Lula Lounge

4.3
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794 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Lula Lounge is Toronto's home to live salsa, Brazilian, world and jazz music featuring diverse local talent as well as concerts by international artists. Each weekend we offer a dinner and show package that includes a three course tropical fusion meal, a beginner dance lesson and great live music for your dancing pleasure.
Bring your friends for a fun night and don't miss out trying one of our famous Cuban mojitos!
What 794 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandraD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I love this place!! I want to be here every weekend!!! I had the best time! The 45 minute salsa lesson was fantastic..a little crowded on the dance floor, but that's to be expected as people love it here.

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JarvinR
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ESA Performance

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Samantha
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to Lula lounge for years. I wanted my father to experience the Cuban flavour of the food and enjoy the amazing vibes of the orchestra. My father who is 77 years young throughly enjoyed every moment. The food was delicious and surpassed our expectations.

Thank you Lula Lounge for treating clients with such care and providing amazing service!

Samantha G

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jOHN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blackened tilapia yum.
Seafood soup best I've had in years.
Waiter quick.

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We were quite disappointed with the seats we were given. I had specifically asked for a good view of the stage/music, because it was for that that we were coming. Our seat was not close and there was not an unobstructed sight line.
We got the steak and while it was good, it was not well priced.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Been to Lula many times. This time was a disappointment as the choice of food was too limited and how badly prepared not to have chicken. The price for a small steak, quite fatty, was $44.00 which is ridiculous as there was little else on the plate. Although we tipped and we should not have, the service was not good, we felt rushed and we were rushed especially near the end of the concert when we wanted to enjoy dessert and coffee and the server said the kitchen was closing, even though the concert was still going on.

The saving grace of the evening was the wonderful music. We will be in touch with the organizer and tell her of our disappointment and could she find another venue.

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HebertoA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, thanks, we will return soon.

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EugeniaK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The noise level was horrible. We had to leave around 10:20 pm because of that

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BrianI
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

In terms of today's ability to communicate with customers, your web site's food menu had considerable changes to what was really happening once we go there. Maybe a more labels on your lovely pictures would help, and hey, why NOT put the prices out there plain and simple, cause let's face it, by the time the little extras to the 'fix prix' get completed, you never know what you've paid for! Complicated for any one who might like to advance plan....share?
The venue is lovely. Service was super except for the one late main(?).

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MaxwellP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was pricey, but everything else was very good.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go to the Lula Lounge! Atmosphere is amazing. Best idea we have had in a long time. Service is outstanding. Music incredible.

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MarisaS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night ! Food was good, service amazing. Dinner and dancing at its best

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MarwaG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience1

We had to wait outside in the cold for almost 25min to enter which was so inconvenient and doesn’t apply to the fact that reservation & package bought should be an advantage to skip lineups..I had spoke to Megan on the phone to have a special table close to the stage assigned to celebrate my anniversary on the same day and got confirmation about that but the waitress accommodate us in very poor high table close to exit door..I had to speak to manager who in the beginning wanted to convince me that this happened because of the high volume of people but she wasn’t convincing at all and I had to wait till she decided to move us in a better high table close to the stage which was my request since I had reservation..the mood changed for sure after what happened and took us time to get back to normal..it wasn’t good experience regarding accommodation but we enjoyed food & music..but I’d never come again for such celebrations.

Lula Lounge
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Marwa, we are so sorry about the delay and your table. We've done multiple seatings for the past 5 years for Valentine's with everything running smoothly, but this year we had a problem with the first seating that slowed everything down and caused a delay on turning over the room. I sincerely apologize for this experience and we will learn from this for the future! We are glad you enjoyed the food and music. Thank you for coming to Lula and for taking the time to give us a review!

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MarieH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!!!!! I took my wife for her birthday on Valentine’s Day we loved it a must do again!!!!

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JaneD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great show Amazing Food, And all around outstanding Atmosphere.
Love this place, Would definitely recommend this place to others. We were a table of 5.
Service was outstanding.
We are already planning on coming back April 19,
Thank You, Nicole and her amazing tram. ❤️❤️

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lula Lounge is a great night out. Service was fantastic and dancing was great. Lots of energy and a great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

AMAZING DRAG BRUNCH - highly recommend! Best one I’ve ever been to.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Had an awesome time at the Drag Brunch! Staff were amazing! Highly recommend

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FaramarzA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The jerk chicken was very good. We were a rushed out of our table at the end of the event.

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Chosrus
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Little treasure in the city with unique décor and fun ambiance. We were told it was supposed to be tapas night but it wasn't - menu was still good. Would go again to try different menus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing vibe and great service

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NeRo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The atmosphere and stage, dining set up at Lula Lounge is spectacular. I had the jerk chicken dinner, which was outstanding and substantial. I also had a Songbird Cocktail that looked and tasted divine! Kudos to the bartenders and chefs who make the whole dining experience absolutely stellar.
Our service was not up to the high standards one would expect based on the food and ambiance, though. Our waiter was not the most easygoing, and rushed to bring us the bill before the set was done, and before we could order dessert. There was plenty of time for us to have had dessert and paid up before the set ended, to allow staff to clear up for the next show. So I have to say I was surprised.

The show we attended, the Etta James Tribute was absolutely spectacular! The line up and the the host band, Bad Luck Woman, just rocked the house! I could not believe the energy and musical showmanship they all brought to the evening. Absolutely flawless! We will be coming back to Lula Lounge regularly after this. We were just blown away! I honestly can't say that I know of many other venues in Toronto offering this level of performance with this level of restaurant quality. Keep up the phenomenal work!

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JessM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were at a book launch and were given a very good table. To my surprise the food was really good. I had the Kale salad and added shrimp. It was delicious and I ordered an extra order of shrimp as they were so good. Dessert was the fresh fruit basket that was lovely and you eat the whole thing including the basket!
Wines are reasonably priced and the service was excellent. All in all a good experience.

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BruceL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great music, dancing, the crowd is charged and and lots of action. Meal package is the way to go, all depends on who the band is, DJ is great.

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RaulP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time going to Lula with full dinner (delicious), dance lesson (lots of fun) and show (we couldn't believe we were paying so little for this quality of entertainment). It was amazing. Had a great time, no problem at all, and since we paid for a package we only buy our drinks there. Even coat check is included, how about that!

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JenieleJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, drinks and band. A great night out with friends or partner

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KathyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was outstanding. We asked for a quiet table and they moved us to a table in the front which was perfect. The food was delicious. Definitely want to take more salsa lessons.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The vibe and the service was Fab.

One thing I would really recommend Lula Lounge to look into -

Ask servers to be considerate when they are serving VIP tables in the midst of a performance.

I had to watch a server pour 8 glasses of champagne while he stood right in front of the performers for a good 5 mins (I counted the glasses).

Either change the seating layout for VIP tables or ask your servers to be mindful.

I mentioned this to the person serving us, I was told that Lula minimizes interruptions while serving VIP tables but that wasn't the case.

I hope someone reads this and acts on this at Lula

Lula Lounge
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this feedback. The set up for the event is unique to these burlesque performances and we’re still tweaking the details. We’ll definitely talk to the staff about being aware of the sightline of the clients behind the VIP tables. Our staff is always trying to provide timely and efficient service to clients at every table. Perhaps awareness of the timing of the service would have also helped the situation. Thank you again for your recommendation and

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MostafaB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Things aren't as advertised.
Staff have no ideas about what's going on specially at the reception.
No organization

Lula Lounge
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. If you have time to email us at info@lula.ca and let us know which event you attended, that would help us to follow up with our staff to make sure that they all fully understand the details of the performances that we are hosting. We’re also very happy to hear any other feedback that you’d like to share with us. We are always trying to improve the experiences of our clients.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Great vibes and great show. Food/Service not worth the price. For $50 per plate I would expect scrambled eggs to be cooked well and not cold. :-(

Lula Lounge
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback regarding the eggs. We will definitely follow up with our service team. Regarding the price, the $49 package did include the drag performance (which was $20 a ticket), coffee and a mimosa but we 100% agree that the breakfast should be served hot! Thanks for coming to the brunch and writing the review!

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VictoriaP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time at Drag Brunch!! I would recommend it to anyone! Can’t wait for the next one

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was celebrating my 21st birthday and had the best experience possible! Started off with a complimentary birthday mojito, a 3 course meal with mouth watering flavours and all cooked perfectly! The calamari was tender, the salmon had a nice crust on the outside and flaked with every bite. It was all perfect! The live music changes weekly, but the band on Saturday night was authentic and very talented in salsa/merengue/bachata music; raggaeton and more Latin pop was also played during the live music intermission to provide music for everyone’s taste. 10/10 would recommend Lula lounge for any celebration or night of fun for the full experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Horrible experience. Everything was fine until service people thought they are master and can’t push and yield at customer. I spent 600$ that night to hear that I have to respect people workers that yield and pushed me as agressive. Never again. Service is key for such kind of place. You loose my trust

Lula Lounge
Responded on December 15, 2019

We're glad that you liked the food and ambience but very sorry to hear that something happened that changed your mind about the overall experience. We do expect that all clients and staff treat one another with respect while at Lula, as we strive to create a space where everyone feels welcome and safe. If you want to send us an email at info@lula.ca and tell us about your experience at Lula, we'd be very happy hear more about what happened.

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brosky
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Seeing ‘Let Us Be Frank’, the Frank Sinatra musical extravaganza with Singer Jamie Oliver at Lula Lounge was outstanding. The food was good and the music was epic!

Lula Lounge
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you for attending this year's Let Us Be Frank. We hope to see you again! If you'd like to give us any more detailed feedback by emailing info@lula.ca, we are always looking for ways to improve our food and drink offerings as well as our service.

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GigiC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

First time at Lila lounge and it was great. Service was good. Food was good. Music was excellent!
Will def go back

Lula Lounge
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback!

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StellaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

I would recommend to my friends but things to note. The live music is great but the cost for the 12 pc orchestra $28 each plus food/drinks $55 = $83 pp adds up to $166 per couple...it’s located in Little Portugal and not downtown core. The venue needs some updating, basement washroom is super cold and damp.

Lula Lounge
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you for the review, Stella! We're glad you enjoyed the show. I think that you were there for the Frank Sinatra Tribute. We just wanted to assure you that the admission charge that you mentioned went directly to the musicians and to thank you for supporting live music in Toronto!

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

i have known about Lula lounge for a long time. never had the chance to visit . until i saw that Reina was booked to play there, anytime she is in Toronto or anywhere in the GTA i will go see her, amazing talent.

the show was great as usual and the sound guy did a awesome job sound was perfect for Reina's show.

i had the jerk chicken and having a being part Jamaican it was very tasty , hats off to the chef .

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nedag
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Awesome DJ. The live music was good too but the volume was so high! Food was great too. Overall we had so much fun and will be back for sure 👍

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elizabethl
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The opening band was so awful that my friend and I complained and walked out.
Over the years I have loved visiting but not now - I am not sure what has happen recentlyl but the complete atmosphere was uninviting.

Lula Lounge
Responded on December 15, 2019

HI Elizabeth, we're so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the opening band and didn't get to stay for the main concert! We're always interested in hearing feedback about people's experience at Lula so that we can try to improve. If you'd like to share more details, please feel free to email us at info@lula.ca. Thank you for your time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want to feel like you are on vacation get great food and entertainment in a flash go to Lula lounge!

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