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US$6 - US$20
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Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 7, 2021 via mobile

Terrible standard margarita out of a tap 👎👎 You would think a bartender at a well rated place actually took the time to make a fresh margarita huh? Well you’d be wrong if you were at Chula. For $12 they dump that sh** out of...a tap and into a water glass with a bit of salt and call it a night. Service was sub-par. Food was decent (we had the beef and fish tacos) nice size portions, but mild flavour. Place was very overcrowded for a city amidst a pandemicMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

Casual spot serving simple, fresh tasting Mexican staples including tacos, ceviche, burritos and enchiladas. Everything nicely prepared and plated, but all under seasoned. Decor inside and out evokes a cantina. Service was equally casual, on the slow side, and appetizers were forgotten and rushed out...late in meal after a friendly inquiry without any apology or bill adjustment of the obvious mistake. Worth the visit but not worth a repeat.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

We love Chula. The food is just always great. LOVE their Mango Habanero Margarita. Servers try SO hard, during these most trying Covid times. Portions for the price are good. The back patio is just magical. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

We took out dinner tonight. Also got a three-bottle cocktail kit of assorted margaritas. Everything was SO good! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2020

Had the chicken and pork tacos, for take out. They were both delicious and satisfying. The toppings were fresh and balanced. Will return.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

This was my first time at this restaurant along with 5 other friends who also was their first time. As well my first time at a restaurant and on the patio since covid-19. The food was delicious and the price was reasonable. We were given...a limited time to be at our table which made sense. The restaurant did not have a menu and on our table was a small placard on a metal prong. Not everyone always reads that at a table. One of the ladies did and said we have to scan the QR with our phone to see the menu. It would have been nice for our waiter to tell us this. Also, I did not have data on my phone so I was at a disadvantage. Thank goodness one of my friend let me use her phone to see the menu. What happens if none of us had a phone with data or did not bring our phone? I think the rest should have written the menu (which was not a lot on it) and wrote it on a blackboard for all to see. Also, speaking from other friends who have gone out to restaurants. We were told they do not serve tap water that our only choice is sparkling (not my fav) or bottled water (not my fav also on what they had). When I asked why and was curious to the reason. Our server said that the owner decided that he wanted to carry that rule in his restaurant. I guess that is fine but the reason to me just showed that they wanted to just make extra money off of their customers. I understand businesses have taken the brunt to the covid pandemic. However, so have ppl who have lost their jobs. Another problem we ran into was when a couple of my friends were asking the waitresses a question. They were given a rude response by not one, not two but 3 waitresses. (not our waiter). Even though the food was great if the service is not that is a deterrent for coming back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

We went with our friend for Mexican as it’s been a long time eating out because of Covid. We chose it because of the patio. It was nicely decorated and the food was amazing. They made us feel comfortable and the staff was great. The...Margaritas were perfect too and made for a great afternoon.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner on their rooftop patio. The food was amazing. Especially loved the Mexican street corn.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

It only made things more exceptional that margaritas were 5 dollars. The general Taos chicken taco was excellent along with the eggs benny and over easy poutine. The zucchini fritters were stellar and not what you would expect.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

This used to be a 5 star restaurant in my opinion but I've had to downgrade it to 3. Initially, everything went well. We were greeted at the door, seated quickly. Food came quickly and was absolutely delicious and then we were left hanging. Nobody...checked on us to see if we liked our meal. We would have liked to order dessert but lost interest after blankly staring around at the walls, the floor and the ceiling, while many of the servers where in the kitchen having a gab session. Finally they came out and the minute our server looked in our general direction, I aggressively flung my arm up into the air, as if I were hailing a NYC cab on 5th avenue. Finally, he came running over and I just asked bluntly for the bill. He did ask if I wanted a refill of water. What would be the point once my empty plate was taken away 20 minutes earlier and now I would be leaving in 3 minutes. Hmmm. I'll have to think twice about coming back when there are so many other restaurants in Toronto to choose from.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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group8590, Manager at Chula Taberna Mexicana, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2019

Hi Tom, thank you for sharing this experience with us and for this review. We appreciate this review, along with your review on our Yelp page. We take these reviews very seriously and will keep this in mind for next time.

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Chula Taberna Mexicana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5