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El Catrin

18 Tank House Lane | Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-203-2121
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (302 reviews)
“tacos” (191 reviews)
“churros” (66 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, 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 3 days ago via mobile

Heard about this place from many friends and have walked by it many times before enuf was enuf (not easy to get a reservation so book in advance). Excellent food with a variety of options. The guacamole is very good and a fantastic starter along...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had brunch with my family on Sunday It was a bit hot out in the patio so we sat inside A wonderful decor inside and superb food and service I just wish it was spicier solved with some hot sauce A definite must try

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came across El Catrin whilst walking through the Distillery district. It was a very hit day and their colourful and quirky patio area looked appealing. There was music playing and it had a good atmosphere. We ordered guac, tortilla chips and...More

Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were extremely happy with our dinner at El Catrin. After a Sesueway tour of the Distillery District we went to the bar there for margaritas and stayed for dinner. Everything was absolutely terrific, including the friendly service. They have this street...More

Thank tkodadek
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise. We were at the distillery district and stopped in for lunch. We sat in the the very spacious outdoor patio as it was a beautiful summer day. Everything was fantastic, from the staff, the appetizers (the guacamole made right at your table)...More

Thank Addeop
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has very interesting decor. Lots to look at. The food is very good but portions are small and it's expensive.

Thank orange-hats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is nice outside, inside is a little crammed. As our table wasn’t ready we managed to get a seat outside which was greatly appreciated. Unfortunately this was the highlight of the night as the food was extremely average. The menu is set up...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding! Guacamole and chips for a starter then head for the tacos. The corn is unique and very good as a side or small plate. Good house draft cervezas. Cool vibe and decor.

Thank DeavBBQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi I've been there a few times and had fish tacos. They were fine and reasonably priced. Went With a friend for his birthday and he ordered fish. The Portion was embarrassing and price was $30???!!! The Bill for 3 was $150 and we had...More

Thank lu126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place to must visit in distillery district is El Cartin. We enjoyed Mexican cuisine with lager, light lager beer and Menlo Red was awesome. The Esquites, Quesadilla Isabel and veg Taco were perfect in taste as well in texture. The end was with Tres...More

Thank dryogendras2015
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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,
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Natalia D
11 April 2018|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I see 10 items that's vegetarian
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.
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Restaurant Details

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