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    This place has a great atmosphere. The music wasn't too loud, so casual dining was nice. Our server (we believe his name was Matt, he had an accent) was very knowledgable and wasn't overly trying to upsell constantly. The food was fantastic and tasted great. If you come with multiple people, you can get many different tacos and share between each person. All in all, great place to grab food.

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    January 22, 2018

    Great, albeit snug space. Food is lights out - authentic Mexican with a slightly refined flair.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 20, 2018

    Enjoyed the vibe of the place and the tacos we're excellent

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 16, 2018

    All excellence, BUT... please be aware that if you order all your dishes at once, your maincourse(s) will be at your table, even if you haven’t finished your entrees yet. But all the rest is excellent, the recommendations were spot on, service is friendly and the food is just to die for!! We’ll be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 15, 2018

    Amazing, inventive Mexican food!! Service was great too!!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 14, 2018

    Always my favourite !!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 8, 2018

    Delicious food and fun atmosphere!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 7, 2018

    Food always amazing, but service and atmosphere could have improved. The restaurant was FREEZING! Yes, it was cold outside, but this was beyond - we were all in our jackets and the waiter was borderline inattentive. We always love the food, but would be nice if the other elements were on par!

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 7, 2018

    Excellent as always. Never a bad meal at any of the Playa Cabana restaurants. Thank you.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 29, 2017

    Always a great time with great service. We loved Jack’s vibe.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 25, 2017

    We didn't realize the volume of the music

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 22, 2017

    Awesome food and staff! Would go more often but live in Ottawa!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2017

    Wish it was more comfortable. Softer chairs and more space. One of our favorite restaurants with the best casual Mexican food!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 6, 2017

    Really enjoyed our dinner at Cabana Haxienda and will defs be back again. Delish food, lovely service. Thanks for a memorable evening 😄

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 4, 2017

    Server was great. We had kids with allergies and the server was great in dealing with them. Food was delicious as always

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 27, 2017

    Perfect small place for a fun family lunch/dinner time

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 26, 2017

    We were initially seated at a table that was so poorly placed that waiters were bumping into my chair each time the passed. #fail I got attitude from the hostess when I asked to be reseated at an empty table.. I was the kind of experience that will give me pause about coming back.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 23, 2017

    Will definitely visit again soon.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 20, 2017

    Very disappointed in the experience as a whole except for the food. I booked this dinner nearly a month in advance for my birthday celebration. I was seated on the patio which could have been nice, except that we were placed directly underneath the heater. I pointed it out to the waiter and he agreed it needed to be turned down. It was incredibly hot and uncomfortable in that table receiving the heat directly. We were moved to a shitty seat right at the top of the stairs when you come up with everyone constantly walking by, hitting our chair, etc. the atmosphere was bad. the food was the only good thing. even with all of this, nothing was offered to make us more content despite them being aware it was for a birthday. I was pretty surprised by that. And the cake for dessert that we requested in advance for the birthday was $9 for a very small piece. Really bad experience overall.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    November 12, 2017

    Food was amazing but tables are set way to close to each other I was eating with my girlfriend and basically eh other couple beside us for how tightly the tables are set should change bc that is a reason why I will never go back and it’s a shame bc the food is good

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 12, 2017

    We had a really good time there, the waiter was very friendly and the food & drinks were just delicious! We really enjoyed the „non-traditional“ serving-system of the restaurant which is serving the food as soon as it is ready instead of waiting for all the dishes to be ready for the whole table The tequila lesson was extraordinary, interesting and highly recommendable for everyone (even if you like Tequila or not) Just make sure to make a reservation as there are not too many tables. All in all an excellent choice!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 9, 2017

    Great place for family birthday! Loved the food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 26, 2017

    Our server was great but everything was exceptionally slow. It didn't seem like the restaurant was busy but it took forever (probably 30 mins) to get our app (guac and chips). Drinks were also very slow (25-30 mins each). Our server told us that the kitchen and bar were both really backed up. We probably would have ordered more drinks, but we ordered one as soon as we received our main, and didn't receive the drink until we were about to ask for the bill. Love these restaurants but service at this one was fairly slow - probably wouldn't return because of that.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 23, 2017

    We had a great time. Our waiter was fantastic. Can't wait to visit again!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 22, 2017

    Food was great!! Service could of been better.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    October 21, 2017

    The single margarita was much better than the pictcher which was mostly ice. Main dishes arrived lukewarm. Not worth repeating...

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    October 21, 2017

    Excellent evening. Lovely 2nd floor deck! Great time with friends. Great food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 20, 2017

    This restaurant is amazing with food allergies. They are so attentive and careful. I am dairy free and gluten free and the grilled fish tacos are fabulous!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 19, 2017

    Server was very engaged, friendly and had great menu recommendations!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    Best tacos in the city, hands down! From the service, to the ambiance, and the amazing food, We ordered: a pitcher of Dave’s margaherita, guac, baja fish tacos (BEST EVER, highly recommend), and the short rib tacos. Playa Hacienda is easily one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Can’t wait to go back! Thanks again, Lisa

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    It was our first visit to this restaurant. Initially we were seated at bar tables that were so poorly fixed to the bases, the dishes toppled off them on sitting down. Not a great start to the evening, although more an inconvenience to the staff than us. However, I did think seating guests with a reservation at such inhospitable seating was a poor choice. Overall the meal had a couple high notes but was mainly disappointing. The guacamole and chips was good. It arrived with salsa, which it turns out wasn't. We didn't order the salsa but assumed it came with the order. I wasn't bothered by it until I saw an extra charge for it on the bill. Not cool! The shrimp ceviche was terrible. The balance of the dish was completely off and lacked finesse. It was horribly sour from too much lime juice, too salty, and loaded with chilli oil/peppers. The overwhelming flavour caused the mouth to pucker and burn obscuring the delicate taste of the shrimp and avocado/cilantro. On notifying the server, he appeared completely indifferent. The grilled corn was good, albeit over cooked. Of the 4 pieces, two were loaded with excessive chilli and two edible. They had a nice smokey flavour. Of the tacos, all were ok, but the highlight at our table was the brisket and breaded fish. The steak wasn't a decent cut of meat. The ambience is relaxed and the place was hopping. But the noise level made conversing with company almost impossible. I love dessert, but we opted to have it elsewhere because we couldn't wait to be in a quieter space. We won't return, but I'd consider a take out order of the beef brisket tacos. However, with so many wonderful Mexican eateries opening up in Toronto, why bother?

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 3/5

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