Lula Lounge

4.4
718 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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night with my wife. Great service and relaxed atmosphere. Great dancing and excellent band.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had my daughters birthday celebration and all guests were very happy with the experience

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great! Food was mediocre other than the steak which was $11 above the $59 pp charge. The pork shoulder was only half edible since the other half was literally all fat. The food also came luke warm to cold. Noise level during dinner was too loud. While we danced hearing loud music was great but not while eating! The waitress was very kind and somewhat efficient when she wasnt sitting down at the back booth with other people. The Drey Dance instructor and live band afterwards were excellent. I do feel the price is not worth the dinner experience. I would NOT recommend coming for dinner but rather spend $15 cover for the live music!

Lula Lounge
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We’ll take note of your comments and go over them with our team. In general we get great reviews for the food but there is always room for improvement! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed the band Havana Ventu! Thank you again.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing show. Such a great space, and the food was delicious!

KS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Speaker Slam is amazing. It is so inspiring.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A friend recommended the place and we were glad we went! The food was mediocre overall the best for us was the cake and pork shoulder. Great place for birthdays or a night out dancing. Highlight was definitely the live music.

O
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere here is amazing! I loved every minute of it. I ordered the jerk chicken dish as my entree and it was delicious. My partner enjoyed their steak! Will definitely be back.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Came here with high expectations, me and my wife were celebrating our anniversary she is of Spanish background and thought it would be a fun night dinner and dancing. The drinks were good but the food was confusing. For a Spanish/ Cuban style place I thought the food would be more inspired by it but it really isn't , which would be okay if it wasn't so over priced. She waitress was very nice and took care of us.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Service tool was deceiving... we tried to reserve the table thinking we will do a la carte for drinks and snacks (as we had reservation for dinner already at a fine dining restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday, to have dinner well before dancing) and thought we may have to pay the cover extra for dancing... but after confirmation, tool tells us we reserved for fixed menu for a cover of $59, which should have been disclosed before confirming the booking (tool asked for a credit card), and the tool did not let us cancel the online booking (and the restaurant was not going to open until the evening of reservation). So we decided to just go, and cancel our other dinner reservation.
We arrived - ambience was good and music was nice (volume was a little too loud for our comfort and the speakers were not of best quality), but the place was very over crowded. Dance classes were pointless as we were hardly able to move around or see the instructor on the stage from where we were). After the classes more people joined in to dance, and it literally became a sweat fest), so we decided to just go sit at out table. Now food - for a fixed menu, the selection was very limited, and the food was decent but not great. Overall, it was not the worst experience, but we will not return here for dinner. We will just go for dancing on a non crowded day, since this is the only salsa club we know of in town.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I just did not liked that my table was not in the main event room. i was put in a corner with to party events on it, so was too loud and I did not enjoy my dinner as I would like to

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for everything!! The night was perfect, food was amazing, service fantastic, dance lesson was incredible!! The only complaint I have is that the music stopped!!

RT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Manager and waiter were great! The food was delicious. The Jazz FM Youth Band and singer were a joy to listen to and Adam James was amazing! We look forward to other concerts at Lula's.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening of Latin nightlife.

RF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Lula lounge is a great Venue and the service was fantastic dispute being a sold out show. The food and drinks came fast however the quality was average. It wasn’t bad by any means, and probably on par with prices in Toronto, but it did feel expensive for what we got. I was underwhelmed with the food & drink but would defiantly return due to the amazing performances and service. Our table couldn’t see the show but we made a same day change to the group number so perhaps that’s why.

SW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 5

I was extremely disappointed in the food service and communication by the staff. We arrived for an 8:15pm seating. There were 2 people who greet you who don't talk to each other. I arrived and told the first person that I had a reservation and she took our money. I paid 40 per person and was confused why I didn't get the discounted $30 dollar per person cover. I booked the table in advance and put my credit card down. So I was told that there are 2 places on the internet you need to book both tickets and a dinner reservation. Clearly, I did not see this on the website. I assume that if you book for 2 people a dinner reservation and put down your credit card you would think the tickets would have been purchased at the same time. This is not the case.

The second person then showed us to a table near the back of the venue. We then ordered appetizers and before they came I got a phone call on my cell from a person at the restaurant asking if we were still coming. I said we were already seated in the restaurant. Turns out she was the second person who seated us. I went to the front and she then moved us to a great table at the front. At our new table our original server came by and said he needed to settle up. He never came back. At 8:45 our new waitress came by and said she would include the old charges on her bill and asked if we were ready for our main course. We ordered and 5 minutes later the server came back and told us the kitchen had closed and there was nothing we could have, but for our trouble she would bring a desert. I ordered 2 items because there were 2 of us and she said "no you are only allowed 1". So I ordered 1. When it came it was the wrong desert. We had purposely not eaten since lunch and were starving thru the show.

What venue in the city seats dinner guests at 8:15 and closes their kitchen at 8:45? Unbelievable.

k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wasnt keen on coming here but it was my wife's birthday (happy wife happy life :) ) and she really wanted to go. We ended up having a lot of fun and the food was way better than I expected (get the jerk chicken and ask for hot sauce)

Would recommend to couple and or groups of friends looking for a fun night out.

VM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere! Great variety of people and very friendly with each other like we’ve met before.

DF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Lula. First was a private party hosted by Jazz FM. I liked it so much I brought my family for dinner/music/dancing. Our server was attentive and upbeat. Food great. And the artists were amazing. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! The food and the energy of the place was amazing! Will definitely comeback

JJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw amazing musicians and the food , ambiance and service were super... We were placed close to the front (which I requested) next time I may ask to be further back as I noticed when I walked to the back the music was a better "mix" ( it was difficult to hear the singer and miked tabla drums at the front) . in general a wonderful evening, relaxed friendly atmosphere!

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue! Excellent service (our wait staff was a total sweetheart). The food was delicious, the band was wonderful, great friendly crowd too I cannot wait to go again

HL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were at the venue for the Jewish Music Festival. Too many patrons were talking through the performance and the servers were walking back and forth between us and the stage.

AW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. Loved the decor and our waitress was absolutely amazing. The band was spectacular. Only down side was the dancefloor got packed so it was hard to dance

LG
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience .The crab cake was amazing the only drawback to much sauce that it made the salad soggy .

PK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the evening however, our table was a high top table on the dance floor with a rope barrier. It was slightly uncomfortable to be sitting there especially while dance lessons were taking place. These tables seemed like they were squeezed there just to get more revenue. The food was good our server was actually excellent, however, the meals took forever to come out. Our waitress was kind , attentive and very personable, she was great!

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Not disappointed in Lula Lounge itself but by the fact that Open Table did not pass our request for a table closer to the show. We where at at the back and very uncomfortable so just had our meal and left before the show started. Lula had no idea we had requested a table in the front so this will be the last time using this app. Despite that, the service from Ivan was top notch and tipped him accordingly.

AW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avoid a table too near the speakers, otherwise you will be partially deaf for the rest of the evening.

Be prepare to have fun and learn to Salsa. The trainer was amazing! She kept everyone engaged and from young to very old, they all learned to shake their bootie in a very seductive manner.

PS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speaker Slam- Body Beautiful was absolutely incredible. The staff were so accommodating and I could tell that they enjoyed the even too!

NB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Pros: The food was great, we loved out server, the salsa lesson was fun, and Lula is decorated in such a fun way.

Cons: The volume of the band was just so high, they were great but you couldn’t enjoy it. And our server had such a large section to take care of we feel he was overburdened. We requested our desserts and bills and it took about an hour to receive them, again, I wouldn’t blame the server, I think it was a staffing issue.

LI
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

P
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
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.

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

More of fun and novelty place not fine dining

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.

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 :)

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!

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 🏠

SW
Toronto
2 reviews
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!

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

Wonderful comfortable vibe. Great service and good live #music

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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