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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” (271 reviews)
“tacos” (164 reviews)
“churros” (65 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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18 Tank House Lane | Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Toronto we were recommended this restaurant by a local. Just turned up without a reservation but this was not a problem. Seats inside and outside. There was a fire going in the middle and heaters on top of most seats giving enough warmth. It...More

Thank TR R
Reviewed 4 days ago

this place is overrated - service was below standard - drinks came after main meal and our waiter forget to put 2 of our main meal orders through - food is ok but pricey for what it is - decor is good

Thank Luc M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yikes- the bathrooms are co-ed single stall rooms that smell like urine and the sinks are filthy. I walked out. We were told that the lobster tacos were fantastic and told the woman at the desk when we checked in- she said it was her...More

1  Thank royalpurplemom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived at el catrin, it was busy and we were greeted by two hostesses who scanned me and my colleague from head to toe. My colleague was dressed nice, I was casual with jeans and a shirt. First word out of her mouth was, we...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdoor seating is great. Heaters for cooler weather and fire pit in winter Staff is friendly and VERY helpful with menu and selections Indoor seating good too ! Very eclectic inside. THE FOOD IS AMAZING. The best fish tacos....... Good prices too..... You won't be...More

Thank DennyB517
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spacious patio with heated lamps; inside also had interesting decor. Food was great! Fast service. Our server made really good recommendations. Really enjoyed the snacks from page 1 especially the tostadita de atune. Fish tacos were great. Not so crazy about the love boat but...More

Thank lemonloaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so interested in dining at this popular restaurant. We ordered the table side guacamole and it was just average. The baja tacos were again just very basic tasting. The pitcher of margaritas was quite expensive and sour. My husband's beef tacos were nondescript....More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has an amazing atmosphere! Althought the hostesses were not very welcoming, we had an incredible experience. Paola, our waitress, was lovely guiding us through the mexican menu, which we were not familiar. We had the regular guacamole and the burra, both delicious and...More

Thank Ivone_Paris
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's less about the food in this less and more about the cool vibe. I wouldn't make a special trip here, but if you're planning a couple of hours to explore the Distillery District during the day, this is, without doubt, the place you should...More

Thank davetheguide
Reviewed 1 week ago

The evening ended up being very enjoyable with a lively atmosphere, great food, killer mojitos and very personable wait staff. It did not start very well, however, since our party of 4 had a 7pm reservation & were not seated till 20 mins later. The...More

Thank Mar4continents
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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Questions & Answers
11 October 2017|
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Response from Instantonium | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are heated 😊
8 September 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.
8 September 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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