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Playa Cabana Cantina

#456 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
West End
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2883 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y9, Canada
+1 647-352-7767
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Junction has a few really good places to eat, but I keep coming back to Playa Cabana Cantina again and again. I love their delicious shrimp tacos and guac. The atmosphere is wonderful with all the reclaimed furniture and fixtures - it's easy going enough that the place suits any occasion. A must try!

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Thank S B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Margaritas were delicious. Fresh guacamole was some of the best I'd ever had. Fish tacos were great. Service was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank Sarah V
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened in 2014. Every single time I go there I always come out satisfied. The food is excellent and the service is great. I now stick to the same three things, but don't be afraid to try new things. It's all good.

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Thank JTd0t
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I love this Mexican spot. It in the heart of the hipster Junction neighbourhood, and the ambiance is relax but stylish. The tacos are the stand out item on the menu, and the margaritas are very good too. You will need reservations Thurs-Sunday. The bar is a cool spot for drinks or eating full menu options there too!

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Thank CanadaClaire
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Definitely a place to go if you crave Mexican food. The food is excellent and the place has a good atmosphere. The restaurant is very easy to walk by without even noticing it. The place is small, you definitely need to make a reservation. Our kids took us there for our birthdays. The quacamole and handmade chips are ever so... More 

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Thank Princeznicka
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Decent Mexican food, tacos are good! Server was attentive. We will be back to try more of the menu, cool vibe!

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Thank John76163
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I really loved this place! It was my first time here after hearing and reading raving reviews about this place and it definitely didn't disappoint. The decor was very relaxing but with a Mexican flare. Lighting was dim, our table and restaurant were also clean. To eat I got the Camarones el diablo (shrimp tacos) and a mojito pitcher. The... More 

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Thank jennnny26
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends and it was a great dinner out! It is smaller and as a result ends up a little loud but the food is worth it! The tacos are awesome and there is a lot of selection with meat, fish, chicken and some vegetarian options. My friend has a dairy allergy and had no issues with the... More 

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Thank Meghan F
Mississauga, Canada
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169 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went with another couple for dinner. My wife is celiac and the menu said gluten free options available. There were two or three. My wife ordered a salad and it came out with deep fried chips on it so my wife couldn't eat it. We kept that one for the table and ordered her a 2nd... More 

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Thank Jeff H
Toronto, Ontario
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant tops my list of must eat at Mexican restaurants. From the location to the staff to of course the best Mexican food outside of Mexico I have ever had. Great little resto in a great location (Junction)!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2883 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 647-352-7767

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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