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Cava

4.5
1144 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Latin / Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Tapas
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Monday to Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday to Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Please note that we accept our last table at 10 PM. Our kitchen and bar do not have a set closing time.
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Phone number
(416) 979-9918
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Doug Penfold
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Clair
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Parking details
Convenient, indoor, handicapped accessible public parking is available behind Delisle Court, with entrances on Heath Street and Delisle Avenue.
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Public transit
St. Clair subway station is located two blocks south of Cava on the south east corner of Yonge & St. Clair
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1144 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

It was delightful

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vipCharleneM (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

PLEASE order your paella, if you want it, right at the beginning, because it takes an hour to prepare. By the time we all settled into our seats, ordered our drinks, perused the menu and were about to order, we were then told about the paella. We were far too hungry by that time. Aside from that, lovely ambience, nice variety of tapas-even for two vegetarians-and good service. Not cheap, but flavorful and unusual foods. We celebrated three birthdays together, and the family was satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

great food first time, had a good experience, we'll be going back

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vipFreddie (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent variety of food choices. Consistently top-notch. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Outstanding wine list, especially Spanish wines. A fun place!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I love to find restaurants where I can sit at the bar with my kindle and be served in a way that values my patronage, along with delicious food. Cava delivered on every front. The chicken liver foie gras mousse is as delicious as I remember 10 years ago. The staff volunteered that I could have 1/2 servings of vegetables as I was by myself. Great food, lovely wine and excellent service. Expect it to be a bit pricey but I thought good value compared to the many sports bars that seem to be the only other options in this neighbourhood!

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Tamara (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Love the tapas menu...such an adventure - every bite a treat. Pate was incredible...so too the basque cake, the eggplant, the sable fish! Dreamy. Awesome way to spend time with the girls...but equally great with the love of your life. :) Hint: the street view undermines the real experience - must open the door and see for yourself.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Just throw yourself over to the recommendations of the incredible team at CAVA and enjoy the ride. From the wine to the tapas, and just give in when they recommend the chocolate-blueberry-salted peanut dessert! You’re going to dream about it for days after. Thanks CAVA - you never disappoint.

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LEYLAb (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was outstanding. I was not even hungry but I ate everything. They even cooked the sweet breads so good I could not stop.(I am not a fan of sweet breads but it was that good) There are lots of items to share so it's great for FAM dinners

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SamuelD (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Expensive
Empty plates
Noisy
So this restaurant is money trap and waste of time never back there

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Hsquared (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The people are very nice, knowledgeable, grown-up service. A particularly nice conversation with the bartender about cordial. Excellent food, and they accommodated a request for the table, and offered us our choice of the room! We will go back.

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vipFoodteaveller (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service and food.

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vipExceptional (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful and so busy!

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eric (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Have been here 5-6x over the years and is consistently great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We did a tasting menu and were blown away by the variety and quality of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It was disappointing. The service was adequate but they food was simply mediocre. The $65 paella was bland.

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Gerry (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Went to Cava on a Saturday night on recommendation from a friend. Overall, the food, presentation, and service was excellent. Maybe a little pricey, but tapas usually is. My only complaint would be that it was very loud and hard to hear the conversation at our table. Nice wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Our new favorite in Toronto! Just moved here from Europe and was searching for a tapas restaurant. Food was amazing and great service!

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Lainey (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Cava is consistently wonderful! A dinner of sharing plates has real appeal, because it allows you to try so many flavours, and the chef there knows how to blend them beautifully. The atmosphere is cozy, the service is flawless and the food is terrific and inventive. And for wine lovers, there's an extensive list. I will be back again ... and again.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, and great service! No wonder this place has been in business for so long. I’ll be back!

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cfreview (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Great dining experience. Nick took superlative care of us.

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JenniferB (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Did not have a good experience here. We were greeted by about 5 different waiters all who couldn't get our order right. Food was extremely overpriced for what you received. Waited about 20 minutes inbetween courses, and one waiter was pressuring our table of 2 to order more plates than just 4. Will not be returning

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food, wine and service as always. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Came out a bit fast but was very Good!

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Dyschips (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Met a friend for some tapas before Christmss holiday. Got there before 6:00 pm which was a quieter time and not as busy. By the time we left after 8:00pm the restaursnt was full.

Eggplant dish was my favourite!

Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Never disappointed with a dining experience at CAVA - reliably excellent food and service.

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JRCDN (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

This is just a great restaurant; we chose to "let the kitchen feed us"--which is a chef's choice tasting menu, and it was spectacular. The service was excellent too. One of the best in Toronto.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice environment, great food and service

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vipRichard (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent and interesting food with very knowledgeable staff. A wonderful evening but not cheap.

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GFFM (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Such an amazing dining experience from start to fiinish. Perfect tasting portions and creative and well designed flavour profiles. Service waa warm and accommodating.

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michellei (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Our experience at Cava was exceptional. We chose to let Cava cook for us and we were tempted with amazing and unusual dishes clearly cooked with care and pride. It was my husband's 65th and he truly enjoyed himself. Unfortunately because of t he tapas style it was difficult to gauge the amount we ate and we could not indulge in dessert! Next time. I certainly would like to return but know that because the menu is pricey(though worth it) it will be an occassional dining spot.

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