Ever since my Gusto 101 post advertising my services as a professional third wheeler, I’ve been busy handling all these requests #DramaQueenHour. In all seriousness, nobody has contacted me (I know, I don’t get it either) BUT… my new roommate Rachel’s boyfriend was recently visiting from San Diego (welcome to Canada, Gordon!!!) so we decided to visit El Catrin.
a little intro to EL CATRIN
- It’s a Mexican restaurant (duh)
- It’s located in the Distillery District
- Extremely stylish/trendy (look below at pictures)
- It has an amazing patio 🙂
- Awarded as the Best Mexican restaurant by Dine TO in 2014 (okay but real talk, what happened in 2015 and 2016… LOL jk it was really good)
- After I typed that sentence I realized they won many awards so I’m just gonna copy and paste them here
Like I said above (if you’ve been reading… if not I’ll say it again #payattentionpeople), the restaurant is also located within the beautiful Distillery District so we got to walk around and check out some boutiques.
Since the Distillery District is also a tourist attraction and we had a tourist amongst us (*cough* Gordon*) (just kidding none of us are from TO), we decided to take some touristy pictures.
And of course since I’m such a good third wheeler, I had to take some cute pictures for the couple of the day:
FOOD & DRINKS
These are their fish tacos that were made amazingly! However, according to Gordon, they’re not “authentic tortillas” because apparently they make it way better in the states since it’s corn-based. Anyway, moral of the story is if you live close in or close to Mexico these might not be that great for you but if you do not understand Tacos as well as Gordon then these are quite fantastic #runonsentences .
Disclaimer: the 4 of us only got one taco each because 30 minutes before getting here, we decided to have a “food pre” (who does that #us) so we pretty much all ate an entrée before getting here.
more couple pictures…
SUGGESTIONS FOR YOU…
If you’re thinking of visiting El Catrin yourself, here’s a few recommendations!
1. ORDER THE ORIGINAL MOJITO
This restaurant actually makes it PERFECTLY
2. MAKE A RESERVATION OR GO AT A TIME WHEN IT IS NOT BUSY
We went around 3:30pm-4pm so there was barely a line. When we walked out at around 6 the line was extremely long and it was outside! Make sure you make a reservation or you might be in line for awhile when you could have been doing something better with your life like watching Netflix (don’t say I didn’t warn ya)
3. MAKE TIME TO EXPLORE THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT
If you’re planning on making the trip to El Catrin, make sure you also make time to see the cool boutiques and other shops around there. We needed to head back shortly after the restaurant but there was actually so much to explore!
Hope this blog post was helpful and you visit this place soon!
(and Helen & Rachel & Gordon)