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Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar, Kitchener, ON

Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar

4.7
4.7
155 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step onto our patio you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd enjoying flavours picked directly from Mexico.

Experience the freshest-tasting guacamole. Sample from 50 varieties of tequila. Order a margarita with a sour mix you’ll taste nowhere else! Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar provides a diverse menu with a distinct attention to detail including corn tortillas made by hand and cooked fresh on the Comal in our kitchen, just as they are made in kitchens throughout Mexico.

Prepare for a treat with the authentic Mexican flavours of Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar. Whether you’re looking for a tasty meal or late-night fun, you’ll find it here.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (548) 288-4477
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mexican

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Service

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Value

155 Reviews
  1. SamanthaL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat us right at the door and wouldn’t move our table. Took so long to get drinks and food took longer. Never cam back to check on anything. Kept having to track down server to ask for another drink or more service. Good was oddly bland.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, the pitcher of margaritas were yum. The tacos were ok, mushy, the large guacamole was small, the queso app was small. Tortillas and chips great, NO SALSA??? I asked for salsa verde and got a shot glass size of guacamole salsa the table.. I grew up in California so, maybe my expectations are different. I can’t imagine serving 10 tacos and appetizers to our table and no salsa?

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience at Don Julio’s. Love going there. Always great food and drinks. Service is top notch. What else can you ask for?

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  4. Justine

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and everything tasted so good, the service was very poor and one waiter was very rude when trying to check in and get a table. We waited 20 minutes before even getting a drink order, we had to ask who our waitress was and then finally got our order taken. Once our order was in they ended up bringing out the wrong food and had to wait for them to correct it.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very friendly, food came out super fast and was absolutely delicious, and it was a very welcoming space

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly & attentive. The mango habanero margarita was fantastic!

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  7. SajK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fun place, great atomosphere....lively with a small open kitchen always cooking up something that smells great amazing drinks, amazing food (try every app at some point!) and amazing service!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is authentically Mexican - absolutely delicious and the specials are always fun to try. The selection of Margaritas are really great too (and tasty) - always recommend upping your tequila choice to Don Julio! It gets busy fast, so make sure you are reserving and getting there on time. And the service is great... the team cares about the atmosphere and the experience. Definitely recommend!

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  9. Bongo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, ambience and cocktails were great. Salsa and guac were great. 2 out of the 4 tacos ordered were decent. The other two were not. 2 of the tacos were very wet (carnitas and chicken). This caused the tortillas to break instantly. I’ve seen other restaurants double up on the tortillas to prevent this. It would help here. Also, the 2 tacos mentioned just did not taste good either. Bland and mushy. Overall though, a good experience. Will return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The margaritas and appetizers were amazing! The main course was good but not great. I would return and definitely try a different main.

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  11. JulieB

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice ambience, but extremely loud. Server was slow…the drinks especially took forever. Included in our reservation that we were celebrating a 50th birthday however, there was no mention of it while we were there and nothing special done for this guest. Sort of disappointing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was just basic to me but that’s just my taste buds though

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  13. RebeccaF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent margaritas. Good food. Friendly service. Very loud.

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  14. CathyB

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been a few times. The food is great and the margaritas are also! Our server this time was not as good as we've had before. He seemed offended when I came in and said "Buenas noches. Cómo estás?" and spoke some Spanish. I mean.....it is a Mexican restaurant, so I was being in the spirit. But overall, we do love the place!

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  15. GeorgeS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Drinks! Great Food! Great Service! And Fast! Definitely coming back

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  16. TOMW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first time there and we had a great experience! Can't wait to try the patio this summer.

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  17. Timmeh

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. Best spot for Mexican food in the Tri-Cities area.

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  18. BMJ1

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yuca fries amazing! All the food and drinks make the mark. Reliable everytime. Staff are amazing! Fun evening out always.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have such a great menu with lots of options, and the vibe there is amazing.

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  20. PresleyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!! 3rd time coming here and will keep coming back! Food is amazing with taco special on Sundays. Margaritas are sooo good!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I tried Don Julio’s for the first time and we were so impressed by our experience that we can’t wait to come back. The place was packed when we arrived (good sign) so we sat at the bar while we waited. This made for a great first impression because the bar tenders were awesome. They gave us lots of interesting stories about the various tequilas on the shelf and made us the best margaritas we’ve ever had (no joke). The mango habenero margarita was amazing. The food was all so delicious as well. We really enjoyed the street corn appetizer and the fish tacos were so darn good. We’ll be back for sure - the patio looks super fun.

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  22. Timmeh

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Staff were great as well!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New favourite spot. Food was unbelievable and so was the service. Get the platter and  queso you won’t be disappointed. Will be returning!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing as usual. The tacos of the day was also delicious! Service from Matthew was outstanding. We will be back!

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  25. Ashley

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience at Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar. They have a really good variety of drinks on their menu. The tequila smash was a great mix of a margarita/mojito. The guacamole appetizer was delicious. We loved the carnitas, campechano and pescado tacos! Our server Matthew was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I would highly recommend checking out this restaurant.

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  26. KarenM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time here and it never fails. Love the food and the service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks and food are good ! Servers are friendly but service is slow

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  28. CBJB

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Mexican food. The ktchen area is open to the customers so you can see them cooking. It is a very nice restaurant with the exception of it being downtown Kitchener. Parking is a bit of a challenge. Food was served with very short wait and displayed well. Our waitress was lovely.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gluten free options. I could eat safe and enjoy! Delicious margaritas too!

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  30. ErinB

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matthew who served us near the bar on a table was Very outgoing and knowledgeable. Gave us incredible service. Yes the food is amazing, but he is definitely what made the experience so great! Will be back. Get the margs, guac and campechano tacos!

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  31. Smithfam

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing up until we found a hair in our food :( Service was too knotch and the atmosphere was great!!

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  32. AngelaO

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is beyond fresh and delicious and manager Matthew is one of the best servers I’ve ever met. Knowledgeable and friendly, he’s definitely an asset to the restaurant.

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  33. Maha

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying Don Julio and absolutely loved it. Will definitely come back again. Keep the beef tacos it should never be taken out 😊

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was fantastic. She told us later on that she’d noticed we needed to talk and gave us time. Much appreciated. Margaritas were really good, too!!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a great restaurant with delicious food. We are served by Matthew who made excellent recommendations. Doug made very good drinks. Overall, an excellent experience. We will go back again for sure!

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  36. Trex

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Lovely service - everyone there is very kind and attentive. The setting is a bit loud when busy, which is hard for a date scenario, but its not worse than any other busy restaurant. Highly recommend the mango margaritas!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t wait to go back, our server was the best and had great recommendations for tequila to try.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks, reasonable priced. Love the atmosphere and the staff are engaging:)

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  39. NancyS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, the restaurant was a star but there was an extremely loud table of guests behind us that made it difficult to hear conversation at our own table. We weren’t the only ones to take notice. Would def go back though. Cheers

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  40. CatOTonic

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of six had a lovely time at Don Julio’s. We have gone there several times since they opened last summer. The food and magaritas were great and the service was outstanding, as usual. Thank you for another wonderful evening!

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FAQs

Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Don Julio Tacos & Tequila Bar

147 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Kitchener
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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