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About Cava

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.

1560 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4T 2S9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

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.

Cross Street:
St. Clair

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 979-9918

Website:
http://www.cavarestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
Convenient, indoor, handicapped accessible public parking is available behind Delisle Court, with entrances on Heath Street and Delisle Avenue.

Public Transit:
St. Clair subway station is located two blocks south of Cava on the south east corner of Yonge & St. Clair

Executive Chef:
Doug Penfold

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cava Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Delectable dishes that keep on giving! The Lamb crudo was exceptional! My friend and I could not get enough of the cherry cake and ice cream. Can't WAIT to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was amazing. But pricy, I think their process went up some more.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Came for a birthday celebration. There were 5 of us and tapas were the perfect way to sample several dishes. The food was amazing. Some of our favorites were: LAMB CRUDO WITH BOQUERONES, ARTICHOKE, AND ALIOLI, EGGPLANT WITH QUESO FRESCO, BONITO, & TOMATILLO SAUCE, ROASTED SABLEFISH WITH BLACK RICE AND COLLARD GREENS

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Food was fab really different service was wonderful server was really knowledgeable and guided us through our entire meal choices will definitely be going back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Good wine recommendation. We tried the surprise menu. Most of the dishes were good. We especially like the foie gras and the deep fired artichoke. Service was very good as well.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was excellent. Loved the eggplant. Great service. Would highly recommend and will go back again soon!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I went to Cava with a group of 6 for a birthday party. We had to add another person at the last minute to the reservation, and the restaurant was very accommodating. Overall, the food was delicious, we sampled about 10 dishes and had a lot of fun. It was a bit loud (we went around 8:30 on a Saturday) so we had to do a bit of talking loud in order to hear each other, but that is almost everywhere on a Saturday evening/night.

The staff were very attentive and we asked them to surprise with a few dishes, which they did. This is a great place for a fancy date night, anniversary, or other special occasion. The food is a bit on the pricey side (we spent just under $600 for 7 people, including tax and tip), but worth since you wouldn't go all the time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 1, 2017

We went to Cava on a Monday to partake of their 1/2 wines. We already knew we were going to enjoy the cuisine. Everything was wonderful. The meal was great. The servers were excellent and attentive.
Overall it was an incredibly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Service and waitstaff were excellent. Food portions were good. I recommend the tasting menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Always excellent. Delicious food, thoughtful service, fun upscale atmosphere. On many, many visits we have never been disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Terrible service.
Confused wait staff.
Slow.
Not knowing the product
... etc

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The restaurant is very plain, and the food is extremely overpriced and nothing extraordinary. I don't think will be back .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I loved this restaurant and visited it many times. The last three visits, however, have seen a steady decline in my enjoyment of the food. I thought the services was fantastic, as always, but I felt that the food was outright bland. I really want to love this place, but I fear that the chef's attention is distracted.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Overpriced compared to their tiny portions and non prime location and not so exciting ambience and decoration budget

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Can't wait to come back!!!!!!! Everything about Cava is outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Excellent restaurant with fantastic food and a good wine list. Great service. The only bad thing you can say about this place is that it's expensive. Eg one single piece of fig "bruschetta" (its called something else in Spanish) is about 5$. If you've got the dollars though it is mouth watering good!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Amazing food and service. The octopus was delicious and the duck paella was amazing. Always good to be back!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Fantastically prepared food. Everything was vibrant and delicious. Tough to pick a single standout, but I'd suggest the Supergilda.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food and service was amazing . I enjoyed 20 courses of tapas with 3 other people.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We had a great time at Cava. We let them "cook for us" and we had a superb sequence of high quality tapas. The taps with Foie Grass and the one with eggplants were probably my favourite, but really I enjoyed every one. Service was excellent and friendly. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had an incredible meal and superb service. The GM, Kyle, went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Beautifully prepared small portions of exquisite tapas, super attentive, enthusiastic and informed staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We got the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was phenomenal. Food was exceptional and so was the service. The general manager personally attended to our every need. Also for a 9 course tasting menu with wine pairing the value was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Extremely friendly staff, and very tasty, creative dishes! We weren't aware until we'd been seated and had drinks that it was only a small-plates menu: it was great, but at $10-20 a dish, it would add up extremely quick. Great for a small dinner, or a special event, but would be a very expensive date night. The staff were brilliant, very helpful, and humorous -- our waiter Luc, offered to choose our dishes for us (but scared of the resulting bill, we passed on the offer).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The menu was interesting and food was well prepared. The staff were attentive and responsive and we actually allowed our server to pick us food choices, he did well. I was not so wowed by the decor, I found it a little lacking in mood and character, beyond the ceiling detail in the central area of the restaurant, in my mind it sort of had a cafeteria feel. It certainly did not play up the Spanish theme.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a great experience with the tasting menu. Great service and delicious, interesting dishes.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We chose to do the "Let us serve you" option. All the food was fantastic. Excellent presentation. Half price bottles of wine on Monday was a nice bonus. Thanks.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was very good, even though some items were overpriced. The service was lacking in speed and efficiency, though it was friendly. Our server did take a while to take our initial drink order and forgot to deliver our olives even though I ordered them. The ceviche and foie gras were excellent.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Terrific service, tasty tapas - only the roasted cauliflower disappointed (not roasted enough/bland) and great wine by the glass. Seconds on the beef empanadas! Thanks for making a get-together memorable.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Reliably great food and service. I love the small dishes. Knowledgeable wait staff. And easy parking

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Thoughtful menu, great variety, helpful staff, excellent wine list, relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great food and friendly service. Our server gave great menu and wine recommendations. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Absolutely siperb food and service!!! hands down!!

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Everything was great - only small caveat, the venison and lamb, while perfectly cooked, were both over salted.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great wine, super friendly service, delicious and creative food

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Alert to all chocoholics - you MUST try the Chocolate Cremeaux with roasted pears and pecans! My chocoholic was in 7th heaven eating the Chocolate Cremeaux. Gateaux Basque is a splendid dessert too, but no chocolate in it. Now, back to the beginning - great selection of small plate starters - our favourites are poached fois gras and the sherried figs with valdeon. The eggplant dish remains the best and is delicious even if you're not fond of eggplant. Lamb loin with lemon crema was fabulous. Wine list is great, including best selection of half-bottles in the city, which works well if you need both a red and a white. We celebrated with the Cava Torello Mata and were very pleased. SERVICE IS WONDERFUL - helpful, attentive but not intrusive. Dinner at CAVA is always a true pleasure!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Celebrating my son's engagement

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Thanks to the chef and our wonderful server, Aiden, we had a fabulous tasting menu experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Excellent service and a wide range of choices on the menu. Very tasty tapas. Loved the eggplant, pork shoulder, mushrooms (spicy) and octopus. Ponchos were reminiscent of our trip to Barcelona. Bravo!

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