Tapas Restaurant
Tapas Restaurant

Tapas Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tapascanmore.ca/
  • Phone: (403) 609-0583
  • 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
137 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)romantic (100)special occasion (92)neighborhood gem (71)notable wine list (42)great for outdoor dining (40)good for groups (35)hot spot (32)late-night find (21)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • My Favorite Restaurant (Hidden Gem!)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have loved this place since the moment I was introduced to it! It has a great food menu that changes with whichever foods are in season so you are always guaranteed the best flavors and freshest eats. The restaurant is in a old house so the setting is very intimate and cozy. All foods are meant to be shares which makes this place great for special occasions with a loved one. You should know that you are not likely to get a seat without a reservation as it is always full and for good reason! I can not wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful way to share a meal
    browneyes
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We loved the variety of menu choices, the small plate sizes gave us the opportunity to try many more dishes than a full plate size menu would. The slow pace of the meal allowed us to savor each dish. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu, nice change
    Deee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was delicious and wine choices plentiful. All dishes we ordered were good. Only negative is that the Brussel sprouts dish had only 3 Brussel sprouts but lots of cauliflower, which was good, but then don't call it a Brussel sprouts dish! We had a salad to share and 4 tapas items and left stuffed (2people).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D8N8Reviews
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very charming restaurant on the first floor. We were seated on the second floor and it was more private but lacked the charm of being on the same floor as the guitarist. We loved the restaurant and its quaint location. However, we had a glitch with the open table booking. The Open Table digital response was that there was an error with my booking so I thought we did not get the reservation and I did not receive an email from Open Table confirming my reservation. The restaurant called a little later to say I was late for my reservation and when I explained the message from Open Table the manager was not kind in his response. Beyond that the server and other staff were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening Out
    Falconfoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our third visit and it was amazing! The choices of tapas are excellent & the Sangria, both white and red, is delicious. Make sure to chose the chorizo and dates! We arrived for a 6:00 reservation ( a must have) and we were impressed to see a live Spanish guitarist to add to the sultry mood. An excellent spot for a any special event or girls night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great dining experience, food came out a little quick but they took back the hots redid them and made up for it. Overall an excellent night I would go back. However I would not really call it a romantic atmosphere to tight to other tables and quite loud. Fun night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was great, service was on par. Restaurant is small, my purse was knocked off my chair and cutlery knocked off the table by the servers walking by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Date Night
    KingofWestlock
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had a great experience trying tapas cuisine for the first time. Would recommend any couple give it a try while in Canmore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    VeggieDelight
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    overall Great experience and will def be back and be recommending it. As a vegetarian I thoroughly enjoyed the selections :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!!
    mrdzicc
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went there with my girlfriend on a recommendation from my Mom's friend. Different idea for service and food, but was very enjoyable. Food was excellent and the service was great too! Waiter was helpful with the service and was in a very good mood. Like I said, a VERY enjoyable experience! Would definitely go back again and will absolutely be recommending!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Tapas and experience their innovative food choices
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    SheppieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our night was full if amazing food, lamb lollipops, crab pot and more, were fantastic. Love love love Tapas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it every time!
    Izzy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Tapas is a cozy little place with an amazing menu. i have been twice and the menu was different, but equally impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered, and wished we could have ordered more. Going with a small group is best so you can try and share many plates. The prices are maybe a touch high; but the quality of the food and the ambiance does not disappoint. You certainly get what you pay for. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    princessrachel
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our first visit to Tapas and we can't wait to go again!! Everything was absolutely delicious. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and the service was prompt. We are going again in a few weeks and bringing a friend. The only thing that was slightly less than wonderful was that we were seated upstairs and it had been a rather warm day so the temperature was a little warmer than what was comfortable. I would suggest reserving a table on the main level when possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wow! We are still dreaming about the scallops. Absolutely delicious food and great atmosphere! We were so impressed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Dining Experience in Canmore
    bigheaddiners
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We bought a voucher for Tapas at a silent auction, along with a voucher for the Paintbox Lodge. Tapas was a unique dining experience, matched only by our tapas food experience in Barcelona, Spain. Service by Alex was exceptional. A bit busy and noisy, but we saw that as a sign of a very popular venue. Wonderful to be able to retire after dinner to the welcoming fire and comfortable bed in the Paintbox Lodge next door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We visited this charming restaurant on October 16th. The food was awesome, and the service outstanding. We would definitely recommend this place and we will return the next time we visit Canmore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Local Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Tapas is my favorite restaurant in Alberta. Whenever we pass through or visit Canmore or Banff I am there having dinner. Their Caeser salad is to die for. The food is simply amazing and the service is unbeatable. If you get the chance, a place to have awesome food. Even the magpies think so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Tapas was an enjoyable dinning experience. The service was attentive, pleasant, well paced and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and tastefully displayed. The ambiance warm and inviting. We would readily recommend Tapas to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas for six
    JKKJ
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great selection with incredible sauces and flavors. Lamb, Crab, Mushroom dishes were favorites. Excellent presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal ever!
    KW20784
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My partner and I chose this restaurant for its vegetarian options and so that we could each have multiple tastes of a bunch of different things. The chef didn't disappoint. We asked him (and it is a "him") to pick two of his favorites. He chose the eggplant mousse and stuffed portobello. Decadence in abudance! We also ordered the tomato tart, the arugula salad and the broccoli, which was without a doubt the most amazing broccoli preparation I've ever had. Dessert was a house made citrus-y cheesecake over pistachio crust. Truly excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooooo GOOD.
    Steveo1015
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Anytime we go to Canmore, which is quite often, we always make a point to go to Tapas. One of the best restaurants you'll ever go to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely worth the drive!
    KarmenkaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Drove from Calgary for my girlfriend's birthday and WOW, WOW, WOW is all I can say! The service was incredible, the food was to die for and the wine was smooth! Thank you to the entire staff for an amazing Friday night date-night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great restaurant find for us. We celebrated our anniversary in a most perfect setting with fantastic food and ambiance. Thank you for contributing to our special day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unforgettable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Amazing!! The food is so delicious, especially those blue cheese mussels! But I would actually recommend it all. Great vibe and ambiance. Been a few times and can't wait to go back! Great job Tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Lovely
    Babbs
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We went with a work group of 5. They are more geared towards small groups (2-4), BUT they were very accomodating. Our Server was AMAZING! Any request we made, big or small appeared to be a non-issue. The best part is you get to try so many different things. Everything tasted as good as it looked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.