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Restaurant type

  • Bar,
  • Restaurant,
  • Tequila Bar,

Cuisine type

  • Tequila Bar,
  • Mexican,
  • Tapas,

Dishes

  • Fish,
  • Wrap,
  • Seafood,
  • Chicken,
  • Shrimps,
  • Fish Taco,
    • Tapas,
    • Vegetarian Cuisine,
    • Taco,
    • Nachos,
  • more...
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Features

  • Group Reservation,
  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Reservation,
  • Alcohol Served,
  • Take-out,
  • Online Reservation,
    • Restaurant With Delivery Services,
    • Restaurant With Catering Services,
    • Online Menu,
  • more...
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Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Casual,
  • Romantic,
  • Intimate,
  • Trendy,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,
  • Ubereats,
  • Organic Food,

Brands Carried

  • Mexican Coca-Cola,
  • Corona,
  • Dos Equis,
  • Tecate,
  • Modelo,

Specialties

  • Burritos,
  • Taco,
  • Churros,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
2883 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Playa Cabana Cantina

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suza3613
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I've been here a number of times and I'm never disappointed! Its a great place to bring friends to try something delicious and unique. I'm already looking forward to my next visit. I was there on a recent Saturday evening at 5:30 and had to wonder, though, why the hostess felt compelled to inform me that my table was booked at 7:30. It felt rather rude and unwelcoming. I have no control over the efficiency of your kitchen or servers. There must be a better way. A sign? A note on your website?

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 3/5
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meaghanb
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My favourite mexican spot in the city! By far!

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BrittanyT331226
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Best Mexican restaurant ever in my opinion. Homemade hot sauces, crema, and tortillas. Absolutely delicious. Will come back. Excellent service and food is to die for.

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September 25, 2022

The appetizers were really good - guacamole and salsa Fresca but the Enchiladas Suiza was served cold. The beef was tasty and somewhat warm but the 2 sauces that come with the dish were cold like they just came from the fridge. It's a shame as the dish had potential to be very good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

September 25, 2022

Ambience and vibe were great. But service was very slow - took a long time to take main order and an even longer time for food to come out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

September 19, 2022

Fantastic food as always !!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2022

I don't know what happened to this place. I used to love going here but the people who were working the night we went were not very pleasant to be around. There was a girl hostess working here that did not seem friendly at all nor did she seem like she cared that we were there. It was as if she wanted to go home, I get that, but I also understand that you decided to work at this place so please do your job appropriately.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

August 26, 2022

Great little spot I didn't know about everything was great only thing is air conditioning would have been nice.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 16, 2022

Will be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 14, 2022

We were seated beside the entrance, even though the place was not at all busy when we arrived. We got to ‘enjoy’ people hanging over our table while waiting to be seated. Our server was not very engaging or friendly, and the fish tacos we ordered had burnt batter and mushy fish inside. The guacamole had an avocado stem in it and a huge chuck of unripe avocado in the bottom of the bowl. Second time here. First was stellar, which led to our second visit, a completely opposite experience.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

August 8, 2022

It was hot, frankly, too hot to eat. So we ate quickly and left. Service was just ok.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 26, 2022

A/C wasn't working so it was very hot in the restaurant. Staff, food and service was great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2022

Great time, great food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2022

The food was good, the tacos were good, the drinks were amazing, and the vibe is really nice. The woman at the front was very nice when greeting us as we walked in. The service was not amazing, the waitress rarely came over to assist us, and we had to go find her multiple times to get drinks, as well as the bill. After we paid our bill (which they were not able to split, as we had a group of over 6), a different server came over to ask us why we did not tip. We responded that the tip was included on the bill, as an automatic 18% due to our group being 7 people. Overall, a very awkward interaction, and honestly kind of a rude thing to ask people.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 2, 2022

I booked a large party for my birthday, the waitress Daphine was fantastic. The food is really good and the drinks amazing. Great service. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2022

Service was very spotty....looked like they were understaffed....common challenge for a lot of places right now.....

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

June 12, 2022

Habanero hot sauce was incredible thanks for the amazing meal

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2022

Everything from service to food to atmosphere was incredible. Beat Mexican good I’ve had outside Mexico. Please open your patio soon though!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2022

This place never disappoints. Tacos are so delish. Always a good time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2022

Best tacos I’ve ever had. Every element of the meal was on point. Will absolutely be going back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 16, 2022

Best staff and great food! Drinks weren't so bad either! lol Love this place! Maryann

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2022

We always enjoy the food. The margaritas are delicious. The servers are always good too. We have found thst we have to break up our order otherwise all our dishes come out at the same time even if we state we want appetizers first. Happens every single time. Now we know that we just start with a couple dishes and then keep ordering. We have to do this because the tables are small and when they bring out your entire order there is barely any space left on the table.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

May 15, 2022

Food was extremely greasy, cold tacos, not very good

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2022

Very close to food served in the nicest restaurants I know in Mexico. I am not Mexican but I love Mexican food and this is becoming my preferred Mexican spot in Toronto.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2022

We came for dinner on my bday Friday night. I have been here before and always loved it. This time some of the food was great and some not so much. My baja fish tacos were overfried border line burnt and bitter.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2022

Nevada was our server , and was so happy with her service. Cantina is one of my Fav resturanant in Toronto. We have just move back form Calgary , and was celebrating our move. Neveda was personal and kind took excellent care of us. Will be asking for next time we come by

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2022

I did not like new menu where most options were only offered in hard taco. Also that there were no substitutions allowed. Otherwise was satisfied. Likely will not go again as I like restaurants that provide accommodations/ substitutes

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2022

The food, drinks and service were amazing. Highly recommend. This is a great spot and I thoroughly enjoy every time I go. Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2022

Really bad experience. Right from the get go we felt rushed by the staff. The attitude seemed to be “be grateful” we are seating you, even though we had a reservation. At just about two hours we were told we had 5 minutes and then they needed the table. We both had over half of our drinks left. No offer of dessert or giving us a bit of a heads up. Just curt, “you have 5 minutes”. I did let the server know that we felt rushed, and wished for more of a heads up. He brushed me off, and quite honestly was rude. Not coming back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

April 24, 2022

Great atmosphere and delicious cocktails!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2022

It was very loud. Still a great environment.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 10, 2022

The food was amazing, 10/10. In regards to service, we didn’t feel as if the server wanted to serve us. We did have to ask for service a few times as she just walked by us. Wish that was better it kind of ruined our experience there but like I said, the food was amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

April 10, 2022

Love the environment, also the food was really really good and they made a delicious michelada!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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