Chula Taberna Mexicana

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332 reviews
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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.
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MN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

DB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
40 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This place does not disappoint.

B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Would definitely return .

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

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

NH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

JP
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food, good for every day dining

DE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

a
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
74 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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.

LS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great patio!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good. Enjoyed the burrito and the burrito bowls were a hit. Patio was fun but started raining. Good job getting us inside.

VR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super friendly service, fantastic (spicy) margaritas, great food and authentic ambience. We will be back!

LT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went with three friends for lunch. It was too hot to sit on the patio, but we enjoyed the dining room. Nice old building with exposed beams.
Delicious tacos and margaritas.

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

Food is delicious and love their margarita's! Nice atmosphere and enjoy the patio every summer!

CK
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time at Chula. The food was amazing. Every recommendation was spot on: from the El Papi to the brisket burrito. The staff was incredibly kind and they made our special occasion extra special. We will be back.

KB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The patio is great! Taco night is also great fun. This is definitely a place I will return to.

NR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Authentic Mexican eastend spot with great vibes and delicious food. Family friendly but also fun for friends!

AS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Busy spot. Very popular resto. The Kimchi taco had some overcooked tofu.

I am not certain if the Barbacoa was actually cooked in a pit as it tasted pressure cooked.

I would come back for cocktails but not necessarily a meal.

n
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chula never lets me down!! This outing was for Father's Day and everyone enjoyed their meals & the atmosphere!!

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

So disappointed. Service was rushed, food was mediocre. Guac had too many black chunks to be appetizing. Tacos were...ok; nothing amazing. The melty stadium cheese on some of the dishes was unappealing. The cocktails were surprisingly below average as well. The Papi margarita was good, but the Mami tasted like rim salt. The blueberry caipirinhas were undrinkable (and we love us some cachaça!).

The location has such potential, but the food and drinks completely tanked it.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Nice place with what looks to be a good menu but not the food to live up to it. Good tequila and mezcal menu.

VA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The food was ok. Not the best Mexican by any means. The service was awful - so much attitude from every server. Definitely would not return and don’t recommend anyone wasting their hard earned money here.

SL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food! Had the tostado and it was amazing!
Friends had fish tacos....very substantial serving and delicious
Margarita $11....overpriced
I will definitely be back!

b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Early dinner on the patio. Service was slow. They appeared to be understaffed.

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