Chula Taberna Mexicana

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mexican

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WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS ON OUR PATIOS.

All reservations are for indoor dining room seating. Our patios are first come first serve!

Large party reservation requests: info@chula.ca.

Chula is a lively Taberna Mexicana with an amazing selection of tequila, mezcal, beer and cocktails that complement flavorful delicious food.
This is a two-story space with 2 outdoor patios & 3 tequila bars, inspired by traditional & modern Mexican cantinas.

Saturday and Sunday brunch service until 3pm.
What 347 People Are Saying
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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant is incredible. The food was well presented and incredible tasty. I recommend anyone who loves Mexican or is interested to reserve, and enjoy!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely go back!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, good and reasonable pricing, service was a little slow but otherwise a good experience

D
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

This is a good restaurant to go for drinks. The food is good - and the portions are very generous - but you don't sell Enchiladas with flour shells. That's a burrito!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I was really looking forward to coming here as the reviews looked amazing.

I made reservations a few days in advance to ensure I would enjoy a rare night out. As I was running behind I called the restaurant and advised them. When I got there I was a seated at a table in between two other tables approximately 10-12 inches apart. The tables were so close together my butt literally wiped the neighbouring table as I tried to slide between to get to my seat.

The table I had was unbalanced. I told the server and she said she would return with some coasters. I never saw her again.

I had the classic margarita. I expected better. It did not have a good balance and it was very harsh to drink.

The guacamole and chips were another disappointment. It tasted like the guac came out of a bag like you get at Lonestar. The guac wasn’t event green, it was more brown which makes me wonder how long ago it was made. The chips were decent.

I ordered an array of tacos - shrimp, carnitas, clam, and beef brisket. The shrimp I enjoyed the most. The carnitas were good too but something in it tasted off. The clam was interesting but doused with mayo which took away the authenticity of Mexican food. The beef brisket was ok as well.

I didn’t stay for dessert as I was too full and I could not get the attention of the wait staff for 20 minutes.

Overall, I was very disappointed. I was hoping for a much better experience. The ambiance and the venue was very nice, although I’m not sure if the neighbouring table enjoyed my butt swiping their table again as I left.

AE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great, Enchilada was huge everything was very tasty! Service was pretty good just waited a little long for our drinks second time around.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was delicious. Cactus dip was very tasty. Tuna ceviche needed a bit more of a zing. Tacos were great! Tables are way too close to each other for my liking but staff was very accommodating

BB
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and tasty food. Everything had its own unique flavours. Wait staff were great, casual vibe, will definitely be back!
Great value too.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

way too noisy, asked to moved away from encroaching children whose parents didn’t think they should stop their children from annoying other customers. was ignored by staff (he literally walked away when I asked to move, I’m talking to you man bun) we left immediately without even looking at a menu. I can’t see bothering to return. incredibly disappointing experience.

S
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Creative food in a comfortable setting. Fun time with interesting Mexican food.

CH
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Chula! This place never disappoints. The drinks are a little pricy but very tasty. I love that you can order soft tacos by the piece so you can sample so many different proteins / flavours. I’ve had every taco on the menu and they’re all amazing!!!! Each one different. Definitely order as is with no modifications. I’m a picky eater and yet here I feel you need to experience each dish the way it’s made as each ingredient balances out the other. The flavours are a mix of sweet and spicy. This place is super fun. The patio is incredible. I like this place better than La Carnita.

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

The food didn’t come as described - the server didn’t pay much attention to us and it wasn’t busy that she couldn’t have paid more attention. By the time she finally came around we were over it and just wanted to go. I’m surprised she didn’t say or question anything when we barely touched our meals.

AT
London
98 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great place for a casual meal in the Leslieville district of Toronto. We ate outside in the split-level patio area which is really special, with a nice atmospheric "buzz". Food was very good, including some less usual items (the zucchini fritters were really fab); service was friendly & efficient. If we lived in Toronto we'd be back here regularly. Not sure how it would be once the weather means the patio can't be used, as the interior dining room didn't have the same feel.

D
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had reserved a table inside - they found us a table on the lovely patio. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. Great music - in the background but not so loud that you couldn't hear your dinner companions. Food and drinks were delicious.

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambiance was great.

MN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had great seats outside complete with heaters for the cooler evening. Food choices were good. Server gave excellent recommendations and food came quickly, almost too quickly (did I say that?). Staff seemed genuine and that they liked there jobs.

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved the simplicity of the menu. A great modern twist on favorite Mexican selections. Honest service and price level is slightly over moderate for the quantity of food offered. However the quality of everything going in is higher than an amount that is just overly abundant or inedible. Love that you can easily switch from vegetarian to non. Also, I kept it in mind that it's advertised as a Taberna. It's most certainly more than that!

DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tacos and signature cocktails are all amazing at Chula. Great service. Not just for taco Tuesday. Yum!

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cool atmostphere, quick service. The food was good too.

DB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food. We don’t live in the area, but would travel the 30-40 minutes again!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Sat out back on patio. Nice feel. Service was great. Prices a little higher than average but you get what you pay for.

MG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed ourselves, early Saturday reservation on the rooftop. Server was fun, well informed and happy to make suggestions. Great teamwork, very guest focussed staff. Most importantly, great margaritas!

l
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good, authentic Mexican food. Service was slow to start and then picked up. Big portions but still found it reasonably priced ($150 for four people with two appetizers and two alcoholic drinks).

Check out the all you can eat taco night and the $5 margarita night!

PP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was great can't complain about that but our server was gone for about 20 min half way through our meal and didn't check up on us in fact a few tables had the same issue. The table next to us had their food delivered but no cutlery. Couldn't even find a staff member to ask. The food saves this place or else I wouldn't go back.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere...food arrived unbelievably quick! Amazing selection on tequila

LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Chula was overall amazing with quality tasting food that came out quick. Loved the Mexican corn and Zucchini tacos. The service was friendly, accompanied by a fun, lively atmosphere.

To improve on, I found the music a tad loud for conversation.

Thank you for a great time!

CK
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place does not disappoint.

B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the patio, service was prompt and the food was great!

Would definitely return .

SL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance! I loved the variety of drinks and tacos. I loved the patio at the back :)

NH
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The service was great, the food was fantastic, my only drawback was the noise level was so high that we weren’t able to carry a conversation at our table.

D
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most friendly staff and excellent mexican food. Been there three times and have been consistently satisfied.

SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was kind of slow. Get drinks out faster But still recommend.

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my new favourite restaurant! I’ve been twice and can’t wait to introduce all my friends to Chula. I’ve only dined on the patio so don’t know what the vibe is on the inside. Love it!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Bartender amazing! Server just ok.
Food didn’t taste like it did on a previous visit so very disappointed.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This place has a great vibe to it food. Most of my food was really good

JP
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, good for every day dining

DE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great everything! Food, service, atmosphere, affordability.....keep up the great work!

a
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always an amazing experience at Chula, my wife and I love this place. The food and drinks and service are amazing.

C
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to Chula twice in the past 2 months as the food was so fantastic the first time. I would say that both visits had their pros and cons. The first visit was on a Saturday so it was packed, very loud, the staff seemed overwhelmed and there was a noisy bachelorette party of maybe 20 people right next to us which made it hard to carry a conversation in our group or even talk to the waiter over the noise. That being said the food was delicious, piping hot and the drinks equally good. For this reason I went back with some other friends recently. This time we went on a Wednesday and sat outside on the patio. The ambiance was awesome, our waiter (Luis I think?) was amazing, funny and so upbeat (which made up for the host when we arrived who seemed disengaged). However this time the food was not hot, the street corn which had been piping and almost caramelized the last time was cold and cooked differently. Still good but disappointing compared to before. I had some of the same tacos again that were so good last time and again, the flavours were spot on but they were warm at best. Ultimately I would definitely go back, will try to stick to week days and hope that the cold food was an exception.

S
Toronto
78 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

STAY AWAY! Worst meal I have had the unfortunate chance to Experience. 1.5 hour wait for 3 street Tacos. All diners were mystified at the Unprofessionalism. So disappointed. Service Staff completely indifferent. Food sub par. A complete disaster.