Ratings & Reviews - Playa Cabana

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October 14, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Playa cabana! Please go here! Make sure you get the fish tacos and the flautas

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

Everything was fine. No better, no less. Atmosphere: A bit crowded, a bit dark, but clean. Service: Service was relatively prompt. Polite. No issues. Food: The flavours were a bit one note. The elotes (grilled corn) was a bit dry and lacked smokiness. The enchiladas were salty and lacked zest. There was nothing wrong with the food, but it wasn't anything to celebrate either.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 26, 2017

Great night with friends and we had great service Thank you! Still our favorite place :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 24, 2017

Terrible slow service. Lobster taco was very good. Cocktails were average. I wouldn't go back. So many other better places in Toronto

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

September 20, 2017

Playa never disappoints. Love you guyzzzz!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

September 19, 2017

Great meal and fabulous ambience outide

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2017

Great spot for dinner and drinks. As always food is amazing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2017

Loud. Very loud inside. Loud music and staff yelling at each other. Food was just ok. Junction location much better.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 14, 2017

Food was delicious, atmosphere was fun. We were a group of 3 on a Thursday night. Service was not great - server did not know the specials and he did not offer any drink specials (even though what we wanted was on special that night!). Would go back for the food but would expect better service - would not bring a large group here!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

September 13, 2017

Really enjoyed

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 12, 2017

Our favourite neighbourhood spot.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect when walking into the restaurant. But everything was fantastic! Will definitely be back next time in town.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2017

Pretty loud with tables very close together so you are sort having dinner with your neighbours. Service was fine with a few blips of them not coming around. Margaritas were very good with interesting combinations. I wish you could mix and match the tacos for some variety.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Our waitress was amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2017

Playa Cabana is our family's favorite restaurant. It's been our special occasion restaurant for many years or a visit when were craving amazing Mexican food. Our recent visit was superb like usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2017

The food was okay, nothing great. The guacamole was fresh but tasted like mashed avocado -- there didn't seem to be any complexity of flavour or any other flavours, for that matter. The octopus tacos were not good. The octopus itself (a piece fell out so I tasted just the octopus) was very fishy and not fresh-tasting at all. The ancho braised short rib tacos and carnitas were good, as were the homemade chips.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 31, 2017

It's was disappointing to come in for lunch and to have the staff still prepping for the day. In addition some items on the menu were also not ready for lunch. Food is great. Would come again and recommend but suggest that the staff and kitchen prep well in advance of opening. Unfortunately sales appetizers were lost due to lack of prep by the kitchen.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 27, 2017

Great food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2017

Excellent food and good service. Very cramped, ridiculously hot - air conditioning woefully inadequate! Couldn't bear to stay for desert due to heat!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 23, 2017

Always a great place for amazing Mexican food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 21, 2017

Excellent food and service! Too many wasps out on the patio. Perhaps some type of trap is needed. Otherwise fantastic experience! Fabulous. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2017

This place was great. The food was great and the atmosphere was comfortable. However, the location of this restaurant gave me a little surprise. All in all though, I would highly recommend this area.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2017

Delicious dinner at Playa Cabana, I had the fish tacos as my main course and seviche to start, all of it tasted amazing. The restaurant itself is very small and annoyingly tight, but it has a great atmosphere. However the service was BAD. Our waiter would only wait for us to order apps, drinks, and mains one at a time until what we just ordered was served. When we got our Corona bucket, they had forgotten to give us limes so I had to go up to the bar to get some. When my main course came, no one else's did. 5 minutes later my other friend who also ordered tacos got his food but our other 2 friends who ordered burritos didn't. After waiting a couple minutes we started eating. I was done eating and had my plate cleared before my other friends dishes (burritos) came. In fact it was an extra 15 min after I had finished until their food came, and I had to just sit there and watch them eat, it was pretty bad. I mean I get that burritos take longer to make than tacos, but a 30 minute difference in being served is ridiculous. Our waiter never came over to explain the burritos would be late. Too bad because the food is excellent.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

August 14, 2017

Hands down best Mexican in Toronto. Every time I go here I'm blown away by the freshness and flavours.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 14, 2017

The music was too loud, the service was rushed and they were short staffed. Our waitress kept walking away in the middle of taking out order to tend to the bar and other tables. It was annoying and when brought this to her attention, she said they were short staffed.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

August 14, 2017

Fun place, great patio and great vibe inside too. Loved the lobster and chicken tacos! Def worth visiting.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 13, 2017

Our waitress was excellent. Amazing service, food was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 10, 2017

Place is very small but the service and food are excellent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2017

It's just very inconsiderate that you can't alter the menu. The server was almost like scared and cautious like nooo we can't change it. My friend is a vegetarian and couldn't even get tacos. She had to get veggie enchiladas that had rice with chicken stock in them. For a successful restaurant in toronto, you guys should really rethink that decision because now despite the service, taste of food.. we will not be coming back nor recommending this place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 31, 2017

FANTASTIC SERVICE and FOOD!! Great atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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