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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a very bad experience. We were able to book via the open table app however upon arrival we learned that the establish is closed on Tuesdays...
Our party had to scramble and walk in the rain to find another suitable location with availability. Very unimpressed

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vipTML47
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Does anyone at Open Table actually read the reviews? The restaurant is closed and when I look at some prior reviews, it seems it has been for months.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation foe Friday because i had a show to get to and knew i couldnt wait in line only to show up and have the place be closed. No notice, no email or call to let me know. Nothing. Very disappointed with the restaurant and also open table for not notifying me. Will not be coming back or using this reservation system again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Booked a reservation, arrived and they were closed.

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Patrick
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place isn’t even open! What a waste of time.

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SanjayK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is so unprofessional on part of EL Loco Restaurant that my whole office team reached there at 12 noon and we saw restaurant "CLOSED" board. We were to search for alternative restaurant standing in the middle of the road. I would never go El Loco again.

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Cerapus
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed without notice

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not even open. Very disappointed

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BrentS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Accepted reservation, wasn’t even open on a Thursday..

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation on the open table app and drove from Ancaster, which is an hour away. When I arrived at the restaurant it was closed. The reservation was for 6:45pm on December 31, 2018

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vipAlex
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food is not authentic Mexican
Sit at the bar for 25 minutes and not even offered a drink when restaurant was at 10% full
Host said there was delayed service because they were expecting big party and in 3 hours nobody showed up and restaurant less than 1/4 full.
Very slow
Bad service at bar and hostess is very rude
Waiter was good trying to make things good but he could not make kitchen be faster
Only thing here is decoration and music (not live even)
Not recommended at all.

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

TERRIBLE. This restaurant used to be good - must have changed management. I could have made better tacos at home and the wait was unbelievable. I wouldn't go here again even if you paid me.

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sarar
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked an important dinner at this place however when we got there it was closed for a private event and they did not bother to call me or close their online booking. Not reccomending it at all

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vipMfoo
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tacos are fantastic! You can mix and match which is great. $7 isn't bad for the quality. Margaritas are good too!

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vipieatout
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was my second visit and sadly both times the service has been terrible. Both times we had to leave the table to find a waiter to serve us. Food is okay but I have had better tacos at a pub that has no business making tacos. The Elotes, Mexican Street Corn, looked good but it was pretty clear the corn was boiled or roasted a day before and I have had better corn from a bar-b-que grill at the fairgrounds. The menu is weird. Tacos are 7 dollars but a minimum order of 2 is required. Why not just sell 2 Tacos for $14? Tasting menu for 2 looks like a great value at $27...but it is $27 per person. Why not just list it at $54? Honestly, take a pass and if you are craving Mexican, have nachos at the Keg around the corner. Sorry I like to support local business....but this place needs to figure out what they want to be, night club, comedy club or restaurant? Hire some servers and improve the food.

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Talon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Used to love this spot the first few months it was open. During our most recent visit, we were told the menu had changed. Regardless, we were open to trying it based on our previous satisfaction/experience from the restaurant (and our craving for tacos!). We ordered the $27 option per person that offers a little bit of everything (apps, tacos, dessert). The food was progressively nothing special, and then the tacos came. The tacos had long strands of hair in it which we bit right into and had to pull out of our teeth. It was absolutely disgusting!!! It totally ruined our appetite as well as experience. We sent the food back immediately. The staff were apologetic and offered to get us food from next door but at that point all appetit was lost and there was no going back. We simply wanted to leave. Instead we sat there waiting for our server who came over and slapped us our bill for our drinks, after waiving our food. After the bill came, which in our opinion should’ve been waived out of courtesy due to this disgusting incident, we had to wait again for someone to bring a terminal over to pay with a credit card. The person bringing the terminal was someone who had nothing to do with us all night which made it seem like the server didn’t want to deal with us. The restaurant did nothing to compensate for the cringe worthy experience nor make its customers feel valued. Never ever coming back to this place nor recommending it to anyone.

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Arleene
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant I've ever been to. The hostess could not find my reservation, but managed to sit us at a table. No one came to our table for at least 10 minutes. When they finally arrived we asked for water, that took another 10 minutes. We finally ordered our food and drinks. The first course came before our drinks. When our drinks finally arrived there was so much ice, you were lucky to get two sips. Never got asked if we wanted another drink. Finally tracked down the waiter to ask for another drink, it never came. Got our dessert, before we got a course of the food we ordered. They overcharged us on the bill. A complete disaster, will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s really loud. Food and drinks are good but service was really slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Took over an hour to get our food. Very under staffed

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vipcoasterboy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Was previously a favorite spot, but won’t be returning after this last visit. Not loving the new menu and had very rushed service. Left early and went somewhere else before our concert. So sorry to write this, loved Loco for a while.

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CherylM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were craving a good Mexican meal, and decided on the sampling menu which is fixed price for 3 courses. The service was really slow to the point where we had to ask for every part of our meal several times, including the water of all things. The portions were small and the Margheritas were more ice than alcohol. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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MatteNotGlossy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I’ll start by saying that the Margaritas were excellent. Everything else, not so much! The biggest complaint is that the service was abysmal... so slow and our waiter forgot a round of drinks. Food was also forgettable— bland to extremely bland. I won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat in the window, perfect view, restaurant fully alive, it was a date night with my wife and both of us highly appreciated the atmosphere.

Food was excellent, tasty ans spicy, drink was incredible and i really appreciate their shot tourney.

We will return with a lot of pleasure

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YYZBanker
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good attentive service, food was good but portions small

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Deep
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - owner and server!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. Went on my birthday and they were so accomodating and generous. Great food, even better staff!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food! Try the lamb taco and churro sundae, so good. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant! I been many times. Only hiccup was the owners allowed individuals recruiting for an app which allows you to order the food from the app as opposed to a waiter/waitress and that was disruptive to our dinner. I'm old school and I prefer the service of a waiter or waitress!

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RyanL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, lovely atmosphere.

Special note for the manager I spoke with, he let me borrow his printer after I forgot to print out tickets to an event.

Will always come back.

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Irene
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very overpriced for tacos that aren't even good. I ordered 2 tacos and my bill came out to be $20. Go elsewhere.

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Moogle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch here very much! The fish taco was one of the best I've had. Someone at our table specifically asked if a certain taco was spicy and was told no, but it was indeed too spicy to eat. The desserts were very expensive. However overall our meal was delicious and I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for a group of 6 at first, then I needed to add 4 more people. Called the restaurant and it wasn’t a problem! When I got there the head chef and some staff helped me get my table. It was great. They were very friendly and welcoming.

The food was great! Very tasty very fresh foods.
Service was awesome too.

I will return !

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AndreaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow. The restaurant was empty and they failed to check up on us throughout or meal. Half of the table's meals came out and the other half took 5 more minutes. They forgot about some of our appetizers and they didn't come until after our entrees arrived. Turns out they didn't even charge us for our tequila or appetizers which was great for us but not so great for the owners...

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Fungrrrl
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The restaurant lacked any atmosphere; it was the Saturday night of a long weekend so I know it can go either way...busy or dead, and it was dead! There were three other tables, two of them had several children and maybe it was because the restaurant was so quiet but the kids were running around all over the place and I think that isn't appropriate. If you want to let your kids run wild, take them to a children/family friendly restaurant, not to a downtown restaurant/bar.
We were also at a high table and the seats are incredibly uncomfortable, not enticing for an evening of grazing and drinking.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was slow (table beside us gave up and left) and when our food finally arrived the order was wrong. Some dishes were quite good but the overall experience was poor.

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MelanieM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our group made a reservation for a business lunch at a regular table. When we arrived, the server wanted to sit us at a high top. It took about 20 minutes to get a server to come by to get us drinks. Overall the food quality was ok. It took another 10 minutes or so to get the bill after asking two servers. Do not plan to go if you are on a tight timeline.

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vipDavidCefai
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is very good. Service can be spotty at times.

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LettersFromBrighton
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We usually go for lunch and it’s surprisingly never busy even on weekends so we can easily get a table and it’s not loud. I’m assuming this is a more popular dinner / evening spot as the cocktails are quite pricey - but tasty. We always love the food. We’ve yet to be disappointed in anything and we’re working our way through the whole menu! So if you’re looking for a quiet lunch spot with a cool vibe and great food - this is your place!

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Pratik
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was a little slow but the waiter was extremely friendly and greatly improved our dining experience.
Lobster taco is no longer on the menu so I ordered the barbocoa (9/10) and shrimp (7/10) tacos. Would recommend for a dinner get together or date

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El Loco Restaurant and Event Space offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 342-8224.

El Loco Restaurant and Event Space is rated 4.1 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.