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La Cocina de Dona Luz

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807 St. Clair Avenue West. | Ontario, Toronto, Ontario m6c 1b9, Canada
+1 416-652-7430
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We chose this restaurant for lunch, as we traveled throughout Peru and love their national cuisine. The restaurant was empty. We had a lunch there on Friday, mid October 2016. The staff was ok, but not extremely friendly, they had some sort of edge to them. What turned me off right away was an USED paper napkin on my table... More 

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Thank Monica M
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice place to dine in normal occasions. The chef-owner is polite and willing to help. The rest of the staff feels the pressure during Salsa On St. Clair festival and mistreat patrons. That is my experience.

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Thank Robert M
Bentonville, Arkansas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I visited Dona Luz because of Salsa on St clair in Toro to. Our kids travelled to be part of the dances. We were on St. Clair for 2 days. The service was horrible. We were charged $10 for our meal and when my daughter went she was charged $15.00 for the exact same meal. When I went to speak... More 

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Thank blkcorpgurl
Lima, Peru
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I was homesick and wanted some peruvian food, went there with some korean friends.. We all loved it but it is a little expensive

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Thank lorrrein
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We happened upon Dona Luz by accident when looking for a different restaurant. It was a beautiful day and the opportunity to sit outside on a patio at the end of summer was too irresistible to not do. Also, the darling Peruvian woven table covers in all of God's glorious colours drew us in once we got close to the... More 

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1 Thank Lisa G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Went there for the salsa on st.clair festival prices were 10$ each for chicken and steak dinner, noticed no food safety or cross contamination practices were being followed not to mention the a big bowl of ceviche that was just sitting on the counter for hours, the all there meats were being placed in hotel pans with no element maintaining... More 

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Thank Herman E
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

good fresh authentic food. Sangria was made with fresh fruits. Avocado salad was great. Nice friendly service.

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1 Thank Nadia S
Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Toronto is such an amazing place to eat, but it is not always that 'easy' to find authentic Peruvian food around here. However, La Cocina de Dona Luz changes everything! A group of friends and I went for dinner there last Saturday and it was so much fun! Nice athmosphere, friendly staff, and plenty of anticuchos and pisco sours to... More 

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Thank Consuelo E
Toronto
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Love the Peruvian food. It is Tasty, elegant meal presentation, delicious flavors . All you need to try the chupe de camarones and all the sea food selection. this is a family business and everybody helps there, sincerely it is nice to feel part of a traditional peruvian family. I read reviews about the prices and I don;t know why... More 

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Thank Didi E
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

You feel you are seated in someone's kitchen... not a bad feeling, on the contrary... The "Ceviche" is great! the fish is ok...the service is ok... But the pricing is on the slippery slope... this means, when you ask for the fish they inform you it's a little bigger today, an they will have to charge a bit more.... the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 St. Clair Avenue West. | Ontario, Toronto, Ontario m6c 1b9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-652-7430

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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