El Caballito Tequila Bar

4.0
296 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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International
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date

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About

El Caballito is downtown Toronto's only Tequila Bar
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
DINNER
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - Late

LUNCH:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


SEASONAL
*Patio is first come, first serve only. No reservations available for the patio*
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Phone number
(416) 628-9838
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Elia Herrera
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Cross Street
West of Simcoe Street
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Public Transit
St. Andrew Subway station
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Entertainment
Live music every Tuesday!
Brunch every Saturday starting at 11:00am!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Regardless of the size of your party, El Caballito is the perfect place to host an event. The atmosphere is fun, the food and drinks are fresh and delicious and we have an experienced team of hosts to make sure you and your guests leave satisfied.

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3.7
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Why would I eat anywhere that is this dirty and unkept. Stacked dirty glasses lining an entire section of the bar counter. Our glasses were dirty, server was less than average, bathroom was DISGUSTING. They did not even have white wine. The server said they are closing so I guess they just don’t care anymore. Steer clear.

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

There were out of a lot of stock (a LOT), but I think they mentioned that they were shutting down soon so that explains the problem.

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and drinks were really good. Although the menu options were limited, everything was tasty.
I would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Not sure if this was from open table or the restaurant. But we got told we have a two hour window for our table only and had to leave by 7:30pm.

In all fairness, no one policed it. But it kind of put a time limit on evening

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a
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food

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AL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was good, but the 1 vegan taco was extremely spicy.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything we ate was delicioso. Orale

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MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great fish tacos, good service, a bit noisy for quiet dinner, but fit the ambience ok. Handy for the theatre strip on King Street & Roy Thompson Hall

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NJ
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The servers were fun, the music was absolutely fantastic. Definitely a cool spot for a date or just a get together with friends. Would highly recommend!

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Have been here before and the tacos were good. This time, the steak seemed greasy and I had to spit out a bit of bone, gristle and fat from the chicken.. not appealing! Off night in the kitchen?

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Night our with family

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RF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great for a casual meetup of old friends. As the service can be similarly casual, we smartly ordered a little ahead of our needs. Great spot, great guac.

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The food is tasty, but the menu is limited. The margaritas are good, and came in a normal glass, which we liked. Music wasn't too loud (at the front, where we were seated), so conversation was easy.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quiet, quaint, nice ambience, great food and drinks!

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great!
The service was ok.
Our server forgot about us when they got busy, but their colleague quickly stepped in to help.

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The food was great! But the service not to good, they need more staff for a Friday night

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IC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

When the band plays "Besame Mucho" and your waiter sings, you know you're in a good place. Great food and great drinks.
Muchas gracias!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good time here. Good service and great food

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AN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed this place! The food was great and as well as the drinks! I recommend the spicy shrimp taco, best taco ever! The low light restaurant but prefer that away. Music playing overhead but still able to have conversations. I would return next time I am visiting.

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FM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, but a very dark, busy, noisy atmosphere – not ideal for people who prefer a calmer dining experience. So loud at some points it felt like we were eating in the middle of a night club. Knowledgeable servers and amazing cocktails, but barely worth it. Doesn't help that the space is a glorified basement with 0 windows.

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C
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

You've got two options to enjoy your meal - either inside which is dark and cozy, or up on the patio at El Patio which is airy and casual. Both are good options; downstairs is table service, whereas on the patio it's self serve (no table service, order everything at the bar).

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The tacos were not worth it whatsoever. It was expensive for sub-par tacos. The ambience was nice but I would not come back.

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OL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

The food and drinks were delicious and arrived to our table very quickly. However when we first got to the restaurant the host wasn’t friendly and was sure to let us know there was a reservation at our table after us (in other words “eat and get out”). This made us feel rushed and honestly unwelcomed. We also would’ve stayed for a drink after we ate, however we felt uncomfortable to do this and went elsewhere for a drink.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Concert with girlfriends

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D
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food wasn’t worth the price tag. Guacamole had WAY too much lime and the chips were insanely salty. I also got a margarita that had chilies in it - I thought it would be well mixed and subtly spicy however there were legitimate chunks of chillies floating around the drink. Drinks are also overpriced considering the inauthenticity of the taste. I can also make a margarita and throw cut up chunks of chillies in it. Seemed like the kind of drinks I experiment making at home, only mine taste better. We won’t be coming back here. Waste of money.

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CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good night with my wife, I will recommmend to friends for sure

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Thoroughly unimpressed with the quality of the food and service. THOROUGHLY

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

good for drinks not for food, unless one is not really hungry. very small portions. staff is really nice. venue does not look clean.

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G
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We stopped here while visiting Toronto for a week. Menu selection minimal, food below average, waiter was friendly. Outdoor deck may have been great for a cocktail but was too busy. More like a stop by for a quick beer post work day. Very casual! Would not go back.

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V
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Very desappointed
Tacos not very good
Cheap food

But the guacamole + nachos was good

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O
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Table we had was ok. Music was way too loud. Ceviche was absolutely horrible. Tacos we’re ok. Service was the best part.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

The ambiance was great but the food was overpriced and not satisfactory (my tacos were fridge cold and tasteless). The service was quite bad as well our server was not interested in our table and it was very difficult to get him to come back so we could order more. I wish I had a better experience because I love the vibe in there but will not return because of the overpriced food.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great margarita pitchers. Fish tacos were the best, patio was packed. First floor is casual, upstairs is fine dining.

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SJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Not the greatest tacos or guacamole + chips (especially with portions), but good service. The highlight is definitely the back patio, otherwise a mediocre Mexican spot.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The drinks were quite expensive. For some reason the mini margarita was the same size as the regular priced one, though they did use different tequila - either way it was a little confusing because my friend had thought she was ordering a smaller drink. Other than that the food was very good and the atmosphere was a fun late 20s/early 30s after work crowd.

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PG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The huitlacoche empanada is disappointing - if you're looking for actual huitlacoche, you're not going to get it there. The supposed huitlacoche (corn truffle) mix resembles more the taste of beans than anything else, and it comes with a mix of corn, zucchini and red peppers that completely overpowers the taste of huitlacoche (if there's any in there), not to mention that it comes with tons of sour cream and avocado. The tacos and tortillas are pretty good though.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the food here and the service was great, but two complaints. 1. They won’t let you make a patio reservation and 2. You can only order corn on the patio.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We were told that there would be a free birthday dinner for our friend celebrating. When we got there we they told us that is no longer true. We were constantly having get get up to find our server if we wanted to order more drinks or food.

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

His place was amazing. Patio gets packed pretty quickly. Music was pretty could and could not carry conversation easily, but the food was amazing and the service was fast! Definitely would go back!

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