Lula Lounge

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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!

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Thank you for reserving for Lula's New Year’s Eve Salsa Party! Please note that pre-purchasing your dinner and show ticket is the only way to confirm this reservation and guarantee your spots.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 740 People Are Saying
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EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place and very good ambiance. reception at door was great, friendly and efficient seating. Thank you for the complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. It was a nice and remembering touch that we did not get in other places in Toronto. Food was good however, soup was a bit spicy. all else was great. More room for dancing would have been great but, outstanding place to visit again.

EE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was a great place, parking was and issue... but hey we live in T. I would go again and again!

s
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday October 6, 2019 we attended Celebrating the music of Gladys Knight. The show was fantastic, we also had dinner, the food, drinks (best Sangria in the City), service were excellent. I will certainly recommend Lula Lounge to family & friends.

MK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second time attending a birthday celebration and our waiter was superb and helpful. Ambience is fantatstic for people who love high energy and keep in mind that the music can be a bit loud so conversations are not the easiest to have but well worth it. Would definitely recommend this place to others

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service and great music.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic spot for jazz. Definitely not a quiet location but one of lively entertainment.

Cannot wait to be back

VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful environment, great food. Possibly understaffed this night? We have been there before and service was a bit slower than usual but still very friendly staff which made up for it.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent evening at Lula Lounge. Our server was very attentive and the food was great. The stage was amazing and the place was packed. I've been to Lula Lounge for performances before but I would recommend starting with the meal - great tropical-themed fare and you have a committed seat for the show.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful venue.....so warm and enveloping! And such a perfect place for entertainment!.....great sound...lighting...etc. I am looking forward to my next visit!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I would go to an event there but I wasn’t fond of the menu and it didn’t really cater to those who must follow a particular diet

LI
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I asked for a table for 6 people, and 8 were squeezed into a round table which I was told on the phone was "communal." The 8 people consisted of me and my friends and one stranger couple (who also seemed very uncomfortable) squeezed into a table that was clearly meant for 6 people. The only reason I booked at table for 6 was because the online reservation system said a table for 8 people was not available, so I don't appreciate having to split our group while having to dine with strangers who were obviously as thrown off by the situation as we were.

Also, the nachos that we ordered were stale, and the server wouldn't accept my drink ticket to cover my beer even though he took the ticket from my friend who ordered a wine.

You guys can do better. But I'm not coming back.

Lula Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience at Lula. We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t feel comfortable with the seating! For that particular book launch, the publisher had requested that we offer shared tables for the larger booths because they wanted as many fans as possible to be able to attend the "sold out” book launch. At the point that you booked, all the tables for six had been reserved so we offered to accommodate you at a larger, shared table.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went here for my anniversary on Saturday and I had the best time ever, the food was amazing, the servers were so attentive and sweet , and place was stunning and the music was probably the best part. I felt like I was waking up Sunday morning to my mom cleaning the house to Spanish music, I felt like I was home. I’m coming back soon and bringing my huge family along.

H
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My nephew visiting from Ecuador. Wanted him to experience the energy of live Latin music and the dancing. LuLa did not disappoint.

O
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The best part about Lula is the atmosphere. It's full tilt good vibes. Friday nights are well structured to engage the guests. Food is good, but the live band is on a whole other level. Sound and dance washes all worries away. It would be hard to remember a sour day by the time those trumpets get going.

Everybody is dancing....I don't dance, but it's contagious. First time since high school. Nobody could care less. Everybody was dancing!!

s
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Patsy cline tribute

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VF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Excellent show. Amazing group of talents to raise the voice of Patsy Cline in tribute. It will definitely become an annual MUST for my entertainment dollars.

FB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come to Lula Lounge many times, many of our musician friends perform there. Staff, everyone is exceptionally efficient, friendly, courteous, and accommodating. The Venue itself is also well laid out, great sound and food. Thanks for all they do for the city of Toronto.

C
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

I will not come back. Ever. Music was fantastic, server was sweet, but my friend and I felt swarmed by men, and I mean that in a very unpleasant way. Grabbed, groped and invaded, we had to sneak out. Not the type of place for ladies who have boundaries. Too bad, I just wanted to dance and enjoy the live music.

Lula Lounge
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for the review. We were very concerned to read about your experience at Lula Lounge. Would you be willing to have a quick phone conversation with Tracy and Nicole, two of our managers? We have recently developed an Anti-Harassment policy at Lula Lounge that is intended to protect staff and clients. We take seriously our responsibility to foster an environment in which everyone feels safe. It would help us to hear more about what you experienced so that we can work to prevent issues

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful location. Great food. Great music BUT the air conditioning blew right on our table the whole night so we we’re freezing the whole night, wasn’t too happy about that.

GG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with a band a workshop salsa beginners and dancing with another band playing. We had a great time at Lula Lounge and we will be back on or next visit to Toronto all the way from Holland. G & R , Amsterdam

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time!

G
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The ‘boy band’ salsa entertainment stunk. Those guys need work. Other than that we loved the overall vibe and dancing.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night with my wife. Great service and relaxed atmosphere. Great dancing and excellent band.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had my daughters birthday celebration and all guests were very happy with the experience

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Service was great! Food was mediocre other than the steak which was $11 above the $59 pp charge. The pork shoulder was only half edible since the other half was literally all fat. The food also came luke warm to cold. Noise level during dinner was too loud. While we danced hearing loud music was great but not while eating! The waitress was very kind and somewhat efficient when she wasnt sitting down at the back booth with other people. The Drey Dance instructor and live band afterwards were excellent. I do feel the price is not worth the dinner experience. I would NOT recommend coming for dinner but rather spend $15 cover for the live music!

Lula Lounge
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We’ll take note of your comments and go over them with our team. In general we get great reviews for the food but there is always room for improvement! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed the band Havana Ventu! Thank you again.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing show. Such a great space, and the food was delicious!

KS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening. Speaker Slam is amazing. It is so inspiring.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A friend recommended the place and we were glad we went! The food was mediocre overall the best for us was the cake and pork shoulder. Great place for birthdays or a night out dancing. Highlight was definitely the live music.

O
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere here is amazing! I loved every minute of it. I ordered the jerk chicken dish as my entree and it was delicious. My partner enjoyed their steak! Will definitely be back.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Came here with high expectations, me and my wife were celebrating our anniversary she is of Spanish background and thought it would be a fun night dinner and dancing. The drinks were good but the food was confusing. For a Spanish/ Cuban style place I thought the food would be more inspired by it but it really isn't , which would be okay if it wasn't so over priced. She waitress was very nice and took care of us.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Service tool was deceiving... we tried to reserve the table thinking we will do a la carte for drinks and snacks (as we had reservation for dinner already at a fine dining restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday, to have dinner well before dancing) and thought we may have to pay the cover extra for dancing... but after confirmation, tool tells us we reserved for fixed menu for a cover of $59, which should have been disclosed before confirming the booking (tool asked for a credit card), and the tool did not let us cancel the online booking (and the restaurant was not going to open until the evening of reservation). So we decided to just go, and cancel our other dinner reservation.
We arrived - ambience was good and music was nice (volume was a little too loud for our comfort and the speakers were not of best quality), but the place was very over crowded. Dance classes were pointless as we were hardly able to move around or see the instructor on the stage from where we were). After the classes more people joined in to dance, and it literally became a sweat fest), so we decided to just go sit at out table. Now food - for a fixed menu, the selection was very limited, and the food was decent but not great. Overall, it was not the worst experience, but we will not return here for dinner. We will just go for dancing on a non crowded day, since this is the only salsa club we know of in town.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I just did not liked that my table was not in the main event room. i was put in a corner with to party events on it, so was too loud and I did not enjoy my dinner as I would like to

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for everything!! The night was perfect, food was amazing, service fantastic, dance lesson was incredible!! The only complaint I have is that the music stopped!!

RT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Manager and waiter were great! The food was delicious. The Jazz FM Youth Band and singer were a joy to listen to and Adam James was amazing! We look forward to other concerts at Lula's.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome evening of Latin nightlife.

RF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lula lounge is a great Venue and the service was fantastic dispute being a sold out show. The food and drinks came fast however the quality was average. It wasn’t bad by any means, and probably on par with prices in Toronto, but it did feel expensive for what we got. I was underwhelmed with the food & drink but would defiantly return due to the amazing performances and service. Our table couldn’t see the show but we made a same day change to the group number so perhaps that’s why.

SW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

I was extremely disappointed in the food service and communication by the staff. We arrived for an 8:15pm seating. There were 2 people who greet you who don't talk to each other. I arrived and told the first person that I had a reservation and she took our money. I paid 40 per person and was confused why I didn't get the discounted $30 dollar per person cover. I booked the table in advance and put my credit card down. So I was told that there are 2 places on the internet you need to book both tickets and a dinner reservation. Clearly, I did not see this on the website. I assume that if you book for 2 people a dinner reservation and put down your credit card you would think the tickets would have been purchased at the same time. This is not the case.

The second person then showed us to a table near the back of the venue. We then ordered appetizers and before they came I got a phone call on my cell from a person at the restaurant asking if we were still coming. I said we were already seated in the restaurant. Turns out she was the second person who seated us. I went to the front and she then moved us to a great table at the front. At our new table our original server came by and said he needed to settle up. He never came back. At 8:45 our new waitress came by and said she would include the old charges on her bill and asked if we were ready for our main course. We ordered and 5 minutes later the server came back and told us the kitchen had closed and there was nothing we could have, but for our trouble she would bring a desert. I ordered 2 items because there were 2 of us and she said "no you are only allowed 1". So I ordered 1. When it came it was the wrong desert. We had purposely not eaten since lunch and were starving thru the show.

What venue in the city seats dinner guests at 8:15 and closes their kitchen at 8:45? Unbelievable.

k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wasnt keen on coming here but it was my wife's birthday (happy wife happy life :) ) and she really wanted to go. We ended up having a lot of fun and the food was way better than I expected (get the jerk chicken and ask for hot sauce)

Would recommend to couple and or groups of friends looking for a fun night out.

VM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere! Great variety of people and very friendly with each other like we’ve met before.

DF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at Lula. First was a private party hosted by Jazz FM. I liked it so much I brought my family for dinner/music/dancing. Our server was attentive and upbeat. Food great. And the artists were amazing. Will definitely be back.

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