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EL Sol

1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #1,987 of 6,457 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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27 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Come here often for mothers day,fathers day, and for birthdays, Went here for birthday dinner and recommend the combo platter (they have vegetarian,which is my fav also). Love the decor,though our table was a bit wobbly near the wall. Food was EXCELLENT as always, though a slight bit of burnt taste in one item, but still very good. Only complaint... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A thousand times better than Milagro on Mercer. Better food. Better service. More authentic. Will return.

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Ottawa, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Really good food, lovely walls, very nice owner. I agree about the wait that other reviewers mention - there is an incredibly long wait for food. So .. as long as you're not in a hurry, then it's great.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A large bunch of us, family and friends ranging in age from 19 to 55, had heard good things about El Sol so we were eager to try it out. Here are the comments from the group: - Our drinks came really fast after we ordered but then we waited 30 minutes for our two appetizers (how long does it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We live in the area and have been going to the restaurant since they were called 'Gonzos' on O'Connor Drive. They are now on the Danforth and have been there for several years. The food has always been great. Very authentic. Their prices have gone up and is no longer the bargain it once was. Unfortunately, their service has really... More

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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a treasure! Fun decor, great service, yummy food. Order the salsa / guacamole and chips cuz it takes time to get your food but it is absolutely worth the wait. We had the meat platter combo very tasty and lots of food. Think next time I would mix it up with more vegetarian. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I and two friends dropped into El Sol on a wet Wednesday night in February after running 10 km or so on the indoor track at Monarch Park Collegiate. Our original intention was to go to the Tunisian restaurant just across and down the street to the east, but it was totally empty -- a forbidding omen, or so we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The interior is really cute -- all sorts of Mexican Pottery on the walls -- so our immediate impression was very positive. We were seated at one of the tables, and found the high back chairs extremely uncomfortable. Waited for our menus. Waited even longer to be asked what we wanted. Our natchos (just plain corn chips) and guacamole arrived... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We found this great little restaurant by chance and have been keen patrons ever since. Fantastic margaritas - just likely enough, crushed ice and not sweet. Very refreshing. They make fantastic chunky and fresh guacamole and serve it with a traditional salsa as well. We always get the mixed platter for two which provides 2 of 4 different soft and... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Yes the service is slow and it's not cheap, but the tastiness of the food makes up for it. My husband loves this place and it's definately a restaurant we've recommended to friends. It's just a few blocks to walk to from our house so indugling in thier Margaritas is an easy decision. We haven't been yet this summer but... More

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