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El Spero Restaurant & Tavern

Canadian, Family Fare
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1515 Rebecca St, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
(905) 827-4851
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unfortunately El Spero is currently closed!

El Spero was a charming little restaurant located in a great area for Seniors. The restaurant closed a while ago as the mall had new owners who thought they are above having a good family restaurant. El Spero was a part of most people childhood and adulthood. Great food friendly staff. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

El Spero was a charming little restaurant located in a great area for Seniors. The restaurant closed a while ago as the mall had new owners who thought they are above having a good family restaurant. El Spero was a part of most people childhood and adulthood. Great food friendly staff. It is a family run business. Thankfully it is... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunely due to the greed it appears that the mall is more interested in changing all the good that this part of Oakville loved! How crazy to get rid if a family place that everyone loves for a restaurant that is part of community! They have even changed the name of which will always be Hopedale!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Service is variable but the breakfast is good value for money. Able to accommodate a large group at short notice.

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went for breakfast this morning to ElSpero. It was just ok, but the price wasn't!, my granddaughter had an omelet and chocolate milk, I had ham,2 eggs home fries and toast. The food was mediocre and the service was the same, my ham was cold and I waited too long for a refill on my coffee. the Bill was $25.12... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

El Spero is a family restaurant which provides a varied menu, good food, good portions, great prices! The wait staff are fast, efficient, friendly. They treat you like family! Go often enough and they call you by name. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are always fresh, hot or cold depending on what you order and they are filling. You can pre... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Wow. Well first of all I came here last minute because I was late for an appointment. I ordered the souvlaki sand and the person I was with ordered a soup. Sandwich was very bland and flavorless. Soup was not good either. Service was decent and staff are friendly but food is below mediocre. This is food for people who... More 

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Oakville, ontario
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172 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Have been eating in this eatery off and on for years. Menu is what one expects from an established but traditional runn family owned business. Service is satisfactory and always leave a reasoinable tip as I have neveer experienced any problems here. Family type atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Family run, good food, especially the eggs/omelette (try the Mediterranean), outstanding homemade burgers and spaghetti sauces.

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Oakville, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Nothing to dislike, everything to like. It's an old style cafe; mature, friendly and attentive waitresses; home made, delicious, wholesome soups; generous sandwiches - especially club; coffee refills; reasonable prices, clean, a delight.

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Oakville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Reminded me of my hometown. Food was great, family atmosphere, portions good size. Restaurant very clean and staff very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Rebecca St, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oakville
  • Phone Number: (905) 827-4851

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian, Family Fare

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?