Chula Taberna Mexicana

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383 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mexican

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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.

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.
What 383 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good. Thanks! We'll be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DanT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Chullas couple times. Food is great and the service as well. Will be going back again and again

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Robin
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Tacos a bit runny but tasty. Regular churros are better than the Sundae

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HilaryS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I found the ceviche tasty but overly 'hot' as in spicy and general tao chicken on the bland side but enjoyed the haddock tacos!! My friend did find the green chilies dish so spicy she couldn't taste the flavours only the heat! Maybe different chef than usual.


I generally enjoy sitting out on patio in summer and enjoying a cervaca and nibblies to share with friends.

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vipCre8tiveSilver
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and delish food. Amazing appetizers - the corn, zucchini fritters & pork belly were all great. Best margaritas we’ve had in a while. Some of the tacos were a little on the skimpy side... but not enough to keep us away. We’ll be back.

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BirthdayGurl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time with great food! The tacos are fantastic!

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Randy
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

great food, was kind of noisy and busy but that's ok
I would come back again
great gauc and tacos

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Leredoutable
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service ! Thanks for getting us the best table in the room !

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JennS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

The service and food were good (we tried five different types of tacos as well as a couple of different margaritas), but it was so loud that my husband and I could not speak at all. As well, despite my reservation of a standard table, we were seated at a high table, which proved to be quite uncomfortable after an hour. We were relieved when we were able to leave!

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Suzanne
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Mexican food, great service and the Margaritas were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Was a bit on the busy side, so our server wasn’t able to give us their full attention (ie: took a while to take our order and fill our drinks) but other than that great as usual.

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DerekC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great, food was great, really good vibe we have already recommended it to friends!

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Rahim
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chula never disappoints when it comes to tacos. The shrimp ones are my favorite, followed by fish and zucchini. The ambiance is awesome and the service is great. Can't wait to enjoy their 2 level patios in the summer.

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LorenzoD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The customer service was awesome, the wait staff was very attentive and efficient. The ambience did not disappoint so authentic Mexican. I was disappointed in my Tacos though they were cold I have had better Tacos elsewhere, the enchiladas were delicious

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MiguelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, price, and food. We went for Valentines and they had our table ready and explained the promo of the night. The taste of the food was amazing and margaritas were fantastic. I am coming back for sure.

JM
vipJohnM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Our server was so friendly and efficient. She made it a lovely experience. Excellent margaritas, so many tacos (the crispy zucchini ones are a triumph) and then churros with ice-cream. Splendid.

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vipPickyEater
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Chula and we will DEFINITELY be back! Firstly, the Margaritas were magnificent. My friends had the classic and I had a passion fruit Margarita. The food was even better. We tried the pork belly, zucchini fritters, street corn and a variety of tacos. For dessert we had the churro sundae and the chocolate tres leche pudding. Everything was spectacular and our server was unbelievably sweet and accommodating. Can’t wait to comeback.

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the lovely service for my birthday!!

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tburd
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Can't wait for my next visit.

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ValentinaC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wasn’t sure I’d like anything on the menu and I love Mexican food however .... took a chance and it was absolutely delicious... going back again to try something new.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A very friendly and local Mexican restaurant in leslieville.

MI
MIni
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is good, but the portions are small. Good service.

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EsmareldoS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food was very poor quality the enchilada we received consisted of low quality store-bought white tortilla shells a small amount of cheese in between which had been microwave. It was the least effort I've ever seen go into a dish presented in a restaurant. It could have at least been grilled for the price. Additionally the bartender was our server she had a very poor attitude also the music was Extremely Loud we came at 5 there was no one in the restaurant after we were seated the bartender turned up this club music with loud bass and questionable lyrics We asked that it be turned down which it was 4 like 1 Song. Then it was back to thumping Bass seemed to be enjoying the music which was clearly her priority. A difficult atmosphere to enjoy conversation or digest your food in the food is also priced very high given the quality that you receive

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately the food was not that great and neither the value or quality of the food was worth the price we paid for 4 people. Very mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely servers, helpful and funny! Quick service, great food, great atmosphere.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

We tried all the tacos and they were not very good. The chicken was all dried out and the toppings had so much sauce on them it was closer to a soup..the taco shells were all soggy and slimy. Worst tacos in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We were seated really close to another table and the restaurant was pretty empty. We asked to be moved and were told they would be getting busy.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service! My new fav Mexican restaurant in Toronto!!!!

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SarahM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My spouse and two friends met up here. We ordered the chips with all three dips and they were delicious. We also tried the cactus dip and it had a cheesy texture with a little citrus tang also delicious. We split the fish tacos (3) and an enchilada between 2 of us which was more than enough. Service was very good, great suggestions on the food, dishes came out in good time.

We had the featured Mexican Flan dessert as well as the pineapple cheesecake. They were very tasty but very petite and I felt a little over priced.

I was a little disappointed that they only had standard coffee to top it off instead of a traditional Mexican roasted blend.

All and all a great evening, would definitely go back.

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ElizabethT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place with great food and terrific staff. The drinks list is great with lots of different mescals and tequilas along with good inexpensive wine. The tacos are delicious with some unique versions and on Tuesdays it's Taco Tuesday so the tacos are all just $5 each!

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vipCKBreton
New England
45 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love this place. The service is always friendly and food is great. However this time around the food could have been a bit hotter. It felt like it sat in the kitchen for a while. But otherwise, nothing but good things to say

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KeonaF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Second time going because we love the food but the service is just awful. No one cleans the table after 80% of the plates are done. Getting an order in always a task

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AliaA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the experience and our friendly + fun server. Would definitely return! Thank you!!

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LisaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Saturday night, 8pm with a reservation and it took almost 10 minutes to get acknowledged once I arrived. Cocktail was about 20 minutes to come, food arrived first, and the Paloma was almost all ice. Water took forever to be refilled also.

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Foodie23
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic drinks, food and staff!!! My favourite spot

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CorradoM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely go back!!

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KeonaF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Drew
Toronto
17 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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

FAQs

Chula Taberna Mexicana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 901-9859.

Chula Taberna Mexicana is rated 4.4 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

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