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El Fogon

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Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: No steps to enter restaurant or to washrooms.

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Just OK

My wife and I were visiting our daughter in Toronto and the two of us decided to try El Fogon. It had received some good reviews in the past. Our server Kevin turned out to be the highlight of the evening. He was alone serving all the tables in the restaurant and doing a great job. He told us... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Earls69
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Calgary, Alberta
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I were visiting our daughter in Toronto and the two of us decided to try El Fogon. It had received some good reviews in the past. Our server Kevin turned out to be the highlight of the evening. He was alone serving all the tables in the restaurant and doing a great job. He told us that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Having literally just arrived in Toronto from Sydney after a 22 hour trip, we were quite famished and exhausted...but our friend (whom grew up in Peru) had insisted we drag ourselves out to this highly recommended restaurant...we were not disappointed at all! Being a complete stranger to Peruvian cuisine, we took the plunge and ordered some unique dishes such as... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had dinner last week with family for a birthday celebration. We were seven and ordered various dishes, all very fresh and tasty. From the ceviche, to beef dishes, to fish, to chicken, we all enjoyed every thing. We also had Sangria, Chichamorrada, wine, which were fine. The service was simple, effective and staff welcoming. A good experience overall- we'll... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As a Peruvian living in an American city that doesn't have a Peruvian restaurant to travel to a different state or country and find one it is always awesome and creates great expectations and excitements! My husband and I traveled to Toronto Ontario Canada and I found this restaurant which it had great reviews. I ordered a portion of anticuchos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a great place to try Peruvian food. I ate there with a friend from Peru and he said the tastes were very authentic. The purple corn drink (forgot the name) was very good. Fried yucca with traditional dipping sauce (aji) was great. Ceviche mixto was ok, but not great. The bass ceviche was excellent though. All of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Good Peruvian food! Great service. Delicious 😋 food. Definitely come back. Had the ceviche and paella. Simple. Clean. Very tasty.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about El Fogon

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American

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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