We have eaten here many times, but the food was spectacular last night, the best ever. Every one of the 6 courses was beautifully prepared and presented, and the service was efficient and polite. We'll be back.
Cava is a hidden gem at the heart of st Clair and Yonge! One of my favorite restaurants, always great service and incredibly delicious tapas!
Such an amazing meal.
Apart from all the qualities expected from a good restaurant (knowledgeable, accommodating, and prompt staff, food with nuanced flavours), what makes them stand out is that it is not divided up by the waitstaff like a turf. While there was a primary staff who served us, when we were pondering over a detail over a dish, another staff stepped up and answered our question unprompted.
We also had a tour of the kitchen. That night was a full house. We were more impressed by its efficiency after the tour.
Another wonderful meal at Cava. Excellent food and service, and wonderful ambience. The price points were a little higher than I had remembered them from previous visits, but such is life!
Very mediocre and very poor value
I would not recommend it to anyone
The food was good but overpriced. Service was fantastic. The restaurant decor and ambiance itself is only so-so. Be prepared to go with a fat wallet or very small appetite but be served by knowledgeable and friendly staff.
My dinner at Cava was absolutely lovely. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The servers are friendly and very knowledgable. We sat at the bar which was so much fun as we could watch food being prepared while still enjoying our conversation. Cava offers their own version of a tasting menu that they call "Trust Us" which we both did. We were both delighted with each and every dish that was presented - creative, flavourful and delicious. If you are a foodie then a dinner at Cava is a must!
We have dined at Cava many many times we have become accustomed to excellent food coupled with excellent service. The food for our dinner was, as usual, off the charts amazing. For this visit, the service was terrible. It was not aan overly busy night and the restaurant was well staffed. We were sytematically ignored as we sat and watched others around us having their orders taken, food delivered, dishes cleared and drinks refreshed, while we passed over time and time again. It was very disappointing as we had taken out of town guests to a place we knew was a solid homerun. It is the first time I have felt that the my status, and that of our friends, contributed to our being ignored. I am very sad to say that the excellent food could not make up for the terrible, yet uncharacteristic service. I am not sure we will be able to find ourselves back there in the future.
Very small portions
One of my favourite restaurants in the city! Fabulous food and lovely staff. Thanks Kyle for the recommendation of the Sable fish. Best item on the menu!
Great food, and had fabulous input from the bartender about matching wine with food and dessert.
You have to try the sardines, they are delicious. And we always get the paella which is just so tasty. We love this restaurant.
The food was fantastic! Great service, fun sharing plates, not overwhelming in sizes. Very accommodating and great selection of wines/ beer/ cider/ sherry vermouth etc.
It was delightful
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.
great food first time, had a good experience, we'll be going back
Excellent variety of food choices. Consistently top-notch. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Outstanding wine list, especially Spanish wines. A fun place!
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!
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.
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.
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
So this restaurant is money trap and waste of time never back there
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.
Excellent service and food.
Wonderful and so busy!
Have been here 5-6x over the years and is consistently great.
We did a tasting menu and were blown away by the variety and quality of the meal.
It was disappointing. The service was adequate but they food was simply mediocre. The $65 paella was bland.
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.
Our new favorite in Toronto! Just moved here from Europe and was searching for a tapas restaurant. Food was amazing and great service!
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.
Great food, and great service! No wonder this place has been in business for so long. I’ll be back!
Great dining experience. Nick took superlative care of us.
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
Excellent food, wine and service as always. Never disappoints!
Great food. Came out a bit fast but was very Good!
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.
Never disappointed with a dining experience at CAVA - reliably excellent food and service.
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.