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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 28 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Steve Molnar

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN 1 Star

    2023

  • 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.

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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 2023
    2. 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 772 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mexican

  • Toronto

    Innovative

  • Toronto

    Mexican

772 Reviews
  1. Food4Me812

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible meal at Quetzal, once again. This time we went with the curated tasting menu, and I appreciated being able to tell the team our likes and dislikes before the experience began. Every single course was an explosion of flavors - Flavors that I could have never imagined would work well together, but they did very well. I think it’ll have to be part of the rotation during every Toronto trip of ours. The one thing I could do without is the repeated wiping down of our table, but I know that’s considered upscale service :)

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quetzal never misses. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday dinner.

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  3. JasonC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience as a first time quetzal diner, beautiful and exciting cocktails and menu items, made to order and able to accommodate dietary needs. Every course we had was exciting to behold in presentation and in flavour. The foh staff was exceptional and friendly, with a high focus on details of service. Looking forward to a repeat visit.

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  4. TaraMW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous time! This was my second time to Quetzal with my partner, for his birthday. The food was exquisite. We did curated menus and loved that each one was tailored to our dietary needs (i.e., carnivore and pescetarian). The octopus and scallops were highlights. The desserts that came our way were so delightful as well. We sat at the bar and were well taken care of with great wine suggestions and tastings. Definitely a sophisticated and unique dining experience. We can't wait to go back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening at Quetzal! The tasting menu is a great way to enjoy a number of items from the menu. The bartenders were great with drink recommendations. Food, service and ambiance were 10 out of 10.

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  6. SpiritTourist

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We scored a last minute reservation on a Thursday night at 9:45pm at this Michelin one star restaurant. We were greeted by the wonderful smell of wood fire burning in the the open kitchen, and were promptly sat by the distinguished George, who turned out to also be our waiter. The place was full even though it was almost kitchen closing time, and yet we never felt rushed or pressured to order. Everything about this place was topnotch. The drinks, the food, the service were all exceptional. Executive Chef Steven Molnar, a Japanese-Hungarian that is bringing Mexican inspired food to new heights, has definitely raised the level of Quetzal. We began with the Sikil Pak which was made magical with the addition of pickled cactus. Then we had the Mushroom and Shishito plate, with heavenly fresh-made blue and yellow corn tortillas and a crema poblana to die for. The Newfoundland Scallops were buttery and delicious. A glass of the Aglianico and glass of the Bobal red wines just added another layer of yum. For dessert we ordered the incredible Coconut Nicuatole. If Chef Steven had not gotten us hooked by now, this dessert cemented our admiration for his creativity. They also sent us the Spiced Mexican Chocolate as a birthday offering. We were left wondering if the chef had gone to Mexico and experienced traditional Oaxacan food while on a magic mushroom trip in order to come up with these recipes to satisfy the most demanding palate of any munchies suffering stoner or an undercover Michelin food critic. The evening was topped by the fact that the gentleman who had been sitting next to us, and apparently having the curated menu with the beverages pairing by the looks of it, had secretly paid for our desserts! We never got to say hi or thank you to him, but he and the whole team at Quetzal left us giddy and filled with gratitude for a birthday night to remember.

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  7. Alex

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is great. Good is good, drink is good and ALL the servers are very knowledgeable.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the staff to the food was 5/5! Incredible service and even better food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s very good but not sure it’s worth the money. The service was very good. You’re sitting on a bench for a top notch restaurant!

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  10. ECCC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Tasting menus at $125 is tremendous value. Unbelievable staff and overall effort from the team

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FAQs

Quetzal is rated 4.8 stars by 772 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 28 times today
Google Map for Quetzal

419 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. 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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