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About El Caballito Tequila Bar
El Caballito is downtown Toronto's only Tequila Bar
Toronto, ON M5H 1K4
International, Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH (Saturday Only)
11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday: 4:30pm to 11pm (PATIO ONLY)
Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 12am
Thursday - Friday: 4:30pm - 1am
Saturday: 11:00am - 1am
LUNCH (Patio only, weather permitting, seasonal)
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - late
*Patio is first come, first serve only. No reservations available for the patio*
West of Simcoe Street
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every Tuesday!
Brunch every Saturday starting at 11:00am!
St. Andrew Subway station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
El Caballito Tequila Bar Ratings and Reviews
Waiter walked away before finishing taking our order
Forgot to give us our food
Waiter takes our food away without asking when we clearly are still eating and plate is not empty
Waiter also gets my debit price dirty while putting it in the machine
Would not come back
I had heard a lot about El Caballito, so I wanted to try it. The food and service was really good. I always appreciate that since I work in the industry myself. My only complaint would be I had asked for a booth in my reservation and the host bought us to a table with no booth. So, I don't know if people had reserved it or the host didn't read my note. But either way, it would have been nice if someone had acknowledged my request. Other than that, it was really good, I would go again.
We arrived for our reservation for 9 people and they took us to a four person table and tried to give us a hard time when we wanted a bigger table.. will never go back after that experience. Then they kept offering a table to us and saying but there’s a reservation so you’ll need to be out by x time.
Really makes the customer feel like under appreciated and worthless !!!
Great place, been at El Caballito several times already, highly recommend the place for Mexican food.
Regrettably in this occasion I was surprised with the Host’s lack of service; kind of it was in a bad mood with no patience whatsoever...definitively can scare people away from such a fabulous place.
Careful there...the rest, 99 out 100
We had a really great time, but we missed your pitcher of Margarita de casa. It's still listed on your website menu, but when we got to the restaurant the waiter said it was no linger available . We ended up paying a lot more for another pitcher which was only a little better tasting. Fun place!
Really expected the food to be better. Service wasn't great either. They brought the wrong order and gave us 3 extra tacos - we were nice and returned them instead of eating 3 free tacos. But they took sooo long to give us the right order and weren't even apologetic for messing up. Such a disappointment. Was really looking forward to trying this restaurant but unfortunately won't go again.
Feel like their service is declining. Tables were sticky and the server showed up when we waved at her or needed something - rarely did she ask if we needed anything. The team in the back would bring out the food all disorganized - our table of 8 was trying to figure out what tacos we had and whose it was. I was expecting all my tacos to be on my plate not mixed up with other plates. Service was so slow we had to cancel our other plans. Not happy as I am a regular customer.
Poor, unprofessional service. Made this reservation for 12 people a week in advance but received a call at 9:30 the night before indicating that 1) there would be a flat 18% service charge (no big deal, to be expected) and 2) there would be a $60 minimum spend per person.
After pushing back I was able to negotiate this down to a $50 per person charge. With less than 24 hours notice I didn't have much choice to find a new venue.
Dinner itself was fine - good tacos and good drinks, nice corner table for our group. However, once we put in our order it was like our waiter forgot about us and despite trying to hail down a few waiters from our quite corner spot it took a long time to get a second round of drinks and food. Not to mention that on our first round of orders we didn't get all of the food or drink we ordered. Seemed like once they knew they had us in for a minimum spend and flat tip we didn't matter to the waiter or manager anymore.
On top of all of this, they snuck in a little extra tip for themselves on the bill. The flat service charge was now 20%! Half our group had already paid for their bills once we caught the 2% bump for what was very poor service and it wasn't worth the effort to trying to flag down the manager to scrape back a few dollars, but just goes back to the takeaway from the experience of unprofessional service. Wouldn't recommend this place for that reason alone.
I was searching for a place to take my coworkers for a good-bye get-together. My goals were to find a place that was not too expensive, casual enough to just sit and chill or leave if need be, and which would cater to the needs of vegetarians, pescatarians and non-pork eaters. I know it's hard to find such a place in that area, as most are geared toward expensive, all-out professional business parties (which our team definitely would pass on). I am happy to have found out that El Caballito met my expectations and even exceeded them when we tried their margarita pitchers and taco dishes. Simply amazing! El Caballito is an eccentric little hole which may seem out of place on King street amidst tall buildings and theatres. But once you enter, you find yourself in a dimly lit room where every last detail is thought through to create an enchantingly cozy atmosphere. I especially loved the DJ and how his music taste added a nice edge to the place. Prices were well worth the visit. I definitely recommend this for casual dining and drinks.
Had my birthday dinner here and enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. With the DJ, the place is quite loud if you were looking to have more intimate conversations, but for our group it was fine. It was also late in the evening. Our server was great. He brought me a churro ice cream sandwich and a shot for my birthday. Overall a nice time!
The food was really disappointing. If I hadn't known that I ordered ceviche, I wouldn't have guessed that is what I was serviced. The food was incredibly bland and pretty greasy. We had ordered the beef brisket chilaquiles and got pulled pork instead.
The restaurant itself is very nice but very noisy. The drinks were great. I wouldn't go back when there are much better options around.
Went for brunch. Woman taking orders at the bar was very moody. Pancakes were supposed to have chocolate chips in them but they didn't. They didn't have any milk for coffee because all the milk packets were spoiled. My boyfriend whacked his head extremely hard on the ceiling in the stairwell because the ceiling is low but there's no markers to warn you of low ceiling. Food was very underwhelming! Seems like they're just trying to hop onto the food fad bandwagons. Definately trying to be like El Furniture and La Carnita but without any of the quality or atmosphere.
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