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Quetzal, Toronto, ON
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Quetzal

CAN$51 and over
Mexican
At Quetzal, we celebrate regional Mexican cuisine, inspired by traditional flavours and cooking styles, all cooked over a 28 foot-long open fire that runs the span of the hot line.  Traditional moles, sauces and little-known native ingredients are transported to Toronto and infused with the bounty of local Ontario and Canadian produce, for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Quetzal is located at the corner of College & Bathurst, at the edges of four Toronto hotspot neighbourhoods: Little Italy, Kensington Market, Harbord Village, and the Annex.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Steve Molnar

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    MICHELIN 1 Star

    2022

Fire-kissed flavours from a wood-burning grill and lesser-seen Mexican dishes that go beyond tacos and tostadas earned Quetzal a MICHELIN star. A creative cocktail menu centred on tequila and mezcal, plus a curvy, eye-catching ceiling that channels a Mexican market, complete the restaurant’s ultra-cool vibe.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 347-3663
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Cross street
    College Street and Bathurst Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 673 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mexican

  • Toronto

    Best Overall

  • Toronto

    Best Food

  • Toronto

    Best Service

  • Toronto

    Innovative

  • Toronto

    Mexican

673 Reviews
  1. Pedro

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food , service and ambiance excellent. However, they use wood fired ovens. Thus one leaves the restaurant smelling as if they escaped from a forest fire. Perhaps better ventilation would solve this problem.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. A little of amazing dishes on the tasting menu. The beverage pairing was fun. Definitely not your typical “start with a light wine and gradually get heavier”

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  3. Nelson

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and cocktails were unreal. Service was on point. Went there to celebrate my bday with a group of friends (6 total) and did not disappoint. Will go back in heartbeat. Great place.

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  4. MauriceA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences in Toronto, from the moment we stepped in the door to the moment we walked out. And that food…spectacular! Will definitely be back!!

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  5. SusanC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quetzal always delivers a fabulous experience and amazes with delicious gorgeously presented food. Love all the layers of flavours. It truly is a unique dining experience in the city. I also love the incredibly professional staff that curate an exceptional experience while creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Love the chef's tasting menu - they do a great job putting it together according to any allergies or food requirements. There are also a few new additions to the menu that were excellent.

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  6. MariaT

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu was a delight to the senses. The service was friendly and informative. The scallop dish was our favourite. Michelin deserved.

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  7. Diner

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from the moment we arrived until we left. Food was great, service was great, staff were great. Octopus was my favorite dish, but all were phenomenal.

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  8. OakleyRates

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and recommendations made by the waiting staff, helped both my girlfriend and I really enjoy our Valentine’s Day dinner together. Getting the smaller plates for certain foods helped us save money and experience more of the great food offered.

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  9. JasonZ

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service and great atmosphere . Food is good but only fair considering its price. Overall it’s a good experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Segunda Vez. Second time at Quetzal and it did not disappoint. Learned from the first time (and Instagram posts) that certain dishes are better. The star bone marrow and shrimps is amazing. This time I went with my wife and a couple of family members. 3 of us were born in Mexico. So we know a bit. And all of us have dined at Michelin Star restaurants. So we double know. Quetzal is the best high end Mexican restaurant in Canada. Felicitaciones al Chef :-). PS The desserts alone are worth eating at Quetzal.

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  11. James

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service, excellent wine options, lovely and interestingly unique cocktails and of course great food.

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  12. Jmatteazzi

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quetzal easily became one of my top favourite restaurants in Toronto.

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  13. SamanthaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding all around. A really great choice for a special celebration.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive for the food that is served. Had amberjack (really good), empanada (great), beet dish (disappointing), bone marrow and shrimp (disappointing), Newfoundland scallops (absolutley amazing), mushroom and shishito peppers (good) and al pastor (good). Cocktails were good. Probably wouldn’t come back based on the food we had, but I will think of those scallops for a long time. May go back just for them. Services was outstanding

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  15. TanishaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, - must order the coconut desert and bone marrow

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  16. Diner42

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some standout dishes. Pork Secreto, Newfoundland Scallops. Underwhelming: Aguachile Service was excellent.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, we did the tasting menu and each dish was delicious, unique flavors and beautifully presented! Would recommend sitting at the chef’s counter, adds to the experience ☺️

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  18. NikhilT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food and service. My GF celebrated our anniversary here and it was a memorable experience

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  19. Garyj

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did curated menu. We find it was not enough for two people as everything was shareable. Being Michelin Star restaurant, our expectation were too high but Food did not wowed us.

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  20. Simon

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a special meal! Sat at the kitchen bar and had the curated menu as well as some suggested wine/cider pairings. The food was delicious with complex and sometimes unexpected flavours - a lot of standout dishes and a surprising amount of food! Service was attentive and friendly+helpful without being invasive, and we loved sitting in front of the cooking fire watching everything being prepared.

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  21. Matt

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing scallops and al pastor. The lamb empanada is also fantastic.

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  22. SushiKing

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Toronto by far! Food, service, ambience and room are all amazing

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. Curated menu one of the best experiences you can have in Toronto.

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  24. JohnD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and amazing food. Would definitely come back

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  25. DineOMite

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and all in all fantastic experience.

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  26. PeterI

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner went there to celebrate an anniversary, we opted for the tasting menu and everything was absolutely fantastic! I will warn to come with an especially empty stomach, as the courses just kept coming! Everything we had was filled with Mexican roots and cultures, we felt like we were really transported to another place. We will both be coming again, with an even bigger appetite. Thank you Chef Steven and team! P.S Do not leave without trying the Scallop Ceviche!

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  27. NAROB

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening celebrating my mum’s birthday! Did Tasting menu experience. Great service, excellent tasty food and yummy drinks. Lots of food for sure! Staff made my mum feel special which was greatly appreciated. :) thank you. We will be back!

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  28. CarlingS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The bone marrow and shrimp was divine! definitely must go!

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  29. LauraA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavours and interesting menu. Very helpful staff.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a great experience. I love the opportunity to introduce more friends to this awesome place

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  31. RanN

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has got to be single handedly one of the best meals I’ve eaten in Canada. Superb quality food that tastes oh-so-exquisite. Sat at the bar due to non-availability of tables and so glad we did. The bartenders prepared some beautiful mezcal based cocktails and also suggested every single item on the degustacion menu. Absolutely nailed it. Though I expensive this place is a MUST go especially when celebrating an occasion. Owe these folks big time for a memorable evening. Thank you.

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  32. auditabhattacharya

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The impeccable service matches the fantastic food perfectly. The staff is kind, personable and exactly what you expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. We did the tasting menu as well as the beverage pairing and we are so glad we did. Cannot wait to be back, special shoutout to George who waited on us and Louis who was our beverage pairing genius! The desserts blew us away so special shoutout to the pastry chef as well! All star team!

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  33. AlexL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. We ordered the price fixed menu, which offered a wide variety of courses to try and had a great experience sitting at the bar.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great evening at Quetzal. We would thoroughly recommend the tasting menu. All of the folks who served us were extremely knowledgeable about everything and we learned a few things along the way! Wonderful ambience and vibe in the restaurant. We were there for around 3 hours and never once felt rushed even though the restaurant filled up. Loved it!

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  35. JasonM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here. Service & food were both outstanding! Cozy atmosphere.... Already booking another visit!

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  36. SeanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deserved the star it holds. From entering to sitting down to leaving, everything was perfect.

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  37. Carlos

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Quetzal. The food, drinks and desserts were spectacular. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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  38. BaninH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a note this was for my partners birthday. They brought out candles on dessert for all other tables and not ours

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  39. klyvvv

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is beautiful and the food was fantastic! Noisier than I expected but that’s because it’s a smaller space. Service was attentive and timely, no long waits between courses. Really nice experience for a birthday dinner!

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  40. Anon

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very noisy place! The food portions are ridiculous small in comparison to the price’s. Being a Michelin star restaurant, the experience was quite disappointing !

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Quetzal is rated 4.9 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Quetzal

419 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    College Street and Bathurst Street
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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