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Playa Cabana

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
The Annex, Toronto
  • This place is famous for their Mexican food. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Karan B.
    "The best Tres leches, don't miss it for the world"(7 Tips)
    Jessika C.
    "Get the short rib tacos."(5 Tips)
    "The shrimp bucket is def a must try!"(2 Tips)
    Lauren P.
    "Short rib tacos"(5 Tips)
58 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • tacos
  • seafood
  • lively
  • burritos
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  • Karly G.
    Karly GaffneyOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a table inside when it's cold out, the makeshift roof out back is a little TOO authentic Mexican. The spicy guacamole is amazing, if you like spice - give it a try!
  • rah k.
    rah kDecember 29, 2013
    Arguably the best Mexican in Toronto; MUST TRY: corn on the cob, chicken taco's, halibut burrito. Ask your server nicely for custom burrito's (lobster and steak, shrimp and chicken, etc.) #thebest
  • Hina H.
    Hina HJune 16, 2017
    I came here with my friend who was visiting from Mexico and she absolutely loved it! Said the food was as close to authentically Mexican as can get. Excellent service as well, very friendly.
  • Emma T.
    Emma TownsonMay 31, 2013
    Homemade guacamole and tortilla chips, tasty! They have a wide range of margaritas and dishes. Small place though and seems like its always busy so reserve a table in advance.
  • Rita S.
    Rita SimoesMay 31, 2013
    Make sure to get a reservation, it's hard to get a seat for 3+ when you just walk in. If you like tequila, their margaritas are small but good, but the tacos are what most people go for.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PratileFebruary 20, 2013
    Short rib tacos will change your life...... Best taco of my life (I've been to Mexico several times)...... Tres leches on the way. Mojitos better than margaritas!
  • Jon C.
    Jon C.January 27, 2013
    I disagree with a few of these tips. The outdoor make-shift roof was fine with the space heaters. It was more comfortable than inside. Also had no problems with reservations.
  • Rhiannon M.
    Rhiannon MarquezApril 9, 2015
    Get the ribs, can't go wrong! And the mint julep is yummy plus cute presentation
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 18, 2014
    Mexican joint with an emphasis on local ingredients, catering to a late-night party crowd from neighboring Yorkville.
  • Zee
    ZeeFebruary 18, 2014
    Everything is so fresh and devilishly delicious! The shrimp bucket is def a must try!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 29, 2011
    32 tequilas, hand-pressed tortillas, Oaxacan cheese and myriad other little touches that set this Dupont Street spot apart from the crowd.
  • Nuff
    NuffFebruary 17, 2015
    Great guacamole and ceviche. Huge burritos. Interesting cocktails. Good vibe.
  • Khanh L.
    Khanh LyJuly 12, 2016
    Always busy, make sure you book a table. The guac is very good, chips were way too salty when we visited last time.
  • James P.
    James PoppMay 21, 2013
    As the mayor of taco town, I can say with confidence these are the best tacos I've found in Toronto so far
  • Remi F.
    Remi FreeSeptember 19, 2015
    Flutas and shrimp bucket to die for. Fish taco ok. Server was very slow and food came cold, had to ask to be reheated... We've been there before with no server issues, though. Great food!
  • Alexander B.
    Burritos! The catch of the day burrito was delicious! The guac and corn are really good too.
  • jaymie r.
    jaymie rosenSeptember 9, 2013
    Good atmosphere, location and food. I found the service to be somewhat disappointing. Cute guys there too :)
  • Erica L.
    Erica LeibnerMay 6, 2013
    My favourite burritos, hands down. And lovely to walk there from Yorkville in the summer...
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CarraroApril 25, 2013
    Fantastic food! Great service! Reservations recommended. Try the Tres Leches Cake.
  • Gaurav K.
    Gaurav KapoorMay 16, 2016
    You have to try margarita's and guacamole+chips. Corn and burrito is also great.
  • Erika S.
    Erika StrongJanuary 1, 2013
    Amazing food! The fish tacos are too good and 4 beers are only $20!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda B.January 8, 2014
    Fantastic charming and cozy atmosphere! Try the grilled fish tacos.
  • Edward H.
    Edward HughesMarch 15, 2015
    Had the burritos and the original and street versions are amazing.
  • Sean S.
    Sean ShapJuly 24, 2013
    So while takeout service was horrible the food really had great flavor. Sadly it was cold and soggy 5 minutes after picking it up. You must try the expensive corn though, amazing!
  • Jericho
    JerichoDecember 1, 2013
    Ground beef tostadas were good, but I will probably order them without beans next time as I felt it dominated the taste of the taco.
  • Mel H.
    Mel HendersonDecember 15, 2012
    Short rib tacos - we ordered another serving for dessert! Sooo good! Yessssss
  • David
    DavidMay 1, 2014
    Homemade guacamole and chips are a must, they're awesome.
  • Mujtaba M.
    Mujtaba MorshedMay 21, 2016
    Mexican food, Tacos, Burritos, and the Tres Leches
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CheungDecember 28, 2011
    Make reservations. Big patio opening up by summer. Excellent ceviche.
  • Sean S.
    Sean ShapJuly 24, 2013
    Supposed to be best Mexican in TO. Takeout took forever 15 min hold to order, told 30-45 min, called at 30 to get estimate and told 10 min. Arrived and order not yet started & wanted 10% tip after 5pm
  • Kelsey
    KelseyApril 26, 2014
    Service was really slow but they gave us free chips/salsa/guac for waiting. Servers were really great. Good place to eat if you have nowhere to be afterwards.
  • Meancinderella
    MeancinderellaJanuary 8, 2013
    You will want to take that tres leches cake home and do dirty things to it.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ShisslerAugust 20, 2014
    A little overpriced, but good food nonetheless. Nice, quiet patio.
  • huiline
    huilineSeptember 1, 2013
    Fun place for a casual night out.
  • Karan B.
    Karan BahetyMay 10, 2013
    The best Tres leches, don't miss it for the world
  • Jess L.
    Jess LenouvelJuly 25, 2011
    Portions are massive. Get the chips and salsa to start!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DongDecember 28, 2011
    Get the ceviche. Bold lime flavor with fresh seafood. Money!
  • Jason N.
    Jason NipAugust 31, 2012
    Highly recommend the crab bucket. It's worth the work.
  • Haydee O.
    Haydee OsorioAugust 10, 2014
  • Paul t. b.
    Paul t. brooksMarch 19, 2012
    Reservations? Playa Cabana understands the concept but not the practice. Don't be surprised to wait an hour for your reserved table.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerkinMarch 7, 2014
    Remember to call ahead for a reservation
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CesarSeptember 1, 2014
    Short rib tacos. Do it.
  • Vahid J.
    Vahid JoziOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The grilled fish tacos are phenomenal!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GalbraithDecember 24, 2012
    Our new favourite Mexican restaurant in Toronto.
  • Sydney R.
    Sydney RobynMay 27, 2015
    Braised short rib tacos. Amazing.
  • DigitalFemme
    DigitalFemmeNovember 15, 2011
    Absolute to die for, Tres Leches.
  • Tim T.
    Tim TAugust 4, 2014
    Ceviche is cured raw fish. Don't eat while pregnant.
  • Barry
    BarryAugust 23, 2013
    Best Mexican Food North of Mexico
  • Brie Y.
    Brie YoungJuly 5, 2013
    Mexican ice tea was awesome
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 7, 2013
    At the forefront of Toronto’s Mexican explosion, in just three years this restaurant ‘chain’, which has spawn two off-shoots, went from three employees to selling $10 million a year. [Eater 38 Member]
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