Lobo Iberico Restaurant

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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Spanish
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.

**NEW** Introducing Wednesday Date night at Lobo! Enjoy a tapas, a couple-sized paella and a dessert to share for just $50!

Lobo is part of the Top 10 Restaurants in Newmarket and has earned Open Table's 2018 Diners' Choice Award!
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HG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had been to this restaurant a few years ago before they moved locations. Loved it back then. Not so much this time. The food was pretty bland. The seafood paella was over priced for what we got.

I
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere! Wonderful food!

R
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

comfortable setting with live music on Friday and Saturday

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Reed, Thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Lobo

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was basic and mostly flavourless. First the good, the flaming garlic shrimp were very tasty. The patatas brava were unseasoned and the sauces were very bland (think home fries without salt, pepper, or onions). The croquettas were reminiscent of mozzarella sticks without the flavour and the meat in them was unidentifiable. The mushrooms tasted like mushrooms, the manchego, shallots, and sherry were unidentifiable. Finally, the marinated olives were a joke. The olives are straight out of a jar (pimento included) with a bit of added spices. They should be embarrassed to send those out to customers. We won’t be back.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi There, Thank you for your review. We seem to have missed the mark with you and for that, we are sad, however our authentic Spanish cuisine is not for everyone. We thank you for trying us anyways. All the best, Lobo

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CB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Lobo Iberico is very much to my wife & I's liking. The staff is awesome,as is the food, and pricing!

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Lobo

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was excellent 😀.Would definitely recommend this restaurant but you should call to make reservations because seating is always limited

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, James, for your review! We just recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and have doubled our seating capacity! We are happy to report that seating availability is much better :) - Lobo

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and the live music was such a nice touch. Definitely will be back.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your review! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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IR
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, live music, great food

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Irfan, for your review! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside but the inside is stunningly rustic and cozy. A really romantic setting. The service was phenomenal, and the food was even more so! I never thought I’d be able to get such amazing paella in Newmarket, of all places!

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your review! We recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and although we have doubled our seating, we have maintained the romantic and intimate setting that you enjoyed during your visit :) We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! The only reason why I’m not giving it 5 stars is because when I called in during the day prior to my reservation I was told Emilio would be playing live music which we were really looking forward to however when we got there we were told he would not be coming in that night because he was at a private event. Other than that everything was great

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi There, thank you so much for your review! I remember that evening and yes, he was called to a private event. We were all sad he couldn't attend that day. We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and we hope that we will have the opportunity again soon to serve you, and that Emilio will be there :) - Lobo

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. It is a tapas restaurant so don’t be surprised by the size of the dishes.
It was a wonderful experience in Newmarket and I will definitely be coming back. I’ve already recommended Lobo Iberico to a number of friends.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your review! We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and have doubled our seating capacity but kept our same charm and ambiance! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the mixed paella. It was excellent. Very cozy place with great service. The sangria was very good. Would love to come back soon

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your review! We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and doubled our seating, however we have managed to keep the cozy and intimate atmosphere that you enjoyed on your visit. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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IC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing, felt like I was at their home, so welcoming. The singer guitar player made it so relaxing as we enjoyed their famous tapas and paella. We will definitely bring more of our family and friends.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Isabella, for your review! We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and have doubled our seating. Rest assured, you still feel like a guest in our home when you come to visit! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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s
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place. Second time here. My wife and I love the food. A little expensive for what you get but as long as you know ahead of time, then just enjoy.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Sean, for your review! We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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S
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great..cozy like being home! Serve was awesome, our server was very friendly, attentive and very helpful. Food was excellent, definitely will go back and recommend to my family and friends.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Sandra, for your review! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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G
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty. Service was good and our host was very pleasant. The restaurant is the front of an old house. It’s small, comfortable and feels very relaxed.
The meal worked out to $60/person including drinks and desert.
I really enjoyed the meal.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Gery, for your review! We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and have doubled our seating. Rest assured though, our atmosphere is still cozy and relaxed! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very unassuming from the outside. But great food. Great atmosphere. Great, friendly service.

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Andrea, for your review! We have recently moved to 18075 Leslie Street and have doubled our seating while still providing a cozy and intimate experience! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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EO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to visit. Always come back for more 😊😊😊

Lobo Iberico Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, Enisa, for your review! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Lobo

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cozy space, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Lots of vegetarian options to keep my wife happy.

F
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here. Loved the food. Will be back again.

PM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Lobo Iberico...the décor, the ambience, the food and the friendly staff. The entertainment was just wonderful. We will definitely be coming. A real hidden gem in Newmarket.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been a few times and everything is excellent. The table with the low armchairs is uncomfortable but otherwise the restaurant is great! The bacon wrapped dates are particularly amazing!

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A lovely little Spanish restaurant. Who doesn’t love tapas, great way to try lots of different flavours. Paella choices also. Food always consistent. Staff very attentive. Friday and Saturday they have a guitar player, lovely touch. You have to reserve a table as its only a small restaurant A must visit.

LK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience, great food, great live music from the beautiful voice of Emilio, awesome n helpful waitress.

EO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the vibe of the restaurant.
The food, the service, the guitar player.
Everything was very relaxing and tasty!
Thank you for the nice evening!

MB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate. Food was excellent. We decided for only tapas and weren’t disappointed. We’ll definitely be back for paella.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the date night special. 2 tapas, a paella and a desert for $50. Wonderful service and a nice intimate relaxed ambience. The white wine sangria was delicious. Great to have something so different in the area

DM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really nice outing with good service overall. Nice music and ambience. We had the Wednesday DATE NIGHT special. Tapas were delicious but we were hoping for larger portions. Decaff coffee would be appreciated as well.

K
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Little pricey for what it was and the yards could be cleaned up. Service was awesome and food excellent.
Had a great time

LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our time. Food-tapas were excellent and accurate to their description! Paella (seafood) mostly mussels, not enough seafood variety and could have had more flavour. Maybe because we were the last booked seating?
Musician was extremely pleasant, music good however he bid us goodnight about five times, made me feel he was lonely.
The restaurant was too warm-needed more ventilation!

AD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and music.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience. Service was excellent. The tapas were just OK but the paella was superb

VD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening I had! The service was amazing, the food was authentic, sangria was flowing, the ambiance was private yet social and the location was convenient and easy to find. Would totally go back for more!!

SM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobo Iberico is an amazing restaurant. The atmosphere is great. Small, cozy and eclectic with character We have taken friends I would highly recommend the restaurant

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a little gem. Great staff, friendly and not rushed, relaxed atmosphere. If you are there on a friday or Saturday you get live guitar music, lovely touch. food is consistently good. Lots of choices and definitely worth a visit. You will need to book as limited seating . Enjoy a little bit of Spain in Newmarket!

DN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to go for tapas! It's small and cozy, so plan your visit in advance. The live music adds more flavour and a lot of ambiance. We will definitely go back.

EM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant we’ve been to since moving to Aurora 6 years ago.
The service was outstanding. The food was incredible. The atmosphere memorable. Everyone should eat here. The jewel restaurant in York region.

GH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and enjoyable. Should have called in a Paella order in advance of our dining time since it takes a while. We were pressed for time and had to stick with tapas instead. Excellent service and very friendly.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly greeted by staff. James was our server and he was awesome. He made suggestions and explained the menu and daily specials. He was knowledgable, friendly and alot of fun. Great sangria. Tapas was awesome and served piping hot. Seafood paella was the best we ever had. The rice was cooked perfectly as well as the seafood. My in laws had the Wednesday Mussels special and it was big pot of mussels which were big plump mussels and all of them were open. Must try the dessert, warm figs with pecan ice cream was sensational. The figs were amazing and the ice cream was great not too sweet. Cappuccino are great as well. We are going back to celebrate a birthday on Tuesday. Great restaurant must check it out. Won't be disappointed.

FG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint little family operated restaurant. Very reasonable. We were a party of 4 and we had 7 different delicious tapas plates, sangria and beer for $120 including tip. Live guitar player on Fridays and Saturdays. Great atmosphere. We'll go back.