Lula Lounge

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688 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to a-fun filled morning or afternoon of Latin music and dance + Lula's special Mother's Day brunch buffet. Join the family dance lesson by Sarita Leyva and enjoy the high-energy live music by celebrated Cuban vocalist Adis Rodriguez with a five piece band.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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LI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had an amazing experience! Food and music especially the band was great! Great birthday it was!

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P
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Supper was tasty, the quartet amazing and the dance lesson really fun. The sound mixing was off when the large band played. Brass and percussion drowned out the guitarist (who was amazing in the quartet) and vocalists. Would definitely come again.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lula Lounge before and enjoyed both the venue and the food. We were disappointed on this occasion that there was not a full menu. But it is a lovely venue, enjoyable menu items and fantastic service.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

More of fun and novelty place not fine dining

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C
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We booked for a Thursday and were expecting their dinner menu but instead we had to choose from a bunch of appetizers.

We were also unaware that there was a special event that night and the reservation made online said nothing about a surcharge for the entertainment.

We also had three or four different people, including the manager come to our table to insinuate that we would get charged for the special event. Even though there was no “real dinner menu” and nothing clear in the reservation.

To add insult to injury, the play was horrible and about lucifer. Hated the whole experience but I have friends doing an event there in May. So hopefully it’s their chance to redeem themselves.

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EK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out for a girls night! Had a blast! The good and drinks where super yummy and the service was great too!
DJ and salsa band where amazing! Had a great night out :)

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A
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lula lounge is certainly one unique and spectacular experience! The live music along with delicious food, I was amazed by the night we had. The jerk chicken was actually spicy which is sometimes hard to find in restaurants and the sponge cake was so juicy filled with such a creamy flavour. You should’ve definitely give that dessert a try! The live music brought me right back to vacation vibes. Would recommend to my friends as a fun and impressive date night spot or a great GNO location!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love your location, the staffs the people gathering with no worries just having a great time away from all worries we will return back as always Thank you for allowing us to be part of such a beautiful place call home away from home 🏠

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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff. Yummy food. Very happy that we could have 8 of us to our booth. A wonderful night of fabulous music and dancing and dining for a great cause....Andrew Cash!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful comfortable vibe. Great service and good live #music

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DS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! The live band and singers that night were amazing. Our server was attentive and friendly. Convenient parking nearby

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great show and atmosphere. Staff are very attentive and hard working.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Birthday Celebration!

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What an amazing night for my first time there. It started with the hostess staff, we called twice to let them know we would be late and Kelly answered the phone both times and assured us that our table would be kept. When we arrived, it was Kelly that walked us to our table. BONUS!!! the food was excellent, from the Wings to the Jerk Chicken, we were blessed. Music.....can't be undone for our memories, the band was phenomenal. THe atmosphere literally made us feel like we were on vacation complimented by the interior decor which looked a little "playa de carmen Mexico". We will be back and back often!!

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w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my Third Mardi Gras Visit, To Hear Alex Pangman the sound was Cleaner but Too loud for me,
But the Meal was delightful, had the Catfish, chocalate desert also. see you next year.

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LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed the evening, band was excellent, DJ was as well. Not a fan of the wine. Ordered both the Chilean bottle and the italian bottle, both poor - would recommend they change their wine menu. Food service very slow - we had the salmon for dinner it was good. Our reservation was for 730 we did not start eating until well past 9 pm. Dance floor became very crowded but overall it was a fun experience.

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was good, ambiance was great, service was extremely poor, reservations were for 8:15, weren’t served till 9:30, had to ask for our desserts, weren’t brought out till 11:30. Waitress never came to ask if we wanted drinks. To make it worse TIP was included, her service didn’t deserve a TIP

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t
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place but the band that played had too much screaming. We listen to a lot of Latin bands and we did not enjoy this one. The band itself was OK but the singers gave me a headache I would still recommend this place to anyone

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and evening
The venue was perfect, staff were very friendly and professional
Would recommend it highly for a great night out

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It was difficult to get our server back to the table.
It took almost 25 minutes to get a cup of coffee and asked two servers (our and the hostess) before the coffee arrived.
(I drink coffee because I can't drink alcohol.) Felt like perhaps there was less importance on serving a coffee over serving the higher priced alcoholic drinks to others.
Other than that it was a nice evening at the Speaker Slam.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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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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
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.

Lula Lounge
Responded on February 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. We are always trying to improve our food & service so customer input is always helpful. We do have to apologize for running out of chicken. We had put together a special Valentine’s special sharing menu and expected that to be very popular, just as it has been in previous years. But this Valentine’s Day we were caught off guard by the many requests for our signature Jamaican jerk chicken!

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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 11, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 12, 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 December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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