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Best Mojito in Toronto?

Souljam Jul 23, 2007 07:01 PM

Hello Chowhounds.
Trying to stray away from the traditional pub-birthday party, i'm looking for the best place in T.O for a group to have fun and enjoy Cuba's best drink, the good old Mojito.
Can't wait to see your suggestions, and I promise I will go test them all!

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    neville nosher RE: Souljam Jul 23, 2007 07:03 PM

    Xaccutti on College does an excellent Mojito and has a long communal table that would suit a large group. Food is good, although a little pricey

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      todc1996 RE: City Girl Jul 30, 2007 01:05 PM

      sad to say our experience at fcwb was very dissapointing. more so because we love fc on eglinton so much. we left after only trying 3 dishes (small plates) that were truly underwhelming. our table was also forgotten about and we had to chase after our waiter to get the bill...can't vouch for the cocktails though. also, the patio is very pretty.

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        Julie McCoy RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 06:36 AM

        Maybe not a party place, but definitely add Julie's Cuban to your list to try when you want to have dinner.....

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          Gary RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 06:49 AM

          "Fire on the East Side" on Gloucester St. has very good mojitos. On Wednesdays they have 2oz mojitos for $6. The food is pretty good too, cajun and southern inspired dishes.

          The restaurant is located just off Yonge, a little south of Bloor.


          Fire On The East Side
          6 Gloucester St, Toronto, ON M4Y1L5, CA

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            h2o RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 07:13 AM

            The Laurentian Room makes very good mojitos and caipirinhas. Great room for a party but bad food at our last visit.

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              bluedog RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 08:06 AM

              Not a mojito expert, but we had them at Mambo Lounge on the Danforth on Sunday and they were fantastic.

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                Souljam RE: bluedog Jul 24, 2007 12:04 PM

                Is there dancing at Mambo lounge as well as fantastic mojitos?

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                tartiflette RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 08:28 AM

                I had a great Mojito at Souz Dal on College St last summer. They've got a wonderful little gem of a patio out back, too.
                One word of warning - they open late and don't serve food, so they're plan on eating your dinner elsewhere. Great place for post-dinner drinks, tho.

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                  basileater RE: tartiflette Jul 24, 2007 10:24 AM

                  I second Souz Dal, with the caveat that it depends on who is working. Back when this was my local (I moved 2 years ago) there were certain people from whom you could order a great mojito, but certain others who couldn't make one to save their lives.

                  The place is also totally cute and non-pretentious. Do let us know if their back patio has gone non-smoking yet. . . that would make it perfect!

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                    Souljam RE: basileater Jul 24, 2007 12:02 PM

                    I had no idea they have a back patio! I recall the place itself being quite small, would their patio be able to accomodate a small group? If so, that sounds like a winner for this week.
                    Keep the mojito recommendations coming though, I DO plan on visiting all these places!

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                      basileater RE: Souljam Jul 25, 2007 10:26 AM

                      So long as the group is small enough. . . I've seen it sit groups of 6 or so. You may have to wait for a seat. I wish I could remember the name of the guy who made the good mojitos. . . but unfortunately my mind is drawing a blank, although who knows if he's even there anymore.

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                      gimel RE: basileater Jul 24, 2007 03:26 PM

                      people were smoking this past weekend... my wife's mojito was only passable.

                      She prefers the mojito at Eduardo's on Harbord.

                  2. icey RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 11:42 AM

                    Lula Lounge has some GREAT cocktails, including a wicked mojito and delish caipirinhas!!!

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                      Souljam RE: icey Jul 24, 2007 12:00 PM

                      I love the mojitos at Lula's.. We're going out Wednesday though, and nothing seems to be happening there that evening...

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                      downtown RE: Souljam Jul 24, 2007 11:48 AM

                      I recall that Julie's Cuban on Dovercourt had good ones. That is one restaurant whose food I want to like more than I actually do like, but the drinks are great.

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                        Souljam RE: downtown Jul 30, 2007 12:51 AM

                        Julie's it will be! I'll keep you posted on how good the Mojitos were. Everyone around me seems to be wanting to try the food too. I'll give it a try Downtown, I'm hoping your disappointment was a fluke..

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                          downtown RE: Souljam Jul 30, 2007 12:24 PM

                          Yes, let us know how the dinner goes.

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