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Quetzal, Toronto, ON

Quetzal

4.8
4.8
82 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Mexican
Quetzal celebrates regional Mexican cuisine, inspired by traditional flavours and cooking styles, all cooked over a breathtaking 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

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 347-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Steve Molnar

  • 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 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively atmosphere, fantastic food, had a great time…will be back
  2. FT

    FunmiladeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food best service! Thanks sis much for hosting us
  3. SY

    ShamY

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the chefs table and it was an amazing experience. The food was absolutely delicious and worth every penny! The staff was really great and the ambiance was perfect, small, intimate and authentic. Highly recommend this spot! Definitely made it into my rotation of favourite restaurants in Toronto!
  4. KG

    KushalGeesawor

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The only reason for 4 is for the desert. The food was truly amazing! Would highly recommend. I don't know the name of our dessert but the chocolate mousse served in the dark bowl in dim light is just a horrible decision. It tasted fine but the look just wasn't right. I've seen other reviews highlighting that desert for the same reason - I hope they change it or the presentation. Other than above we had an amazing time and really enjoyed our evening.
  5. AF

    AndF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant, great energy, interesting, excellent food, great service. I’ll definitely go back.
  6. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience! Sat at the chef's table and got the tasting menu. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was great. My personal favorites from the night were the lamb barbacoa empanada, pork secreto (comes with warm tortillas!), and the kanpachi aguachile with watermelon. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend!
  7. KR

    KellyR

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top-notch and the food was delicious. You’ll definitely want to share food with your table so you can try a little bit of everything ordered. Definitely a great experience!
  8. RD

    RachelD

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. The tasting menu was amazing, the portions were perfect, and the food was so delicious that I cannot pick a favourite dish.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anazing resto.
  10. E

    Elizabeth

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the place a lot. The front of the house team is amazing and very professional. The plates were mostly very good as well, but the scallops were nothing short than perfection.
  11. SG

    SoryaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time there. It was again a great experience. The service struck just the right tone. The only constructive comment is that $90 per person for the tasting menu seems a bit high given the sharing style and the type of cuisine.
  12. BS

    BassemS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional, inventive food; great service. I found the starters to be more flavourful than mains, but that may just have been due to specific choice of main. Had some non-alcoholic drinks - felt price was excessive for a glass almost totally full of ice! Only caveat to overall positive experience is that noise level can be very high. Ceiling is low in parts, trapping noise close and making conversation challenging if you have some louder patrons nearby. Irrespective, I would go back and have been telling others to try it.
  13. AB

    AndreaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with very well thought and executed dishes leveraging on high quality ingredients and perfect combinations. All the cooking is done perfectly on wood fire. Friendly and professional service makes you feel pampered. A must when in Toronto.
  14. N

    Natasha

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the city. Always consistent. We love going here!
  15. JG

    JakeG

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and dining experience at Quetzal. Sat in front of the kitchen and was lovely to interact with the staff while also being intimate for a date. Great cocktails and wine and had our waitress order our meal. Look forward to dining here again.
  16. f

    foodeater

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and service
  17. J

    Jesse17171

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We did the tasting menu The waiter gave us a few options Every dish was really good both in the presentation and in taste The staff were all on there game Between wiping down the table changing plates and cutlery and describing all the components of each dish A very good meal and experience We will go back
  18. M

    Melissa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top tier, food was beyond and drinks were incredible!
  19. AY

    AlexisY

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The asparagus was surprisingly good. The al pastor is the best I’ve had. Better than any I got in Mexico
  20. M

    Mert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Special thanks tothe servers recommendations on food pairings
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Could not decide so chose the tasting menu- all good- fresh, wild combinations of flavour!
  22. GT

    GeneralTso

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We celebrated our friend's birthday - elected for the tasting menu - we got to pick a few things we wanted included and left the rest up to the chefs, it was outstanding - the bone marrow and grilled shrimp is out of this world, and everything else was fantastic. We had 7 courses, all for a very reasonable price for this calibre of food, service and ambience. The room is gorgeous and the staff are attentive and genuinely friendly. Definitely will be returning,
  23. m

    melissae

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! They truly give you an authentic, high-end Mexican experience.
  24. JS

    JenniferS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The heather cocktail is perfection. Food was so delicious, the scallop civiche & rib eye a favorite!!
  25. AJ

    AJadeL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, but a bit on the expensive side. The food runner was a better server than our actual server
  26. FS

    FaridaS

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the food and flavors. Amazing ambiance as well. Our server was super helpful throughout the evening. Would definitely recommend the spiced chocolate mousse to wrap up the meal!
  27. DC

    DaltonC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best dessert I had this year and the service was excellent.
  28. A

    Amin

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and worth the price. I thought the $100 rib eye was a bit overpriced and too buttery but the sea bream was to die for. The drinks are superb and the service is good but not outstanding.
  29. NT

    NikiT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service ! The food was so flavourful and unique Will definitely be back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place ! Food service ambiance. They know what what’s up! See you soon guys! Keep up the good work :)
  31. b

    bigmac

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, incredible service, and food was amazing, as always.
  32. NS

    NeginS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Cute place with great service! Really recommend this restaurant
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Was looking forward to this restaurant and what a let down on the food. I've been to a lot of restaurants in this city and this was the biggest disappoinment I've had. The masa dish didn't even compare to taco bell.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Rip off. How you gonna charge $21 for a casamigo shot when the whole bottle is only 80
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful creative food and excellent service. Just a bit too noisy for me.
  36. e

    eurotrashyash1234

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 this restaurant is incredible. I can't recommend it enough. Just go there any be completely blown away!
  37. BC

    BeauCanada

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply superb. Interesting cocktails. Food was fantastic. The high energy in the restaurant was fun.
  38. TM

    ToddM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding. Top ten in the City. Cocktails siperb. Service relaxed yet informed.
  39. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an absolute gem of a restaurant. I was part of a food tour exploring the trend of cooking with fire and Quetzal gave us the most refined and educated representation of this trend. The only thing that adequately complimented the chefs talent was the impeccable service. This team from the back of house to the front delivers the experience we all strive for as hospitality providers. Much respect Quetzal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quetzal is our go to for special occasions food is amazing, our server was always on top of everything! Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Quetzal is rated 4.8 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Quetzal

419 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    College Street and Bathurst Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Molnar

  • 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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