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The Best Tapas In Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 11, 2015

tapas torontoThe best tapas in Toronto refers to a style of dining more than merely to a regional cuisine. Embracing the Spanish penchant for single sized nibbles and sharing spreads of small plates, these restaurants are all about the tapas experience regardless of the fact that their menus are rooted in Thai, Indonesian, Latin, or Southern American cuisines.

Here is the best tapas in Toronto.

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

Grant Van Gameren's pintxos bar deals in bite-sized skewers of grilled pork belly, assorted meats, cheese, canned seafoods and tapas bar staples like croquetas, shishito peppers, and chorizo con papas fritas. More »

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel

Graze on plates of thinly sliced cured meats and jamon croquetas, chips with boquerones, and pan con tomate at this Spanish restaurant also from chef Grant Van Gameren. More »

Carbon Bar

Carbon Bar

Barbecue restaurants aren’t usually synonymous with small plates but that's just one of the ways to eat at this restaurant on Queen East. Share in plates of beef croquettes, tuna ceviche, potato crusted oysters and brisket burnt-ends lettuce wraps. More »

Little Sister

Little Sister

Indonesian-Dutch cuisine is the star at this midtown food bar where the menu offers an assemblage of shareable small plates. Order a collection of satay skewers, Jakarta wontons, prawn crackers and rendang tacos along with cocktails like the tamarind sour. More »

Patria

Patria

Traditional Spanish tapas is the main event at this upscale restaurant on King West. Highlights on the menu include pan con tomate topped with manchego, anchovies or jamon plus foie gras bocadillo, patatas bravas, and sweet dates wrapped in Ibérico bacon. More »

Rickshaw Bar

Rickshaw Bar

Explore flavours from across the Asian continent one small plate at a time at this Queen West restaurant. The menu boasts snack foods like aloo dumplings, pakora fritters, and paratha tacos. More »

Foxley

Foxley

An eclectic range of small plates are the focus at this restaurant on Ossington. Look forward to plates of taro root frites, lamb and duck prosciutto dumplings, tempura oyster maki, harrisa spiced meatballs, and more. More »

Omaw

Omaw

Snack on fried chicken skins seasoned with old bay and cheddar, nibble on mussels over fried bread, and get down with creole ceviche at this Southern-style restaurant on Ossington. More »

Carmen

Carmen

This tapas bar on West Queen West embodies the values of Spanish dining. The menu features bites like pintxo de pulpo, shishito peppers, patatas bravas and Serrano ham with fruit leather. More »

Portland Variety

Portland Variety

Candied pork rinds, fresh ricotta paired with honey, hazelnuts and pear, chickpeas flavored with harissa and saffron, and jamon Iberico pan con tomate are all on the dinner menu at this restaurant on King West. More »

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