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The Best Spanish Restaurants in Toronto

The best Spanish restaurants in Toronto represent the best of a great country's cuisine. We have Spain to thank for pintxos, croquetas, paella and so much more, so get out to some of these places and sample it all, tapas-style.

Here are the best Spanish restaurants in Toronto. 


Bar Isabel
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Bar Isabel

Some truly legendary snacking can be done at this Little Italy restaurant with a moody interior and a formidable menu that encompasses everything from small plates of meats, cheeses and conservas up to $100 steaks. Don't skip the cocktails, and definitely make a reservation.

Bar Raval
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Bar Raval

Open from morning 'til night, you can get your hands on everything from coffee and baked goods to cocktails and epic snacks at this wood-ensconced Little Italy hangout. Pull up a stool or simply stand and stay all day.


La Paella
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La Paella

This Leslieville spot might just be one of the best places in Toronto to try paella, a classic Spanish dish. You'll feel like you've been transported overseas with tapas that feels flown in from Spain and a thoughtfully curated wine list.

Patria
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Patria

A quintessential Spanish menu at this King West restaurant has classic tapas like olives, almonds and jamon serrano as well as embutidos (sausages), cheese, seafood, meat and three kinds of paella that take 45 minutes to make.


Madrina
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Madrina

The most stunning place in the Distillery District for Spanish food, you'll be wowed by both your surroundings and what's on your plate here with deconstructed presentation and modern takes on traditional dishes and flavours.


Campo
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Campo

Pitchers of sangria or Aperol spritzes are the perfect opening to a meal of conservas, montaditos (little open-faced sandwiches) on garlic-rubbed sourdough, pasta, meat and fish at this Baby Point restaurant.

LaVinia Restaurant
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LaVinia Restaurant

A huge range of tapas are the precursor to four options for paella at this Etobicoke restaurant on Lake Shore Blvd. W., including a fideua with Catalonia-style spaghetti instead of rice.


El Tenedor
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El Tenedor

The menu changes up regularly at this Rosedale restaurant where influences from other countries mingle with Spanish cuisine, offering up premium proteins like scallops, lobster and tenderloin.

Bar Chica
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Bar Chica

Actually the little sibling restaurant to Patria tucked away on Portland near King West, the menu here sticks to what they do best with an array of sophisticated tapas accompanied by cocktails.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Bar Raval, @lisalanese


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