Tapas Restaurant
Tapas Restaurant

Tapas Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tapascanmore.ca/
  • Phone: 4036090583x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Open every day from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Rob Hughes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tapas Restaurant
"Tapas" Food for sharing …
In Spain & Portugal Tapas are considered a culture. Shared amongst friends in a relaxed and unhurried environment, to be combined with wine, lively conversation, tall tales and spirits!
Our Tapas Menu offers "Small Dishes" reflecting the modern fusion flavours of Portugal & Spain. Dishes are designed for two people to share, we suggest 2—3 dishes per person as a meal.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tapas Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)romantic (90)special occasion (87)great for outdoor dining (61)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (39)good for groups (34)hot spot (25)late-night find (19)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always great
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Another superb night. Great service, food and wines. Thank you tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favourite tapas restaurant
    EatyourgreensVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our second visit and already booked a third. Excellent service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back on my fav list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is a nostalgic place for my best friend and I. We booked a late table and brought our significant others this round. It was small bites of food with big flavour and the service was great. Very entertaining! Dessert is a must. I'm obsessed with the peanut butter mousse ;)! My last experience at Tapas was disappointing due to the service, but this round sure made up for it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice change in dining
    eatingenjoyment
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Tapas offers a wide assortment of both warm and cold plates.Waiters suggest two tapas per person,but I would suggest if you are a couple,start with three.If you are an eggplant enthusiast,try the Eggplant Mousse.Served with pita bread, the mousse was a complex explosion of spices and herbs.The Smoked Salmon Tower was two rice crackers(?)holding a generous amount of smoked salmon which was topped with a mango salsa. A perfect blend of sweet and smoky. The two hot tapas were the basque Lamb Stew and Chorizo Figs.The stew had very little actual lamb pieces in it and was far too salty for our tastes. The Chorizo tapas was excellent with sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors. The four tapas, along with two glasses of wine, tax and gratuities:$100
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Nice quiet spot for a special dinner with great service, good food and wine list. The two of us shared four plates and were very full. We especially enjoyed the chorizo and fig dish as well as the hot lamb stew. All in all the plates arrived in a timely manner and the right temperature. We will definitely return to try more of their dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    shchris
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Quite fancy restaurant with gorgeous food and great service. Lamb is a must to try. Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    AliciaG
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A wonderful restaurant. Service was very friendly, and speedy. Food quality was excellent. It was just a bit loud, and crowded, but overall the ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ricky
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Superlative food, ambiance and service. We have come here several times a year for special occasions and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining find
    Barbara
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were torn between the outdoor patio, with a guitarist playing Spanish music, and the charming indoor restaurant. Outside won, because there won't be many more chances before winter comes. Food and service were excellent. It is pricey, but so is everything in this major tourist area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE!!!
    Weirdcutie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    GREAT FOOD! Have to say everything was great and professional and the setting was very romantic. The food was absolutely fabulous! And would definetly recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To discover
    TapasuLove
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food, good wine, great service, can't ask for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    CalgaryDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent which made our special occasion memorable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Canmore
    Joet
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great restaurant with wonderfully prepared food. A must to visit while in Canmore. Take advantage of their free corkage night if you like wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu changed - smaller now
    longtimefoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Some items I really enjoyed in the past were deleted. The service was very slow, it was a Tuesday night and not that busy. A long time lapsed between plates. One plate we ordered did not even make it to the table. I didn't check the bill so am not sure if we were charged for it. Quality of the food we did order was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates !
    SmallisGoodCouple
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Tapas is a very good choice for dinner; creative and diverse menu; good ambiance and service; not a great location but central to village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sus159
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We dined at Tapas on sunday night Sept 7th and had a great time. three sisters from three provinces met to celebrate 2 of their birthdays. the restaurant was easy to find, the table perfect and the host and server were both very helpful and knowledgeable. We ordered our favourites and were not disappointed in any of them. the desserts were heavenly and the whole experience one that I will pass on to everyone I know my town of Invermere. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic
    Stefcia42
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We make sure to go to Tapas whenever we are in Canmore. High quality tapas with good portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had four very tasty tapas plates. The waitress was very nice and very helpful. We ate indoors, though they have a nice place to eat outside as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time limit seating
    bcnl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was asked to leave after spending 2.5 hours there (the reason was the way the food came out); apparently they have a 2.5 hour maximum sitting time. Spent over $500.00 on two people and there was nobody waiting for tables. Food and Service Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good tapas
    Gus7
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Two of us were visiting Canmore and found this Tapas on Open Table. The restaurant didn't look like much but we were very pleasantly surprised. We had a very engaging and knowledgable server who helped us find 6 very good tapa dishes and some good wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    ammoore9
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed supper at Tapas during a recent anniversary trip to Canmore. The restaurant is in a beautiful old house in the heart of downtown. Service was excellent and the different items we sampled were great. Least favorite was the crab dip - most favorite were the steaks, smoked salmon and the asparagus. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would highly recommend especially for couples and groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovelyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Must try the beef carpaccio and tuna tartar! The food and wine were all excellent and what a treat for our trip to Canmore from Chicago! We would highly recommend a stop here for anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and wine
    EJKR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We're very lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in our small community. My wife and I love the tapas eating style because we can then taste many different flavours and dishes rather than a traditional salad and entree theme. The excellent Spanish wine selection much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite place in Canmore!
    Linda
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Tapas menu has something for everyone and all the dishes are just right for a taste, which allows you to savour many flavours without becoming "stuffed" The small sharing plates don't come out all at once, allowing you to enjoy your food at a relaxed pace. In summer they have a patio with great heaters should they be required. Inside the decor is soft and glowing - perfect for a romantic dinner. Tapas is a small restaraunt so reservations are a must if you don't want to be disappointed. The only thing that would make Tapas better is if they were open for lunch in the summer time! Our favorite dish is their beef carpaccio but we've never tried anything we didn't like. We always make it a habit to try at least one new dish each time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas adventure
    Safdev
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    There is something to be said about having several small portions to allow you to experience several different flavours. You have to have the peanut butter mousse
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Ocho12
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Every trip to Canmore is a trip to Tapas. Always a pleasure never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food fantastic service
    oregontraveler
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Lovely meal sampling tapas plates. The smoked salmon tower was superb, as was the chili shrimp with bread to soak up the chili marinade. Delicious dessert. Wait staff were friendly and extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wow!!
    gail156
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    What an amazing experience my partner and I had. The food was most delectable, and staff were wonderful! Thank you very much for making such a memorable experience. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Dining Experience.
    Mearnsy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Eating "Tapas" style was brand new for me and wife. We were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary and Tapas provided the perfect atmosphere and dining cousins for a relaxing and romantic meal. The food is out of this world and the staff are great. This is a new favorite for us in the Canadian Rockies. My wife and I even chatted that we would drive from our home 2 hours away just to come for supper.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Gord
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good food d with a wide selection and interesting presentation. Great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been here once before almost two years ago. We've wanted to come back ever since! The only minor negative thing was that I think we were forgotten once we moved from the bar to our table. We didn't get a menu or service for about ten minutes. Once our incredible server Ryan realized he felt awful. Ryan was wonderful and very knowledgable. He was very welcoming and interesting to talk to. The food was perfect and we loved every dish. My husband is a chef and he loved everything! My fave was the pot au chocolat, it was identical to what my mother makes. We aren't wine drinkers but we noticed the great wine list. While we sat at the bar the girl bar tending was so friendly and she suggested some great beer for us to try. LOVE TAPAS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful experience and food. Would go back any time. It's on the tapa my list :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    SMURF
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Has to be one of the best Canmore, Alberta hidden gems. Great food, excellent selection of Tapas plates and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find in Canmore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Really an enjoyable evening! We sat out on the patio and really enjoyed the Spanish guitar music and the ambience. The food was simply delicious and the waitstaff were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back next time we are in Canmore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food here is always wonderful. The service is attentive, and helpful. Make sure you have a reservation though - it is always full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Kingsfan12
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    There are a number of options for cool and hot tapas. Great wine list to accompany food choices. Definitely recommend to anyone in the Canmore area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food, Great service
    pkpm
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Such an amazing and varied selection of plates to share. So tasty with a wonderful atmosphere. Our favourite place in Alberta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas
    BBwineos
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food and wines. Service outstanding. Make a reservation if you don't want to be disappointed especially on the weekends. Outside dining in warmer weather best way to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for conversation and relaxing
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were staying in Canmore and decided to try Tapas. The food was good though pricey for what you got . Most of it was good though we ordered the steak med rare and it cam out very well done. No one came around to ask how it was so we ate it. With that said our server was great other than the one time we would have liked to have said something he didn't come around. I would recommend this restaurant it would be great with a big group though it is a very small space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE Tapas!
    colourinfusion
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tapas is a must when visiting Canmore. Best food! If you like live music, check their website for when that is happening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate