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Chula Taberna Mexicana

4.4
900 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.

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 900 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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Jawad
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made reservations for 10:00pm on October 15, 2021. We arrived 5 minutes early and the staff acted as if they were surprised we were coming even though they saw our reservation on the system. We were given excuses like we have to move tables, we are really busy tonight, and it's raining. Our table was indoor so we didn't understand how the rain was a problem. The wait staff actually did their utmost to avoid us and avoid eye contact. We only came up and asked them about our table three times in the time we were there. We ended up going to Lavender Menace on the corner and ordered at 10:25 and had our food by 10:30. We will not be going back to Chula even though we had heard good things before.

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PierreM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We had to wait somewhat longer than expected, but good overall.

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Jover
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio experience with heaters at each table.

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SGeorgia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails. Food is good and tasty. Ambiance is great!

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myst
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service! Always a good experience!!!

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SueP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time to this restaurant - absolutely love the food and the drinks. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The zucchini fritter were super tasty. Tacos and the corn were both a bit too creamy / saucy for my taste, but still very fresh a delicious. Great patio with heat lamps.

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Draggi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, the cocktails and the entire vibe!!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A neighbourhood gem - lovely, heated patio and all Covid measures in place.

JK
JyotiK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, drinks and food, will be back soon.

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marcelac
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for dinner and drinks and the service was very good, was my first time there and defenatly I will make another trip there.
The food was very tasty and the cocktails on point.

JS
JosieS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious. I never left disappointed.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Chula is very cool place with delicious food and drinks! Their outdoor patio is heated, which will be perfect for the cooler days coming up. Definitely check this place out.

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Karan
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Must go for new taste. Easy Menu, less but tasty options.

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good service. Desert was good. Corn appetizer was good. Tacos were unimpressive...not as good as before and cool. Coffee tasted like warmed up Nescafe....awful... and no specialty coffees. Drunk patrons beside us yelling at the top of their lungs so loud we couldn't hear each other at the table and nobody said anything to them. Attended with friends from Mexico and had strongly recommended the place. They were not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Chula is always a nice place to go. Food is amazing as well as drinks and the vibe to the place

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience2

Food is amazing. COVID has removed a lot of the vibe that made this special as they have walls in between each tables. Which may be a positive for some but I love the sounds of a restaurant. Service was so slow and they forced us to leave at 1.5 hours even though they didn’t even come to give us menus for 20 mins of the 1.5 hours

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TammyJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great patio and awesome set up for social distancing. We had great service and meal but my enchiladas were not hot and I was a bit bummed. The calamari was the BOMB! Highly recommend.

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vipGieS
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always food was incredible and service was phenomenal

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Jambam930
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chula Taberna Mexicana is truly a hidden gem in Leslieville. The atmosphere at the patio made me feel like I was having lunch under some palapas in Mexico. How about the food? They were excellent, from appetizers to the main course. Our group had variety of tacos - carnitas, short ribs, halibut, and all were to die for. The burritos are hefty and packed with flavours as well as the enchiladas.
Service was quick and very pleasant.
I would definitely come back to enjoy some more of those. Chula Taberna is recommend for a must visit.

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Cincity
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Drinks were great ! Very strong. The food was okay. The guacamole/ salsa was awesome minus the fact that the nachos were cold. The tacos were decent not the greatest but still enjoyable.

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Jdmomo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Mikayla/Mikaela was a great server! Would definitely go back!

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Mindyc
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back! xo

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vipjimbo
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch spot, terrific quirky patio.

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tacoluvr11
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food wasn’t that great and was over priced for portion size. Their tacos were pretty flavourless. Guacamole was great and tasted fresh. You’re better off going to Wilbur Mexicana or Gus Tacos. Ambiance and patio was super cute. It was great that they had heaters. Our waiter was alright but wasn’t the most accommodating and came across as kind of annoyed sometimes when we asked questions. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great. Overall I wouldn’t come back.

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GraceG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff is really friendly, the food is good, it’s quickly served after we placed our order. I love the ambience!

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BlakeG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Solid restaurant and good service! Highly recommend to anyone.

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VickyS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved, loved, loved. Food was excellent, amazing heated patio, fun ambience and great service.

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Astra
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Fab service, everyone masked, respected distancing rules etc. Would have liked more options for vegetarians apart from crispy zucchini dishes.

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JodyP
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a nice time at Chula. Weve done take out previously but this was our first time eating in. Our server was amazing, very friendly and attentive. We sat outside, it was cool but they have portable patio heaters. The patio has a great resort/cantina vibe. They are also installing permanent heaters that will keep the area even warmer into the fall. Awesome.

Food was good, comes out quickly...except for dessert; the churros sundae took a really long time. Great selection of drinks though, so we just had another while we waited.

Will definitely return.

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CarrieN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive servers but not overbearing. Patio is nicely spaced out and covered but still allows for proper airflow. Food and drinks are always great

MM
MarcelaM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

They only have a 10 minute grace-period on reservations. However they were quite helpful in getting us seating ASAP. Our server was outstanding. The food was delicious the drinks were great! Slightly cold in the restaurant but we overall had a great experience.

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IdanM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Your churro sundae my goodness it was soooooo delish

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Local
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food, great service. Music a bit too loud for my liking.

Overall one star due to seating time limit. I wish I knew there is only 1.5hr seating limit in advance as I definitely would not have come. I am sure there are are other places around town with same food quality and service where I can appreciate it without clock ticking. I will not be coming back.

MB
MeaganB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was decent but the classic margarita was almost un drinkable !

Service was good, our server was dancing as he served us and very hyper, which might be ideal for some and annoying for others.

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nking
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Reserved for a birthday and mentioned a Happy Birthday wish would be appreciated. Unfortunately, the staff didn't care and were quite nonchalant about the service. All they really say is "Your table is ready, you have an hour and half to stay."

Really enjoyed the food as it was exquisite, but maybe I expect too much due to being in restaurants with better customer service.

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JenniferR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent and staff was amazing. I would recommend Chula's to anyone.

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DuncanM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Booking +Service was great, food came super fast. Food prices were very fair.

Drink prices were a bit steep in my opinion.

KB
KBrown
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been to many restaurants the last year and so I wasn’t sure what kind of experience we would have. We were seated inside, upstairs and it was safe and quiet. Our server Mario was amazing. Very friendly and super helpful. The food at Chula is always yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mikala our server was outstanding and set the tone with great service , followed by great food and relaxing and fun environment
Thank you.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chula Taberna Mexicana using the Order Online button. Chula Taberna Mexicana also offers 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 4.4 stars by 900 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.