Lula Lounge

4.4
666 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Lula Lounge is Toronto's home to live salsa, Brazilian, world and jazz music featuring diverse local talent as well as concerts by international artists. Each weekend we offer a dinner and show package that includes a three course tropical fusion meal, a beginner dance lesson and great live music for your dancing pleasure.
Bring your friends for a fun night and don't miss out trying one of our famous Cuban mojitos!
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I did not eat at Lula. so I could not rate it. Il be honest I did attend a Jazz /rock night and left cause I didn't enjoy the music. HOW EVER, I will be returning for a Latin night because I enjoyed the atmosphere they had. So Lula won me over through atmosphere, vibes and overall friendly service. See you next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, excellent music (great sound system) lovely servers. Went for Valentine's Day and couldn't ask for a more romantic setting.

The prix fixe menu was $60 per person plus drinks, which you pay in advance.

The drink special my wife ordered was a French martini which was excellent. I ordered a Mojito which was not great. No balance to the flavours, just rum taste. Shouldn't this be a signature drink given the venue's theme?

Aside from the chips and dip (lovely house-made salsa, guac and bean dip) the rest of the meal was extremely disappointing. Though jerk chicken appeared on the menu, the kitchen sent word they were out of chicken. On Valentine's Day you're not fully stocked?

We opted for the salmon instead (the beef option was an additional $11!). It was undercooked and rubbery. Side veggies were passable, rice not very warm. Neither my wife nor I finished our meal.

We had selected the espresso chocolate cake for dessert. It was very basic, and went unfinished as well.

For such an interesting and attractive venue (even the washrooms were nice - yes, decent washrooms south of Bloor!) I can't fathom why you wouldn't put together a better dining experience. In total, this was a $200 bill. I can think of many amazing meals to be had in Toronto for that amount.

I would visit again for a concert but not to eat. With such a gem of a setting, I hope they improve the kitchen offerings and do it right.

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c
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to see our favourite Tango ensemble and they did not disappoint! Lula lounge provides the perfect backdrop for these talented musicians. The food quality was very good and the service exceptional. It made for a very romantic evening.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. I highly recommend everyone visit it.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lula has amazing food, friendly staff and incredible live music. The atmosphere is energetic and engaging! Thank you Lula!

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DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday with good friends.

Great atmosphere inside.

Lula is well run, great food and fantastic staff.

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RP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a tremendous evening right from our entrance to the hall, outstanding value for the money! The staff were very friendly and helpful with all aspects of the evening. The meal itself was a delightful surprise, generous servings and delicious. The salsa lesson was a riot, with a full dance floor with people of all ages. Both bands were terrific and the atmosphere was like a party with friends we didn't know. A sexy and fun experience. Just do it!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Lula Lounge! I have been here a few times now and I have always had such a great time. The service is fantastic and very relaxed. The Salsa lessons are so much fun, and the live music never disappoints! One improvement they could stand to make is the sound...too loud and distorted. If you want to have a truly great night out, then Lula is it!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The kitchen messed up my order, but the water was very accommodating and offered a different dish on the house. I found the waiter to be excellent and did an excellent job in making up for the mess up by the kitchen.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both live bands were great; food was outstanding; the salsa lesson was lots of fun. Great experience, will definitely go again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

They didn’t honour the reserved table we had and said they aren’t serving food.

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LN
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday. Good vibes, energetic and super fun. Loved the salsa dance lessons and the live show was very entertaining! Food was good!

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WS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambience. I had trouble with the website -- confusing reservation and tickets. But then I think the management did too. When I arrived, no record of my reservation and ticket. During the night I got an email asking why I had missed my reservation. But I was there!
Terrific wait service, great music, great (new) friends.

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

|Tomato soup was good and reasonably priced. Service was attentive. Music very loud. Even before the band came on. Therefore very difficult to talk to my table companions. Band was excellent. Do not drink so did not have alcoholic beverages. Don't know what else to write.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great venue for live music. We attended the sold outcAt Last tribute to Etta JAMES. The music fantastic, atmosphere and lights superb, food delicious and generally a great crowd. They might have wanted more space for a dance floor.
Washrooms clean and size appropriate for crowd.
This is a great venue for music and size permits you to see and hear band and be intimate with performers.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good accept our food took too long. The manager said it had something to do with making the crab cakes. But is was minor.

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NH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our waitress w s friendly and helpful - there for the Dylan show and it was great

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience was great, especially for a live performance. Waiters were helpful and kind. Wish there could have been more space, but I guess standing room only is a good thing.

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SQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a night out with my girlfriend. We both loved Lula Lounge and can’t wait to go back.

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LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve - it was fun, romantic, celebrative and sexy!

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D
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw a 20 piece Latin jazz orchestra play here and it was awesome. Would love to come back and try the dancing lessons next time. Some people online complain about the host being rude, but that was not our experience.

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JL
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great time with group celebrating my son’s Birthday

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Hot hot hot as ever. Too crowded
Music too loud. Great stsaff
Great for watching salsa dancers.
Live music starts too late at 10.30

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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DA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salsa class was awesome, atmosphere is great!!! We really enjoyed our night out!

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! Even for non Latinos. Great to have a multicultural group. Love the diversity.

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J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Went for let's be frank which was a great show. Food was mediocre. Service was very good.

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KF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was a disappointment that I made a reservation at least a week ahead of time for the Samba show and we were placed at a table with a terrible view.

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lula Lounge is a great energetic place and I loved performing there! Thank you for the great night and food!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We attended a fundraiser for Daily Bread Food Bank; it was awesome!

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The show we saw was great at the lula lounge, but the food and service was not great, would give them a second chance if they put more effort into the food and service.

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JH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with the Drag show as it was the first time we have been to this venue. Sofonda Cox was amazing. We bought the Mimosa package and they flowed freely. My only criticism (contructive) was that my food arrived cold and was not very enjoyable to me. Also coffee was supposed to be bottomless and I asked for one but my cup was never refilled. It too was not ot rather just warm. Just saying. That being said we will return for the next scheduled drag show February 10th, 2019

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The good : Fixed Salmon Dinner was delicious, waiter was amazing, and accommodated one more seat no problem. Party of 10 all fixed dinner. Bus boys and girls were terrific! Good job guys.

Room for improvement : The host was very rude. My 3 friends traveling almost 2 hours to dine at Lula for our birthday celebration, were treated very poorly and I had to apologize for the host's behaviour. They are older and don't go out often. I gracefully explained to them what was happening. It felt like a mini attack as Host got bouncer involved; It was ok at the end but it left them feeling very unwanted and embarrassed before even taking a seat. I can not stress enough how important customer service is in any business. You may have a wonderful place, but little things like this could ruin it. Outstanding customer service should be consistent from the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave the place. Toronto is a big place and there are options as well.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Live concert. Excellent sound quality. Good value. Friendly, attentive service - who remembered my order!

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j
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Lula and I was really impressed. We came to see Gregg Stanford and we weren’t disappointed! Amazing service, great food and the acoustics are superb too.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable atmosphere!
Thank you very much!

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OF
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

We were there to see a show, everything was pretty good, except the food. The food was too greasy, tasted old with very little flavour.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had fun dancing to Salsa

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CD launch party

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall @ Lula’s is great!, the only thing that i would suggest is to somehow adjust sound settings because it was eather too loud or not equalized properly for the room.
Thank you guys.
Will be back for sure!
Daniel Lima

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