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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 38 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 758 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

758 Reviews
  1. EmmaK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & service!!

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  2. ElenaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. K1234

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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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  5. JoeyD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 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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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    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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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    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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  11. 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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  12. TomK

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dining experience last evening was perfection. The management team was very accommodating with reference to my seating request which I greatly appreciated. Our servers were amazing… knowledgeable and helpful with the curated menu especially because my dining partner was a vegetarian. I’m not going to go over our menu items; suffice to say everything was delicious and paired perfectly. And a shoutout to the bartenders who kept us well hydrated. Ha ha. I highly recommend Quetzal for a magical evening of exceptional dining in vibrant and beautiful setting. Thank you.

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  13. mobileuser416

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was extremely good, the food was great but not as good as service, the presentation was great, the portions were quite small. The entire restaurant has exposed Kitchen with wood burning stoves which leaves the entire restaurant smelling and feeling of wood burning smoke. You will leave this place stinking like a camp fire for 2 days. If you have a sensitivity to smoke or an environment like that, this is not the place for you. In my opinion this is a restaurant you go to once for the experience, but probably not one you come back to in future.

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  14. MBeez

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really great. Loved it. The food and the service was excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was probably the best we have ever had in Toronto. Our server Will was thoughtful, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. He guided us through a perfect order and meal. The food itself is I think the best in the city. It’s so inventive and flavourful. Just perfect. Very much worth it!

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  16. PaulK

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unexpected gem of a find on a short trip to Toronto, but we’ll be back and will recommend it to all our friends. Food was excellent and the vibe was great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious, top notch service. New favourite restaurant.

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  18. Bigj

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to this restaurant based on its reputation as a Michelin star restaurant . Not our first experience in a Michelin but certainly our most disappointing . The staff were great , friendly, and attentive . The problem started with our cocktails . They were great but before we could enjoy them the first course was served, and the race was on. We hardly had time to breath between courses . As each course was served there was an attempt to hurriedly explain the dish in an inaudible mumble, usually , mentioning something Mexican. The food was fine but nothing that would make me come back. When we spoke to the host his response was respectful , but he explained that they do keep things moving. We were disappointed in this experience. 

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  19. AndrewL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - great food! Minor point but we left with our clothes smelling very smokey haha

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  20. CM21

    Hamburg

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Das beste Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, was ich in der Sterneküche bisher erleben durfte. Der Platz am Chefs Counter ließ den Abend zudem zu etwas besonderem werden, da eine schöne Interaktion mit den Köchen und dem Personal möglich war. Absolute Empfehlung

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and experience! Definitely a celebration spot!

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  22. AmicableA

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve wanted to go to Quetzal for quite some time. I’ve read about it and being an foodie I was excited to try the food at this Michelin Star Toronto restaurant. Many of the dishes in the tasting menu we ordered were very different and the flavours in two of them were outstanding. However, I have to say that the dinner was very expensive. In terms of the service we were fortunate to have two wonderful servers. Why I gave service only three stars was that when each dish from the tasting menu was brought out and ingredients explained we could not understand many of the other servers. They spoke far too quickly and the explanation was lost in the noise of the restaurant and the speed at which things were explained. I would have enjoyed knowing what special ingredients were in the plates I was receiving. I discovered on my own that the salad had caviar in it. It’s those little additions that make Quetzal’s menu interesting!! In terms of the food, the Newfoundland scallops and the sweetbread were the stars of the meal as were the desserts!! The sea beam was just okay. The lamb enchilada and the cerviche were good but not outstanding. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and I hope that Quetzal continues to do well. Toronto needs more restaurants like this!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highest quality of service from the moment we were met at the door until we left. The sommelier/drinks expert (covered far more than wine) made the meal a 10+.

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  24. DanI

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chefs table was an amazing experience. You do come out smelling like a campfire, be we loved that!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. Attentive service. Satisfying portions. Expensie, sure. But I wasn't disappointed in any respect.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience 100% satisfied with the request I made from them.

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  27. CassandraB

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    50 characters is not enough to say how amazing our experience was. The food is honestly incredible! There is nothing like it in the city…the flavours were beyond expectations. I am so sad that I haven’t tried it sooner. Our waiter was great he explained how the tasting menu works which had great value! I would highly recommend coming here!

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  28. MarthaM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeds all expectations every time. Best restaurant in the city.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Matt was an amazing … his attention to detail to make sure our “birthday dinner/ evening” went well was far above expectations!

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  30. AngelynnL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the best restaurants in Toronto!

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  31. NickiV

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience. I highly recommend this place. The staff are not pretentious and really want to ensure theirs diner have an enjoyable experience. You must do the tasting menu.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    When I went to order the curated menu for 2, the server informed me that it was a curated experience so she would need to ask some questions to understand our preferences. My guest wasn’t at the table at the time so the server suggested waiting until they got here to order. When my guest did arrive, we tried to order the curated menu but our server kept trying to push drinks on us. We weren’t sure if we wanted drinks at that time so we wanted to hold off and just put in the food order first. When we communicated this to our server, she kept asking if we were sure we didn’t want drinks. Then when we said we wanted to do the curated menu she seemed very confused that we didn’t want to order drinks first. That’s when I asked if she needs to ask us some questions to understand our preferences like she had told me earlier. She just asked if we had any allergies and explained that they pick the dishes for the curated menu which was confusing since she just told me otherwise. At the end of the meal we asked another server about the curated menu and he informed us that each table has a unique experience and that they are able to cater the dishes based on our preferences. It’s extremely disappointing that we were not afforded this option as our original server was too busy trying to push us to order drinks. While some dishes were a stand out like the pork secreto, the rest of our meal was lack lustre due to the excessive sweet dishes which could’ve been avoided had our original server done her job and gotten our preferences instead of trying to push alcohol sales. For a restaurant of this calibre, it’s beyond disappointing to experience service of this standard. Had we gotten the chance to curate our tasting menu with preferences in mind, perhaps our entire experience would have turned out differently. It’s a shame we won’t be returning and cannot recommend this place to anyone else due to the disappointing service which created a regrettable entire experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is absolutely delicious, from appetizers to mains, cocktails and desserts. Service is great and ambiance is unique and authentic. Definitely on top 3 list of Toronto restaurants.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the tasting menu with drink pairings. The food was delicious and the drinks were unique. We were pleasantly surprised that some of the pairings were not just wine. The lamb with black garlic sauce reminded us of a delicious mole. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere is really cozy and modern - kind of takes you by surprise walking in off the street. We’ll be back for sure!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the tasting menu. It was very very good and honestly an incredible value. Service was great from start to finish.

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  36. JulieM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the chef's counter and had the best view in the house! Kitchen staff would occasionally chat with us talking about dishes or making suggestions. Food was phenomenal, as expected. We got the Pork Secreto and it was the best meat dish I've had in a long time. Hot tip: add the tortillas and get the mushrooms with shishito and you have the perfect meal. The only reason this is not a 5 star is because I ordered a non alcoholic drink and was given one with alcohol. I had one sip and our server came over immediately to rectify. The drinks were comped of course, but definitely a big mistake.

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  37. khalidr69

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was super nice and attentive. Food was bangin as per usual, drinks were drank and smiles were had. This is a special place!!

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  38. JennT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, didn’t need the tasting menu and was still full on four dishes between 2 People

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  39. KateH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely top quality food, original and delicious. We had the curated menu and everything was amazing, from the raw fish to the scallops and shrimp with bone marrow and Mexican chocolate mousse dessert. Great cocktails and wonderful service. Deserves its Michelin star. Will go back.

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  40. Jake

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and friendly staff make the dining experience exceptional.

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FAQs

Quetzal is rated 4.8 stars by 758 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 38 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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