Labora

4.5
140 reviews
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Labora is a Spanish Bar & and; Restaurant focused on simple regional Spanish cooking, especially seafood and coastal recipes.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Labora! Never been a huge fan of Spanish food but the food here was delicious and much more approachable. A ton of good veggie options, great friendly and helpful service and reasonably priced. Sitting at the Chefs table was also a plus!

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant with top notch service. The food was very nice, although a bit pricey for the amount you get. We ordered the cured striploin, which was incredible. The mussels were mediocre and the bowl was quite small. The batatas were really delicious and the olives were fabulous too. They had New Zealand oysters in that day which were lovely, but not necessarily worth the price. I would recommend this beautiful restaurant for sure.

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DZ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It’s a neighbourhood feel on king street.

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was amazing, awesome experience.
Will definatly be back!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and very friendly staff!

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SM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time coming and again the food was great and my server was amazing. She explained the menu to us, gave some good food and drink options. Thank you again for having us.

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VM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always outstanding and the food is delicious. Everytime I go to eat at Labora there is something new and exciting to try. They always have the freshest seafood.

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v
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Good was delicious

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Fun sitting at bar seating.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing service. food was delicious! highly recommend it .

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A
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average particularly at the price point. Daily special was underwhelming and very average. Although the server was efficient, he should keep his political opinions to himself and not insult the customer.

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ZC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is fantastic and varied; the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and just the right level of attentive; and the vibe is really laid back. We had a great time!

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S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Farthest thing from authentic Spanish cuisine. More of a "tourist" trap. Burnt seafood paella made with Uncle Ben's rice was less than satisfactory!!

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EM
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Labora several times now. The food, service, cocktails, ambiance - are all outstanding. Labora has quickly become my favourite restaurant and I look forward to coming back - again and again!!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service! Wow wow wow! Thanks for everything ♥️

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall good experience at Labora - food was tasy, presentation was great, loved the aesthetic. Did find that there was room for improvement with service. Server had low level of self-awareness, and interrupted frequently, which made it a less enjoyable dining experience than it could have been.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks were great, at a reasonable price. The Service at the door was great, until we got seated and down three drinks, one of the servers put her hand on my guest as she went on talking... It's one thing to be friendly, it is another thing to invade people's space and getting touchy. that to me is disrespectful and out of line.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the chef’s corner and it was definitely the best seat in the house. Great food with servers who gave us plenty of privacy and space. Would definitely return and recommend.

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PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

No matter how they try to sell the chefs’ table. Don’t do it. View of an average kitchen and bathrooms

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KA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed Labora but it really didn't stand out to me. The cocktails were average and the food could've had more flavour. The restaurant has a great warmth to it and staff were friendly but the food and beverage menu could use improvement.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience friendly service and delicious food

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B
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service! All of the dishes are great, highlighted by the cured meats and paired cheeses

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I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for brunch with 3 friends, 3 of us were vegetarian and i am celiac. They were very kind and accommodating. The ambiance was really cool, yet welcoming. The wine list was PERFECT. 👌🏼 I will definitely be returning.

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FM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal. The asparagus with potato foam and the broccolini were especially good. The service was charming. We will be back and have already recommended you to friends. Thanks

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AO
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience- wonderful staff - great apps and sides.

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t normally write reviews but this place is the best restaurant in the whole city and they deserve some recognition. We’ve now dined there 4 times and each time has been incredible. The service is super warm, sincere and knowledgeable and every single dish Chef Rob puts on the menu is so spectacular it makes you say OMG with every bite. Have the prawns! Have the cured beef! Have the anchovies! Have it all! They also have really cool wines you don’t see anywhere. It’s really a culinary journey that can transport you to another place in a single mouthful.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think this is one of the best new restaurants in Toronto. Best carpaccio I’ve had in the city period.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food ~ will be coming back☺️

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SM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my first visit to this restaurant and I was more than impressed. The octopus was one of the freshest I've ever had and thought the paella mixta had so much flavour to it. Definitely and order for 4 if you like to sample other plates. I also liked their twist on some classic cocktails.

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AM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty, innovative, good wine selection and priced well. All in all with the great service, a great night out.

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AH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved, loved, loved the food! Wine was incredible!!!! The staff and service was so warm and absolutely amazing!!

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always been amazed at the flavors and freshness of the tapas. Try the berenjana ( a must). Had the paella seafood combination. Adding a little more rice and veg is a suggestion.

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B
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining and it was great. Went before my show at Princess of Wales theatre. Service and food were top notch, from my Americano to my main.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were great, atmosphere was perfect for any occasion with just enough low lighting for a perfect night out, or a business dinner. The menu is quite limited, would like to see a few more options for sharing food. Staff were very attentive and décor is lovely.

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LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Wonderful knowledgeable server who made us welcome but the damage had been done at the door.
We had an early reservation but were told upon arrival that we only had the table until 8 o’clock as there was another reservation.

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L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Brunch with friends - love the decor here , feels like you’re truly in Spain! It was very quiet unfortunately, but also the first sunny and warmish day . I would try it for brunch again.
Food was delicious, a great new menu including my favourite “fifth food group” , truffles .
Service was fantastic as always - they truly go out of their way here .
I love this restaurant for dinner - if two or three recommend sitting at the chefs kitchen counter- and I will try it again for brunch !

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! The food, service, and ambiance were top notch! Everything we ordered was just delicious and memorable. Bartenders were very attentive and paid a lot of attention in the making of every drink. Definitely definitely recommended!

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V
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a few bites and several drinks before going to see Ina Garten. We didn’t eat much, but the 3 dishes we had were great. The highlight of our meal was definitely the drinks. We had the house gin cocktail which was fabulous and then moved on the try three different vermouth drinks. Very tasty! The space is big and very trendy with a nice open kitchen. We were there quite early so it was still quiet which was just fine for us. Would be great with a group for sharing plates and drinks.

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