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Torito Tapas
Torito Tapas
  • Address:
    276 Agusta Ave.,
    Toronto, ON M5T 2L9
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Cuisine:
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Torito Tapas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toritotapasbar.com/
  • Phone: (416) 961-7373
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Chef Luis Valenzuela
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Torito Tapas
We believe in good food, sustainable practices, and sharing with the community. Our flavours will warm your hearts and fill your bellies. Come and share some tapas with your loved ones. Chef Valenzuela may even make you something special
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Been here before with locals and it was alright but this time I took some out of town friends here for dinner and was embarrassed by the lack of service...our server was not friendly, not attentive and she seemed to just not want to be there. Disappointed and embarassed for recommending it."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
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    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "although i have been to toritos in the past, i only remembered the paella standing out in my mind... this time, every dish was better than the last... well, the rabbit paella may have still been best of all... but it was pretty amazing. will make the trip across town again soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Torito Tapas was outstanding! I read reviews before bringing my best friend to dinner for her birthday and I'm so happy I picked this place! I love Kensington but I could not believe I had never gone to this restaurant. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive but the best part...the food! Every bite was incredible...if you go, which you should, definitely try the avocado fries! Plus, the outdoor patio was so intimate yet inviting, clean, modern, and still authentic. I'm definitely going back soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I booked a reservation because my husband and I had gotten a gift certificate from foodie friends of ours as a wedding gift. One of the best meals I've had in Toronto in ten years even though a leaky pipe dripped on my head the entire time the food was so good I let it go. Although a more touchy customer would have surely been bothered by it as it's kind of gross. But the waiter was fantastic and the food was superb and great compliments to the chef. The owner however should fix the pipes as that was disgusting but that should not reflect the excellent food and service. I will be back (in a different table) for sure. Very impressed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I came across Torito Tapas when I was on the lookout for a Spanish tapas restaurant in the downtown core. The food was great - the bacon wrapped dates were sweet, but delicious. I wouldn't say that this place particularly stood out to me, but everything was above average."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was great, service was excellent, atmosphere was good. Definitely worth checking out."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Realllly slow service for a half-empty restaurant, but delicious food."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has fantastic food!!! couldn't find one thing on the menu that was not exceptionally prepared and that didn't taste delicious. The beer selection on the menu is great and pairs nicely with the food, the host was very knowledgeable and the washrooms were clean! PS - you must try the dates stuffed with almonds and cheese wrapped in bacon (best thing I've ate this year)"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant for the first time. We loved the food. It was very nice and well prepared. The service was friendly. The only problem was the notice. It is very very noisy. You can barely talk!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, very well prepared. The size of each plate is on the small side, so that makes the total bill high. The lamb meatball were great. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Ambiance = Upscale casual. It'squite nice (especially by Kensington Market standards), but not stuffy. Service = Fantastic. Seated quickly, coats taken away, drinks arrived fast. The servers regularly checked up on us but were not pushy. Food = Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend the White Fish Ceviche, Lamb Meatballs, and Avocado Fries. The food is a bit pricey (again by Kensington Market standards), but it's so tasty that I wouldn't call it overpriced. You'll also fill up on the tiny bites faster than you think you will."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Fantastic night out! Service was outstanding, our server made great recommendations. Lots of interesting options on the menu, food was delicious. Ambiance was fun and relaxed. BYOW made sure we had a good bottle at our table at a price we are willing to pay. Would definitively retun and try the front terrace."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very delicious small plates. The scallops are a must!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A nice relaxed vibe - particularly nice for the area. The food has always been good and the bill is never a downer."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I would go out of my way to recommend Tapas to others, and will certainly repeat. The service was very personable, attentive and not at all pretentious. To assist with making our wine decision, our very knowledgeable waiter provided us with three samples to help us make our choice. The food was excellent; nothing we ordered came close to disapointing. Flavours were complex and diverse. Portion sizes were suitable, considering the tendency in this city for tapas plates that only permit a taste for more than one diner. The atmosphere is laid back and casual. Decor is somewhat hipster, but strikes an appropriate balance so it does not annoy. As a bonus, it is a good value considering the excellent food quality."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was amazing but service was very slow. I will definitely be back but on a week night and with a smaller group."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Simple rustic atmosphere and homey feel with young staff In the kitchen and in the front of the house. We were a table of five and sampled most of the menu. All of the dishes on the short menu were excellent. This spot could stand up to the competition in San Sebastián. The wine list could be lengthened."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Delicious food for the most part with a good range of menu selections... Reasonable if you don't go in with a hungry group but if you want to do more than nibble it adds up"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is my go-to spot for tapas. Service is good, food is solid, prices are very reasonable. Always a good time"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great service, and a fun dining atmosphere! A unique and amazing restaurant that I look forward to sharing with friends and family when I return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love tapas anyway - just trying and sharing many flavours is so great, especially when each and everything you try is incredibly delicious. Also the Sangria was lovely. Full of fresh fruit - nicely wine soaked dessert at the end for me! I'll go again and highly recommend that you try Torito Tapas too. x"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Lots of hype for a horrible experience all around. Food to service. Atmosphere was nothing special either"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great spot for sharing...obviously. Near avocado fries in the city but I also don't know where else to find them. I'd say the bacon wrapped dates were solid, the pisco sours are all stand up. The kale sauté was also delicious. You'll have a great time but it is very loud so plan on shouting to your dining guests."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Good restaurant, good food, amazing service and well priced. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went to Torito Tapas after a matinee performance, so we arrived around 5:30 and the restaurant was quite empty. We had not experienced tapas before and the waiter was great, very helpful explaining the dishes and offering suggestions, which were all excellent. During our time there the restaurant filled up, yet there was no rush for us to leave. Overall a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We searched for a tapas restaurant online and found Torito's, we were not disappointed. All the dishes we choose were exceptional, and the service was personably casual. We really enjoyed dining here!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Tapas are a great meal-style to enjoy amongst friends...wonderful experience. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I was extremely pleased with the food and service at Torito Taps. The tapas menu was varied, and all of our selections were excellent. I will definitely be coming back again!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Fabulous service. Literally felt like I was being welcomed by family members. Server knew exactly what to offer to make sure I was getting what I wanted and needed. The tapas didn't taste like they do back in Spain. But they sure tasted good. Sangria was fantastic. The environment is lovely. Cozy, quiet and romantic."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Service was great. Food was amazing. Will return asap"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Torito never fails to impress. Great food and service. The dates wrapped in bacon amazing. Avocado fries? who knew they would be so tasty."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "the food was amazing, our server was so wonderful w/ detailed answers and great suggestions. cocktails were delicious as well! it was a celebratory dinner for my family and couldn't have been a better place for it!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I've Spanish tapas and this is my favourite place in Toronto. Can't wait to come back for a fourth time!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Always seems hard to get a reservation...options are always 6pm or 9:15...even 2 weeks in advance...so yes this time we went at 6pm for a super early dinner so we could try it and it was super super yummy! Highly recommend the ceviche and the fig/manchego cheese dishes...."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "The unpretentious surroundings and the excellent service make this a Kensington market gem. The food was excellent, reasonably priced and good for any occasion. I especially like the white bass ceviche...would hope to see more ceviche in the future. I would gladly come back."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Is a bit overpriced. It is sad when you have a good dinner experience and, at the end, they have a very ugly detail like charge a 15% of gratuity in all our bill just because our sixth friend join us at the end and drink one beer."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "I made a reso on Open Table the day before and got a confirmation email yet when we arrived to the restaurant my reso was not there. I'm not sure if that is Open Table's or the restaurant's fault but needless to say it wasn't busy and we got sat almost immediately. The initial service was slow but we ended up with a very friendly and very informed server who help us enjoy the best of the menu. I am a server and my father who I was dining made a sarcastic comment about the wait for our last dish and I enjoyed the servers sarcastic yet witty remark back and my parents actually laughed. I had a really great time there and posted the restaurant on my Facebook highly recommending it to my friends. Awesome place for a date. Will be back again"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We had a terrific experience here, on their beautiful back deck, enjoying wonderful food. The food is better, more creative, and much tastier than it reads on the menu: it seems very authentic and there was nothing that we didn't love. We're going back for sure."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Every dish was prepared with attention and differed completely from each other. The chorizo tasted like Spanish paprika and the lamb meatballs were spicy with a sweet tomato sause. The stuffed dates were a favorite as were the avocado fries. The ceviche was wonderful!! The staff were terrific, taking care to avoid gluten containing foods. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/7/2013