Labora

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

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What 165 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The cocktail and wine are overpriced and tasted mediocre. We weren’t offered any free tapas with our drink purchases during happy hour. The service was otherwise good. The tapas we paid for were tasty. But everything was overpriced. Poor value for money.

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the Chef's table which was quite an experience.

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Very unique and outstanding cuisine.

Perfect place for a group of friends, date night or just drinks.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had dinner with my father in law, hostess was accommodating and waitress was very friendly.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my Spanish relatives and they were impressed! Probably the best asparagus dish I've had in my life.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fanastic food. Fantastic service. Sat by the kitchen and it was great to see all of the delicious food being prepared!

UA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and come again.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Awesome food.

ET
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the peppers, anchovies and bread with tomatoes, which were all great.

We also shared the Wagyu/Mushroom paella. Overall, the dish was fantastic, but 2 of the 4 slices of Wagyu beef were so fatty we couldn’t eat them. The paella itself was cooked perfectly and the flavours were fantastic. Hence 4 out of 5.

Our waiter was very personable and made good recommendations.

Drink service was slow given that there were very few people in the restaurant, but the Rioja by the glass was excellent and the gin with Mediterranean tonic was nice (although i was left wanting for more, it could have used a larger rocks glass with more gin and tonic). Flavour was excellent though.

g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were late to the reso and the staff was more than accommodating, even close to closing time. The food was very tasty and the staff was helpful in suggesting menu options. The decor was warm and the music was just right. Definitely going back.

Labora
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to see you and your guests again soon!

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DT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really great place with fantastic, knowledgeable staff. Food was excellent but didn't blow me away for the price. Lovely feel to the room.

Labora
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you can join us again and perhaps try some of our new dishes!

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So so good

Labora
Responded on August 3, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed it, Kristine ! Thank you for your thoughtful review !

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, relaxed atmosphere, overall really enjoyable dining experience.

Labora
Responded on August 3, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed it, we hope to see you again!

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P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Tldr: Didn't feel like the quality of food or service justified the price. Wouldn't go back.

Charges premium prices for portions and quality of food that is extortion. Quarter octopus for $36, sounds fair...three tenticles is not a quarter, it was over cooked and had no flavour!

$12 for blue cheese, ok could be reasonable... We ended up with a slice about the same size as my pinky, I might have Donald Trump sized hands, so you could imagine my disappointment.

20-25mins for drinks to arrive? Common.

AL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fresh and tasty. Our server was excellent.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, absolutely delicious food, great wine and cocktails set against a beautiful ambience. Would highly recommend for a casual drink, date night or any special occasion.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for my 3rd anniversary.
Food was amazing! One of the best paella we’ve ever had (and we’ve been to Barcelona 2x)
We sat at the Chefs counter, best seats in the house.
Gave us free bubbly for our anniversary and a free vermouth cocktail for sitting at the counter.
We would (will) 100% come back here.

Labora
Responded on August 3, 2019

You are wonderful guests and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your evening. We can't wait to see you again!

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GE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a bachelorette, which we put in the comments when booking. They provided us complimentary Rose wine as soon as we arrived. The server was absolutely wonderful and I forgot her name. We had a full experience with the food and she let us know what each menu item was and answered our questions. We ordered all 3 deserts to share and they were wonderful. Would be a fantastic date night or special dinner! We were so impressed with everything!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The service was unreasonably and inexplicably slow despite the restaurant being half empty.
Despite being a Spanish bar, listing only 2 Spanish beers, they did not have one of them. Of the 2 rose’s on the menu, did not have one of those either. Not a single Spanish cider. The tapas selection and portions were on the small size, and presented as ‘precious’ for the most pedestrian of items, with generous prices attached. Sadly disappointing and unremarkable. Nowhere near the quality, choice or warmth on offer at Patria across the street. This restaurant does not compare and does not deserve a return visit.

Labora
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you for your honest feedback as your experience means everything to us. We are an independently owned restaurant with a very small team working tireless hours to ensure everyone's experience is remarkable; we failed to do so in your case. We apologize for not having all of the offerings that were listed on our menu as we work with small suppliers in Spanish beers and wines which can make availability unpredictable. We hope you will give us another chance to make up for shortcomings.

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A taste of Spain in Toronto, absolutely worth the trip to King West.

a
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Spanish tapas. Have been to many Spanish tapas locations in the city and this is by far my favorite. Have been here three times and have never been disappointed by the food, service or ambiance. What a wonderful experience.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything on the menu was cooked perfectly, loved the wagu paella. Really liked the service but the food was even better than expected. Will go back again.

g
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went with four others and we all found the food delicious. We ordered family style to share plates. Lots of tapas such as blistered shishito peppers and croquettes, tomato-rubbed Cristal bread, black truffle chips, and dishes such as paella, octopus, baked eggplant, broccolini and several desserts. No miss hits at all and the only dish we would pass on in the future was the hot crab which was more like a dip than a dish. Staff was lovely and the atmosphere fun and welcoming.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Knowledgeable staff, taking time to talk us through the menu, making suggestions. Food was very good! Will go back to try some other dishes

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s turned into a favourite spot for us in such a short amount of time. The food has been incredible every time. Very relaxing and romantic ambiance. Drink menu is really something different. Vermouth on tap!! And they are absolutely delicious. Bartenders spend a good amount of time making every single drink (I know that cuz I love sitting at the bar haha!) We had Mathew as our bartender last time and let me tell you, we had drinks that blew our mind away.

OT
Munich
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Expected more. Food was just OK. The crab was the best of all.
Interesting wine list.
Ambience and service was good.

M
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
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!

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
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.

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.

LA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and very friendly staff!

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.

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.

v
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Good was delicious

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Fun sitting at bar seating.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing service. food was delicious! highly recommend it .

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.

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!

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!!

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!!

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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