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El Fogon

543 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1A3, Canada
4168508041
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Ranked #2,096 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin, Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: No steps to enter restaurant or to washrooms.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: No steps to enter restaurant or to washrooms.
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English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
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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tallahassee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a reservation for 730 pm last sunday. We called them and told them we were running half an hour late. When we got there the waiter was running around delivering big plates to some tables. So we were kind of ignored for a few minutes. Finally he came and showed us our table. We sat down and suddenly... More

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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We arrived a bit before 7pm on a Sunday to eat. One larger group and a couple small groups were already there, which may have contributed to how long it took our food to arrive. The waiter was friendly and readily refilled our waters, but unfortunately when our two main courses (Seco de carne and Mariscada de Fogon) finally arrived,... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We came here for lunch on a Sunday not knowing what to expect never having had Peruvian food before. The waiter was very helpful with our selections, and the food was very good. Great value. Will definitely go again.

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