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El Spero Restaurant & Tavern

Family Fare, Canadian
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1515 Rebecca St, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
(905) 827-4851
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food at very reasonable price

El Spero is a great family and friends restaurant. Looks like brand new inside, the place was Licks Hamburger chain before. The inside was done nicely, service staff were friendly and very pleasant. Food plates are quite big and taste like home cooking. I had the mushroom and swiss cheese hamburger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Oakville, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Did a business lunch at the new El Spero on Lakeshore in Bronte. This resto deservedly enjoyed a loyal and mature clientele at the Hopedale Mall. It had to move from there due to a mall reno, and there was a long hiatus. It seems the hiatus was survived, and El Spero is thriving with the same formula: attentive, friendly... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

El Spero is a great family and friends restaurant. Looks like brand new inside, the place was Licks Hamburger chain before. The inside was done nicely, service staff were friendly and very pleasant. Food plates are quite big and taste like home cooking. I had the mushroom and swiss cheese hamburger and it was delicious: I had the sweet potatoes... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have just returned from Hilton Head SC and were delighted to see El Spiro reopened in their new location. They did not disappoint,

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Oakville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food was excellent. A great Family Restaurant. Totally renovated. The old location 'at hopedale mall' was ugly inside. This place is now Bright & Modern. The food is as good as it always was/is! Management - super friendly, as is the Staff. If they remember you from the old location, prepare yourself for a Hug! lol. Lots of Parking.... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

El Spero was forced out of Hopedale Mall and has now re-opened on Lakeshore Rd in Bronte area of Oakville. Thank goodness! Their eggs Benedict are the best anywhere and they now have several new variations on the theme. Lunch and dinner menus have stayed much the same as before, also good news! Lots of choice, lots of tasty food.... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was so sad when El Spero was suddenly gone at the mall on Rebecca St. I loved going there for breakfast and sometimes dinner, too. I thought the owners just decided to close it down but then it appeared on Lakeshore and Bronte with a sign 'opening soon'. I waited and waited and it finally opened. I was there... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

El Spero has moved from their previous location to Bronte. I was pleased to see that the restaurant is usually quite full. Their customers have followed them to the new location-always a good sign. We ordered comfort food - hot hamburger, mashed potatoes and veg. The patty was big and really good and you can see it was formed by... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After getting kicked out of South Oakville Shopping Centre (pushed out by landlord - who should now regret it with Target closing!), it's great to see El Spero re-open on Lakeshore Road in the Bronte neighbourhood of Oakville. They've done a great job renovating and re-creating themselves! The place was packed - didn't take long for Bronte residents to find... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

El Spero ahs moved out of it's previous mall location and has set up shop on Lakeshore road in a very large and bright building. A huge improvement over the last location. Interior is spacious and fresh. Staff really friendly and the staff seem to know everyone dining there. I was there a few days after the opening and it... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It has opened in a new location in Bronte on Lakeshore Road, closest intersection Bronte Road and Lakeshore, opposite Sobey's. Finally an Oakville gem comes back !

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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: Family Fare, Canadian

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