Ten Ten Tapas
Ten Ten Tapas
  • Address:
    1010 Beach Ave
    Seaside Bicycle Route
    Vancouver, BC V6E 1T7
    Neighborhood:
    West End
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Ten Ten Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tententapas.com/
  • Phone: 6046897800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Everyday from 9am 'til late
    Patio open until Midnight on warm summer nights

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Phillip
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do catering for special events
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer an elegant space, ideal for groups of up to 55 people. Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event, wedding reception or any special day – we will cater to your specific and unique needs.
    Enjoy plated dinner, buffet or stand-up cocktail & tapas. Personalized menus available.
  • Private Party Contact: Derek Oelmann, Owner 8889896395
  • Entertainment: Live music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday Jazz Brunch.
    No cover charge. Please check www.TenTenTapas.com for up-to-date listings of musicians playing.
  • Special Events: Book your private party today!

    Now booking private events for 2014 - reserve now!

    * Holiday parties, staff parties, client events, corporate events, business meetings, birthdays ect.
    * Bar service and live entertainment available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: on English Bay Seawall, just East of Aquatic Centre & Burrard Bridge
  • Public Transit: Beach Ave Bus C21
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: * Street Parking on Beach (meter)
    * Free 2 hour parking on Hornby, Howe and Granville between 9am-6pm, free after 6pm
    * Pay Parking at the parking lot next to the Aquatic Centre, enter from Beach Ave. (Location #3697)


    Transit
    * Beach Avenue Bus #C21
A word from Ten Ten Tapas
Waterfront patio, live music and West Coast tapas!

Located on the iconic seawall just steps past the Aquatic Centre, enjoy a waterfront view of False Creek on the best-looking patio around.

The cuisine is West Coast, served tapas-style so it’s easy to share with friends. The Culinary team uses a scratch-based approach, buying BC’s finest local/indigenous product. Fresh artisan bread is baked in-house. Fun and flavourful dishes as pleasing to the eye as to the palette are created daily.

Take in the sounds of some of Vancouver’s top local musicians, with award winning hornman Gabriel Mark Hasselbach Rockin’ the Ribjoint Saturday nights and Sunday Jazz Brunch. Thursdays is Jazz night, with a variety of jazz pianists and saxophonists such as the popular Cory Weeds. Friday nights Rossi brings the neuvo famenco with his fiery guitar and steel drum.

Look for restaurant signs at 1000 Beach, just steps from the Aquatic Centre along the Seawall.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Ten Ten Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (38)scenic view (36)neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (21)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (10)special occasion (9)romantic (7)late-night find (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Slow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been here a few times. Service is friendly, but it took over 10 minutes to be asked for a drink. And 4 tapas took 1.5 hr. Definitely not the place for a quick bite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    lovely setting, really good food, great music, inexperienced staff, hostess constantly fussing and cleaning (even the floor!) while we were dining. strange for such a nice place , staff had no one leading them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find!
    mbud
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Superb wait staff, great food, lovely setting, interesting menu for me. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Sat for 30 minutes with out someone even offering a drink, even then I had to bring it to Hostess attention and the place was half full. Some of the food right out of a micro wave.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new jazz spot
    Juanita
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    What a find and what can I say. With the new owners and beautiful renovations it is a must go. Then add the wonderful jazz - we saw Cory Weeds 2 nights ago - terrific. And the tapas are inexpensive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Evening with friends
    likestodine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    First visit. Took out of town friends and sat outside. Had a delightful time on a late summer evening sharing plates (everyone chose a plate). Friendly service. Look forward to trying the lunch and brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 out of 10 for 1010 Tapas
    Desired
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent location right at the end of English bay with great views over the marina. Ideal for a romantic after dinner walk. Good selection of food, all prepared freshly and very tasty. Friendly & helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2musquashes
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    the food is always delicious and prepared with a lot of attention to detail. The service is good and efficient and friendly and the prices are very affordable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The right formula
    TellItLikeItIs
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We've walked by a few times and seen the place was hopping, yet the restaurant that was here previously here was deserted. What was the formula, we wondered, especially since the menu seemed a bit pricey for tapas? Now we know: great and unusual and well presented food, good service, and portions large enough that one or maybe two tapas per person is enough for dinner. And the location is terrific too, of course. The only negative is that one of our dishes didn't appear until long after the others, and when it arrived it was luke warm. I think it just got forgotten, but it wasn't a huge problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed our early morning breakfast with great service and a wonderful view. Will recommend to others. A gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eh...
    ilikegoodfood
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Honestly the only 3 good things this place has going for it is the live music, the location, and the fresh fruit smoothies it serves. The downside to the live music was that it was way too loud, it was difficult to talk to my family on my table. I'm sure the only reason people even come is because of the location, right across the water from Granville Island, it's quite beautiful. Fruit smoothies are $5.50 but you get a large glass and will fill you up! Maybe that's why the plates are so small and flavorless. Fish and chips were soggy, sexy salad was tasteless, chicken sandwich was standard. On a Sunday at noon there were maybe only 5 tables that were occupied in the restaurant. There's a reason the pub next door was packed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    businessluncherVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had dinner with my 12-yr old daughter the other night. The meal was amazing starting with berry and cantaloupe infused water to carrot ginger emulsion with root vegetable chips to risotto balls to butter chicken. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Restaurant
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    What a great little restaurant! The setting by the water and marina is magical. The staff were friendly and informed. The food was outstanding. The portions are small but that is reflected in the prices. A special shout out for the lamb shanks; ribs and beet salad. All were excellent. My only tiny negative was the food took quite a while to arrive but on a sunny summer night by the marina, we didn't mind a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, interesting food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening here .... great location on the marina, prime for people watching. The food was great with many herbs grown right on the patio. Terrific cucumber G&T, dungeness crab cake, good salads & loved the root veg chips with carrot-ginger dip. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise Level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Although the live music was very good, it did make it hard for us to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely patio
    gstarr
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Good food and nice patio. Great tuna tacos. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing end to a beautiful day
    Nellie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ten ten tapas provides a diverse menu that catered to many palates. The shareable plates allow for trying many of the flavourful dishes. The view is lovely, the service was good and we would return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2musquashes
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We really enjoyed the food. Everything was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented and there were some original items on the menu. The service was very friendly and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. We loved the gentle and well played jazz which was not intrusive and we were still able to carry on a conversation
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighbourhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My Dad and I, both big foodies, were delighted with this place! The food was incredibly fresh, tasty, and creative. In fact, right beside our table on the patio (overlooking the harbour) were big, beautiful planters, filled with fresh herbs the chef uses in his dishes. Everything is made in house. Right on the harbour, you will sit and enjoy a glass of wine, a meal to impress your palate, and a view of boats coming and going in the harbour. You won't find a more beautiful dining experience; inspired dishes, beautiful view, and great service - a complete neighbourhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mmj2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed the small plates as it allowed us to try many more dishes (group of 4). The food was very enjoyable with very fresh ingredients and creative combination of those ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIDDEN GEM! TenTen Tapas
    VancouverFoodieJazzFan
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had heard of this quaint little spot and when we found it, right on the downtown side of the seawall, literally a stone throw from Yaletown, we were pleased. We didnt have to drive so we could enjoy fine wine. Great menu, a touch of everything, great wine list and I was surprised by the bill. Very affordable. There was even Rossi, playing live guitar and walking around people in and outside. (they have music 3 nights a week and for Sunday brunch) (they also have a patio over looking the marina and Granville Island) You gotta try it guys!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Canadian Tapas with Character!
    LovePatios
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This hidden gem under the Burrard St. bridge on the boardwalk / seawall is just fabulous all round. The food is all carefully prepared and thought out with the Tapas menu providing a variety of Canadian (and worldwide) favourites. Going back next week to enjoy the live music they also serve !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs Service and Process Change
    TimAVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We booked a table for 6 and I requested that to be outside. When we arrived there were tables open outside but we were asked to be inside. After a few strange table rearrangements we finally sat outside at a table meant for 4 people. The Sangria and the food was really good BUT the service was pretty bad to be honest. Some of our order arrived 1 hour after we ordered it and by the time one of the dishes was being made they had run out of the Crab to make it with. The manager did apologize and did provide a couple of dishes to make up for it but the flow of our experience was not smooth. Ten Ten COULD be awesome and frankly SHOULD be awesome.... But it's not it's okay... So if you want okay then head there....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Louisa007VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great location, right on the water. Tasty tapas menu with a nice variety at good pricing. Live music on Saturday nights and Sunday Brunch. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give Ten Ten a try!
    AW56
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Lovely spot. Sat on the patio on a quiet Tuesday night. Sampled several of the tapas offerings… some were great, some not so much. Flat Iron Steak - great. Prawns - great. Hummus - great. Fish & Chips - good. Crab Cakes - not so good (they said they were going to change). Carly was a delight as a server. Drinks were a bit of a challenge but we managed! All in all, I'd say give Ten Ten a try...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommended
    wheelman
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were told about this place and only saw it while on a walk. Dinner and music was wonderful. Had the lamb shank and I loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Ten Ten Tapas reviews archive.
  • Quiet coal harbour seawall spot
    Blittin
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    To be honest, we didn't order any food, but it looked decent. We just had jug after jug of the (red) sangria - it's too good to stop! The traffic on the seawall can get hectic, especially if there are a lot of dogs around, but if you score a patio seat, it's a nice place for an evening cocktail. Easy to miss from the street (Beach Ave.) so keep an eye out for the sign at the 1010 Beach building.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun neighborhood gem
    Louisa007VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good affordable good - nice for sharing. Jazz music Thursday and Saturday nights aswell as Sunday Brunch. Great Fun! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great Music
    Ginkgo
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    What a wonderful place to go on either a rainy or sunny day. It has a great patio as well as a really cozy indoor space. I really enjoyed the tuna taco. Lots of delicate flavours and perfectly cooked tuna. Thank you for the live music! Acoustic Groove is an excellent choice for the restaurant. We really enjoyed their unique twist on familiar tunes....we had an excellent evening!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Live Jazz and food combo!
    ErnyB
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went on a Saturday night based on a recommendation of friends. The live jazz was the key draw for us, and it certainly was great with a superb jazz duo, and 2 drop-in guest singers. What a treat in such a small venue! The food was a very nice surprise. Tapas are our preferred way to dine for a slow meal, and the every item we chose was very enjoyable. Finally, the wine list had a good selection of reasonably-priced wines, without the sometimes standard markup of 3x for red. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Tapas & Music Restaurant
    Donna
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Love it, been there 3 times now. Great new chef, really interesting menu, food portions much larger than "tapas" sized. The view is gorgeous. The music is terrific. We'll be there again, very soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our group of four split 5 dishes and it was perfect. Perhaps not authentic Spanish, but great tapas flavors for the area. Our favorite was the ribs. Good value, also. Great location, though not all seats have a view of the marina, you still have the waterfront vibe. Super Spanish guitar on Friday night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening - I've now
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Excellent evening - I've now been there two Thursday evenings in a row and look forward to returning to Ten Ten Tapas. Terrific staff; sensational jazz duo; excellent food. I brought three friends and all were impressed with this venue- it is definitely a neighbourhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissappointed
    vancouvervisiting
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Unfortunately we came in the day that the menu had been changed and the staff on the floor did not know it. We had based our choice of restaurant on the online menu that was no longer being used and there was no note that things were being changed. My husband found a piece of plastic in his fruit salad and nothing was done about it. We would not go out of our way to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a wonderful find !
    PussyKat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    we came upon this resto after it being highly recommended by my hairstylist. absolutely fantastsic ! From the owner, Derrik and his family, to the entire staff we were made to feel so welcome. The food and ambience are terrific. We will frequent this delightful place a great deal. Looking forward to patio dining
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent music, great food
    Donna
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Excellent music, great food and ambience. The location is right on the Seawall - you can cycle or walk there, or take the Aquabus across from Granville Island. Good tapas menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch....the view of
    onis
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great brunch....the view of the boats on the dock and the ocean air is wonderful....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They need to improve. The
    Nico
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They need to improve. The idea of them men not bad but several issues had made my experience not very pleasant. 1) Long waiting times for the food, the restaurant was half full. 2) The Rissoto was cold when finally arrived to my table 3) mussels were dry and tasteless. 4) very poor quality in the coffee and dessert. 5)the music was nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • - seating was scheduled for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    - seating was scheduled for 6 and we were seated quite late. - the waiter forgot our order - and casually apologized for the delay - when everyone else around was half way their meal. - ordered flowers for valentines which were never delivered :(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint and Romantic
    1010TapasDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We've never heard of this little gem until we arrived. It was really intimate for our valentine's day dinner. The Flaminco Guitarist was friendly and added an all exclusive getaway vibe. The portions were surprisingly small which explained why the menu prices were also minimal. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.