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El Catrin

4.4
2813 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date (86)
  • Creative Cuisine (71)
  • Fun (69)
Opened summer of 2014 in the Distillery District is El Catrin Destileria. With a stunning hand painted 20'x60' mural and one of the best patios and cocktail lists in the city, this Authentic Mexican eatery with a lively vibe and fun staff is sure to be a hit. Chef Le Calvez who moved here from Mexico City loves showing Torontonians the fresh flavours that represent his homelands famous cooking.

Please note all reservations are for our indoor space only. The patio is first come first serve.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Fall Hours:
Monday to Wednesday: 11:30pm - 11pm
Friday: 11:30am - 1am
Saturday: 11am - 1am
Sunday: 11am - 11pm
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Phone number
(416) 203-2121
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Olivier Le Calvez
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Cross street
Parliament & Mill Street
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Public transit
short walk from King Street streetcar and Parliament bus
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2813 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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yummy (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Everything we had tasted amazing! Esp. The corn off the cob appetizer... yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food and ambiance!

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KathrynE 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

This is a fantastic restaurant for atmosphere. Moreover, our waitress was fantastic. Unfortunately, the food was overpriced and pedestrian.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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vipLove2dine (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I found food is not tasty and authentic as at previous visits but overall very good place. Great ambiance..

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Pegleg (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

El Catrin is easily one of my favorite spots in Toronto let alone the distillery district. I take visitors there every chance I get.

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Alicia 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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DavidM 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food.
Moderate - High Noise level
authenic excellent mexican cuisine

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always satisfied by the food and service provided at the restaurant! Great location for group booking and catching a good meal when in the area. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Me and my fiance had the taste around Mexico and we were beyond impressed. The flavors were amazinf, the staff was friendly and attentive and the experience was one of a kind. We will be returning with friends.

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Red12 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Ambience was good, but service was quite slow and there was no flexibility in the menu, portions are also very small - a little over priced for what you’re getting

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KMcPhee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food in a fun, hip and lively atmosphere.
They make the guacamole right at your table!
We sampled several small plates, all were divine!
Sharing definitely recommended :-)

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The decor is fantastic. The atmosphere and music was lively, but not so loud that you couldn't have conversation. The staff are great: friendly and helpful. Guacamole prepared fresh at the table is a neat trick and it's delicious. Tapas were good. We mostly had seafood dishes. I believe the menu was very authentic and creative. This is a cool place to come to for something different than run-of-the-mill dining.

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