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El Rancho Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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Downtown
Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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430 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3, Canada
+1 416-921-2752
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Today
18:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We RSVPed as a bachelorette group looking for a fun start to our night. The ambiance of the restuarant was nice but especially crowded on the Saturday. Our server admitted that it was only her second shift of the job and it genuinely looked like she was trying her best. However the service was slow and disorganized. The website promised... More 

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Thank KC_Lazo
Brampton, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went for dinner on Saturday August 20th, 2016 with 5 friends. Been there before and had hoped it had gotten better. The upstairs restaurant was terribly warm and they had standing fans moving the hot air around. I ordered the garden salad and the steak dinner done medium. The salad had a 6 inch long hair on the plate under... More 

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Thank Patricia2travel
Toronto
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service very good. The dancing and music was loud and lively and they have lessons for beginners at 9:30pm.

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Thank Wendy871
Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I went on a Saturday to celebrate a birthday. There was 10 of us and we were all very disappointed with the experience. The place needs better management. They took forever to get drinks. One of friends ordered a Martini and they didn't sent it out until they brought us the bill. Two of our other friends placed an order... More 

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1 Thank Erick M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were at El Rancho yesterday and were very disappointed with the whole deal. You pay 90 dollars for dinner, a mariachi show, and champagne at midnight. Well from the beginning when you call to make the reservation, the lady that answers the phone is very rude and is awful at handling customers. The waitress wasn't very good, always rushed... More 

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1 Thank Mia P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

I went to this so called friendly club that plays great music. It's definitely not friendly and plays average music and this is coming from a Latino! Firstly, the female coat check attendant is argumentative and disrespectful. She handles your personal effects with no care at all. If you ask to place your shoes with your coat, she's grabs them... More 

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7 Thank Patricia S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

been here for new yrs a few days ago.. why I give 3 stars is bcuz: it took 'em 1 hr to serve us, OK they were busy... There was a hair on my cheescake... OK I survive this too... BUT: THEIR AD PROMISED CHAMPAGNE AT MIDNIGHT BUT WE ONLY GOT SERVED CHEAP WHITE WINE MIXED WITH TAP WATER (the... More 

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2 Thank boringshop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

I like this place very much, the food was delicious, the mariachi was a lot of fun. The service was great. I even learned how to dance salsa. The music kept us moving all night long. Returning there very soon.

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2 Thank Diana C
Truro, Canada
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

We went here on the recommendation of a local and it did not disappoint. The staff were warm and friendly the drinks were fabulous and the food was some of the best Mexican I have eaten in years. Highly recommend it.

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1 Thank PANDK1993
Kitchener, Canada
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

We went here as a group of nine for dinner and latin dancing on a Saturday night. For $30 it is amazing value. Our group had salmon, steak, chicken and seafood platters and we were all pleased with the quality and the price of $30 which includes a soup or salad, coffee/cappuccino, a salsa lesson and dance later. A very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-921-2752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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