Torito Tapas
Torito Tapas

Torito Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toritotapasbar.com/
  • Phone: 4169617373
  • 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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Torito Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (11)good for groups (8)romantic (7)special occasion (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent!
    mmmmm
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We came here for my birthday as a large group. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Everything we tried was delicious! The staff were very friendly and professional. They even surprised me with complementary churros with a birthday candle after dinner! I would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Torito
    dininginthehood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I very seldom write reviews but our experience was exceptional and I wanted to let others know about this gem of a restaurant. It was my boyfriend's birthday and they did everything to help us celebrate: a cozy table for two with space so we could sit beside each other if we wanted, a birthday "cake" (churros) with a candle, and super accommodating wait staff. Our server was charming, helpful and sincere (and took a great photo of us to boot). The tapas themselves were scrumptious with just the right quantity so you could try a number of them without getting stuffed. All in all, a delightful experience. Look forward to trying the outdoor patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    "Torito Tapas, has a wide rage of great dishes such as Steak Frites & egg / Lamb meatballs & White Bass Ceviche but the avocado & zucchini fries was too salty for my liking. As for atmosphere it was quite & nicely lighten space with great patio. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone from a student to a senior, single party to business occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    KJJN
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
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    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic experience
    sadie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Torito Tapas reviews archive.
  • Wow!
    Valentina
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Duffer
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    JacquelineVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a chill place
    Pamaroo
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Food was great, service was excellent, atmosphere was good. Definitely worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Realllly slow service for a half-empty restaurant, but delicious food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Kesington Market!
    2good2btrue
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but very noisy
    TotoVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taste of Spain
    tdotfoodie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic night at Torito Tapas!
    melou
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates
    LilMeatball
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very delicious small plates. The scallops are a must!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five times there and always great
    Stuxyz
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    A nice relaxed vibe - particularly nice for the area. The food has always been good and the bill is never a downer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exceeded Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amaze food; slow servoce
    BerCo
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was amazing but service was very slow. I will definitely be back but on a week night and with a smaller group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty tapas
    Early
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices too high for too little food
    Yumyum
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is my go-to spot for tapas. Service is good, food is solid, prices are very reasonable. Always a good time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal!
    LovedIt
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE IT a lot
    Joobs
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • horrible
    domesticgoddess
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Lots of hype for a horrible experience all around. Food to service. Atmosphere was nothing special either
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas Tapas
    DownTownAaronBrown
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Expenrience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Good restaurant, good food, amazing service and well priced. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Henny
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal & service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a girls-night out
    kgabrielle
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Tapas are a great meal-style to enjoy amongst friends...wonderful experience. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Vee1975
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mi casa es tu casa
    Paula
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bites of heaven!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Service was great. Food was amazing. Will return asap
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parents night out
    diningout
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Torito never fails to impress. Great food and service. The dates wrapped in bacon amazing. Avocado fries? who knew they would be so tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    laurachristina
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    I've Spanish tapas and this is my favourite place in Toronto. Can't wait to come back for a fourth time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    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....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas fun
    stevep
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is good but...
    Aketezumbo
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic