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Sun, 3/18
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Lula Lounge

571 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner hours during the week vary according to each event's schedule. Visit our website for door and show times.
Dinner and show packages every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 pm - 2:00 am.
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Phone number
(416) 588-0307
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Randal Harrison
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Private party facilities
Whether you are planning a birthday celebration, staff holiday bash, a retirement party, stagette or just a night on the town, we have the food, drinks and atmosphere to provide a fun and unique experience for all your guests.
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Private party contact (866) 956-8439
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Cross street
Dundas and Dufferin
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Parking details
Parking Details:
Street parking is available on Dundas Street, it’s free after 9pm.

- A half block from Lula there is paid indoor parking beneath the ALTO apartments at 1544 Dundas St West & Sheridan:

- There is also a Green P lot that is minutes away on Bonar Place (North of College just off Sheridan):
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Public transit
The 505 Dundas Street Car stops right in front of Lula. Or take the Dufferin bus south from the Dufferin subway station on the Bloor line.
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During the week, Lula offers a wide range of jazz, African, Brazilian, Indian, folk, soul / r&b, hip hop, reggae, and blues bands. Every week is a bit different, so please check out our website for the full schedule. Our famous salsa Fridays and Saturdays feature the very best in local talent often alongside international special guests.
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Special events & promotions
Available for private parties and special events.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 571 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lula lounge was amazing. We loved the ambiance, the lights, the live music, the dancing, the food etc. I do think it was a little expensive, and expected more out of the salsa lesson, but all in all it was a great experience, and I'm sure we'll return at some point!

3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good music and ambiance, the food was poor and service could be better.

5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wanted to listen to some live jazz music and Lula Lounge was one of the choices. Our last minute reservation meant we had a table near the back of the lounge, which turned out to be a perfect spot. We had an enjoyable prix fixe meal - delicious and ample - while listening to some great jazz. This was followed by a Salsa lesson and finally practicing what we learned to an 11 piece band. It was a really fun evening. Great place to go with friends.

5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Fantastic show!!! Delicious dinner!
Great service.
Thank you!

4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Our waiter, Zahara was fantastic and all the crew that work the Lula Lounge, always make their guests feel welcome and comfortable. Food and Ambiance great! Love the music at Lula!

4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

If your looking for entertainment and dancing this is the place. Food was very disappointment. No flavor and it seemed rushed.

5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I came here with my husband for my 50th birthday and had so much fun. The salsa lesson was great and the bad was amazing! I had the best waiter Francisco who really made my night special...he went out of his way to make sure that I had everything I needed....if you go to Lula lounge I hope you are lucky enough to have Francisco!

5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I brought my date and hoped-for one day partner for an evening of jazz music; Lula Lounge exceeded expectations, the music and ambience were great, very romantic, we had a memorable evening. Service was great. We'll be back!

4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great room. Good sight lines. Relaxed vibe. Great 'world music' venue with a latin flair.

5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

As always I had the best time. The food the band the people and the staff were amazing. I would and do recommend Lula to everyone

5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I already left a review on Google but it was great! The food (especially the calamari) could have been better but overall it was really nice! Great place to get together with friends for a night of dancing and fun!

It was quite the experience!

4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We were there for the music. We have gone to hear Gary Morgan with his Jazz Pan Americana for many years. The solid food & splendid service are a decided bonus. The renovations in progress great to see happening. New basement washrooms are great.

1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I was extremely disappointed for my birthday at Lula this year. What was once a place I loved and had a memorable birthday a few years back unfortunately did not hold the same weight this year.

From the confirmation that our reservation was able to be increased to more people, yet when we arrived, there wasn't enough room for even the original 8 people at the table they gave us.

We waiting for over an hour before our initial drink order arrived, and that was after we asked our server and another twice to bring them.

Half of my party had to stand at the bar and couldn't order food, because of the reservation mix up and not room to accommodate the extra people. Lula then proceeded to charge all of the non-eating people $15 cover charge, as if it was their fault they were starving and couldn't eat!!!

They changed the menu and no longer offered the two meals we had actually enjoyed the last time and come back for.

Further drinks were impossible to order from our serve because she was too busy to check in with us and/or took them but never brought them.

Overall, it made my birthday very uncomfortable and unenjoyably as I was worrying about my guests the whole time.

5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Great show! Loved the music!!!! Coming back every year for the Sinatra show.

5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

This was my 2nd time listening to live music with a JazzFM group. Absolutely enjoyable experience!

5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome food, great drinks! Jerked Chicken and a staff that aims to please. Lawd the bar can make a drink. The music of Kollage and the great Diane Braithwaite. There is a word....perfection. If you don’t go here you have missed the very best of Toronto and shame on you!

4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great staff, 3 of us spent over $250, with only 2 alcoholic drinks.
Without food, there is a $15 per person cover charge. So that offsets it a bit. But the portions were small and a bit dry.
I’d go back to party, but not eat.
Most importantly, ask for the price of anything you are offered to eat or drink. Some things like Caipirinha is $11 and served in a small glass. NOT WORTH IT!!

1.0Dined on November 9, 2017

I would never come back here. The venue itself was nice but the entertainment was awful. We came for the Krystal Voice who was supposed to be on from 9pm-1am. She didn’t come on till 10:30 and she sang lik 3 songs and left. I wish we got our 20$ entrance fee back because it was completely not worth it. False advertising beware of this place....

5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Charity event in pleasant surroundings. A very good dinner special Latin inspired as per this venues roots. They make a really tasty Classico Mojito. The waitress was a delight and after orders are taken they have staff to bus the food to your table which works best in this busy venue for food to arrive still hot from the kitchen.

4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We arrived at Lula and we were greeted by a couple of welcoming employees. Our waitress was nice, even though she made mistakes with a drink she was always friendly and willing to correct things promptly.
The food portions were huge with exception of the desserts. Food came quickly and it was delicious as well as nicely presented.
The salsa class gets everybody in the mood, but the place gets too crowded to be able to dance comfortably.
The live music was excellent but a bit too loud.
I would go again if they fix the problem with the sound and stay if there was more room to dance comfortably.

4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent live jazz with some first rate performers.
Food is very good, but quite pricey.

5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

We Thank Lula Lounge and staff for helping us celebrate a wonderful anniversary. Thanks to the management team, service staff and everyone. We were blessed with two glass of Champagne to celebrate our special day which was unexpected and pleasant.
The food was wonderful and the music, venue, decor was impressive. Parking was convenient which made the whole night magical.

Thanks for your hospitality we enjoyed ourselves immensely!

3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is edible, but that is about it. Atmosphere is excellent. Music/entertainment is excellent. Service is good.

5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent place to have fun either if it's for a birthday, anniversary or just to hang out with friends.

4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Dance class of the worst classes we have ever attended. Instructor absolutely not good as a dancer or a teacher.. please consider getting a Latin instructor with some rhythm, good dance skills and personality.

4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

This is a music venue, food is acceptable, service good. Go for the music you like.

5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

lula lounge is a toronto gem. great staff, good food, fabulous live music, eclectic atmosphere

4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good location for an energetic night out. The band, music, and dance instructor were really good and kept the crowd moving all night - even those not on the dance floor. On the weekends, this is more of a club than a restaurant, so come prepared to dance!

5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

I moved to the GTA in 1997 and in 2005 made the unfortunate choice to leave. Came back to visit with a special someone to show her all that as out her all that southern Ontario has to offer and found this gem in a hotel tourist magazine. Needless to say we had a blast!!! Good food, great staff, dance lesson and great music. Perfect way to close out our vacation. Thank you Lula, until next time, carry on.

3.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Lula Lounge is a nice venue. I've been a few times for live events. The service was courteous and prompt. I don't feel like the food was worth the value. Though my salmon was prepared nicely, it's not a satisfying portion for the price especially considering I spent an additional $20 for entry to the restaurant for the CD Release party that I was attending. The guacamole was clearly store bought and a very small portion for the price. The ambiance is nice, though it was very chilly inside initially. Requests to turn off the air conditioning and fans were granted, but then it was a little warm, so room temperature should be regulated somehow. Not a bad evening, overall though.

5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Lula lounge never disappoints me! My friends and I love this place: great for salsa music/ dancing , the band is amazing, food is excellent!!

5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Amazing in one word. Excellent live music, latin jazz, cuban,
the menu offers very interesting dishes
I would give it A+ for ambiance

2.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Music is always good but after the renovation I was expecting better food and a better wine list. Even the new bathrooms stink. I'm not going again.

5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Our overall experience was excellent. I especially enjoyed the "Patsy Cline tribute" and the surprise "Glen Campbell" .
We arrived late (due to TIFF traffic) , but were ushered through the crowd at the rear of the club without incident.
The staff are friendly, professional, and always eager to help with suggestions, i.e. wine choice, and always making sure we have a supply of water at the table.
The entertainers were amazing. Being a Patsy and Glen C fan I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
I will bring more friends the next time I visit Lula.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!

5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a fab night celebrating my friend's 60th Birthday. Appropriate noise level, music, fantastic food. Overall we all loved it!

5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

As usual another great evening at Lula Lounge enjoying a great show - Calypso Mucho! The food was awesome, attentive staff and the venue is perfect for music and good companionship. And hats off to Howard - the best sound engineer in the city!

5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Wonderful and fun atmosphere! Friendly staff and waiter. DJ was great! Fun dance teacher! Loved watching all the dancers and great seeing people of all ages come together in one spot.

5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Lula is a great place for a night out of partying and great food!

5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Lula Lounge is my favourite place to go to for great live music and really good food!
The sound technician does a fabulous job when the band is on stage - never too loud or unbalanced - key to a great performance.
The staff is wonderful - always there to see that everything is going okay.
Great ambiance - love it there!

4.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Always a fun time @ Lula. Such a unique venue in the city.