Monday, May 3, 2010

Cava Restaurant...

I have been seeing the name of this tapas restaurant for sometime now during my searches for a good restaurant close to my home. Although I saw the address was very close to mine I could not figure out where it physically was... At the end, we decided to try this place with my husband and a friend of ours, and I realized why I could not see it before... This little, nice tapas restaurant is located in a strip mall at one block north of Yonge&StClair, Toronto. I have been to this strip mall to stop by at Bruno's (a small grocery store) couple of times but never thought there would be a nice restaurant inside that building... Despite the location of it, once you enter the restaurant it has a very cozy feel and you just forget that it is in a strip mall - actually I even feel like I am somewhere in Spain, and love it.

We started with half a liter of sangria (they have red and white, we choose the red one), which worked really well because the day we went there was a warm day in Toronto with high humidity (and their A/C was broken). Sangria was good, cold and refreshing...

For the rest of the dinner we drank a bottle of syrah that our friend brought, and we were lucky that they have no corkage fee on Sundays ( good to keep in mind, makes a difference in the bill :)).

With my husband, we ordered bunch of tapas and shared - since our friend is vegetarian she ordered for herself. We got; Bruschetta (of edamame, grilled green onions, moroccan olives and sicilian tomatoes), Torta of grilled portobello mushroom, Papas fritas (fries with sage and rosemary flavor), Grilled squid with fingerling patatoes, olives and capers, Salt cod cake with piperade and chipotle crema, Venison pieces with a warm red cabbage salad. 3 tapas per person was just right for us, we were full and happy at the end of the dinner...

I loved everything we ordered except the Torta of grilled portobello mushroom. This dish was very bland and dry. Especially fries are a must; beautiful flavors, much more than your ordinary fries...

I will definitely go to Cava again, and this time will try their paella, and let you know... Mmmm, looking forward to it :)
They also have a chocolaterie next door - sells ice cream too - if anyone wants to try...

Name: Cava Restaurant
Address: 1560 Yonge Street, Toronto, M4T 2S9
Phone Number: 416 979 99 18


  1. Did you go there again to have a paella?

  2. not yet, would like to sometime soon...

  3. before going to see flamenco show you can go there:))