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“Outstanding tapas”

El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar
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Ranked #385 of 8,941 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: US$ 36 - US$ 80
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: We are El Tenedor, a boutique restaurant conveniently located on Yonge Street, just a block south from Rosedale subway station and at 10 minutes walking distance from Yorkville and Summerhill We are a quiet and romantic dinner destination offering a casual fine dining experience through a carefully designed tasting menu using only local and seasonal ingredients; as well as a Pintxos and Tapas menu served before the first dinner service. We aspire to be creative and inventive with our food and to provide you with a unique visit, reminiscence of the modern Northern Spanish Cuisine (Basque, Catalan, Southern french) and the new Latin American gastronomy. Our wine list is put together thinking of the best match for our dishes of the month.
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our warm personal welcome was followed by an outstanding meal! A creative tapas menu, with unusual blends of flavours, all delicious and beautifully presented. Our favourites were Tiraditos de Bonito, a wonderfully fresh and flavourful tuna ceviche, and duck & smoked trout terrine - an unusually delicious and unexpected combo. The main courses were all equally enjoyable, mine being exceptional - duck with orange gel and cocoa sauce! We will definitely be back soon!

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This new restaurant is one of the best in Toronto and deserves to be packed, every night. I have eaten in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, the US and South America, and can confirm that the fabulous tapas here are truly at this level of quality. The chef is amazingly gifted at blending flavours and textures, and each and every dish was fabulous. We will definitely be back again, looking forward to sampling their main courses this time. I should also add the service is very warm and friendly. Prices are not cheap, but in this case you get what you pay for. Highly recommended!

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2  Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had one of the best meals we have ever had in Toronto, or anywhere for that matter. The inspiration for this restaurant is mostly Spanish tapas but with a very modern take based upon the molecular innovations of restaurants like the famous, now defunct, El Bulli. It sounds pretentious but it is anything but. Cesar, the chef and proprietor, is a very warm, gracious host. The wine list, although short, is splendid. And yes, the servings are small, but the flavours, the presentation and the sheer artistry of the cooking more than make up for it.

We are reluctant to give this place is such a rave review. It is small, and once the word is out, I know it will be impossible to get a reservation.

3  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Outstanding meal. Small portions tapas but the flavours are amazing. All good was very fresh and the chef was wonderful and personable. Made great recommendations. Short menu but everything on it was stellar. Great for a special occasion.

3  Thank mroctoberCanada
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