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El Catrin

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
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” (264 reviews)
“tacos” (195 reviews)
“churros” (62 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Tank House Lane | Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for a Monday night dinner. Tuna tostadas for appetizer were very good. Guacamole was nice but I felt like needed a bit more salt or sauce. Mohitos were very nice, and the dish with sweet plantains and beef was amazing. I loved the...More

Thank Arielco30
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A top spot in the distillery. Highly recommended. The portions were just right, shying away from the bloated lack of portion control in most Mexican spots. The quality of the food was top, the service strong. Highly recommended.

Thank dkennedy01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We made the mistake of dropping in Friday night without a reservation. We were told they would text us when our table was ready and that we could wait at the bar. We had a few beers and guacamole with chips, which were good, while...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this restaurant, visited here back in June. The whole vibe in the restaurant was spot on and the food was incredible. The fish tacos were out of this world and the watermelon margaritas were amazing! There was a DJ playing all night too and...More

Thank Bocadilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch -Atmosphere is nice , service is very good. Portions are small, We had a number of things at our table and the portions were all very small except the desserts they were plentiful. Prices are not commensurate with portion size. The octopus sandwich was...More

Thank rumpole15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Mexican food, nice staff, good prices. Located in the distillery district this restaurant offers a great variety of Mexican dishes and a great selection of Tequila brands

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch with family from Atlanta and California. The service was excellent with staff very accommodating since we had two little ones with us. The atmosphere, food and drinks were all excellent. We had guacamole, fish tacos, braised rib, salads and rice...More

Thank LIBacious
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in their patio by the fire. The patio was very nice, however the sun was very bright and on my face the entire time. A little bit of shelter would have been nicer. Service was friendly, but the food didn't impress me....More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Restaurant. The food was good and the wait staff was fantastic. Love the decor and layout. Location is fantastic being in the distillery district.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service ambiance superb. Excellent food. This place has the best mojito in town. My friend and I had a great time. The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and made some good suggestions. I will definitely go back. The restaurant is located in...More

Thank J P
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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September 8, 2017|
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Response from Adrian S | Reviewed this property |
There are several parking lots, around the main access to the Distillery District.
September 8, 2017|
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Response from torontoshutterbug65 | Reviewed this property |
distillery is difficult to get parking but there are two big P lots one to the west and another north of the main distillery area.
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
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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