El Pocho Antojitos Bar

4.7
69 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Mexican snack bar with tequila and rum cocktails, local craft beers, and tasty food.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best damn taco joint in town!! I definitely recommend this place to ANYONE, especially those with celiac disease. Also, they make mighty fine mixed drinks too...

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Charming little place with food to die for. It's tapas style, but the servings are big. Be careful not to over order. With drinks, meal for two came in less than $100, so good value.

Not an issue for me, but a small dining area made for close company with table beside us. If you love Mexican, this should be part of your rotation in Toronto.

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TO
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty food, great service, and a nice place to chat with one's dining companions.

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, friendly and knowledgeable service, cozy ambience on a cold winter's night!

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WW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is always outstanding at this restaurant. My only criticism is the type of music played. Not everyone wants to listen to "mumble rap". If you want to play that genre of music, please play hip hop from the 90s when it was respectable.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Completely gluten-free kitchen (aside from bottles of beer if you are so inclined). I felt safe eating here as a Celiac. It has only a few tables in the winter months as their outdoor patio is closed, so it is worth making a reservation. The menu is small but wonderful. I love going here!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best guacamole I've ever had. Small and personal. Incredible food and cocktails. Would love to go back.

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JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were very well looked after by Thaddeus. The only thing slightly negative was that Thaddeus seemed to be acting as both bar man and server, so it meant that he struggled a bit when it came to getting cocktails out quickly. The delay had minimal impact on our experience however, as we were enjoying the food and the ambiance so much, the slight wait on drinks didn’t seem to bother anyone in our party.

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing food!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

A great local tapas restaurant. Consistent quality. The new patio will be great next summer.

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KB
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot for casual drinks and tacos. Very cool and delicious tacos.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server Sam was awesome, and really helpful with my dietary restriction. The value for money was good and we both left full. And the fact that the entire menu is gluten-free is so reassuring. We will definitely go back!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Pretty good food, but a very small selection of items to choose from. I wouldn't say that anything i've had particularly stood out to me, so I'm not certain that I would actively seek the opportunity to go back again. Overall - not a bad place, but nothing spectacular either.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Was unaware when booking, but pleasantly surprised at how small the space is. Prefect for dinner with a friend. The food was all great (all gluten free) and well priced! Will be back again :)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All of the food is amazing and this restaurant is probably one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in Toronto

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We celebrated our sons 18th Birthday there and everyone just loved it. 9 out of 13 were vegetarians and they loved the food.

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SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love El Pocho the food is amazing and the service is friendly and attentive. The patio is gorgeous and the drinks are wonderful

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WW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I have lived in this city for years and only just found this place after a friend recommended. El Pocho is so awesome! The drinks are outstanding and the food is unbelievable. Fresh ingredients and gluten free, these dishes will not disappoint. And you HAVE to get the churros for dessert - they will blow your mind!

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AK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The experience overall was positive. The only issue was the food. While it was cooked perfectly...of the 4 dishes I tried only one had very nice flavor. The other 3 were quite bland.

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AN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was very slow

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best in the city. I have never been disappointed. Great value.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! So dang delicious- real gem. It’s so hard to find well made food that’s celiac friendly, but this place is top notch. The drinks, appetizers, meal, service, dessert, atmosphere- all of it was excellent. I’ll definitely go back next time I’m in town.

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WO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, reasonably priced food with great ambience inside and a nice patio outside. Yummy tacos and sangria. Off the main drag so feels like part of the neighbourhood. Worth trying!

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic and my wife, who is gluten-free, was ecstatic to have full choice of the menu and churros for dessert. Great service. Nice to have a small patio in the city that isn’t on a busy road...they are tucked in a bit from Bathurst. Patio is a bit tight...others had to stand up so we could leave our table but small issue given the delicious food.

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SK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Overall, had a good experience here. Made the reservation (8:45pm), but unfortunately was told when we got there that they don't do reservations for the patio. Thankfully there was a free table for us to snag. Patio was full, so service was a bit slow since there were only 25-30 people total, but the food came out nice and hot. Tried a couple of different cocktails and they were tasty. String lighting created a very cute atmosphere for a quaint date night. As they are in a residential neighbourhood, the patio did close at midnight. I'd go here again for cocktails and sharing tacos, and would recommend it for a nice date night.

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CG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has amazing flavour and great service. Highly recommend.

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L
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful restaurant - amazing food, great prices, friendly staff, lovely ambiance.

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M
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food here is so delicious and it is such a hidden gem.

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DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is our 4th time there and it never ceases to be outstanding. Good value, good food. Highly recommend it.

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f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative, delicious tacos, and other authentic and current Mexican / Californian menu items. Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable service. On-draft craft beer choices from Muskoka Brewery. Fun, umbrella-covered, street-level patio on quiet street just off Bathurst. Very reasonable pricing.

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AG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I am Celiac and a huge foodie so I definitely appreciated this place being fully gluten free. My server was a bubbly blonde and was amazing! My friend and I had some fruity cocktails, the veggie fries and the chicken tacos. Both of the dishes were delicious and packed the right amount of heat. The only downside for me is that they were out of churros at the time we went and the other dessert offered wasn't tasty. I will be back to try more items at the brunch soon hopefully :)!

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great find, very interesting menu, excellent food, lovely ambiance at a very reasonable price. It’s on my go to list in the neighbourhood for a delicious Mexican meal any time.

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NS
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious great service fabulous place for celiacs. My daughter who is 19 had her first churro, what a treat!!

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EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Can be a bit slow because there is only one server for the restaurant, but the food and drink is so so so worth the wait.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere at this place and the food was amazing!!!!!! Would for sure return!!!

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem with incredible food

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MB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an out of town guest who wanted to see the “real” neighbourhood. el Pocho Antojitos — or as she dubbed it, El Pocket — was the perfect dinning in the ‘hood experience. There’s Nothing like it in Calgary, apparently.
We asked the staff to select 5 dishes for us which provided a casual, impromptu tasting menu. We savoured it all with local beers. Thank you for your hospitality.

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CE
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and friendly staff. Very casual, great value. Unbelievable fish tacos.

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h
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Mexican food, killer cocktails.

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SI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

El Pocho is welcoming and relaxed. The food is delicious!!! It was a real treat to be able to eat everything on the menu.

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