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Dolly's Mojito Bar and Panciteria
1285 Bloor St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N7
43.658299 -79.442495
This new project from the team who brought us the city’s first Mexican-Korean restaurant combines a Filipino kitchen with a Cuban bar. The red pleather booths and round bar stools of the spot’s previous tenant, the Whippoorwill, remain, but they’re joined by a pressed tin ceiling, sugar cane bunches and a graffiti Guernica. Kinilaw, the Filipino answer to pesce crudo, has all kinds of potential, but falls flat from lack of seasoning, as does an order of kare-kare, thick chunks of tender beef in a coconut and peanut sauce. Noodle dishes are the way to go here: the pancit pusit (cuttlefish ink noodles with a whole grilled baby octopus) is a springy, brightly seasoned treat. Much is made of the various mojitos on offer—“best in the city” the menu touts—but they’re too watery to warrant seconds.
Dolly's Mojito Bar and Panciteria


Neighbourhood: Wallace-Emerson

Wheelchair accessible: No

Vegetarian options: Yes

Licensed: Yes

Bring your own bottle: No

Kitchen open late: Yes

Outdoor dining: No

Private/bookable room: No

Delivery: Yes

Take out: Yes

Takes reservations: Yes

Caters: No

Free Wi-Fi: No

Good for: Kids, Groups, Business

Serves: Dinner, Late Night Eats

Payment methods: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: Monday, Sunday