El Pocho Antojitos Bar

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88 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican

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Mexican snack bar with tequila and rum cocktails, local craft beers, and tasty food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(647) 794-7115
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Bathurst Street
Additional
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch
What 88 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group tried every taco on the menu because they all sounded so great. And they were all outstanding. 100% gluten free which was perfect for a celiac family member.
Bringing a friend back next week!!

BT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, great margaritas!

RG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to eat at!

BS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really good food in a casual atmosphere but quite noisy

AH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and good service. An excellent place for gluten sensitive people

PS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

If my review is qualified, it’s mainly because I think the chef is doing himself a disservice by making much of the food so hot that the flavours of the good ingredients are masked. So I would recommend your restaurant, but I would warn friends about what to choose if they want to taste their food, not just have to drink liquids to put out the fire.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

When we arrived the room looked small but don’t be discouraged, the food was rich in authenticity! We loved our visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved if. Fish tacos are next level. As are the chips.

T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends

t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for a quick bite and a drink early on a Saturday evening and was glad we'd made a reservation as the place was already starting to fill up. Wait staff and kitchen staff were welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Really tasty tacos, served quickly. Highly recommend!

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

Amazing food.

D
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best values in all of Toronto for authentic, delicious ethnic cuisine.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very simple place but very pleasant and tasty

AK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and very helpful service. A great little place especially for celiac.

SP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very expensive. We had several course all were underwhelming. Fish in fish tacos was very mushy and bland.

NA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Hidden gem in the city. There was a crying baby which ruined out dinner a bit but delicious food and drinks.

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

Excellent service and food. Great menu selections and very reasonable prices

MB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An intimate (only 20 seats) Mexican restaurant. Good food, great drinks.

BH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, especially the fish tacos and the salad with sweet potato, etc. The mixed drinks were inventive and delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it heartily.

CC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best damn taco joint in town!! I definitely recommend this place to ANYONE, especially those with celiac disease. Also, they make mighty fine mixed drinks too...

DR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Charming little place with food to die for. It's tapas style, but the servings are big. Be careful not to over order. With drinks, meal for two came in less than $100, so good value.

Not an issue for me, but a small dining area made for close company with table beside us. If you love Mexican, this should be part of your rotation in Toronto.

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

Very tasty food, great service, and a nice place to chat with one's dining companions.

PC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, friendly and knowledgeable service, cozy ambience on a cold winter's night!

WW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always outstanding at this restaurant. My only criticism is the type of music played. Not everyone wants to listen to "mumble rap". If you want to play that genre of music, please play hip hop from the 90s when it was respectable.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Completely gluten-free kitchen (aside from bottles of beer if you are so inclined). I felt safe eating here as a Celiac. It has only a few tables in the winter months as their outdoor patio is closed, so it is worth making a reservation. The menu is small but wonderful. I love going here!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best guacamole I've ever had. Small and personal. Incredible food and cocktails. Would love to go back.

JC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were very well looked after by Thaddeus. The only thing slightly negative was that Thaddeus seemed to be acting as both bar man and server, so it meant that he struggled a bit when it came to getting cocktails out quickly. The delay had minimal impact on our experience however, as we were enjoying the food and the ambiance so much, the slight wait on drinks didn’t seem to bother anyone in our party.

TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A great local tapas restaurant. Consistent quality. The new patio will be great next summer.

KB
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for casual drinks and tacos. Very cool and delicious tacos.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server Sam was awesome, and really helpful with my dietary restriction. The value for money was good and we both left full. And the fact that the entire menu is gluten-free is so reassuring. We will definitely go back!

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

Pretty good food, but a very small selection of items to choose from. I wouldn't say that anything i've had particularly stood out to me, so I'm not certain that I would actively seek the opportunity to go back again. Overall - not a bad place, but nothing spectacular either.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Was unaware when booking, but pleasantly surprised at how small the space is. Prefect for dinner with a friend. The food was all great (all gluten free) and well priced! Will be back again :)

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All of the food is amazing and this restaurant is probably one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in Toronto

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We celebrated our sons 18th Birthday there and everyone just loved it. 9 out of 13 were vegetarians and they loved the food.

SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love El Pocho the food is amazing and the service is friendly and attentive. The patio is gorgeous and the drinks are wonderful

WW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have lived in this city for years and only just found this place after a friend recommended. El Pocho is so awesome! The drinks are outstanding and the food is unbelievable. Fresh ingredients and gluten free, these dishes will not disappoint. And you HAVE to get the churros for dessert - they will blow your mind!

AK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The experience overall was positive. The only issue was the food. While it was cooked perfectly...of the 4 dishes I tried only one had very nice flavor. The other 3 were quite bland.

AN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in the city. I have never been disappointed. Great value.

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