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El Catrin

18 Tank House Lane | Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-203-2121
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (245 reviews)
“tacos” (180 reviews)
“churros” (55 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Tank House Lane | Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a fantastic place with great atmosphere and food. It can be tough to get a seat and there is a fee to get into the distillery district during the Christmas season which is ridiculous if your just going for dinner

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We made a reservation and were seated immediately. The patio is huge, one of the nicest we've seen. Beautifully decorated inside and out. Prices are high, but that's what you'd expect in the Distillery district! Highlights were the guacamole and the churros. We were recently...More

Thank JePEC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you don't want to wait an hour for a table, call and make a reservation. This place is always packed Fri and Sat. Although, while you wait you could go to the bar and have a taco and mojito! The tacos are small and...More

Thank lee905
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located in the wonderful Distillery District amongst so many other great restaurants, and yet this really was the jewel in the crown. Food is served in a tapas format, and is some of the most tasty and inventive food I have ever eaten. The staff...More

Thank HolidayGuru50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere inside is perfect for Margarita drinking and the food is also great. Really really let down by poor service....

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE this restaurant. Went there 2 times with my boyfriends, ate good food and had margaritas and beer. The service is amazing, the patio is the best one in Toronto! First time was in November, and it was still open with heaters!

Thank Roxanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this distillery District restaurant based on reviews we all thought were misrepresentative! The atmosphere, location and quality of the food were top notch - that I will have to give them. Dinner had a 45 min wait - we chose the bar area...More

Thank Falccros
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great margaritas and a terrific, large outdoor patio. The food is tasty but way overpriced for basic Mexican food. It's the Distillery District and so they can charge these prices and people will pay it. I've been told that my guacamole is better than theirs...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tacos are great Mohitos as well Lovely in the summer and patio headers I'd the weather is colder Go early always a lineup.for patio

Thank monkey919
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling in Toronto with business guests from the US and had reservations... Everything was amazing from the word go. Our waiter was fantastic and gave solid recommendations while we reviewed the menu. We started with cocktails and adored the fresh Mango Margaritas as well as...More

Thank Renee S
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from Trina C | Reviewed this property |
You can make a reservation on Open Table and the dress code is pretty casual!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Tank House Lane | Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-203-2121
Located in the Distillery District, El Catrin is an authentic Mexican eatery with a lively vibe and fun staff. With a stunning hand painted 20'x60' mural and one of the best patios and cocktails lists in the city, El Catrin is sure to be a hit.
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