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The Best Tapas In Toronto

The best tapas in Toronto allow the indecisive to thrive. Rather than having to choose just one main, diners at these restaurants are able to quickly share multiple small plates in a row. Some of these places stick more rigidly to Spanish tradition than others, but they all allow you to sample a range of what’s on the menu.

Here’s the best tapas in Toronto.


Bar Isabel
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Bar Isabel

Incredible things come in tiny packages at this Spanish restaurant in Little Italy, such as a pair of crostini with sobrasada and luscious foie gras or tiny portions of luxurious quesos, marinados and jamones.

Bar Raval
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Bar Raval

By the same team as Bar Isabel, this swooping wooden all-day bar also situated in Little Italy turns out a shifting daily menu of conservas and small plates, as well as laying out little snacks of bread and cheese and house pastries out on the bar.


Foxley
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Foxley

The snacks at this Ossington restaurant mainly skew towards an Asian influence, but you’ll find plenty of fusion here with small plates like prosciutto dumplings, green curry P.E.I. mussels and lemongrass cornish hen.

Little Sister
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Little Sister

This Indonesian-Dutch food bar near Yonge & Eglinton specializes in beef and chicken skewers and snack tacos. Nosh on pickles or prawn crackers for cheap.


Mezu
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Mezu

Dundas West has this spot for Korean tapas that utilizes the best of Canada’s ingredients. Stars include ssam lettuce wraps and bulgogi steak with kimchi. Crudo, octopus and veggie options round out the menu.


Madrina
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Madrina

This Distillery District Spanish restaurant takes the cake for tapas presentation with El Bulli olives made of spherified olive juice, mille-feuille-inspired patatas bravas and gazpacho oysters.

Patria
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Patria

Tapas canapes are $4 across the board at this King West restaurant: tomato or cheese on house bread, croquetas, dates with Iberico bacon, and queso frito. Take the guesswork out of ordering with a canape platter.


Carmen
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Carmen

Jicama, dates, patatas bravas, steak, octopus, ceviche and tartare all make for excellent tapas options at this Spanish standby on West Queen West.

Labora
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Labora

Head to this King West tapas oasis for seafood conservas and your fill of Iberico and Serrano pork.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Campo Food Hall. Additional image by @foxleyonossington

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