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El Convento Rico

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Address: 750 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 588 7800
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Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 3:30 am
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The Latin beat beckons one and all -- straight, gay, and otherwise -- to...

The Latin beat beckons one and all -- straight, gay, and otherwise -- to this lively club. If you don't know how to samba, you can pick up the basics at the Friday- and Sunday-night dance lessons, but if you don't learn, no one on the jam-packed dance floor will notice. There's a substantial hetero contingent that comes out just to watch the fabulous drag queens -- and don't be surprised if you encounter a bachelorette party in progress.

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Unexpectedly awesome!!

We had heard good things but reviews were scarce and mixed.... We we're celebrating a friends birthday and had the best time! A lot of small groups, bachelorettes, birthdays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
phoenix0684
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We had heard good things but reviews were scarce and mixed.... We we're celebrating a friends birthday and had the best time! A lot of small groups, bachelorettes, birthdays... People really dressed up to casual, younger to older, male and female, gay and straight. Very unpretentious. Queens are super friendly and the music playing was awesome!! We had bottle service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Came here last week although I wasn't sure what to expect given that most of the reviews were pretty dated. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed with very few pretentious Torontonians. Most people there just seemed to want to have a good time. There were two bars: one serving top shelf liquor and the other selling relatively inexpensive drinks. Music cycled... More 

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Thank Lifes_1_Journey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

To sum it up cheap vibe and very very rude staff. When we arrive around midnight there was barely anyone there and no one dancing, just a very cheesy dance competition on the dancefloor. The bartender was extremely rude and actually made fun of my friend for no reason rolling her eyes and talking about her to another customer right... More 

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1 Thank Hannah B
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Fun as hell (which is always great)! Strippers, drag queens, salsa and house music. What more can I say...it was the perfect girl's night out lol

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1 Thank ElieBen
Mississauga, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

people please stay away from this place ans save your money!!! overpriced cover and drinks, very rude staff, and the most boring midnight show. oh and i forgot to mentions this place is all about drug dealers and sex workers on the dance floor, + a lot of fights, so be very careful. there are plenty of better options around... More 

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2 Thank Jenn90210
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The worst night club ever for straight people unless u are a gay or lessbian . I will never go there again . You bring your gf and your gf's friends and for sure you will get in trouble with those 100 single man that they go around as pack of wolf's to hunt a straight sheep . The bar... More 

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1 Thank Elbasani1973
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

very enjoyable!! great music, great fun!! the show at 1230 will always keep you entertained and talking about it for months after

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Thank elyse m
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

This place is great,fantastic music,fun and nice people.Drag show very good.

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1 Thank Iolanda P
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

What I liked: music was good, decent volume, good dance floor set up (basically the whole middle of the bar). What I didn't like: lighting is to low (spot lights right in front of your face), the bars are cash only, no option to run a tab or pay by credit card... the crowd... well, it's not really anyone's type... More 

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2 Thank DrunkInCubaNow
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

There's a reason there aren't many reviews on El Convento, despite it's history as the drag show venue of Toronto. I don't even know if there are other places that have a drag show...the only thing I know is that if you are bringing your stagette/bachelorette here to have a great girls night out, it would be the biggest mistake... More 

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