Labora

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Spanish
Labora is a Spanish Restaurant and Bar focused on simple regional Spanish cooking, especially seafood and Paellas.

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Voted no. 1 'Best Date Restaurant in Toronto' ! Celebrate Valentines Day at Labora Restaurant with a $65, 4 course tasting menu. Each course has 3 options to cater to everyones tastes and dietary needs.

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CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu paella was incredible - everyone loved it - it’s my coworkers new favourite. The tomato bread was super light and crispy as always - Labora is the only place in town that does it properly!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday here and had a fantastic experience. Service was relaxed, comfortable, and attentive. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and we were very happy with his recommendations. Food was amazing and very high quality. Overall great value for King West dining and would highly recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

-Attentive and knowledgeable staff provided prompt service and excellent recommendations (items and portion sizes).
-Great atmosphere - lively and energetic
-Food was delicious
-Non- alcoholic cocktails ( special request- not menu listed ) were overpriced, untimely and underwhelming.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Seafood paella was absolutely fantastic. The lamb ribs were equally impressive.
The wine list is extensive, but the non-alcoholic drink list (mocktails) was a bit short. They couldn’t make what I ordered but it wasn’t a problem. They made something else up on the fly that they thought I would like and hit the bullseye.
The service was excellent and never intrusive.
They also brought out a delicious creme brûlée as my wife’s birthday cake.
The restaurant itself is just down from the theatres on king street so it was a great place to fuel up and relax between work and the show.
(One final plug for this place if it is important to you, is that our entire meal was delicious and gluten free without putting any effort into reading the menu...)
Cheers!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

One of my guests never received his food order, the vintage wine i ordered was a 2017 (as per the menu), however i was served a 2018 vintage (which might not make a difference to most people...but does to me). Overall, the server comped one of the tapas and discounted the wine, so they did apologize and made efforts to fix things which was appreciated.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent tapas. Nice atmosphere - serenely quiet on a Sunday night.

r
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sunday night. Quiet. Attentive service.

d
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done great fish of the day

IZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is amazing and the service and ambiance are terrific.

t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, had no problem splitting bills among 5 people, server was great - could have been more attentive but still good. They did a birthday dessert which was great and rare to see in these types of restaurants.

NT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was too salty and service was a little slow when the restaurant wasn’t full.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious, table seating is quite tight as the paella dish is huge so not too much space for other dishes. Server is attentive, will definitely go back to try out other things on the menu

i
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great space. Friendly and helpful staff, food was delicious. Will definitely return.

LP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and was just as amazing the second time!! Sat at the Chef table both times.

AL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great experience. More tapas selection and an update of the menu would be appreciated

s
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Spanish cuisine in a cosy, candlelit room with option for table, counters or bar seating. Great paella, fish, steak, pan con tomate, patatas braves, salads, and charcuterie, all perfect for sharing. Excellent cocktails and wine selection. This was about our 6th time eating dinner there and we recommended it family and many friends. We've always been happy with the service too.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The restaurant is spacious and airy with beautiful decor.

GR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great place for a business lunch. The salads were outstanding, entres excellent, desserts to die for and the service excellent. Will come back again, for certain.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Extremely overpriced!

IK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience , from the service to great food .

Labora
Responded on November 25, 2019

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location and good food in a casual and friendly environment.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. My husband and I had “Dirty rice” and it was delicious, very rich flavour!

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas and paella! Would go back in a second!

O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Croquetas were amaziiing~ I loved every bite of if
Pan Tumaca -
*the bread way too toasted it hurts my gum
*the sauce tasted like a mix between pico de gallo and bruschetta but not tumaca
Paella
*way too saucy there it was between a rissotto and a paella
*the chicken within the paella had no taste
*Szafran was missing
Patatas bravas were good
and the service was very slow we got there at 12:15 and left at 2:15

DG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner ! The flavors were ultra delicious, service was attentive and warm. We were very happy at our private table, it was perfect. Loved the restaurant layout and decor. The noise level was subdued allowing easy conversation. The only caveat is that the portions were somewhat modest for the cost, in particular the paella, (which we absolutely loved and devoured). Oh, and our drinks were fab, we especially enjoyed the smoky Dream of Greenie. We will be back !

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic paella and appetizers. Sat at the bar and had wonderful service from bar and wait staff. We would highly recommend Labora for a great experience👍

M
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pricey but consistently great output from the kitchen. Favs include sea bass and dirty rice

r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we celebrated birthday party of 4. The hostess accommodated us right away, even we showed up half an hour early of our reservation. We ordered all tapas that was listed in menu. Each one was delicious and nicely presented. Our favorite was beef croquets and lamb short ribs. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful with menu .
thank you, great experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the grilled octopus and rice dishes

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience
Great Vibe
Great Food
Will definitely go back

NV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was amazing ! We just asked them to bring us some of their favourites. We were not disappointed !!

LG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment we walked in the staff were engaging and attentive. Food was yummy and quantity was perfect. Great suggestions from the Waite staff. Wine was great
Had a fabulous evening and would highly recommend and definitely return.

CD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried calamari sandwich is a must try! Delicious seafood paella. Great selection of interesting cocktails.

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent high end Spanish tapas — a perfect blend of fusion and classics — everything was delicious and great service!

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, reasonable price, would definitely reccommend and go back

c
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob and Mel treat you like family! It’s always so special visiting Labora! I can’t wait to go back!

NW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our server was kind and warm

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Expected more

RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.