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543 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1A3, Canada
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Ranked #2,502 of 6,844 Restaurants in Toronto
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin, Peruvian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: No steps to enter restaurant or to washrooms.
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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18 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This moderately priced restaurant serves excellent peruvian food, and we've eaten here many times over the years. Seafood and fish stews are particularly good mains, as are the soups (which you can make a meal of). Appetizers feature avocado and potato dishes. A dish made of marinated beef hearts that are grilled on a skewer is a good one to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We were there saturday march 23, the place was packed , we waited for a table for 20 min. Finally we got one and the waiter told us that it gets this busy on the weekends. We ordered breaded calamari and for the main courses 2 large seafood soups,the chicharron d calamari was so good and u could tell they... More 

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Additional Information about El Fogon

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

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