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“Average and Pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Mexicana Restaurant - CLOSED

La Mexicana Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Midtown
Ontario
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Average and Pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

I recently dined here with a family party of six. Overall I thought it was good, but not great as others have noted in their reviews.

The service was generally good, but at times our waiter went missing in action at times when we needed additional service such as drinks, condiments etc.

The food was OK, but nothing special compared to many other ‘mexican’ restaurants I have dined at. In particular, the dinner serving size (both sides and main) was not very generous, especially given the price. It is not uncommon for me to have left-overs, but not in this case.
I was also disappointed with the price of the Margaritas. The pitcher was quite small for the $28 price.

Given the many dining options in Toronto, I will probably not return here.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MusicManOntario
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
“Excellent value, awesome food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

This small restaurant is neat, clean, and pretty. The menu is terrific with lots of variety and very reasonable prices. Service is quick, altho' not necessarily with a smile.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jacki A
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Ottawa, Canada
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

Food was quite good, closer to Mexico style cuisine than one usually finds in the Great White North. Service was friendly but spotty; forgot several components of our order (some waiters can get by without a notepad, not ours...). Bar staff need training; soft drinks served warm, Traditional (lime) margarita served with SUGAR on rim of glass.

Decor was tired, tables were sticky, floor a mess, and the washrooms in the basement are not for the faint of heart.

With a little more polish and attention to detail this place would earn 4 stars.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank AlejandroNorte
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

great food. nice atmosphere. sometimes live entertainment.
in a couple of visits have had the black bean soup and the lemon soup, burritos, fish tacos, and crab cakes. all very good.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank lakeshoreguys
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Toronto
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“I love this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

The location is wonderful - right at Yonge and Bloor. The decor is delightful. The food is very good. The staff is friendly and lets me practice my Spanish without laughing. And the mariachi band music is great.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank MexicoFanatic
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