Lobo Iberico Restaurant

4.5
104 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Tapas, Paellas, and Traditional Dishes from Spain. A cosy, 16-seat, low key dining experience tucked into a converted garage and located in Newmarket. A great Date Night (you've earned it), or Dinner with Friends (you've earned that too). Live Spanish Guitar every Friday and Saturday night. What are you celebrating? Take advantage of "Private Sundays" when we open the restaurant just for you, when you want (brunch, lunch or dinner) for ten or more people.

Lobo is part of the Top 10 Restaurants in Newmarket and has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016.
What 104 People Are Saying
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Intimate setting including live music! Love this place and hope nothing changes when they move locations❤️

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SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere alone makes this gem worth visiting, as it feels like you've found a romantic hideaway in a European town, and the great food will make you want to go back to try more of the menu.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

25th anniversary celebration, 14 people. Trish and everyone made it an awesome experience around. Emilio guitar player was also fantastic. highly recommend and will return to this great place

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! - Expect to interact with other guests and staff as it is an intimate dining experience and a great time.

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KE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great little gem in Newmarket. Paella was very good but a lot of green beans. I will definitely come back though. Thanks!

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d
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The prices I'll mention here include 10% tip & 13% tax.
Nice Cozy restaurant in a house. Can accommodate up to 20 people(our party was of 9 - my wife's B.D.). Very friendly service.
- the worst thing that hit me was that the Paella(chicken & veggies) was SOGGY = Arborio Italian rice, BUT Spanish rice is supposed to be DRY!
- The white Sangria for my wife w/ a bit of ginger ale & fruits = 750 ml @ $37??? I bet it just used the house wine!
- The 5x meat balls swam in Mozzarella cheese! &, that came to $17.50...!
- 4x Asparagus spears wrapped in Serrano = $11! - very salty, but that's the nature of the Serrano.
- A Tapas of diced potatoes, baked & broiled covered w/ some Mayo = $13.50
Aside from the Paella, the rest was OK, but nothing special = we can do this @ home, @ much cheaper prices!
I understand that the restaurant has to make money, but? Our bill for 3(including our son) came to $174!
The only way we'll come back is on a Paella day when it's 1/2 price, to see if the Paella has the proper rice!

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice ambiance. Food was tasty but expensive.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was warm and cozy, service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic food and service! definitely worth the drive!

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service, music, experience. Nothing else to say. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Cute place. The entertainment was nice. The place is quaint but the food is below par.
We asked the waitress to bring us some tapas and nothing she brought was super. A bit bland I would say.
The payella(?) was disappointing! No saffron, rice was sticky and no flavour. There was no sausage, only unshelled mussels with boiled calamari rings. The food is Not authentic at all!
Too bad because the ambiance is quaint.

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was outstanding! We had several different tapas and paella (chicken and vegetable) - delicious. This is a dining experience that requires repeat visits!

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C
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Very good experience. Will go back.

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DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were a table of 4, first time visitors to this small but charming venue. We all agreed that food, value music and staff were excellent and we would return! We had a great time! The tapas was excellent as was the paella.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely hidden gem in Newmarket. Authentic Spanish cuisine, as per all my friends who have been to Spain!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were celebrating a family member bday. The soft music in the background was just perfect.
The food was delicious and flavours went very well together. The ginger-cider sangria was well perfect. We had tapas as well as paellas and everyone at the table was happy with flavours of food and experience at this little taste of Spain restaurant.
Fabulous experience thank you💜

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GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live 2 blocks from the place. Great atmosphere . It is our 3rd time and will become a regular on an ongoing basis.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great ambiance and not your average kind of restaurant if you are looking for a different experience. The live Spanish guitar also add to the whole effect. However the noise level is high depending on the type of guests. The booking times are a bit confusing as if you are expected to be in and out in an hour or the next group will cramp the place or you will have to wait 45 mins for a table and time that was reserved (2 weeks in advance). There could be better adjustment of the reservation schedule and specifics so the guests will know what to expect.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Great environment and friendly service with prompt food but somewhat expensive for what you get.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was pricey.
Small portions even for tapas.
Very litte flavor.
Was recommended the spinach and chick peas was served canned chickpeas on bed of wilted spinach with a lemon wedge.NO FLAVOR
Sangria over priced little flavor
Nice decor tho.

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

First visit and it won't be our last. Loved the cozy feel, only seats 20 people. The owner/waitress Trish was very welcoming. We were there on a Thursday night which was Tapas 3 for $30 and half price sangria's. The food was really good. White Sangria was also very good but think $30 for a small pitcher is way too much. Was pleased we only spent $15/pitcher. Looking forward to returning.

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

This was so enjoyable and we're looking forward to returning very soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience. Authentic and delicious food and drinks, lovely ambience, and great service. A little taste of Spain in Newmarket.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Service and food were exceptional, and live music was a real treat!

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AF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Trish has a gem in this restaurant and is the hostess with the mostest! Attended a wine and food pairing evening with friends. They were very impressed with the food, wine, service and ambiance and will definitely be making a return visit as will I of course.

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We heard about this restaurant on a local TV channel. It was as good as the review suggested. The wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous. We are a fan of the Main Street restaurants but this is a good one. Try Lobo Iberico out for yourselves.

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HR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and fantastic Spanish cuisine. The quality of the Tapas and main course is great quality and very consistent as we have had dinner several time at Lobo Iberico.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner. The olives, chickpea and spinach appetizer and seafood paella were delicious. Trish took good care of us!

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Service was fast and friendly. There was live Spanish music which was a very nice touch. It’s a cosy little place. Definitely a neighbourhood gem. We ordered a few tapas and all were very good. The red wine Sangria was delectable. All in all a great dining experience. I would highly recommend it

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If you live near Newmarket this is a great place to try, especially if you havent tried Spanish or Tapas style food. Had some very interesting and delicious dishes on the menu, like bacon wrapped dates. The only down side would be value for your money. Small serving sizes for the prices on their menu.

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GP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The live music was great! We’ll be back!

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SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible. Simple ingredients and everything was perfectly balanced and complimentary. Service was outstanding. Attentive with a friendly demeanour. Brought extra napkins, changed our mussel shells bowl, brought water without us asking. It's the little things right?! And the atmosphere was cozy, warm and the Spanish guitar was amazing!! Really loved it here and we will be back soon! Well done!!

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GM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second time dinning at Lobo . Great food and atmosphere

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Its a restaurant i have wanted to try for ages but never had any luck getting a table. So ring in advance for a reservation.
Friendly staff, knows the menu and can advise.
Very tasty tapas small plates but you can always ask for more! The paella was lovely. Will definately be going back.

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HV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is a unique restaurant in this neighbourhood. Its small with only about 5 tables so reservations recommended but the food was good and authentic and they had daily specials that can make the dining very affordable and the menu is especially good for sharing.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great paella meatballs and flaming shrimp a spectacular churros. Great guitar player Friday and sat nights

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JG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a family graduation dinner. The owner Trish was very accommodating and flexible with menu. She arranged a set tapas menu ahead of time so we could just celebrate. The food was delicious! The entertainment was a solo guitarist who was very talented and friendly. Nice wine selection! Ambiance was perfect! A very lovely evening!!

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SS
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A group of 6 went for dinner on Saturday night. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The chairs were comfortable and the Spanish guitarist was lovely.

We ordered 8 different tapas and a medium mixed seafood and chicken/vegetable paella. All delicious but have to say none of us were that full!

Think it’s a better place for couples vs. Larger groups.

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E
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cute little place that’s quiet. Food was great!

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had tried the restaurant before with friends and enjoyed it. This time I took my 85 year old mother and she had a wonderful relaxed meal. She wants to bring her friends the next time.
Thanks for a wonderful meal

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