El Catrin, one of the most popular restaurants in the City of Toronto by delivering on both traditional and modern Mexican cuisine in a fun, lively, well-serviced atmosphere in the Distillery District.
Boasting a sharing-style menu and one of Canada's largest mescal and tequila menus, we offer a unique experience and an incredible atmosphere that is just plain fun. The El Catrin menu, created by one of Mexico City's top chefs, is designed so that you can taste a little bit of everything.
On the inside, the decor features a breathtaking mural that took over 100 days to complete. On the outside, El Catrin boasts one of the best patios in the city that is not only enormous but open nearly year-round.
Very flavourful and fresh food , a bit pricey for the quantity serve for some items. Unfortunately washrooms were all out of paper products.
Delicious food but too pricy. We ordered the $95.00 complete with different types of meat and seafood, but there wasn't enough to go around. We also ordered a couple of chicken tacos, there were 4 of us.
Great food that comes in small portions. Enjoyed the guac, steak and margaritas
Love the ambience but the table was just in the entrance, so we got cold and the hostess said we couldn’t change the spot (and we saw a few empty tables). Food is always very good!
Love the place, great decor; really good Mexican, variety of textures and tastes. Service was a little slow, took too long to get our order, still the servers are very friendly. Plates were cold, which I really dislike, as food gets cold quickly. Noise can get really loud, as not much to absorb sound inside. I would return, and look forward to the patio in the summer!
As always, El Catrin delivered in every possible way.
The ambience was beautiful and electric.
The food was absolutely delicious.
The service was fabulous, with very friendly and accommodating servers.
Good food & drinks. Poor service, took lot of time for the drinks and food to come
Great food, great ambiance, great service (Sai was awesome!)
Always love the experience at El Catrin, good times, fun environment
Great staff, great service, great food!
Great food. A little bit cramped and the wait staff didn't really seem on the ball the day we were there. But it's a fun place for some good Mexican eats.
Great food and ambience! Perfect for a date with a significant other
Amazing valentine’s evening, nice music food and ambiance. Always make reservations before. Great choice
Over booked their reservations. Waited 30 min for our reservation. Hardly ever saw our server.
Delicious food. Great decor. Highly recommend. Went for Valentines and they had a fantastic special menu outside of regular menu which was also offered. Love that they didn’t force an overpriced prix fix down your throat to capitalize on a special occasion night. Instead they gave a great alternative and I went for it!
This place was great! Went on Valentine’s Day and the food came out very quick! I have dietary issues and they we’re all accounted for
Absolutely great place, food is top notch, when I found out I’d be in Toronto for Valentine’s Day this was the first place I thought of booking a reservation! Will be back soon.
Zero complaints. Amazing date night dinner. Love the Mayan Margaritas and the Octopus. Guac made at your table is exceptional!
First time at El Catrin.
Valentines Day prix-fixe was
An amazing experience! We went on Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest nights of the year.
Our table we had reserved was a little bit delayed and they brought over complimentary glasses of champagne while we wait for the inconvenience. Absolutely made our evening!
Love it here :)
Great Valentines celebration ! Fantastic Food. Need more chicken options!
We have always loved El Catrin. Not so much now. The whole night felt lazy. The service was abnormally bad, I’ve had better tacos in many other restaurants which isn’t normal and who ever was cooking had the knife skills of a 4 year old. Not a good experience
Great experience for Valentines Day.
Best Valentine date!
First time trying this place! It’s so cool on the inside. It was very busy. Good service. Prices are steep for tacos,Although they were tasty.
Our sever ignored us for hours and seemed generally annoyed when we would interact with her. Other than that the food was great.
Also the other server brining the guacamole was super nice and was very pleasant with us.
The only reason we return to El Catrin is because the food is so good. Otherwise there were many issues with my last visit. First of all we waited 20 min with a reservation I made 3 weeks prior because they are so busy. Thats poor management in my opinion. Secondly, we were seated by a door to the outside which they kept going in and out of for different supplies. Thirdly my margarita was mostly ice and when I showed the waitress she basically ignored my feedback. I guess I should have spoken to the manager to complain. It’s really a good thing the food is so excellent or i would probably not return. Still not sure it’s worth it.
The service was good, but the food was exceptional.
Every thing from drinks to appetizers like ceviche and guacamole then the main dish like the garlic prawns and the taco's and the curious...
Above normal and highly recommended
Always a wonderful time. Love the atmosphere and love the food. A favourite place to visit when I go downtown.
Not the greatest spot for authentic Mexican tacos(fish tacos were the best, but wished for AL pastor.), however the atmosphere and experience makes it all worthwhile. Although the tacos where a 3.5 out of 5 the apps and drinks made it 4 out of 5 and everything else pushed it to 5 stars. Def. Would come back... the Mayan Margarita is killer. 👌👌
The food was great and the prices were fair. There was plenty of space and the service was good. No major complaints.
Sensory overload!! the best way I can discrible. A great place and hidden gem. Great Ambiance great food. Everything was perfect from the atmosphere to the food to the art on the walls. I highly recommend this place you really need to go.
Guacamole was terrific and popular as we looked around at other tables. Fish tacos and churros delish. Margarita lovely and server friendly and efficient. What’s not to like?
Love el Catrin for tapas sharing with co workers and they have a WONDERFUL drink menu
Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Ricardo was our server and we were very impressed. It was our first visit to El Catrin and Ricardo made it that much more enjoyable. We would definitely return.
Fish tacos were delicious!
Food was fabulous, service amazing, decor awesome, very noisy and a bit pricey but would definitely go again
If I could give our server (Danny) and good another star, we would! Danny was amazing and made sure that we were having the best Friday night possible. He even went above and beyond to surprise us with free churros at the end of the night which was perfect as it was my partners birthday. Thank you!
Excellent food, service, ambiance and vibes.
Highly recommend El Catrin.
Went with group of 8 including kids and the service was amazing along with the food. Such great Mexican food in the city. Great food for sharing! Was also there for birthdays and they provided a desert on the house with candles. Would recommend El Catrin to anyone looking for authentic Mexican with friendly staff!!