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El Almacen

1078 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H8, Canada
+1 416-516-2898
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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08:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, Argentinian, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
1078 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H8, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went here for mid-afternoon coffee and snacks. The coffee is fine; the quesadillas and empanadas are very tasty. The ambiance is very agreeable. Recommended.

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I visit the place only once. Positive: welcoming environment food is excellent Love the idea than more people is part of our culture (tango, mate, etc..) Not too positive: waiters no paying attention-Service slow Didn't provide detail receipt water for mate was too hot (it...More

Thank Menduca M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I walk here strictly to get Empanadas and nothing else! They're so good. The best I've ever had in this part of town. The beef with the olives or the chicken are my go to and I'll continue coming back for more of those!

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service...there yerba mate is amazing..friendly staff..I love this place and they know whom they are catering for which them make very special

Thank Marwan A
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I went here on the recommendation of the owner of Lady Mosquito, a great Peruvian/Venezuelan jewelry shop in the area. I am happy that I had not had dinner and that I took her recommendation. Pros: 1. Empanadas - delicious, Argentine style empanadas (baked, not...More

Thank travelandshop2014
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly service in this cafeteria. I visited with my husband. We couldn't ask for more perfect coffe with alfajor. There are more options if you like Argentinian empanadas and dessert. Some friends recommended this place and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Leticia D
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to enjoy a yerba matte and a tasty empanada. The empanada come in different fillings. My favourite are are the beef and the chicken. Also, have great coffees from a neat big coffee maker. Sandwiches and brunch item are good too. Great service...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We lived this place! There soup was awesome and the empanadas good, but it was the beef ones that took the cake! My wife lived them. They were behind the counter hammering them out, so you know people dig them. I had a late, not...More

Thank RVcornell
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I stopped here on rainy November afternoon for brunch. It was busy with just a couple tables available, but the staff were very attentive and sweet. I had the ranchos huervos and it was really good. It was brought out quickly too. The whole dish...More

Thank Savannah M
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My husband and I had a half hour to kill in the Queen and Dovercourt area, so we were directed to El Amacen. Fantastic. Great empanadas, a really funky space, nice music, great light. There was a big variety of customers in the place, people...More

Thank Patti L
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1078 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-516-2898
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