The Best Spanish Restaurants in Toronto
The best Spanish restaurants in Toronto celebrate simple pleasures one small plate at a time. These restaurants deal in abundance and variety, serving up spreads of tapas, pintxos, montaditos, sizzling paellas, and sharable platters of cured meats, cheese and olives.
Here's are the best Spanish restaurants in Toronto.
See also: The Best Sangria in Toronto
Graze on raciones of jamon, patatas bravas, and mussels escabeche at Grant van Gameren's College Street taberna. The acclaimed restaurant operates on Barcelona time, making it a prime destination for late-night dining accompanied by a couple glasses of cava. Salud! More »
Channeling the curvaceous, nouveau style of Gaudí, this stunning College St. pintxos bar (also from Grant van Gameren) is an all day destination for Iberian pleasures. Find this place populated in the a.m. as locals sip espresso and snack on varied montadito and jamon doughnuts, and abuzz in the evenings as cocktails, pintxos and canned seafoods grace tables. More »
Open with foie gras bocadillo and pan con tomate paired with anchovies before moving on to fresh catches and seafood studded paellas at this lively King West restaurant. The extensive wine list deals primarily in imported Spanish labels, but you'll find that the spiced red sangria is as popular as ever. More »
This midtown restaurant is one of Toronto's pioneering Spanish restaurants responsible for introducing diners to jamon croquetas and grilled sardines. Almost a decade in, and this place has still got it. Do your best to save room for dessert, because the churros con chocolate are a must. More »
Call in reinforcements to conquer an abundance of small plates and traditional paellas at this cocina Espanola on West Queen West. Piquillo peppers stuffed with blood sausage, and prawns spiked with serrano chili oil are among the many standout dishes. More »
This tapas restaurant in Kensington Market is home to small plates with big flavours. Start your meal with a glass of Rioja then linger over plates of blistered shishito peppers, and pass the fried manchego dressed with quince paste. More »
Find obligatory pitchers of sangria populating almost every table at this taberna across from St. Lawrence Market. The menu bills modern tapas like manchego churros, patatas bravas with braised oxtail, and four varieties of housemade chorizo. More »
Assemble a spread of small plates at Leaside's Basque-inspired eatery to turn tapas from a snack into a meal. The menu bills paprika dusted octopus, mussels in a manchego cream, and open faced sandwiches topped with mushrooms, bacon, olives and cheese. More »