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El Fogon

Latin, Peruvian
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543 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1A3, Canada
4168508041
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: No steps to enter restaurant or to washrooms.
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing seafood

We heard so many good things about Peruvian cuisine but never tried it. Until last night. When we sampled ceviche, seafood soup, Leche de Tigre, paella and chicken soup. Unbelievably good! Pisco Sour complemented the food really well. We'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
LucianLM
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Mississauga, Canada
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  • Reservations
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We heard so many good things about Peruvian cuisine but never tried it. Until last night. When we sampled ceviche, seafood soup, Leche de Tigre, paella and chicken soup. Unbelievably good! Pisco Sour complemented the food really well. We'll be back!

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Thornhill, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This Peruvian gem was housed in a small narrow space on busy St Clair. Easily accessible by public transit. Decor was not overtly Peruvian but cozy, none the less. We were here early so the restaurant was not too busy... Started with an authentic Peruvian drink - a delicious Pico Sour. Tart but tasty.... We had one of the Valentines... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We've been here several times and always love the food. Every single thing we've tried has been really good, milanesa, paella, seco de carne, sopa de mariscos, crema volteada, alfajor, etc. and now they even have brunch. The only downside is the service we get from some waiters/waitresses. We've had serves make faces at us, rush us to order and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Another family member ate here with friends and said we should try it. So we did. We're new to the neighborhood and we're finding out which places are reliable. We're adding El Fogon to the list. We're familiar with Latin American food and wanted to explore the menu a bit. One of us had a beef stew, one had a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I didn't realize that Peruvian food was the same as "cheap fried" food. Don't go there. If I could, I would have rated this restaurant a 0.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The restaurant was half full as we sat down with reservations.The waitress immediately came and asked us to order otherwise we would be waiting for our food, so I did just that cause I knew we wanted fish; nevertheless, the order took over an hour and a half and could only assumed they were short staffed.When the food arrived I... More 

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CeliaFogon, Manager at El Fogon, responded to this review

Hello Jeff, We apologize for the long wait times. We were, in fact, short-staffed in the kitchen. I also apologize that our server was not more courteous or attentive. We are currently in the process of finding ways to improve our efficiency in the kitchen without compromising freshness, since mostly all of our dishes are made from scratch on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had to wait a long time to get the appetizer, and another very long wait to get the main dish - which was not tasteful at all. Their prices are on the higher side, but the quality of the food is just not there. On top of this, I got the food before my wife and we had to... More 

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Markham, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I came here with my Bolivian friend who was visiting Toronto. She asked about Bolivian restaurants, and we couldn't find any in the city. She decided a Peruvian restaurant would be close enough (since they're neighbours). We ordered the antichucos (veal hearts), the fish ceviche, the seafood ceviche and pisco sours. The food was fresh and flavourful. The seafood was... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

went to el fogon and we were happy we did. we started with the ceviche, which was very fresh! then we had the mariscada al fogon (seafood stew) and tacu tacu con bistec (beans and rice patty with grilled steak). both were super tasty. for dessert we had the alfajor, which again, was good. next time we'll get the veal... More 

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tallahassee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I went to El Fogon whith my family and Friends Service was Exelent,friendly,natural Fruits drinks,good selections of Drinks and Import Beers, The Cheff was Really Exelent Mrs Miriam,I'm very sorry I did not memories her last name,She personally come to Our table to check with Us "how was every thing" If you want to have a great expirirnce in Peruvian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 543 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 4168508041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latin, Peruvian

Description

No steps to enter restaurant or to washrooms.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?