We had a fantastic time at Patria. The pacing of the food didn't feel rushed and we didn't feel uncomfortably full afterwards. The mushroom Paella was spectacular - and is every single time. We loved the rose that was on the by the glass menu. We felt our server was very approachable and calm. We stayed quite a while past close and we thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy our food and not rushing us out like some other restaurants do. Will absolutely be back!
nice menu. ive had much better paella but overall we enjoyed the experience. a fun place to celebrate a birthday. not inexpensive
To expensive for the kind of food they offer on plate.
The experience was disappointing. Here are the pros and cons of our experience:
- Wonderful and delicious food. Kudos to the chefs and team in the kitchen.
- Staff was less than enthusiastic to be there. Puts a damper on the evening mood. I guess everyone can have an off day...
- Upon arrival with reservation, we were warmly welcomed and then immediately told that we only had 2 hours to dine due to another reservation. For a restaurant of such caliber, there should never be any time limitations on tables...especially Tapas style dinning. I guess we were warned up front...
- When it came to dessert time, the manager kindly informed us that our time was up, we needed to leave the table. We ordered dessert and we were ushered to the bar area to eat it. That was annoying but the restaurant did pick up the bill on the dessert and offered free sparkling wine for the inconvenience.
- Patria is also known for its Spanish Charcuterie (cured meat) and Cheese dishes. While we were at the bar, we observed how the girls were slicing the cured meat and the cheese. No gloves were worn, the meat was manipulated by hand so many times before being placed on the serving dish, the girls were also touching other things at the bar (paper, olives, cheese etc) and then going back to cut more meat (without washing hands and without gloves)....oh my, not very sanitary !
I can almost come to terms with being kicked out of our own table while still eating...but I can't rationalize the non-sanitary handling of the Charcuterie and cheese platters...how is this acceptable to management ?
Great meal, good circumstance. Best for Friday night dinner with friends.
Last experience was extremely bad. Food was very late. Server wasn't too nice about it. Paid for a paella and side that arrived 5 mins before we were about to leave, which we hadn't even tried.
Celebrating our long friendship! We were warmly greeted and seated near the open kitchen area, which was terrific. Our server was friendly and helped guide our menu choices. All the food was delicious.
This is absolutely one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Food is consistently good and the ambience is on point
Excellent food! The service was superb. Our waiter was on point, and all the food came out in a timely fashion. Very impressed.
The main courses were not very hot. Not even warm, in fact. Although it is stated on the menu that paella takes 45 min would have been nice to be told in advance.
Ambiance And service were great. A good spot to go with a work crowd.
The food was a bit greasy and flavours were not as authentic as they could have been. I prefer the smaller Spanish restaurants in town which capture the Spanish kitchen better.
Awesome, best meal we’ve had in Toronto. Don’t miss the dates wrapped bacon!
Very flavourful food and excellent service!
Went for a birthday dinner with a group of 4. Received excellent service. Portions weren't large but food was tasty. Great experience, would recommend and come back again.
Excellent ambiance and service for a date night or dinner with a group of friends. We ordered a variety of items-- the highlight for us was the octopus, which was a special that night. We also had some Manchego, salad, cauliflower, paella and lemon meringe dessert. Cauliflower and salad were quite good, but the Paella was a bit disappointing-- would have liked to seen a better "crust" on the bottom. Dessert and after dinner drinks were excellent. Overall a lovely experience and great menu- definitely things we want to return to try!
Crazy expensive left us hungry after spending 50$ each tiny portions 2 tiny filled peppers for 18$?!!!!! Never go back
What a wonderful meal. They were just opening when we got there and even tho they weren’t really open, they took care of my elderly parents who couldn’t stand or walk for long while I parked.. Much appreciated.
Every dish we ordered was fantastic and full of flavor and nice presentations. The waitress was attentive and explained every ingredient of every dish. Would love to go again and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice meal out.
Great service! Thank you Richard for the great service! We will be back 👌
Nice ambiance, great food, fairly loud place.. I wouldn’t recommend for a date or special occasion. Overall good experience.
Food was average, price was well above average.
Good wine selection. Service was ok.
Won’t be back.
A friend traveled for business conference in Toronto after a month in Spain. He knew exactly what he wanted and got it!
Very tasty cuisine! Sebastian was a wonderful waiter!
I found the portions extremely small. You will need to order 4-5 dishes per person to be full, which will cost a lot.
The servers were awesome. They were super accommodating and very friendly.
I have only heard good comments about Patria, but quite let down on my recent visit.
Our waiter didn't seem to enthused to serve us and we had to ask additional staff (who were lovely) to serve us our ordered refreshments and actually take our food order. Waiting almost an hour to order is a bit extreme for brunch.
The food itself wasnt great, most of us ordered the feldio pasta and dessert afterwards didnt improve it. Bottomless Mimosas were good and refreshed regularly.
We mentioned to the manager that our server hadn't returned in a while and he apologized but at no point returned to see if service had improved. Dissapointing customer care.
I'll need to try dinner here to write it off but based on that service I wouldn't rush back.
It was the perfect restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The food was amazing. I can wait to go back !!!
Date with my son
Staff was amazing! Ordered the paella extra early to make sure there was time as I requested it to be extra crispy. Manager came over to make sure everything was to my liking! That extra service of going above and beyond makes a great difference in my experience.
I have been trying to get into Patria for a while as it has been difficult to get a reservation. The suggestion of having 4 plates plus a small paella left us filling very full. I would back it down to 2-3 dishes. The atmosphere was good with the noise a bit on the high side.
The service was very good but I found it rather expensive and the value for money was a little off.
Paella and desserts were excellent. I want to try different small dishes that I didn’t order when I visit next time.
Amazing time at Patria with girlfriends...the food was fabulous, the wait staff provided just the right amount of attention as our focus was catching up and the ambience was fun! Food wise, it was all great, but croquetas de jamon, empanadas, wagyu meatballs, secreto iberico were my highlights.
Our server definitely set the wrong tone. He looked like he was annoyed to serve us from the second we sat down. It really upset us as we were trying to have a girls night out. Then we wanted to order the paella and he made a stink saying it was going to take an hour long. The whole night felt off. The only person that made our night better was a female bartender lightening up the mood and offering to help us take group photos.
Always love this place. Beautifully designed space and the food is always amazing.
Wonderful food, our waiter was quiet, seemed to have a bit of an attitude but everyone else was helpful. Bathrooms had no toilet paper on a Saturday night?
We dined here for a birthday dinner.
The food was really good. I love being able to order a bunch of small dishes to get a nice variety of flavours.
We had about 5 small dishes to share (between two of us). I absolutely loved the mushroom croquets, I was tempted to order a second portion.
We also shared the small scallop paella which was delicious!! Only thing to point out, the tables beside the windows felt a bit drafty. I was cold throughout the whole dinner. If you get cold easily like me, don’t sit there and request elsewhere.
The paella was not professional. It was burned and with not enough rice.
For $200 dinner for two, we expected much more.
Ordered a small paella because our server told us it would be heaping however when it come out it was all laid flat on a very shallow skillet.