Labora

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Spanish
Labora is a Spanish Restaurant and Bar focused on simple regional Spanish cooking, especially seafood and coastal recipes.

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Expected more

RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is consistently delicious. It is by far the best restaurant on King West and probably the whole city! All Torontonians need to dine here and often.

J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Extensive menu with lots of great choices. Overall everything tasted amazing. Our server was friendly. By our sixth dish, we were stuff. Our server was nice enough to check in to see if we had room for our final course, and was happy to cancel the order for us. It was the first time in my dining experience someone asked or gave us that option.

KY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and ambiance. Service was quick and attentive too

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Food was ok. Octopus was dry and overcooked. Service was probably the worst I had encountered in along time. In addition to poor waitstaff service, they added two extra items to our bill that I noticed once I was in the cab. Called the restaurant and they actually knew what items and why the mistake happened. Was promised it would be reversed by latest next day. Two days later I am still waiting for confirmations of the reversal of charges despite two follow up emails on my part.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the atmosphere, food and the staff at labora! One of the best tapas in the area and it exceeded our expectations. We can’t wait to come back

LD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing night and will for sure go back. Our friends had never been and they enjoyed everything from food to service and ambiance. Full night out!

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent meal! Surprising gem hidden on King Wes, everything was really delicious.

OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place with great service and outstanding food. Expensive but quality is outstanding.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...love to do tapas with friends so we can all try lots of dishes. Service was excellent and kitchen was very helpful with a unique food allergy.

EG
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food, drink and knowledgable servers. Plenty of options for folks with gluten allergies.

The ambiance was great for a get-together, not too loud and a chill vibe.

Would go back for the paella any day :).

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was very average. Never knew Spanish food had so much mayo on it. Beef paella had helmans tartar sauce on it...? Fish and shellfish tasted old and over cooked. Service was slow (took 20min to get a round of drink) no water refills and we were not asked for a second round of drinks.

HG
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really lovely tapas restaurant with great ambiance. Great experience at Chef's table. Items are on the pricier side but everything we ordered was delicious and high quality.

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a special Paella which was excellent! Very kind service as well

N
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine. Every other restaurant was booked during TIFF and this place was half empty. The food was nice. Nothing special. I don't really see us going back there.

DH
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional. There were four of us sharing many dishes everything was delicious. Very warm and welcoming staff.

AS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great overall but very slow service in spite of it being a quiet day.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella was amazing, highly recommended

JC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal very much. We were caught a little off guard when the server told us we had to leave by 9:00 p.m. (we had 8:00 p.m. reservations). This was Tiff weekend so we assuming this was the reason?

DL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Chose to do the “kitchen chooses what’s best for our group” option - ended up with a very large bill at the end of the night and we were all hungry. Fantastic food taste but not enough for our hungry bellies.

NT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The music was far too loud.

EH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods are amazing! Especially the fresh fish! Very delicious!!!

n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleasantly surprised by our experience at Labora. There was some concern about it being located in the club district, where oftentimes even credible restaurants tend to cater to that clientele (loud music, etc.). Labora felt like a place where people of all ages can enjoy a delicious meal without feeling like they're out of place (i.e. too old in a room filled entirely with 20-year-olds), and have a conversation without having to yell. The service was warm and professional - just perfect. We felt very well taken care of, our meal was superb and we were each greeted with a complimentary glass of cava to celebrate our anniversary. Just lovely. There was a miscommunication about one of the dishes we ordered but we enjoyed it anyway, however the server gave us a free drink each as compensation for the error. It was an honest mistake that we were equally responsible for. The atmosphere is exactly what I want in a restaurant: a warm and sophisticated design without looking like it's trying too hard, different "zones" and types of seating (i.e. high tops, counter, etc.) each with their own distinct vibe, and all of it extremely comfortable. We can't wait to go back!

SH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tapas. We were a party of 8, so decided on the 14 course tasting menu that was all so good. You knew it was going to be good, right from the start with the olive oil toasted sour dough with tapenade. It was simple and the best we've ever had. Atmosphere - inviting, comfortable vibe. Drinks - great sangria. Food - excellent, all of it. Service - friendly and impeccable. You can choose smaller menus or just order off their a la carte. Of note... the tomato rubbed bread, jamon croquettes, pillowy pulpits (octopus), manchego with quince paste, lobster paella and ribeye. Go - it is fantastic and better than any tapas in the city!

I
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well prepared and the service was great. We will definitely visit again.

SC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Couple of issues. The paella was good but took a long time to arrive. Also we were a party of 4 and they served us 3 octopus tentacles. Charge us more for the extra tentacle or include it but match the food to the table especially a dish that is meant to be shared....

BJ
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing service. Pricey but the quality is worth it

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed food and service there.

J
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, drinks and service. A must try restaurant!,,

AM
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, each dish was carefully thought out with memorable flavours. The service was great too, our server was very knowledgeable and explained each dish with passion and detail.

DS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service great atmosphere! Slightly on the pricey side but still pretty good value.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The cocktail and wine are overpriced and tasted mediocre. We weren’t offered any free tapas with our drink purchases during happy hour. The service was otherwise good. The tapas we paid for were tasty. But everything was overpriced. Poor value for money.

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the Chef's table which was quite an experience.

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Very unique and outstanding cuisine.

Perfect place for a group of friends, date night or just drinks.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner with my father in law, hostess was accommodating and waitress was very friendly.

LD
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my Spanish relatives and they were impressed! Probably the best asparagus dish I've had in my life.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanastic food. Fantastic service. Sat by the kitchen and it was great to see all of the delicious food being prepared!

UA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and come again.

J
Toronto
139 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Octopus, lamb chops really good! Friendly service! Will return

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Awesome food.

ET
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We shared the peppers, anchovies and bread with tomatoes, which were all great.

We also shared the Wagyu/Mushroom paella. Overall, the dish was fantastic, but 2 of the 4 slices of Wagyu beef were so fatty we couldn’t eat them. The paella itself was cooked perfectly and the flavours were fantastic. Hence 4 out of 5.

Our waiter was very personable and made good recommendations.

Drink service was slow given that there were very few people in the restaurant, but the Rioja by the glass was excellent and the gin with Mediterranean tonic was nice (although i was left wanting for more, it could have used a larger rocks glass with more gin and tonic). Flavour was excellent though.

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