want to be there. I am not going back.
First time here after hearing great reviews. Loved it!
I’ve never wasted so much money on unauthentic Mexican good. Please look at my receipt; $19 for maybe 3 bites or short ribs? If you’re Latino, or have ever had real Mexican food don’t ever waste your time and money and this place. You’re only paying for the ambience.
Ordered dinner at 5pm, my partners food arrived within 15 minutes, it was so small we thought it was a free appetizer! It was exactly enough food for a toddler, not for an adult. By 6:15 my food still hadn't arrived and our waitor was offering the bill with no clue I'd been waiting 75 minutes for my dinner to arrive. My dinner arrived 15 minutes later, 1 hour and 30 minutes after ordering. Sadly it tasted horrible, I couldn't even eat half of the plate. Our waitor offered us free shots and dessert, however, we expected to eat a full meal. The bill arrived and we were charged full price, even though my meal arrived 90 minutes after my partners meal - completely unacceptable! Needless to say we both left the restaurant hungry and very disappointed, thankfully there are other restaurants nearby and we were able to satisfactorily eat dinner elsewhere.
Our waiter was amazing - his name was Jordan. He took care of us so well and made sure we were comfortable , was knowledgable with the menu and ensured we always had water throughout the courses.
Husband’s birthday/date night. :)
Great experience, good food it’s small portions to share, patio is wonderful with the fire and margaritas killed me :) !!!!
I have been to this restaurant several times and have always loved it. This time I found the food quality very different. Was not as good at all and the portions for price have really seemed to change? Disappointed.
Great spot for an evening out with friends. Amazing food - given El Catrin is in a touristy area, one might think they would do the bare minimum with their captive audience. Au contraire, the food was spectacular, the service was polished and the Margheritas were delicious and not overly alcoholic that you could enjoy a second.
Excellent service! Our server was exceptional, I had a special birthday request that was fulfilled and a former student of ours who currently works here surprised us with a treat! The food was excellent, the vibe, decor and overall environment was great. We are repeat customers who will definitely return! Thank you!!
First time and it was excellent. Service was fantastic.
Amazing as always!!! Great Mexican sharing style place
Amazing service and such good food. Can’t wait to return
One of the best patios in the city. Excellent service. Very tasty Mexican-style menu
Food was good, accommodating for a shellfish allergy at our table. Drinks were amazing. Portions were small, but we ordered a few more items midway thru the meal and left full. Overall good experience, we'd go back.