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Quetzal, Toronto, ON
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Quetzal

CAN$51 and over
Mexican
At Quetzal, we celebrate regional Mexican cuisine, inspired by traditional flavours and cooking styles, all cooked over a 28 foot-long open fire that runs the span of the hot line.  Traditional moles, sauces and little-known native ingredients are transported to Toronto and infused with the bounty of local Ontario and Canadian produce, for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Quetzal is located at the corner of College & Bathurst, at the edges of four Toronto hotspot neighbourhoods: Little Italy, Kensington Market, Harbord Village, and the Annex.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Steve Molnar

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN 1 Star

    2022

Fire-kissed flavours from a wood-burning grill and lesser-seen Mexican dishes that go beyond tacos and tostadas earned Quetzal a MICHELIN star. A creative cocktail menu centred on tequila and mezcal, plus a curvy, eye-catching ceiling that channels a Mexican market, complete the restaurant’s ultra-cool vibe.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 347-3663
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Cross Street
    College Street and Bathurst Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 757 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mexican

  • Toronto

    Innovative

  • Toronto

    Mexican

757 Reviews
  1. ElenaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to 5 Michelin star restaurants in Toronto, so far the best food

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  2. K1234

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite restaurants in Canada. Full stop. The smoke of the fires in the kitchen welcomes you when you walk in. It sets the stage for the food magic to come. The food is creative and flavourful. Notwithstanding it is Michelin-rated, it punches well above its star rating

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    "Quetzal impresses with its unique and vibrant approach to traditional Mexican cuisine. The open flame cooking truly highlights the authentic flavors, and every dish is a delightful experience. The staff is knowledgeable and adds to the warm ambiance, making each visit memorable. Definitely a must-visit for a taste of refined Mexican dishes in Toronto!"

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  4. JoeyD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent service and creative Mexican street food executed well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible experience! The food, the ambiance, the service, absolutely top notch! What a treat!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I would like to preface this with saying I’ve worked in hospitality for 8 years, and the person I was dining with owns 7 restaurants—neither of us have every experienced the type of interaction which we did dining at Quetzal. First of all, food was 10/10. Our server, Isabella, was phenomenal. She pointed us in the right direction because we wanted everything, but weren’t interested in a tasting menu. Actually told us to order less food on two occasions. Between the two of us, we ordered a cocktail when we sat down, and another with our appetizers. We got the Caviar and the Ceviche. When we asked her about the Bone Marrow, Seabream and Pastor, she told us to only order two, but we ended up ordering all three. We ordered two smaller sides of the mushrooms and salad. When we saw the sweet potato we ordered a third side. Isabella actually laughed at us. With dinner we got one more drink and when we had finished we ordered a shot of reposado to finish off an OUTSTANDING meal. They had warned us that they had another reservation coming at 8:30. So at 8:24 we moved to the bar for dessert. We ordered drinks and he did not bring them. When we ordered dessert, I asked if we had ordered them, as a gesture thinking he forgot. They then said they wanted to get more food in us before we have another round. I have cut people off before. I understand the business. We had 4 ounces in 2 hours and an obnoxious amount of food. The bartender offered us the manager. Who came over and said we had 5 ounces in an 1 ½ hours (not true), and that they would serve us after we got a Tres Leche Cake after we had ordered $500 worth of food. They said they monitor by drinks per hour, but had the time and amount wrong. We were both sober. No indication of being over served. I questioned their line of communication on over serving because to end an interaction on this note totally ruined our evening. His fix was to comp a few things off the bill, then him and another manager fist bumped and laugh

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great dishes with the exception of one dish, the pork (every single strip was incredibly fatty, we did not finish it).

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Super knowledgeable staff to help with our order!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavors all made sense! Had the chance to do the curated menu and it was a phenomenal experience. Our server could’ve been more attentive but aside from that I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

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  10. Flint

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb. It was really special to have Mexican cuisine in an elevated environment. Each course brought extremely unique flavours to the table, and the ingredients were top notch. I highly recommend taking the curated option. They're very attentive to your preferences and dietary restrictions.

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FAQs

Quetzal is rated 4.8 stars by 757 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 31 times today
Google Map for Quetzal

419 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross Street
    College Street and Bathurst Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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