Carmen Cocina Espanola

Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

This Spanish restaurant brings a burst of Spanish flavour to Queen West. They aim to please whether you’re dining alone or a part of a big group. Chef Luis Valenzuela’s bold menu combines tradition with originality in dishes ranging from small tapas to giant paellas.

Carmen is one of the well-known Spanish restaurants in Toronto and it is no surprise because the quality of food here plays a melody on your taste palate. Their pork tenderloin is very soft, not chewy at all. You’ll be impressed by the way that they cook this dish. It’s even more delicious when you eat the pork tenderloin combined with the cheese and sauce combined.


Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

Torito is a Spanish tapas restaurant on Augusta in Kensington Market.Torito is a little gem that has made a big splash since it has opened. You could put it down to the delicious dishes they serve.

Some of the best tasty foods that they serve is the grilled kingfish with Basquaise sauce, fish ceviche with corn and yam, orange, radishes, toasted pepitas, red oak lettuce salad with sherry vinaigrette. the spanish tortilla, and the apple-banana gratin.

Adega Restaurante

Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

Adega is a restaurant on Elm Street that has a Portuguese and Mediterranean influenced menu with lots of seafood options for lunch and dinner. Adega actually means wine cellar.

Adega serves a variety of traditional and contemporary meals that are predominantly influenced by the flavors of Portugal and Spain. Opened in 1996, Adega offers some of the best seafood in Toronto prepared by Chef Michael DaSilva.


Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

Patria is an authentic Spanish tapas eatery on King Street West. Listed as one of the Top 10 Best Restaurants of 2013 by Toronto Life, their extensive menu features dishes such as delicately prepared crispy jamon croquettes and traditional paellas. Seafood is a staple of Spanish cuisine, and Patria showcases an ever-changing selection of only the freshest fish, octopus and shrimp, sourced daily.

Upon entering, it’s the bar that makes the first impression, as it prominently showcases an array of house-baked breads, imported cheeses, wines, and beers. Inside the dining room, the Spanish theme is dramatically interpreted by Commute Home with rich colours, eclectic painted antiques, and a fabulous embroidered mosaic from Marlo Onilla of Biography Design.

Bar Isabel

Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

Bar Isabel is located near College and Ossington, and with it comes some very high expectations. Joined by General Manager and beer connoisseur Guy Rawlings, the crew behind Bar Isabel has some serious pedigree in the Toronto restaurant game.

The 75-seat interior is reminiscent of a Marais bistro or Spanish tavern, inspired by van Gameren’s time spent in Europe. With Absinthe on the menu you can almost picture Hemingway perched in the corner, the bar itself nestled in some dark alley off Las Ramblas.