Chula Taverna Mexicana

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239 reviews
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Chula is a lively Taberna Mexicana with amazing selection of tequila, mezcal, beer and cocktails that complement flavorful delicious food.

Chula is a two-story space with 2 outdoor patios & 3 tequila bars, equipped for large parties & private events that offers authentic cuisine inspired by traditional & modern Mexican cantinas.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

If you’re seated upstairs ask for a low table - the high chairs are ridiculously uncomfortable, slippery and small. 3 tacos will set you back about 15 bucks average - not the most outrageous price but not lux enough or authentic enough to merit the price. Decent margarita, nothing to write home about and sub par guacamole. All said and done not my favourite way to blow through 90 dollars for a 2.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious and unique brunch menu without the lineups.

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AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was amazing but the noise level on weekend nights is almost too loud to handle.

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

Love this place!! The food is ALWAYS on point! Staff are friendly and fast!
In the summertime, the rooftop patio is beautiful too. So nice to eat under the stars 🌟

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was amazing but I felt like I was in a cafeteria a bit. The lighting could have been more dim and candles would have been ideal.

My friend and I were having dinner on a Wednesday evening with people still in the restaurant. It wasn't that busy but the staff were set on cleaning up the place with gathering sauces from the tables and getting ready for close. Kind of made us want to leave sooner than planned.

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LM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, large portions, but could be mas picante.

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s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Chula, and it was as good this time as last. Terrific food, great drinks, and a really fun atmosphere. Ceviche was really REALLY good, so if you go, order it.

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

Great food and drinks. Awesome margaritas. A bit loud and sort of surprising on a Wednesday evening.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The tables were really squashed in. People had to stand up to let someone at another table out. Taking a few tables out might really help with the ambiance. It was also really loud. Food was delicious though; would absolutely come back!

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here many times and it is always consistently great, authentic Mexican flavour. Also a large selection of tequila for sipping!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Food was delicious and the portions were generous. We were running a little late for our reservation, and Tom graciously held our table for 5

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

Last minute change of plans on New Year’s Eve. Our table was tucked away but suited my partner fine. Our server disappeared and the bartender took over, but service was very efficient. Would definitely visit again.

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

I mud have had two or three birthdays at Chula this year, the food and staff are always amazing. I can’t wait to see how many more I can celebrate in the new year

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really nice and not too pricey. Had a good selection of beers and extensive tequila list. If you are into that. Fried zucchini taco was delish. Sat at a high table and the light was kinda blinding so would suggest a table that isn’t raised. All in all a very nice experience.

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a
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Great experience. Always amazing ceviche and tacos. The staff is always friendly

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NN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very impressed. Excellent food and service. Great for conversation over dinner.

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

Delicious!! Food is always good. Atmosphere is lively. Outdoor patio in the summer is amazing.

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AT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great pre Christmas dinner with friends, and enjoyed the cocktails, zucchini fritters and tacos. Service was friendly and pretty prompt despite it being very busy. Definitely one of the more interesting Mexican food experiences we’ve had in Toronto.

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

Just had drinks, but it was fun!

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TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place to have dinner with friends. Fun, vibrant but not so loud you can't hear each other. Great cocktails and nice selection of tacos. Service was friendly and attentive. Recommend!

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o
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

3 of us shared some tacos & sliders around 7 on a Saturday evening. The staff were friendly and super efficient! We were in an out out of there in just under an hour - including delicious desserts & specialty cocktails!

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VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic menu and a great night. Grateful we found this lovely spot.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Chula! Great food and great service! I recommend for anyone who wants to eat here to make reservations as it can get busy

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

First date night in 6 months. Found a sitter for the kids and got their early only to be told that opentable reservation was incorrect and had to wait an hour to get a table. Thanks opentable for ruining our only night in 6 months.

This is not the restaurants fault, food was good. I blame opentable. Maybe next time you should have a place where you can rate opentable and not just the restaurant.

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ZF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The margaritas are excellent, but the food was mediocre. The burrito was okay, but the carne esada tasted like gym socks.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We’ve always eaten on the patio in the summer — which is fantastic — so I was especially disappointed with the experience of dining indoors. Between kids screaming, people shouting to be heard, cramped booths and uncomfortable chairs, the ambiance is really unpleasant. Couldn’t wait to get out. Food was good (with the exception of the ceviche)

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall has a great time with friends. Our first time at the restaraunt but definitely not the last. Food was delicious and service was pretty prompt. We had a Sunday brunch with some good options, also for vegetarians. Would suggest them to add some drinks in the brunch menu at special pricing.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great. Awesome food nice ambience

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H
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fast service. Good energy. Always busy, but not painfully so.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new "go to" when I want Mexican food. Tacos are wonderful and you can mix the varieties when you order 3, which is really great. I ordered 2 chicken and 1 beef and they were all wonderful. Great Guacamole. One of the best Mexican Restaurants in town, and I think I've tried all of them. Close to where I live too which is a bonus. In the summer, the outdoor patio was wonderful. VERY popular, be sure to make reservations.

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LD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There is nothing MEXICAN in the restaurant other than the fake decor. Service awful!

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s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience across-the-board. Recommend the ceviche. And everything else.

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

Great atmosphere for a casual dinner for two on a Saturday night. We tried 7 different dishes and each was full of unique flavours, large portioned and memorable. Wine list was short and just ok, but the margaritas really shine. Servers were friendly, and were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food. Don't skip dessert!

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

One of my favourite local haunts. Cocktails and tequila flights are great.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A winning experience from beginning to end. Great service, amazing cocktails, delish meu items with terrific service! Very welcoming and speedy as well!

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w
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

had a wonderful brunch here on the weekend, my husbands huevos rancheros were a bit too spicy for him but the server and kitchen were gracious and promptly made him the picos benedictos ( eggs benny with avocado ) which was devine. Sasha our server was lovely and kept the caesars flowing and the coffee too. I sooo miss their patio in the fall and winter but the interior is still fun and festive.
As always this is one of my favourite spots. love the staff and the food, you gotta eat here.

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MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My family took me out for my birthday. The ambience felt very couples oriented but we had a nice time and the food was delicious.

Would try it with the family again for a lunch or a weekday dinner.

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AZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good...just a bit too loud so was difficult to hear people in my party

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The overall experience was good.
We were welcomed in and sever was very friendly.
Drinks were refreshing and tasty, the food however was a little disappointing. We all found that our meals came out lukewarm, and heavily spiced.
Given that the restaurant had a pretty good rating i was shocked by the food experience. A chef should have a better hand at spicing their dishes. All ingredients should be tasted before completing meals. Especially when working with fresh hot peppers. I’m sure if that was better managed then the flavours would have sang!
Atmosphere was cool and would be a great hangout to grab a drink or two given the heat!

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious tacos! Authentic and creative drinks. Good menu variety and no issues to modify some menu items. Great experience upstairs with a larger group. Cool atmosphere, exception that the music was very loud and therefore hard to chat. Servers were all friendly and accommodating. Would return.

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