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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

Had a great meal at this nice restaurant. Menu varied and it offered tasty choices. Although arrived at the restaurant in the evening the restaurant was accommodating on find a table. Very enjoyable and staff were great

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Patio is the thing! This is definitely the place to be when the weather is nice: big patio, bigger drinks, and the overall carnival atmosphere that’ll remind you of a favorite vacation in Mexico! The reposado margaritas were good, better then most! Waitress said they...More

Thank SpanishTroubadour
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great meal here on a recent trip to Toronto. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food and cocktails were fantastic. It does get really busy and if you want to sit outside you can't pre book a table, but I...More

Thank Bex28
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tapas, beautiful restaurant inside and very nice patio outside! Atmosphere was perfect, and it's right in the distillery district, can't ask for more! Check it out if you're in Toronto!

Thank Joti R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I won't lie, I was dubious of a Mexican restaurant in Canada. But it was a really great dining experience and a great drink menu. Small plate, shareable style menus are my favorite places to eat so you can try many things and all we...More

Thank Angie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was a little apprehensive about this place, given there are some negative reviews. But the fact that this place is packed on a Monday night speaks volumes. Aside from the expansive and cosy patio they have here, the interior of the restaurant is simply...More

Thank Instantonium
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch today, the service was very friendly, portions are generous, the restaurant is very pretty (has a nice terrace, we sat inside because it was a hot day). I ate the "torta" (sandwich) Pepito, it was very nice (I would've put more...More

Thank GaliaMK
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
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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