Cava

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CAN$51 and over
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Latin / Spanish

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Cava is a small-plates restaurant whose eclectic cuisine showcases Doug Penfold's culinary depth, with an emphasis on Iberian and Latin American flavours.

With a "nose-to-tail" sensibility, and a long-term devotion to sustainable and ethical ingredients, Cava maintains it's reputation as a destination restaurant who balances responsibility with a memorable dining experience.

Designed to underscore the elemental relationship between food and wine, the simple, charming room has traditional table seating for 66 as well as a bar seating for 10.

Most recent accolades include Cava being ranked in the top 10 on Joanne Kates' Top 100 Restaurants of 2016.

A frequently changing menu offers inventive interpretations of familiar culinary themes with over 40 wines by the glass and over 200 different bottles to enhance the experience.
What 1310 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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ErikaI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic end to a legacy! This was the end of a truly great culinary experience in TO

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hayleys
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of Toronto. Going to miss this location. Can’t wait for what’s next.

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DianeM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love Cava- wish they were not moving. I hop the new space will be a bit quieter. Thanks for the years so far.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food, as always, was delicious. The service was nice and friendly, but inconsistent. It took a long time for drinks and such good food without wine or a cocktail is not as much fun!

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SheilaH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Lucas was great. He recommended a nice wine in our price range that went well with the food. The foie gras (expensive but worth it) and the octopus were standouts. The maitake mushroom was memorable. We were three and shared all of the dishes and each arrived in good timing so we were were not overloaded all at once.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope to see you soon in your new location wherever it may be.

JM
JessieM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Gamay Poached Foie Gras was amazing! We also had a really friendly British waiter who taught our group how to make flowers and animals using our table napkins. Very entertaining!

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Philip1
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Great service with helpful suggestions and good pace of bringing out the various dishes. Really enjoyed the cocktails too!! Look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is great

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vipNKerr
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is just amazing. Every dish was incredible - the scallops and the pulpo in particular are impeccable!

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vipAndrewV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava was great. The food was delicious and our service was extremely helpful from all of the staff -- wine selection to dietary accommodations. It made for a great experience.

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Operalover
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for a friend.

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vipMoflo
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the “trust me” menu and thought it was fantastic....gastronomic delight. The service was attentive and professional .... timing of everything was to perfection . Great night and will look forward to our next evening .
Thank you!

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kipton
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service.
We were treated to an amazing tour of Spanish flavors.
From the opening Cava, to the closing Sherry we savoured each sip and bite.

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Reviewer9678
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderfully varied menu that had a lot of options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Wide range of pre dinner sherries and knowledgeable servers. Spain focused wine list with many interesting by the glass options. If an indicator of a good restaurant is wanting to try everything on the menu and then making a note to come back, then the chef and service team has succeeded.

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vipcoco57
Toronto
78 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has changed since I was last there and sadly there is no longer the wheat berry salad but still plenty of delicious choices. Sablefish and sardines were outstanding and as always many wonderful veggie side dishes.
Service is friendly and attentive.
Cava is always a great dining choice.

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Jennifer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Cava will not be our last. The vegetarian options were delicious and we loved the tapas style allowing us to sample them all. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We loved everything about Cava.

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vipJooo
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall it was good, but I would not suggest dining her during the hot summer months. They had one air conditioning unit at the back, that did not cool the restaurant. I never complain about heat, but when your cheese platter comes out and all the cheese is sweating because its too warm, you know. The sable fish was outstanding and I would most definitely recommend this if you enjoy miso black cod. Other dishes were good as well. Overall good, but unfortunately the heat really hindered our experience. If they add another air con unit on the other side of the restaurant, it would make a world of difference.

Cava
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting us. We regret that your experience was impacted negatively by our air conditioning failing us during the recent heatwave. We were able to fix the issue, and we would love to have you visit us again now that the room is more comfortable.

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Canadian
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to take visitors from overseas. The small plates concept was perfect - we shared everything with only a small taste of each for each. While we were reading the menu, the waiter offered us to have "the house" choose what we would have. We agreed. After notifying him of some dietary restrictions, it went ahead. After some 8 or 9 separate items, we said it was enough. This was all perfect, as we had a surprise each time. It was all an inducement to talk and renew with the offerings as a catalyst. Isn't that the function of a quality restaurant?

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MaryAnneC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Cava. Food and company were excellent!

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food and wine. Service is excellent

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vipGregAndJonas
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night. The waiter selected great wines and various dishes to share and try. Loved this restaurant and will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful! Waiter spoke fast and seemed impersonal. Pricey.

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vipFoodaddict777
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good menu and they keep updating it. Been a few times and never disappointed. Service is always top notch. Can be a bit noisy depending on the crowd as the space is quite compact with lots of sound "bounce back" mirrors.

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Seemseems
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and very very nice wine! Would go back any day for more.

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kotarow
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took food picky Japanese friends and they all love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another great dinner at Cava. The food is just so good here and the service is outstanding.

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EvaJannetta
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed everything, Kyle is an amazing host! we will enjoy Cava many years to come

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vipFuzzyBeaver
Toronto
179 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have an absolutely fabulous wine list from Spain and Portugal. The staff really know and understand the wine profiles so take advantage of their skills in match a bottle of wine to the foods you are ordering. The food from start to finish is really amazing. We loved each and every dish. The eggplant and scallop dishes were particularly excellent. The service was fabulous as well. We can't wait to go back.

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Tazzie
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice night out. The food was tasty and well prepared and our waiter was lovely.

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DWJL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The tapas were very good especially the eggplant which I am not normally fond of and the service was good although the place was half empty

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vipFoodie
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cava is great for an evening of dining with friends, but also perfect for pre or post evening performance grazing. We nipped in for our favourite pinchos and a glass of wine. Try the Super Gildas and Shishito peppers - our favourites. We also love some of the newer veggie items. The asparagus and mushroom dishes were superb. Great Friendly service as always.
One teeny disappointment: our favourite Cavas were out of stock. Hope the Reventos de Nit is back soon.

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GloriaF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Each item was fantastic. I have a lactose allergy and the chef was completely accommodating. The noise level was not a problem ... able to carry a conversation.
Will be back!

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Obst
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Some outstanding dishes with pleasantly surprising flavour combinations, mixed in with some more traditional flavour profile plates. Service ranged from okay to excellent depending on how hectic things were in the restaurant. I make at least one yearly trip to Cava and have never been disappointed. Always good value.

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GordonT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and great servers. An anniversary dinner made special.

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RobertH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, attentive service fair value for price but not excellent.

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vipbainie
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cava had great sharing plates. Some good vegetarian options. Great atmosphere! We had to wait a few minutes for our table, but the staff made us feel welcome with some Cava while we waited.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I just love my visits to Cava. The food, coupled with the wines, are outstanding. I'm always left wanting more of the unique tastes and textures.

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Marie
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Staff very friendly and accommodating, will definitely recommend to friends!
Thank you!

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