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Chula Taberna Mexicana

4.5
767 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 767 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSamantha
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was really good - the calamari was not your typical shaped ringed calamari so that was a bit odd, but it tasted good.

I had to wait about 10 mins for my food to come after everyone else's did... even though one of us ordered the same thing... that was annoying because my friends were politely waiting for my food to come before they started.

Our server was good except when our seating time was nearing the end, she asked if we wanted another drink and we assumed that we were able to stay past the seating time of 1.5 hrs. We decided to have another drink, then 5 mins after we got it, she said we had to leave... She apologized that she didn't explicitly say we had to wrap it up because the table was needed soon - she actually forgot about the time limit and apologized and put the last drinks we ordered on her, so that was nice. She even gave us take-away cups to take our drinks.

Overall, it was a good time - atmosphere on the upstairs patio was nice, drinks were good, food was tasty. It was good value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited Chula for a birthday brunch. Came hungry, left stuffed. Amazing brunch (Bennys are awesome) and leave space for the churro sundae!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The patio seating all have a big umbrella for rain and sun and well partitioned for social distancing between the different tables

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Drinks were great
Appetizers arrived quickly
Cutlery and plates didn’t

Food was amazing

Appetizers plates and dinner plates left on table and cleared very late

I would recommend better service training. It just seemed like people were over loaded even though it didn’t seem busy.

I love the food but I will probably take a pause before I return.

$280 bill for 4 people is worth it for the food and drinks but now acceptable if service is going to be poor.

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Jurmaripabon
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amaizing food, thank u guys!!!

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RIJOCR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Booked a table for dinner with friends, but were placed in a lounge area with fireplace centerpiece suitable for having drinks, not eating a meal. Upon being seated, a card was placed on our table, advising that we were on the clock for an 80 minute time limit stay. Although it is somewhat understandable to do this during COVID, it was frustrating to have 25 of those minutes wasted waiting for our server to finally introduce himself and take our drink order, leaving us rushed for dinner and not enough time to have dessert (we were there for a friend's birthday dinner). Although the food was fine, as expected, the overall experience was extremely disappointing. With other options for good Mexican food in the area (Barrio Cerveceria and La Carnita), I wouldn't waste my time going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot, great service, would definetly go again.

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Momo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing more than patient with our large group. Definitely returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There was a speaker over our table and the music they were playing was not to our liking but we asked our amazing server if they could change the music and it was much better but would prefer the speaker not be right over us. The food was very good but we found the portion of the calamari to be on the small side. There were four of us and we each got about 5 pieces. Maybe because it was so delicious we just wanted more! Great outdoor space-would certainly go back.

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joanna
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and our server -Marisa (I think) was so attentive and lovely.
Oh and the cocktails were tasty AF.

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VickyL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a great time with Marcela. She was super nice, patient and attentive. She went above and beyond to make our first time at chula great! Because of her it won’t be our last time either. Thanks
Marcela!

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SarahH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

This restaurant is OK. Server was ok, food just ok. Not a bad place but not authentic Mexican.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Staff was also incredibly friendly, especially our server Tom.

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MichaelD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The rooftop patio was bright, breezy and well-divided between tables. Our server was attentive and made a delicious drink suggestion. We had a great experience eating here. Highly recommended.

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Mergelas
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fast friendly service, tasty Mexican street food, DELICIOUS cocktails & cosy patio. What’s not to love?

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

food is good but overpriced, especially the entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

It was a very cute spot. The food wasn’t great, the only thing that was amazing with the guac and chips! I highly recommend their guac and chips! And the drinks were mediocre. Cute little restaurant though

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vipCKBreton
New England
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is always good. Drinks were tasty. Service friendly. Neighborhood gems

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Mermaidtales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Some of our favorite food items were not on the menu anymore but the Kale salad was excellent. In general the food was good,but I’ve better food at Chula in the past! Our chips for instance were over fried! Nearly inedible.
The washroom needs a lot of love 🙈

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MH1234
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a mid-week patio lunch. The back patio is great with plenty of cover and protection from sun and rain. It was surprisingly busy for a weekday.

The food was tasty, with decent-sized portions. The service was friendly and accommodating. I particularly liked the zucchini fritters.

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Julia
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in Toronto! Unreal

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DarleneP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Really enjoyed the food. The appetizer come after the main course was on the table, we just enjoyed the 2 together. We were inside, it was a little noisy and hard to hear the server who was wearing a mask.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Too hot - in need of air Conditioning

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SarahH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The hostess was not friendly at all. She told us to go upstairs and turn left and we only had an hour and a half to eat. Once upstairs we saw it was inside. I went downstairs again and had requested the rooftop. She told me there was no room. So after spending money on an Uber we left!!! She did not try to accommodate us or told us if we waited maybe we could get a seat. After all apparently it’s an hour and a half eating limit! But to be honest the rude vibe we got I was happy to leave. Disappointing

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GreatFood
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great food experience. Everything was great, from the service, to the atmosphere, to the food

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SophiaH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Patio dining is the best if you can get it!

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vipMarley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

So they made us wait for 20 min for our table despite having a reservation and then ended up giving us the worst table they had even though there were other tables available. I wouldn't give them a poor rating for just this but the food was super disappointing as well.

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vipNaOCl
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was fair at best. Staff seemed rushed and undertrained. Food was good, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We cancelled our reservation because we got stuck in traffic. Now why would they close down 3 lanes in the 404 on a Saturday? Only in Canada....
We figured we would just go and do takeout. When we arrived an hour after we asked if there were any table available and although they were fully booked they were able to arrange another table. Thank you to Sofia! Top notch to our servers for great customer service!
Food wise we ordered the Dos Amigos. Pico de gallo was good but the guac was a bit too salty. Chips were ok.
Zucchini fritters could use a little crunch but tasty. Chicken tacos were a bit dry, but the pork tacos were good. We had high hopes for the churros sundae but it was too doughy for us. We would go back to try other items on the menu. Great patio and atmosphere.

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NickyJam
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Food needed more spice. Nachos were a bit burnt.

Server was excellent and customer service was excellent. They just need to work on making the food more authentic in taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a treat to come here. Great food! Glad to be able to come back in person.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely loved the decor of the place and the music.
We had a reservation so we didn’t have to wait, the outdoor patio had a beach shack like get up which totally added to the vibe.
We tried the calamari, I personally thought the portions were less but it was really well cooked and tasted pretty darn good.
Over all a good late night hangout.

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Josie
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our group of 5 had a late dinner at Chula. We enjoyed the food immensely and the service was great. There were no tables available on the patio at the time of our reservation, though we are committed to going back and checking it out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

The worst burrito.
I order a chicken burrito and did not have any chicken in it.
Fish taco was just bunch a batter.
Disappointed with the food 👎

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chamlo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food provided at the restaurant was excellent. Food ordered to go was overpriced considering it was delivered was not as described in menu (Ordered a Churro Sundae,; received two Churros -- no caramel sauce nor ice cream -- so not the item as described). Should have been advised that the item could not be provided as takeout or provided a lesser price for the takeout item.

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vipAwkward
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, generous portion. The patio is set up that you feel safe eating there. Individual partitioned and table far from each other. Definitely recommend.

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Leland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat, loved the churros! Will definitely come back

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MayaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wine list was not as good as before but the service was terrific. Food good. Patio fab.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I went there last Friday after another restaurant so i was unable to get food since we were already full but did try a couple of drinks. El dorado/tesoro can’t remember both okay but the mango habanero was amazing! I was left with the craving or trying their churro sundae so I went back Monday. I was able to try the food all good, the steak was the only thing that was not something we enjoyed but the rest was amazing. Got a couple of more drinks all good! For the price point better than anejo as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly. We were sitting on the patio. Aside from that, we had a great experience and we would go back again

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 767 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.