Los Colibris

4.3
1247 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Upscale dining in a formal yet comfortable atmosphere. Los Colibris offers authentic dishes prepared by Chef Elia Herrera who has created her entire menu using family recipes from her hometown in Veracruz, Mexico. Service is warm, hospitable and efficient. We are here to cater to your every wish and always strive to provide an exceptional dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday : Closed
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Phone number
(416) 979-7717
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Elia Herrera
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Cross street
Simcoe
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Parking details
Public parking located just south of us on Wellington, west of Simcoe. Parking also available on either side of Duncun on Richmond.
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Public transit
St. Andrews Subway Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1247 People Are Saying
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Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice before theatre !

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Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting from Saskatoon and staying with family and booked a reservation. Had a delicious supper and fun night!!!

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v
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Was looking forward to a special evening. Snapper was great. Squid was awful.

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NA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall very high quality. Delicious. The only thing that we felt was less than amazing was the pork shoulder in a mole sauce. The pork was slightly dry. The mole wasn’t very flavorful. The guacamole, tortilla soup, and meat platter we had were delicious. Oh. And Wednesday 40% off wine bottles was 👌

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PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was thoughtfully and creatively prepared and the flavours subtle, especially the sauces. I loved my chicken with mole sauce and the tuna tartare appetizer. The churros dessert was sophisticated. The service was superb: unobtrusive, yet always there at the right time, and knowledgeable. I found the ambiance a little sombre, yet it was dignified. I highly recommend it, and would readily go again.

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TP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great and enjoyed our meal. Something different and delicious.

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BK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the unique margaritas and shared the guacamole and tuna appetizers. Both we delicious. We shared the steak fajitas and they the best I’ve ever had! The grilled chorizo and grilled cheese that went with it was such an extra special treat! We’ll be back!!

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SF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Jessica, was amazing. She was attentive and recognized that we weren’t interested in being rushed throughout our evening. Truly special

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M
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, our server Gael was attentive to all our needs and super friendly! Loved the ambiance.

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RH
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food and service are always very good. Our table wabbled but was fixed immediately by our wait staff when asked if something could be done to repair this situation. We are from the summerlicious menu. My main was a chicken meatball (4 to be precise) in a wonderful mole sauce. Very tasty. Dessert was also delicious. I would definitely return. Love how authentic the food is at Los Colobris

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am not from Toronto but love healthy Mexican food. This restaurant was amazing and would definitely return the next time I am in the city. Food was outstanding.

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I
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very authentic Mexican.
Everything was full of flavour.

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DN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Salads and main courses were excellent, dessert less so although the ice cream is good. Service was friendly but chaotic - were served the wrong first courses and then the wrong desserts. Duh...We left the merchant's credit card receipt on the table because no one came to pick it up. Place is noisy but aesthetically pleasing. But all in all we would consider returning because as Mexican food goes, this is good.

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WS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will be back again. We were off to the theatre and they moved our order along quickly. The appetizer was excellent and the main wonderful. I wish we had time for dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing food, service, ambience. It is a hidden gem.

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MI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for summerlicious. Service was great. Food also good. I would come again another time.

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r
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic slowly explaining the menu options as it was our first visit and comparing the regular and summerlicious menus. He recommended a new house red which went well with meals. The food was very good and the surroundings were very comfortable all combining to a perfect evening.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with an amazing staff. We arrived early before opening because we didn’t know how much time to allot for traffic. The let us sit in the waiting area until they officially opened but still served us drinks to enjoy while we waited. They provided great advice on what to eat and a very informative lesson on tequila and how to enjoy the best version of it. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. She noticed that my cocktail was a little too strong for me and provided me with more cocktail juice to dilute my drink so that I could enjoy it at my beginner level of alcohol. We had the guacamole and torta de elote (corn cake) for appetizers and also shared the albondigas de pollo en mole de cacahuate and the sharing platter of octopus. So delicious! The dinner was a great way to celebrate my girls night out celebrating our birthdays before the theatre. We also had the very delicious flan dessert.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overall, I was disappointed with our experience. Our server was alright, however the food and menu selections were terrible. Mexican cuisine is a usually a fairly safe bet for diners with nuts allergies as well as vegans, both of which we had in our party. LC was able to accommodate for the nut allergy ( despite many dishes having nuts) ... however, the vegan dish was a huge letdown. It was a thin pasta with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and an overly salty sauce... bland and simple. It would have been less disappointing if any of the salads could have been vegan. Value for money was also just ok. Would definitely not go back.

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M
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant but price is high. I like their guac and veg empanada. I also had their stuffed pepper with pork. I find the food was not as good as I remembered a few years ago.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Los Colibris never disappoints! Food is excellent and the service outstanding!

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Booked 5pm dinner for party of 2 prior to 7pm show at Roy Thompson Hall because I wanted to be sure we had time for dessert. We were asked what time our show was by 2 different staff members, including our server, presumably so they could get us out on time. We ordered 3 smaller plates to share. The first 2 came out in good time, and then we waited more than 30 min for the last one, which was brought at 6:30. We rushed through this dish and left disappointed because we didn’t have time for any dessert, which was the main reason I chose the restaurant. If you make a point of asking pre-theatre patrons what time their show is, please ensure they can actually enjoy a full meal without feeling rushed. We were really surprised at this since we’ve been to Los Colibris twice before prior to shows, allowing the same or even less time for our meal and never had this issue.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Not terrible, but certainly didn't meet our expectations which were upscale/ fine dining. The experience is casual dining with table cloths. The server was helpful and friendly however the place was disorganised and over managed.

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MP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Traditional Sonoran Mexicans food, not the traditional Fajita, tacos and taco salad we’re all used to. Some may struggle with the menu but there are seafood and meat dishes that should meet the needs of most diners. The service was excellent and friendly, the ambience inviting and the price reasonable.

Definitely worth a try to see if this meets your fancy.

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TF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Manager Carlos and waitress Jennifer made us feel super special. Food and ambiance were also excellent.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Creative Mexican based cuisine. Many sharable options. Friendly, approachable, knowledgeable staff. In the middle of Toronto's theatre district so great for a drink or meal before a show.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The soup was cold and we waited a long time for dinner. The waiter broke a glass in front of our table. we had to ask them to clear the table and replace everything. We were still finding small shards of glass on the table at the end of the meal. The sign of a good restaurant is not when everything goes right but how they react when something goes wrong.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu - we tried several appetizers and shared a small plate. Lots of food, great to sample so many choices. Creative dishes beautifully presented.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was a taste experience and not too filling. Would definitely go again.

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters were very kind!
The food is very very good

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Best cheese fundido! Great food and ambiance. Maybe a few non-carb veg options.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the tijuana caesar salad, and the margarita's were amazing! We would definitely go back.

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NJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Roy Thompson Hall area - totally delicious

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b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very interesting high end Mexican menu. We really enjoyed all of our choices from appetizer through dessert. Lovely ambiance, great service.

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D
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Our server very good. I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that the kitchen can substitute cashew cheese for those with a dairy allergy like me. Very noisy until the theatre crowd left.

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BA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Pretty good food and nice place for the reasonable money.

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G
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive (but not intrusive) staff and outstanding food and cocktails. Had the chiles en nogada - it was spectacular! The anchorita (ancho chile margarita) was refreshing, tangy, and just the right level of heat. Wish I lived in Toronto, because I'd love to explore the menu further.

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and flavorful food!! Been twice now and will continue to visit.

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JP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Easily one of the best meals I have had in a Toronto restaurant. Right up there with dining experiences I have had in New York, London, Paris, and Rome.
Pre-theatre dinner crowd is big (because of location) but tapers off to quiet dining after 8pm. Highly recommended.

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