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The Boulevard Cafe

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161 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H1, Canada
+1 416-961-7676
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
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Hamilton, Canada
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had a friend that had been here previously and recommended it, however after seeing the recent reviews we were nervous. We were there right at opening at 5:30 and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Our friends had been to Peru and said the food here was the same and just as good. There were several daily specials. Our... More 

Thank CDNHikingViking
Toronto, Ontario
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was taking my friend out for her birthday, she suggested it was amazing! The food was not good, everything was too salty, and the salt we thought was intoxicated! The place items was very cute, loved the decor too bad the food wasn't on par and it was definitely NOT worth the money.

Thank rebeccachow9
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I had a day visit in Toronto from upstate NY. My trip was centered on having cuisines that I really like that are not available in my area....so I was really looking forward to a full day of delightful dining. I visit Toronto several times a year just for this purpose. I love Peruvian cuisine as I winter in Sarasota... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is such a sad story. This used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto. Great grilled meats, fantastic dressings, superb corn bread. A small friendly family feel. Then one of the waiters who had been there forever passed away and it was like the place and people could not recover. Service became terrible, the food quality deteriorated,... More 

Thank bostontraveller56
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

With not enough staff to take care of diners, our evening started out with a long wait to get a table and then we were given one of the tables outside that backs onto Harbord Street so it was very noisy with traffic. Another wait and finally we had a nice table. Where we sat and sat and sat. When... More 

1 Thank Sylvia S
Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My boyfriend used to eat here years ago so we decided to see if it was like he remembered. It was terrific! I had the bod and he had the beef kebabs (a different name on the menu). They were both delicious and tender! I liked his dish a little better so I am glad we shared. Our server was... More 

Thank SedonaRedRocky
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've been coming here and praising this lovely patio for years but my last lunch was a crushing disappointment. Poached eggs were hard as rocks and slathered in sauce, my friend's tea arrived with boiled milk, not cream, as requested, her tea pot was impossible to pour, there was no pepper offered or available at table, the server was barely... More 

Thank jackfish2016
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We wanted a comfortable spot for lunch where we could talk and relax. The patio was just right despite some noise from the traffic passing by. The food was excellent. I had never had Peruvian-style food before, and ordered the tilapia special that came with salad and potatoes. My daughter ordered the quesadilla. Everything was done to perfection. We shared... More 

Thank ladysnowbird
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We went to this restaurant on a fairly hot day. They have a large patio - we found the central part of the patio quite hot - we sat toward the rear of the patio, away from the main drag (Harbold) and it was not as hot. I ordered the special: Empanada with a salad. The others ordered 1. a... More 

Thank KathFab
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A small group, we ordered and then waited an hour for routine food to be served. The seats outside are near traffic and the inside is not air conditioned, They did give us some pieces of bread and oil while waiting, The place has been there forever and the local scene has seen the arrival of much improved competition. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-961-7676

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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