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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What 222 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

GR
Toronto
3 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 .

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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
Hawaii
11 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!

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.

KY
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

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 October 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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 October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 September 25, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

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 September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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 September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

N
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.