Chula Taberna Mexicana

4.5
601 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
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.

We are excited to be re-opening our patios & spacious indoor dining. As per the government recommendation we will be allowing a maximum of 1.5 hours per reservation. Tables will be seated only once the full party has arrived.

If you did not select an outdoor patio table or there were none available, your reservation will be for one of our spacious indoor dining rooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 601 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every Friday during the pandemic restictions, the team I work with, meet for lunch. This week we met at Chula and were not disappointed. The friendly staff, good service, and delicious food exceeded our expectations.

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vipJodiP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

great service, amazing heated patio and killer cocktails.

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vipjcdays
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food arrived fast, outdoor seating was beautiful, socially distanced and warm. Place still felt buzzy and alive despite being spaced out. However apps arrived before our cocktails, and mains minutes after our apps while we waited for our wine. We decided to check in on the wine about 15 min into our apps as our mains were getting cold, the server apologized it seemed he had forgot to punch it in. They were quite busy so no biggie but would have been nice to have our wine with our mains while they were still warm.

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Brenda
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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vipemperoremp
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience. Although minus the fact that they give you a bottle of water for $1.00 instead of free or tap water in a glass due to Covid.

Pre-packaged plastic utensils is fine.

Food is delicious and the customer service is spot on.

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msbananna
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambience was great. Inviting and cozy. You had your own little cabana with a heater above. If there was sand, you’d feel like you were eating on the beach. The prices are about what you’d find at most restaurants. The El Papi drink was really good. The service was great and staff offered good recommendations. Definitely make reservations. Going back for sure.

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SueC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is delicious here, from the guacamole to the margaritas.

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CBTO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very good and the service very friendly.
We appreciated the outdoor space setup to allow us to dine out (on the heated patio) during the pandemic. They are well organized to keep their patrons safe while having a good experience. We had a great evening!

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PaulN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The chips and guac was excellent as usual. Perfect salt on the chips.
And where else can one enjoy a great covered and heated patio away from the street.
Thanks Chula,
Paul N.

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ConcernedForCeliacs
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spot on. Well worth the visit. Please don’t come, so it’s not busy next time we do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambience and loved the decor and food.

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PK247
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing patio and great service. Good selection of drinks and food was very tasty albeit a bit on the pricey side and not many vegetarian options for entrees. Only thing I didn't like is that I didn't know we had a 90-minute limit on our table (note for next time: read the fine print of your reservation confirmation). So when my friend showed up late, we could only stay for an hour longer. Still, it's a great place that I would recommend....just make sure your friends show up on time!!

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Sherry
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We were on the patio but it was a miserable day and raining slightly. The servers positioned us near the heat and put an umbrella up so we would be shielded by the rain but it was not ideal. The is a great patio when the weather is nice. The food was excellent and we felt bad that we were the only people there since the weather was not conducive to sitting outside. We have been there many times and always like the food and attitude of the staff.

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Chilifever
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great outdoor patio space and great service and great food

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JoshK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute spot at Gerrard & Jones, amazing back patio. We were sat on the lower of the two levels and had an awesome time. The street corn is super great and the margaritas were fantastic. Our server was honesty the best, really funny and had perfect control of the table. Things came at the perfect time, we had new drinks seemingly the moment ours were done. We’d come back just for his service again :) You guys are doing an amazing job, thank you for being open during all the craziness and being so accommodating. Just to note, we also felt really safe with their safety protocols. :)

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Justine
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Our server went above and beyond to make sure we were covered from the rain, and were kept warm by the heaters!

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Brenda
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place ... Food ... Staff and Great patio.

MC
vipMarleighC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love Chula. Their tequila selection is incredible, and I highly recommend the pork shoulder tacos!

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Electric heaters above and a gas heater will help to make the outdoor patio comfortable into the colder weather.

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sabaf
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and appreciated outdoor heated patio. Lots of great COVID precautions, felt very safe.

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Elmapache
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Heated patio was perfect at this time of the year. Very good experience.

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RyanM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Covid measures seemed thorough enough.

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markG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great patio in times of Covid. And excellent food and beer served by great staff.

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vipLovefood
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I appreciate operating a restaurant during covid must be impossible.
However, if you are going to stay open, water in a glass not bottled water is a must. Plastic cutlery? Seriously? My Margarita was in a glass, so why not serve me water in a glass? Plates were ceramic, so why not give me proper silverware? Telling me 1.5 hour maximum sitting time on a Wednesday night!?! How about thank you for coming we really appreciate your patronage. Covid doesn't excuse proper customer service!

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Franco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food! And the churros are GREAT!!!!

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Sherry
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio with heaters and terrific wait staff. They were very attentive.

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anmic
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The good was amazing and the service was great, really fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from food to drinks to service! I am going back with everyone I know!

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KRistaZ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice ambiance.
Small menu but perfect for a light meal and appy.
Server was disengaged but competent.
Drink menu had zero non-alcoholic options, only boozy choices for $13.50
FOOD: had beef and chicken tacos. Kinda tasteless, but fresh and well-presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. Amazing little hidden gem. We will go back again for sure.

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Alicia89h
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food! I would definitely recommend, clean and good atmosphere as well!

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cols
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Wasn't as good as I expected. Not much variety on the menu. Only churros for dessert. We ordered 3 different tacos and honestly I've tasted better tacos from non Mexican restaurants. We found the taco wrap wasn't soft enough and the meat was too dry. The alcoholic drinks we ordered sound fancy but didn't taste as good as we wished for. The best was the appetizer - dos amigos.

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Grizzle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, friendly service, and absolutely delicious food. The tacos are my favourite, and the drink selection leaves nothing to be desired.

Also, their huge multilevel patio and careful covid-19 precautions make this a great pandemic hang.

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PaulN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Superb patio, staff know what they are doing and balance respect for diner's privacy with service level very well. Food is always prepared and presented well. Thank you Luis and Chula overall.

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ShaneO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Would go back for sure and recommend it to all!

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MaitriJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You guys have best Mexican in GTA! Wonderful. Just one suggestion add few more recipe so we can try something new for next time 🥰

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SunnyS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Ordered encholadas, looked like two burritos. Ordered churros, were frozen...Overall below average food....

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantasix

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vipFredyR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Not really authentic Mexican

Service was good and responsive

Appetizers weren’t that fresh (guacamole and ceviche)

The entree wasn’t really a Mexican burrito, more like a Texican or Tex Mex interpretation of it

GH
GaryH
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Happy they had patio heaters.

FAQs

Chula Taberna Mexicana does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Chula Taberna Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 901-9859.

Chula Taberna Mexicana is rated 4.5 stars by 601 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.