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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
Regardless of the size of your party, El Caballito is the perfect place to host an event. The atmosphere is fun, the food and drinks are fresh and delicious and we have an experienced team of hosts to make sure you and your guests leave satisfied.
El Caballito Tequila Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
The food was delicious with a twist on a typical brunch meal - we got the benedict and churro pancakes. Servers were nice and attentive without being overbearing. Went on a day where the indoor portion of the restaurant was closed so we were seated to the patio. Would have been better if a portion of the patio was covered to minimize some of the wind, as we went on a very windy day. The wind picked up pieces of dirt and dust that blew onto our food, which was disappointing considering the food was really tasty.
Starting to become a regular Tuesday thing for the delicious fish tacos! It can get a bit too noisy after 630-7 as the Mariachi band starts playing...but it's a fun vibe. The only comment on improvement is that there are a few too many different servers and as such, they tend to forget things or mix up orders often.
I was a frequent diner up until the new menu. I ordered 3 different kinds and I thought all tasted awful. No variety as the menu had two tacos with re fried beans and 3 with adobo. Mostly all tacos have a dairy component. My table ordered 5 different tacos and each were a disappointment. They were all bland and tasteless. The one positive we're the size, the tacos were overly stuffed which we appreciated.
I miss many of my favourites like the pork belly and rainbow trout. I probably will not be returning until a new menu is unveiled. I'm very sad. I loved this place.
The ceviche, queso fundido and tacos are outstanding! We were there before seeing a play. Great service with plenty of time to go for a short walk before the theatre. We did find the music extremely loud, which made the noise level that much higher with everyone trying to talk over it.
I came here for my birthday and my reservation was for 8 PM, but they were able to seat us three sooner. It was our first time, but we had heard good things about this place. Our server was bubbly and attentive, and the food was really tasty! I had several amazing-sounding options, but the mushroom taco and octopus taco were my (our) favourite! The booze list is impressive and the Margarita Rose and Mezcal Mule are recommended ;) To start, we had the taro chips and fresh guacamole...we'll be back for more of those! And the churro ice cream sandwich was everything we had hoped it would be! No doubt, we will be back.
The only downside was the music was pretty loud, and we were yelling our words to each other.
All in all, great overall experience. We will be back to check out the patio, and stuff ourselves full of more tacos y tequila!
Thank you, El Cabillito, for making my birthday dinner a great way to end the day!
Order some tacos. Thought the guac had a bit too much lime/citrus. Taro chips were nice. Went on a Wednesday to try and snag the $1 tacos but you have to buy the signature drink in order to get $1 taco. We ordered the michelada but it wasn't authentic. Overall I'd give 3.5 if I could though. Fair price but nothing too special/different.
This is not Mexican food. Tacos were fairly bland. No sauce came with them. The shells on a few were not even tortillas, Im pretty sure they were roti. I know tortillas and we did not get tortillas with at least 2 of our dishes.
Quest fundido was mozzarella and cheddar with ground up greasy sausage, not chorizo.
Service was attentive and quick. Place is busy, loud and the air is stale. It's underground with no windows.
Overall would not go back. This is a bar that serves "Mexican-like food" not a restaurant for people who actually know Mexican food.
The ambiance is kinda fun for late night or after work eats, but for brunch it's ok. It's dark. The brunch menu is decent, but no option for small desserts other than the full churro pancake. Had the chipotle benedict which looked plain, but tasted alright. Could use a lot more seasoning. We asked for black pepper and hot sauce, and the hot sauce made all the difference to the otherwise quite bland benedict. I bought the bottle of hot sauce, which was $15. The mimosa's good, standard.
Food was great and prices were average.
It's a small taco menu, really focused on having a drink or quick bite.
Our server was knowledgable and patient.
The first impression was not great so luckily everything else made up for it. We came in at 6 and where told our table has an 8pm reservation, who says that? Just make sure your service is speedy and you should be fine.
Way too noisy for a 630 reservation on a Saturday night. Music was blaring, I couldn't hear my date in front of me. The food was just okay, we had to flag our waitress down to order our meal as once she dropped off our drinks she started playing with the at the DJ booth. Margaritas were tasty, chicken tinga tacos were good, the brisket taco fine, but the pork belly taco was just disappointing. Won't come back.
Yet another excellent time at El Caballito. Ever since I discovered this establishment I can't stop going back! This was our first time experiencing Saturday Brunch and it was delicious! Have been back at least a dozen times and will continue to return. Keep up the great work!
El Caballito seems un poco loco, or maybe I should say schizophrenic. Does it want to be a dive bar? Does it want to be a high end tequila bar? Does it want to be a casual, but high end restaurant?
I don't know. I did have a good meal and drinks at El Caballito, and may have even given it 4 stars if the menus were not disturbingly greasy/dirty along with greasy silverware....
And if you are going to brag about your extensive list of Tequila's and Mezcal then maybe you should actually have the ones on your menu in stock. Or if not in stock then the wait staff should know that in advance.
All in all El Caballito was just a little short on being a well run establishment.
Me and a couple of friends went for brunch. Ordered the egg bennys and the braised beef, with the churros pancake to share.
Entrees were great. We had the hot chocolates.
General impression is that it's a great place to grab a casual and fun drink with friends, go for some tapas, however the dishes are packed with lots of calories. So one experience for me was enough.
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