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1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-405-8074
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Today
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best authentic Mexican restaurant in Toronto?

My wife and I tried the "sample platter" because we didn't know what to try. It was more than enough food for two people at a reasonable price. I'm not an expert on Mexican food and don't know how authentic it is but all of the items were delicious. I would have liked to give this place 5 stars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
sterdeus
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Toronto
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I visited El Sol last night with my boyfriend to grab a couple margaritas and a combo platter. Upon entering, you feel like you're transported to Mexico. The walls are covered with colourful suns, masks, and traditional Mexican art. We had a seat and were greeted by a man who gave us a couple of menus and some water. There... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went to El Sol. This is a Mexican Restaurant that I overheard the waiter say had been around for 18 years. Located at Danforth near Coxwell, we spent a few minutes searching for parking on the Saturday night. Inside the decor is fun and a bit kitschy. We started with salsa and guacamole which are home-made. The waiter provided us... More 

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I tried the "sample platter" because we didn't know what to try. It was more than enough food for two people at a reasonable price. I'm not an expert on Mexican food and don't know how authentic it is but all of the items were delicious. I would have liked to give this place 5 stars but... More 

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Mendoza, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My fourth trip here today and every time has been wonderful. AUTHENTIC!!! Care is taken with every dish and I have nothing but praise for everything from ambience, service and quality. If forced to file a complaint it would be that the kitchen is deliberate in delivering your order. I suggest you order a margarita while waiting or ask when... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really like this restaurant and the Mole chicken is superb. I have never been disappointed. I really like Mexican food and have had many of the regional dishes from my extensive travel to different parts of the country. The service is a bit on the slow side and adds new meaning to the term "mañana." However, to be said... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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232 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is one of the older authentic Mexican restaurants in Toronto. An easy way to know it's not Tex Mex is to look for sour cream -- there's none, because rich dairy is not a staple of non-North American/European cuisine, probably as much because of the climate as because of concern about dietary fat. Having said that (not that I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My friend used to rave about this place and their tequila. We went there and I just don't get what the big deal with about. I love Mexican food and after having the real thing, this place was really disappointing! Their guacamole was too small and rather ordinary. My dish was a let down. Nothing tasted particularly great and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-405-8074
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?