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Chula Taberna Mexicana

4.5
982 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
Chula is a lively Taberna Mexicana with an amazing selection of tequila, mezcal, beer and cocktails that complement flavorful delicious food.
This is a two-story space with 2 outdoor patios & 3 tequila bars, inspired by traditional & modern Mexican cantinas.

Tables will be seated only once the full party has arrived.

If you did not select an outdoor patio table or there were none available, your reservation will be for one of our spacious indoor dining rooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 982 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!

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MarkH
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Patio spacing was a bit tight, but overall great experience

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Jasmine
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chose to dine here the day after the biggest snow storm in the city. Also first outdoor patio experience in the dead of winter! We knew what we were signing up for (dress warm!) and had a great experience regardless. First time at Chula and was very impressed. The food is fantastic. The Queso fundido is AMAZING! Guacamole amazing! The street corn is very good. Tacos are good. Margs were average. They have plenty of heaters that keep your upper half warm but our feet and legs were cold. We weren't bothered by it at all, but come prepared. It is WINTER. Our server was great too. Really appreciate these businesses at a difficult time like this, we were very grateful to enjoy dinner out.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The outdoor patio was nice and warm.

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Jack01
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue and fantastic food, well worth a trip even if you are eating outside 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food good
Service great
I wish they had more heaters but what can you do

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My friend and I went here for lunch during the lockdown. It was -13° on Saturday and the patio was heated as much as it could be during a time like this. Our server was fine so no complaints about her. The food came out cold and it was not incredible/worth the price. The hostess who seated us told us that the booths were reserved for larger parties but no large parties were seated there at all. Parties of two swarmed in after us and we're all seated at the booths, while we had a very uncomfortable hightop with a small table not big enough for two plates and two orders of food. This place is fine if you're looking for a quick drink during the lockdown but I would not go back here regardless.

KD
KateD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a very cold night and they only had the high heaters so our feet and legs were freezing! But the food and service was amazing as always :)

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Hailee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

awesome food and fast service !
we had a heater right over our table and we brought blankets - it was a little chilly still, but it was totally worth it for the food!

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SumanthP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quantity of the food could be increased a bit.

LM
LilyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our server was awesome. Ordered the dips and fritters which were yummy but the tacos where lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome

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Oystergirl
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Last meal out before covid restrictions! Friendly service, reliable good food. Love the guac and chips, recommend the shrimp ceviche

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AlyssaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick yummy food! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love Mexican food and we were very impressed with everything at Chula! The corn and tuna tartar is a must! Also the fish, beef and zucchini tacos were amazing ! On top of our excellent food, the service was absolutely amazing !! Very friendly staff ! We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Experience was except options were limited and was disappointed not to find shrimp tacos. Liked the fish tacos a lot. Service was very quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was decent, service was pretty bad, $25 margaritas were ridiculously expensive.

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Modjembe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lunch was great, fast and the service was very good. Not some of the delays you see in some places due to COVID.

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Wineandineme
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my bf for the first time and he was astonished at the size and generous filling of the tacos!! Will be back soon!

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Megs
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, fast service, and a gorgeous interior with fun ambience. What more could one want?

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed with the cost vs value. Drinks were good but I was charged $2 to an already $12 margarita to make it spicy. The burritos were so bland and lacking ingredients/sauce. The vegan was just beans and rice in a tortilla? Where’s the lettuce, tomatoes, guac.. anything! My partner had the meat option and the only thing different was sprinkles of meat. The best thing we had was the lychee ceviche, that was amazing. But overall disappointed, wouldn’t go back nor recommend.

DJ
DonnyJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Friendly staff

EH
ErinH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The menu is limited, I didn’t enjoy the food. The service was top notch but the space was very crowded and noisy.

KK
KristopherK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great food

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VIDITAZ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The table next to us was really loud and noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Social distancing is not followed.
Terrible standard margarita out of a tap
You would think a bartender at a well rated place actually took the time to make a fresh margarita huh? Well you’d be wrong if you were at Chula. For $12 they dump that sh** out of a tap and into a water glass with a bit of salt and call it a night.

Service was sub-par.

Food was decent (we had the beef and fish tacos) nice size portions, but minimal flavour.

Place was very overcrowded for a city amidst a pandemic

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MikeS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Few notes. Food was very good but a few basic errors from the kitchen need to be fixed. We had the tuna tartare and it came out very very cold the kitchen should’ve let it warm up to closer to room temperature. The flavours were delicious and well balanced and beautifully presented but way too cold This is shrimp ceviche was great, perfect balance of slat, heat and acidity but also the same problem it was served too cold.

The tacos came out too quickly after the appetizers were cleared and the tacos were a little bit messy on the metal plate. The flavours inside the tacos were also excellent however the taco itself the shell was cold and that made it a little bit unpleasant.

The service was decent most of the wait staff was fairly young and inexperienced. Our waiter was aloof and unpleasant to have as a server. I asked him if the tuna tartare was large enough for two he said it was very small which he was completely incorrect.

Overall I give it a 3 1/2 out of five experience if they could pull their socks up on the few small details it would be an excellent restaurant.

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NikitaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, amazing food and awesome hidden gem.

CG
CamilleG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitress was super friendly and kind. The food was great and the price was very decent!

PD
PoonamD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with the friendliest servers! Had an amazing night out with my friend and we will definitely be coming back for a girl's night out! Amazing food and loved the drinks. BIG shoutout to Sydney as well, thank you for being an awesome server!

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TheTruth
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overall the experience was just ok. It's definitely not an authentic Mexican restaurant. The food is your basic Canadianized Mexican offerings, won't blow your socks off but ok in a pinch. My server was excellent though, very personable and attentive. And it is a fun place for drinks and some appies. There are many better options for Mexican food in the GTA, just not a lot in the east end, except for one in the beaches.

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hereforfood
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Attended the other night with my wife. We ordered guac, pico de gallo and chips it was average tasting. I've had better at chain restaurants. We ordered our mains and mine didn't even come out my wife had eaten her food and I was asked how is everything to which i replied I wish i could tell you because my food was never brought out. At this point I was no longer interested in eating and asked for the bill. Which also took extremely long to get considering it was a Tuesday night. However, i did receive a free dessert to go.

Overall no bueno. Go to El Catrin

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TimR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent options for Mexican food, authentic ingredients, lots of drink options as well!

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Mindaleh
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is overpriced and underwhelming. It was the lowest quality fish, shrimp, and guac that you could find in a restaurant. Could barely pass restaurant quality, more like fast food and inauthentic Mexican food. Dessert was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was crowded sitting at the table in the middle of the room on the first floor - back to back - not enough spacing.
Food always awesome.

EM
ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad to have discovered this spot. We had excellent and attentive service and we enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant. The food was good, we had 2 appetizers the zucchini fritters and the chef's daily special. These were filling enough for us that we didn't go on to enjoy a main. We would definitely go back!

RL
vipRebbeccaL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and vibe, food and service was amazing

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Star
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend enjoyed the meal more than I. Don't go expecting regular Mexican fare. There was no rice, salad, salsa on the plate, just the lone burrito. A bit sparse for the price in my opinion. Margaritas were good though.

HL
HugoLN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos are deliciously flavourful, the cocktails original and inspired, and the service impeccable.

MG
MaulikG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good 😊 no i i can you help us move in the car 🚘 to

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You can order delivery directly from Chula Taberna Mexicana using the Order Online button. Chula Taberna Mexicana also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Chula Taberna Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 901-9859.

Chula Taberna Mexicana is rated 4.5 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.