The Best Spanish Restaurants in Toronto
The best Spanish restaurants in Toronto celebrate abundance and variety on the table, be it in the form of sausages, cold meats, cheese or seafood. Per tradition they are places to make a meal out of nibbling on small plates, and, where big platters are divided up around the table to conquer. Tapas might not be the trend it once was, but it's be fair to say that Toronto is experiencing something of resurgence when it comes to Spanish cuisine. A number of the restaurants on the list below have opened within the past year, and there appears to be no limit to our love of La Furia Roja.
Here's the list of the best Spanish restaurants in Toronto.
This Spanish-style snack bar from ex-Black Hoof chef Grant Van Gameren is among the most celebrated of this year's debuts. The College Street outpost operates on Barcelona hours, so it's a prime late-night destination for cured meats and grilled octopus, or, even just cheese, olives and wine. More »
Visit this lively King Street tapas bar for brunch, lunch or dinner to taste top quality imports like the 36-month, acorn-fed black hoof jamon Iberico, or, the nutty, year-old queso Manchego. The vibrant gathering place can easily accommodate large parties, so gather a gang and get ready to feast. More »
This midtown eatery bills it's menu as small plates with big flavours is a casual and obliging spot to linger over tapas like jamon croquetas or grilled sardines. Do your best to save room for dessert, because the churros con chocolate and baked Alaska are worth it. More »
Settle into this stunning Iberian bistro on Queen West and nibble and nosh on paprika dusted plates of blistering shoshito peppers, patatas bravas or hand carved Serrano ham. The menu marries old with new spotlighting a full range of socialable small plates and hearty family-style paellas. More »
This vibrant Kensington Market bar is straight up Spanish, serving all the essentials of a traditional spread. Here, you'll find a decent roster of Latin wines plus sangria by the pitcher and an abundance nibbles like bacon wrapped dates pintxos or piquillo peppers stuffed with oxtail. More »
This midtown Mediterranean market is the source for premium imports and prepared products for easy take-away. The Spanish deli can cater to any craving or occasion with fresh bocadillos (sandwiches), pintxos, tapas and paellas. More »
This Leslieville restaraunt liberally draws on the Basque Peninsula for inspiration. The menu features experimental haute cuisine in four or, seven course tasting formats. When available, try the fresh take on classically Spanish, white gazpacho (bread soup). More »
Situated on the Lakeshore, this Etobicoke restaurant is well loved for tasty Spanish small plates like potato-studded omlettes, Manchego frito (fried cheese) and sizzling pans garlic shrimp. Not to be overlooked are the hearty mains which include paellas, risottos and shellfish stews. More »