Los Colibris

4.3
1237 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
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  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Pre/post-theatre
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.
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Private dining
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

Private Dining

Both the elegant atmosphere and delicious cuisine make Los Colibrís the ideal place to host an event. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or a corporate social event, our experienced team of professionals will ensure that your every need is attended to and that you leave delighted.

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What 1237 People Are Saying
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service. Hostess could work better with wait staff. Food was delicious.

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F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first visit with the new menu. Loved to see new items with some of the older favourites still there.
Congratulations

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FJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Service was awesome .
Food was rather underwhelming .

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Already reviewed on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately, four of four, very reasonable folks were disappointed. Three hours for a simple meal when you are almost the first in the door at 5 pm is not reasonable. First night for a new menu but we based our choice on the menu we reviewed online. Food uninspiring. Ambience nice, staff very pleasant.

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EP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Our waiter was outstanding! Wine was delicious unfortunately, the food though made me feel ill. I was up with an upset stomach all night.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent unique Mexican food! A must for foodies. Lots attention to detail. Service impeccable!

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ML
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best meals ever. The appetizers, the mains and the desserts - all unique, delicious and beautifully presented. A must for a special evening before the theatre or symphony.

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m
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fine Mexican dining that does not compromise on its authenticity, or encouragement of getting your hands and plats dirty with shared dishes and warm, comforting cooking. Service was extremely friendly, attentive and fast. Chase made some wonderful recommendations to us; we would have never tried such an exceptional tequila as digestif after the meal without his guidance. Something as simple as a guacamole packed a dynamic punch of flavour, and the meats were exceptionally well seasoned and cooked (let's not forget the garnishes either, because the greens, baby corn and sauces were fabulous complimentary items).

We thought about getting the churro, but you MUST try the flan. The texture and mouthfeel on that flan will change you life forever.

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and outstanding cocktails. Our bartender Axel made the best margaritas! Food was exceptional, especially the Tijuana Caesar

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Professional, friendly and attentive service

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PP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and staff was very accommodating and polite. Would recommend for special occasions or fun dinner night out with friends. Will be returning back in the future! 5 stars

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AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

This meal was monumentally disappointing - it was like someone took good Mexican food and then sucked all the spice, tang and flavour out of it. I can only assume they have toned it down for tourist tastes, because it tastes like a shadow of what I imagine the chef intended it to be. The crab ceviche had no acid or salt or heat (unforgiveable). The octopus is a few tiny slices of tentacle hidden in a crowd of potatoes and greens (it said lime and jalapeno on the menu, we tasted neither). The poblano pepper was similarly underseasoned. The shrimp were beautifully cooked and had the underpinnings of good flavour, but again, missed the boat on seasoning . Empanadas were probably the best dish, and their corn tortillas were soft and flavourful. Towards the end, we got a couple of hot sauces delivered to our table (habanero, and a peanut-flavoured), and it was TRAGIC because they were complex and delicious and I wondered where the hell they had been this whole time. I get your business is tourists, but maybe offer spice levels up front like Indian restaurants do? I came because of initial good reviews, I won't be back knowing the compromises this place has made. The experience bordered on depressing.

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b
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good food always. Must try the coconut shrimp ceviche,
Easily the best dish they have.

Service is attentive and friendly.
Good place to go for a fancy night out.

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t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I visited Los Colibris for a nice dinner before we saw Come From Away at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. I mentioned on the reservation that we had recently gotten married the Saturday before and this was our little getaway. The staff made our dinner so special! We were given a booth for extra privacy and had complimentary champagne.

The food was phenomenal. Special shout out to the Torta de Elote... one of the best starts to a great meal we'd ever had. The margaritas were delicious, and the vegan daily special was very welcome as my wife is lactose intolerant. There was lots of conversation around us, but because of the layout and general ambiance, it was not overwhelming and we could speak at a normal level and hear each other. Definitely coming back!

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BC
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good time at Los Colibris, pre RTH event. Get’s very busy, very quickly so we were happy we were there 1/2 hour earlier than our 6:15 reservation. Wait staff very good despite the number of diners. Would dine there again.

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was awesome...enjoyed the cuisine...should offer a treat for those who attend the show.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great flavours and service, definitely go back. Enjoyed the guacamole and chips.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Great food and AMAZING service. Our waiter Andrew was top notch, he really went the extra mile to make the evening nice and most importantly he was very honest regarding which dishes to order and he nailed it every time.

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B
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was the only that liked my dinner. My friends took the servers recommendation of some stuffed pepper thing and not one of them came close to finishing.
Our server seemed annoyed with us - we were laughing and having a good time which seemed to be a problem.
I was disappointed as I love the downstairs restaurant and have had some great meals there and service was fantastic.

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EB
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Something happened to this place. The food was not quality. The empanada was dry and over done. The steak dishes all had these mushed up potatoes drenched in sauce with no flavor. The meets were not quality cuts. The octopus looked horrible and tasted worse. Again all of the dishes were done as if hiding the poor quality in some overdone ill flavoured sauce!
I had eaten here before about a year ago, and it was much better.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We have been here many times because we have loved the food and the service in the past. This time we were disappointed. The food was ok, but really not great - especially for the cost. Service was ok, but not great. Not sure we will be back.

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a wonderful restaurant and you will be amazed by the creative menu'. Excellent eating experience with friendly and attentive Staff, who is there to spoil you! Thank you Los Colibris for a memorable evening!

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SV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. It was our first time and our server Kat guided us to the perfect selections. All the food was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. We loved it.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always! Thanks for another great experience ❤

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got a chance to meet the chef and she is very humble. Her food and her direction in the kitchen ensured that it was top quality and is presented in a way that it makes her guests eat with their eyes. The food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back. Jenn our server, was first class. She knew what we wanted, surprised us with desert and a glass of sparkling wine. She was full of energy and she has passion for food. She is 10 stars ...thank you all!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I’ve been to los calibris a few times, but likely will not go back. Some of our food was nice (tuna starter and the potato cakes with pork), but other (empanadas and chicken balls) were so average you would have had more taste buying as a microwave dinner and heating up. Our server was nice and did ask why we had only taken a bite from the empanadas. We told her why (because they were chewy and tasteless), she passed it on, but they still charged us for them. If you want to drop $150 for dinner before a show, there are many better places to go

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j
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We have been numerous times since they opened about 4 years ago and each time it has declined slightly, now the difference from the beginning is significant. The queso fundido is still spot-on but all the other dishes disappoint in some way or another. For example the pork shoulder mole was bland and soupy-- pretty much the diametric opposite of what you'd expect from Mexican mole. On the other hand they continue to maintain the high service standards and the setting is still gorgeous. What happened to the chef? At this rate I don't see them lasting much longer. As my wife said, these meatballs taste like my mom's (swedish) meatballs...
On top of it all they didn't honour my reservation seating and I had to ask them to confirm attendance to collect the 100 points... not surprising

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C
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Our food was disappointing. In the chicken tortilla soup there was almost no chicken and way too many tortilla chips. My grilled octopus dish was served chopped and mixed with a sauce that masked the flavors of the seafood. The shrimp ceviche was overly sweetened with coconut. And the guacamole side was overly spicy with jalapeño. We cannot recommend the cuisine here.

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and margaritas! Great service and ambiance

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RV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional flavour combinations. Fried snapper was off the charts good. Shared for 2 with a few apps before the show. Great night

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p
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great choice before theatre !

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OT
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
15 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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