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El Catrin Destileria

El Catrin Destileria

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Distillery, Toronto
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    The Mexican food at El Catrin Destileria is a can't miss
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    MJ C.
    "Ensalade destelleria and baja tacos were excellent!"(6 Tips)
    Elnaz T.
    "fish tacos are delicious, the pork tacos and burritos were good."(6 Tips)
    Katherine R.
    "Great for a margarita and a few share plates!"(15 Tips)
    "Best churros in the city!"(5 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon148 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • margaritas
  • outdoor seating
  • good for groups
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  • Maryam N.heart icon on user image
    Maryam NghbAugust 9, 2016
    I really like the atmosphere here and their tacos are really tasty 👌🏼 you just might need to stand in line a bit to get a table here.
  • Joanna S.heart icon on user image
    Joanna SableMay 24, 2015
    This place has some of the coolest decor you have ever seen. One of the greatest cocktail and tequila bars and a killer patio. Fun Mexican eats. Must try the tuna tostadas, grab a hot sauce
  • Dale D.heart icon on user image
    Dale DietrichAugust 5, 2013
    My wife and I loved this place. One of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in Toronto. The hand made guacamole at the table was terrific. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink and ambiance
  • MJ C.
    MJ ChaFebruary 21, 2015
    Ensalade destelleria and baja tacos were excellent! Beef cheeks were bland. I liked the sauce in crab fritters. Got recommended Okanagan Spring pale ale beer which I loved. Service was two thumbs up👍
  • Simran D.heart icon on user image
    Simran DassApril 6, 2022
    Very cute vibes! Would recommend - I had a cauliflower bowl dish which was great and so was the guac. Seems like they had extensive meat options on their menu that looked great as well
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduJuly 4, 2014
    Bring a serious appetite and go for the 7 course tasting menu. Features compressed watermelon, guacamole, fish tacos and churros (pic) to name a few standouts. The Mayan margarita is amaze balls!!
  • Karen P. B.heart icon on user image
    Karen P. BaezJune 11, 2018
    Churros are always a good option hahahaha ... Mexican gourmet food, do not expect a regular taco( only mexicans will understand) , the experience was amazing and the food was so yummi 🤘
  • Edson V.heart icon on user image
    Edson Vieira JrFebruary 21, 2017
    Their guac is great, delicious and seasoned just right. For dinner we shared the cod and pork tacos. The cod was excellent, very crispy and tasty. The pulled pork was nice, but not as much add the cod
  • Marvinheart icon on user image
    MarvinNovember 24, 2015
    The interior of this place blows is beautiful and lively. If you come here during the Toronto Christmas Market they'll have outdoor seating with a fire and warm heating! An experience to remember.
  • Shurraj R.heart icon on user image
    Shurraj RaoSeptember 21, 2015
    Beautiful place, it's the only fancy patio here (i think). However, it is a tapas bar, so don't expect large portions. It's pricey, but the beef cheek is totally worth it.
  • Julia L.
    Julia LancNovember 8, 2018
    Located in the heart of the Distillery District, El Catrin will offer you not only an amazing atmosphere & experience, the food is what will keep you coming bac for more. Small sharing plates.
  • Julia L.
    Julia LancDecember 6, 2018
    Located in the heart of the Distillery District, El Catrin will offer you not only an amazing atmosphere & experience, but the food is what will keep you coming back for more. Small sharing plates.
  • Samuel D.heart icon on user image
    Samuel De LeoNovember 22, 2017
    I'm originally from Mexico and I can say that the food here is really good. It's gourmet mexican food. Good taste, margaritas are great and the prices are great 👌 The service was impecable!
  • Sarp E.heart icon on user image
    Sarp ErkayaMay 7, 2015
    Very cool Mexican with a great vibe. A perfect place to enjoy a sunny day on the patio. Pulled pork tacos + margarita will bring a piece of Oaxaca to Downtown Toronto.
  • Kary L.heart icon on user image
    Kary LJuly 1, 2016
    Great cochinita tacos, esquites really small and expensive. My bigger complain, as every single "mexican"place; the tortillas, horrible white tortillas. Use authentic corn yellow tortillas please!!!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MacKinnonNovember 8, 2018
    The best Mexican in Toronto that also boasts an incredible patio inside the Distillery District. While the whole menu is great, make sure you order the table made guacamole to start.
  • Baharinaaaheart icon on user image
    BaharinaaaNovember 15, 2015
    Cocktails are unbelievable, get reservation for outside in summer. Totally recommended🙏🏻
  • Carl F.heart icon on user image
    Carl FigueiredoOctober 11, 2014
    Tequila and Mezcal drinks are a house specialty. Extensive list. Beautiful indoor space and outdoor patio (w/fireplaces!).
  • Tana B.heart icon on user image
    Tana BabcockMay 9, 2018
    Great atmosphere inside and out! Amazing horchata colada and mojitos! Table-side guac and chips were pretty good too
  • Beh N.heart icon on user image
    Beh NooshDecember 3, 2017
    Drinks were pretty strong and tasted good...portions were small...I liked the pork taco more than fish taco :)...if you are two go for patio and ask to sit by the fireplace...awsome in winter!
  • Nadia I.heart icon on user image
    Nadia IssaBellaDecember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Some is the best Mexican food in the city and if you go during the Christmas Market, you get line bypass and free entry to the market!
  • Hrag V.heart icon on user image
    Hrag VartanianJuly 21, 2016
    Fun summer vibe. I tried it on a sunny July day and found the guacamole ok but not great. The tacos and sandwiches were very good. Service was solid. And the restaurant is nicely designed.
  • david c.heart icon on user image
    david charlesSeptember 16, 2016
    The food is awesome, the portions are small so don't get surprised, well worth your spend for the ambience, staff .
  • Diane L.
    Diane LeeSeptember 17, 2013
    decor is great, as is the lobster salad. the ahi tuna tostada was under-seasoned. the beef short ribs were dry/over-cooked, but the accompanying sweet potato purée and sugar snap peas were good.
  • WiDheart icon on user image
    WiDJanuary 21, 2018
    Try the shrimp tacos, they are the best. And of course their guacamole! 👌🏻 The atmosphere is exceptional! 😍
  • HanBi K.heart icon on user image
    HanBi KAugust 18, 2015
    Soooo good! Churros! They give you three dipping sauces-chocolate,caramel,strawberry. I wish churros was more crispy
  • Manolo C.heart icon on user image
    Manolo CalderónNovember 21, 2019
    Good Mexican food. Big words coming from a Mexican 😎 get the Baja or Carnitas tacos 👍🏼 guacamole with chapulines. Sopes & Queso Fundido 👌🏼
  • Elnaz T.heart icon on user image
    Elnaz TaqizadehApril 14, 2016
    one of the coolest interior I've ever seen. overpriced for their small portions. fish tacos are delicious, the pork tacos and burritos were good.
  • MJ C.
    MJ ChaDecember 15, 2014
    Baja fish tacos were GREAT. Octopus taco was disappointing. Guacamole was fresh as usual. Mulled wine was great especially since we were eating outside in winter =)
  • Juan L.heart icon on user image
    Juan LlovetNovember 27, 2015
    Gobernador tacos are delicious, especially if you like seafood. Guacamole is also very good, but it comes in small quantities. Very good in general.
  • Natalia H.heart icon on user image
    Natalia H PortilloAugust 7, 2018
    Authentic Mexican food, not at all the typical cliché. Everything is good and the staff is very friendly.
  • Katie A.heart icon on user image
    Katie AndradeJune 30, 2016
    Not the best Mexican I've had but this place has such a good vibe and is really fun for group dinners! Patio is awesome as well.
  • Vera P.heart icon on user image
    Vera PerezAugust 28, 2019
    Our waitress helpful w/ the menu & suggestions. The Horchata is GOOD, The Marquesa Tacos were INCREDIBLE, and The Tres Leches 👌🏽
  • Dima M.heart icon on user image
    Dima MakeiAugust 26, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome place. My fav restaurant in Toronto. Delicious food, great inner design and great selection of Tequila.
  • ILYA S.heart icon on user image
    ILYA SPNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very cool interior and patio, so many details it's incredible. Food is good as well as service. Get ready, it will be hot! 🌵🔥
  • Julie L.heart icon on user image
    Julie LMay 11, 2018
    Guacamole made under you eyes and baja fish tacos worth the visit here. Big terrace for the warmer days
  • Alexander Y.
    Alexander YolevskiJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best restaurant experience I have ever had in a long time! Amazing atmosphere. Real authentic Mexican. GET THE SHORT RIB AND THE CORN!
  • Maryannheart icon on user image
    MaryannDecember 24, 2016
    love their chips & guac.. you gotta try their Pollo con mole, Baja and Campechanos... they are DELISH!!
  • Gabriel S.heart icon on user image
    We sat outside & there was a huge fire going for a long time, though it was 27 degrees & sunny, so that wasn't pleasant.
  • Per S.
    Per SnareJune 16, 2015
    Best resto in the Distillery. Delicious margaritas and a drink called The Queen Of Alcohol, worthy of the name.
  • Burce ı.heart icon on user image
    Burce ısıkOctober 28, 2015
    Been here twice, first time was good tacos are really delicious, ambiance is nice but second time i had food poisoning here cuz of the fish taco and hospitalized
  • Heather Kirk T.
    The room is really swell and the fresh juices nice. One of very few spots with crickets on the menu if you like that short of thing.
  • Mheart icon on user image
    MDecember 1, 2018
    Cochinita Pibil tacos and the Burra (Chicken quesadilla) are good. Chips and guac are nice as well. Portions are on the smaller size. Overall good place but bit overrated.
  • HanBi K.heart icon on user image
    HanBi KAugust 18, 2015
    Delicious tequila shots with tomato juice (?) chaser! Such a great combo!
  • Thomasheart icon on user image
    ThomasSeptember 27, 2014
    Try the Drink that has a the burn honey and agave. Sooo good !! (drink on photo)
  • Oz G.heart icon on user image
    Oz GunalDecember 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tacos, family, atmosphere, lively, fun, authentic, trendy.
  • Gabriel S.heart icon on user image
    Had chicken tinga flautas & Baja fish tacos. The tacos were unbalanced with too much sourness but the flautas were pretty tasty. At these prices I expected more though.
  • Gilles M.heart icon on user image
    Gilles MARTINApril 30, 2016
    The Guacamole and the Corn Chips were really tasty. The rest? Drink a lot, you can skip, you won't miss much.
  • Jefferson M.
    The music is great here on Fridays. Old school hip hop mixed across classics of all genres
  • Amanda V.heart icon on user image
    Amanda VJune 23, 2014
    Small portions and a smidge over priced. My server was absolutely wonderful - advised us on foods and a type of cocktail I otherwise wouldn't know I now like. The interior and patio = WOW. 👍👍
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