This restaurant now offers takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View takeout menu

Chula Taberna Mexicana

4.4
951 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 951 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
TT
TheTruth
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Overall the experience was just ok. It's definitely not an authentic Mexican restaurant. The food is your basic Canadianized Mexican offerings, won't blow your socks off but ok in a pinch. My server was excellent though, very personable and attentive. And it is a fun place for drinks and some appies. There are many better options for Mexican food in the GTA, just not a lot in the east end, except for one in the beaches.

h
hereforfood
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Attended the other night with my wife. We ordered guac, pico de gallo and chips it was average tasting. I've had better at chain restaurants. We ordered our mains and mine didn't even come out my wife had eaten her food and I was asked how is everything to which i replied I wish i could tell you because my food was never brought out. At this point I was no longer interested in eating and asked for the bill. Which also took extremely long to get considering it was a Tuesday night. However, i did receive a free dessert to go.

Overall no bueno. Go to El Catrin

TR
TimR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent options for Mexican food, authentic ingredients, lots of drink options as well!

M
Mindaleh
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food is overpriced and underwhelming. It was the lowest quality fish, shrimp, and guac that you could find in a restaurant. Could barely pass restaurant quality, more like fast food and inauthentic Mexican food. Dessert was good though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was crowded sitting at the table in the middle of the room on the first floor - back to back - not enough spacing.
Food always awesome.

EM
ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

So glad to have discovered this spot. We had excellent and attentive service and we enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant. The food was good, we had 2 appetizers the zucchini fritters and the chef's daily special. These were filling enough for us that we didn't go on to enjoy a main. We would definitely go back!

RL
vipRebbeccaL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and vibe, food and service was amazing

S
Star
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My friend enjoyed the meal more than I. Don't go expecting regular Mexican fare. There was no rice, salad, salsa on the plate, just the lone burrito. A bit sparse for the price in my opinion. Margaritas were good though.

HL
HugoLN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tacos are deliciously flavourful, the cocktails original and inspired, and the service impeccable.

MG
MaulikG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good 😊 no i i can you help us move in the car 🚘 to

PJ
PaulaJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! Great portion sizes. We got pork tacos, chicken, beef and fish. Very stuffed and flavourful. The pork tacos were the best. Excellent guac and chips. Delicious drinks! And can't forget the dessert! Must end the night with the churro sundae!

RT
RebeccaT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was pretty bad, server didn’t know the menu nor did he explain the menu and that there were more items then what shows up when you scan the QR code. The restaurant wanted to kick us out after 1.5 hours (that’s there time limit apparently) instead of the server or manager coming to speak to us, many of the staff just kept huddling around our table and the server stopped coming to our table to serve us.
The food and the atmosphere are very good, but our whole experience was ruined by the staff and their lack of customer service

FM
FeeM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The heated patio was fantastic. It was about 6C outside and we were toasty. The Mami Chula cocktail was delicious, as was the swordfish main. There’s also an uncovered patio that we’ll try in different weather.

KN
KimN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a great heated outdoor patio! Was 4 degrees outside but we were really comfortable and toasty (even without our coats) Really cozy and fun set up, as well. Service was on point and friendly, ahi tuna tartare (yes, not Mexican) was YUM, great drink selection. Pork in the pork tacos was a little dry but awesome flavor combination. Overall a really great experience!!

EK
vipEliasK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Waited 15 min before a waitress came to see us. Service picked up a little after that before we received very tasteless tacos with no flavour at all. Never asked if we wanted hot sauce or anything to add to enrich the flavour. For a Mexican restaurant, we expected a little more zing to the bites.

Won’t be going back.

H
kaliH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

My husband and I have been to many Mexican restaurants in the city, so we have a good ground of comparison. As well as traveling to Mexico, Cuba and other Spanish speaking countries. Frankly we were DISAPPOINTED. The tacos were bland -- to say the least (the corn tortillas were cold). Very little flavour. The kale salad was SAD, with way to much 'mayo' flavour. The only dish that was really tasty was the guacamole and the corn chips. But that all together with a price tag I would be expecting from a high-end gourmet place, and I'm NOT happy.

a
andya
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were amazing

A
Alex
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We booked a table and were disappointed when we had to wait almost 40 min after the reservation time to be seated. We were w kids and everyone was really hungry by the time we sat down. We appreciate that the restaurant had made updates to our reso shortly before we arrived, but would have preferred a realistic timeline.

F
Fred
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was super friendly, but a bit slow.
I felt the tables were a too close to each other, which made me feel somewhat uncomfortable.
Didn’t like my main course at all. Had the enchiladas and it was pretty bad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alice our server did an ic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was really excellent all around. The service was so friendly and comfortable.

TS
TarunbirS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was great and the food was amazing. Will go back for sure.

KF
KevinF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a fun time here. Love the vibe and the food is excellent.

RL
RichardL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks at this Mexican restaurant. We had the tacos, street corn, calamari and kale salad which were all delicious and which we all shared. Including drinks our bills were $50+ each!!

PC
PeterC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has good ambiance, very friendly staff, terrific selection of drinks and very tasty food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I really enjoy the patio and the food. It's a local favourite.

N
Nelly
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table on the patio and was great. The service fast and perfect. The food was delicious. We will be going again to the restaurant.

BT
BurkeT33
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Small portions, high prices, bland food. Only had 1 server and 1 bartender on staff for the entire place. We ordered guac that never arrived. A ton of better Mexican options available in the city.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & even better drinks. Definitely will be coming back more often!

AG
AliciaG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great / portions were perfect only thing that needs improvement, is the wait time to be served drinks

HA
HelenA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place great food great vibe will be back !!!

j
jenniferb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was very responsive to allergy concerns and this was very helpful.
The waiter was friendly and the food was fine, not mind blowing but good.
The bench seat was torn so a little love is needed there! Overall a nice spot with a good vibe.

KR
KarlaR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Im mexican, the food was good but weird, carnitas tasted like chilorio and enchiladas tasted like a big fat taco, nothing like the original but a good taste at the end. teh service was kind of slow but they where kind.

SB
SusanB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant seemed busy, but we opted for the heated covered patio instead. The patio is excellent. Food was great - we enjoyed the special of the day (queso fundido) and the very tender calamari, both of which were generous servings. I like the tacos, but ordered the shrimp ceviche instead this time. Make sure you save room for the "churro sundae", which is definitely enough for 2 people. Service was attentive, but not overly so. All in all, it was a lovely way to spend Halloween.

DJ
DayneJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very cute, nice drink options. Food was good, but a little cold. Service was great, but a bit too fast. Enjoyed the experience!

LB
LexusB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my birthday here! The staff was friendly, amazing and very accommodating. The food and drinks were superb as always. Definitely one of my favourite spots. It was a bit cold (but not too bad with heaters, some of my guests had a drafty spot) and a little packed. But I think this whole visit was a solid 4.5, thanks Chula!

H
Harley
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent local restaurant! Everything about Chula’s is a 10 out of 10!

s
sunitr
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent vegetarian options
Great cocktails
Chilled beer

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE.
Kourtney made our experience at Chula’s fantastic.

Well worth the $$$, food portions and drinks !!!!!!!!!

Love this place.
Georgios

JT
JuliaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I met up here for the first time before an event. Everything was fresh, delicious, paced perfectly, and our server was excellent, helpful, and accommodating. Would absolutely return!

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 951 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.