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Chica, Toronto, ON

Chica

4.6
4.6
127 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Spanish
Chica is the sister restaurant of the renowned restaurant Patria. A casual, sophisticated, and upbeat venue, the menu is an eclectic mix of regional Spanish flavours offered in tapas-style. A cocktail list for any and every moment and a truly authentic Spanish wine list found nowhere else in the city, this new favourite serves both food & drinks until 2am everyday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (416) 479-9779

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Le

  • Neighborhood

    Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    King and Portland

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    King Street streetcar stops at Portland Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Best Service

  • Old Toronto

    Fit for Foodies

  • Old Toronto

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Old Toronto

    Hot Spot

  • Old Toronto

    Late Night Find

  • Old Toronto

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good place for small eats and drinks. An upscale bar to put it short. Would have been even better if they are more innovative with their food and cocktail. Food could have been more flavorful as you’d expect with Tapas
  2. m

    melmo

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. You may walk past a few times before you find the door but don't give up. Totally worth it. We sat at the bar and let the server choose for us. What an amazing meal. Prepare to have your taste buds tickled. And then hurry back.
  3. AS

    AdamS

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Beautiful restaurant and worth it. Just be warned it is on the noisy side, but great music!
  4. YP

    YanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely the best meal I’ve ever experienced … would deserve a Michelin star without any doubt. Special mention to our New Brunswick ‘serveuse’ Izabou who was funny, patient and extremely professional ! Would recommend a 1000 %
  5. SN

    SamN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    AMAZING service and beautiful setting! Perfect for date night!
  6. G

    Gwenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The cocktails were amazing, and the food was spectacular. Everything came out quickly and was beautifully plated. Make sure to order the croquettes, they were the stand out of the evening!
  7. T

    Tamara

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was delightfully attentive and kind and we felt well taken care of. The food was incredible, we both felt like we were melting into the deliciousness of each bite. The cocktails were great too. I’ll definitely be returning without a second thought.
  8. N

    Northof49

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The waiter was especially helpful in selecting dishes to accommodate the tastes and sensitivities of our party. Very attentive and overall excellent food and service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner with my friend and everything about our experience was great! The service was outstanding. Everything came out at a reasonable time, our server was ontop of it, and the manager was on the floor the entire time. Food was delicious. 10/10! I’ll be coming back for sure.
  10. AB

    AnushaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Chica for dinner. Tried most of the meat dishes and really liked the beef tartare. The cocktails were wonderful (recommend Mucho Gusto) and the service was impeccable. Very attentive and friendly staff. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  11. AL

    AdaL

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience and cusotmer experience. Server was knowledgeable. Wine was good ( cava) and sardine was fantastic.. not a big fan of the octopus. Lamb shoulder was good too. Menu is not too big but good enough for tapas.. this is my 2nd visit and will go back for sure.
  12. TG

    TG17

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner at Chica. The food was fantastic. The plating and display was beautiful and each bite was filled with so much flavor! Our waiter recommended a couple red wines for us to try since we were unfamiliar with their wine list. We were extremely appreciative of their complimentary dessert for my girlfriend's birthday. This place is top notch and I highly recommend to anyone looking for an exquisite and quiet dinner in the fashion district!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience at Chica. What stood out most was the level of customer service - the staff were all very attentive and checked in on us often. Loved the cocktails and recommendations made for food. Great atmosphere from music to decor, lighting etc. Would certainly return.
  14. I

    Ilana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good overall but honestly we ordered quite a bit and still left hungry. Would go back for snacks or a very light meal but as a dinner this was not ideal
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    No signage . Service excellent . Music loud so hard to have a conversation and a bit too dark . Food v good but as small plates don’t expect too go home ‘full’
  16. C

    Chris416

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m so in love with this place! Friend wanted tapas, so I randomly chose this place based on location and rating… and don’t regret it at all The service is amongst the best I’ve ever had in a restaurant, and the food was incredible. (Recently had Spanish Tapas elsewhere and it didn’t compare at all). The croquetas, the papas brava, de scallops crudo, the bikini… everything was delicious and inspired. The place isn’t cheap by any means, and the most (grossly) overpriced items (looking at you jamon iberico and flank steak) were actually the least interesting that we tasted… don’t bother! We had an amazing evening and have all been raving about the place since.
  17. FY

    FionaY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, cocktails and amazing service, would definitely go back!
  18. AS

    AndrewS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new number 1 restaurant in toronto. The food, service, and hospitality is bar none and the vibes are immaculate. Would recommend for anyone who wants a more casual vibe but still wants top 0.1% quality food. The food is insanely fresh (seasonal menu that changes frequently), the plating is beautiful and the dishes are extremely creative. I’ve had Michelin stars that don’t compare. Can’t go wrong with the cocktails either. Go for a date or bring some friends and indulge in some of the best food in the city.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unreal, on the pricier side but it’s a very nice experience and definitely worth the money
  20. PS

    PatrickS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, staff and atmosphere. I would recommend a go-to place for date nights or business meetings. Nick the bartender was also our server and was very friendly and really made sure we were happy with the service.
  21. KM

    KeylM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Drinks were amazing. Our server Isabow was fantastic. We will definitely go back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful dining room, and fantastic service. One of my favourite dining experiences in Toronto!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Prior to attending our 6:30 reservation, we called in advance to notify the staff that we would be approximately 20 minutes late due to traffic. The hostess/waitress informed us the table would need to be vacated by 9:30PM. Needless to say, we were only there for about 30 minutes as the menu lacked several important items. Upon our arrival, we had difficulty locating the restaurant, as there is no signage present to indicate where the restaurant is. We spoke with the concierge of the condominium beside who informed us that it was two doors down. However, we found ourselves asking the neighbouring restaurant where “Chica” was located and the kind waitress took the liberty of walking us over to their unmarked entrance. Once we were finally seated, we began looking at the menu to verify our findings from the web. When the waitress took our orders, she mentioned that they were “sold out” of their tortillas (after being open for ~2 hours on a Friday night mind you). Tortillas are a typical dish in Spanish cuisine. We were shocked to learn they did not have any eggs or potatoes in the kitchen. We ordered croquetas and what appeared to be a small sandwich served sideways on a skewer. The chef has a tendency to utilize truffle shavings on their dishes which brought no benefit whatsoever. The patatas bravas (which we were surprised they even had to be quite honest) were certainly not up to par. Their combination of experimented flavouring did not amplify the quality of their dish. They also do not have paella. I would not recommend this business to anyone with an appetite for traditional Spanish cuisine. It was quite disappointing. ¡Que asco!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience at Patrias sister restaurant Chica. Service was spot on with knowledgeable servers and and hit all the right marks. Tapas style food was innovative and delicious plus great small bites to share and try several dishes. Great cocktails albeit on the pricier side. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance overall- would recommend and definitely will be back!
  25. k

    khalidr69

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unreal service, unreal food. Great vibe, great place for date night or catch-up with friends. Highly recommend
  26. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time! Would definitely go again with friends family or anyone!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Really hard to spot the place as it has no sign
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service is awesome. Food is aight.
  29. E

    Efua

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the desserts were to die for
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible little gem that is going to be one of Torontos next hip spots! The food/ drinks are outstanding and so is the service!
  31. A

    Aysel

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance, chic Spanish Restaurant and Bar. Surprisingly was not busy although we went there on Saturday Night . Indoor seating is not that big but nice and elegant , outdoor seating is not that great , doesn’t match with indoor vibe I would tell. Music choice was very good . Service was very good .
  32. AA

    AaronA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service all around and food was excellent! Even the bus staff new the menu items and ingredients for dishes. Impressive. Fun time out with friends.
  33. MH

    MikeH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably delicious menu options (the scallops are out of this world) & the service / staff are amazing (very friendly & attentive & accommodating to our requests - my wife has an egg allergy & they adapted the zucchini tempura so she could enjoy it too). Top class restaurant.
  34. SM

    StevenM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in the city! Food’s phenomenal and service is on point! Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!!!
  35. M

    Mari

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very pleasant and made our experience pleasant. The portions of food were very small and it was too expensive for what we got. I would not go back again.
  36. EG

    EnjoyGoodFood

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I would definitely recommend Chica. You will need a reservation. We walked by it several times because there's no sign. We finally asked someone in the adjoining restaurant who kindly directed us to the correct place. Chica is relatively small, feels intimate, has a nice size bar, and is casual chic. The crowd is younger, hip. We enjoyed the unique and delicious tapas with a rose recommended by our waiter. In particular, the scallops with melon, patatas bravas, tomato salad, and corn dish were remarkably great. The trout was okay, but we probably wouldn't order it again; I thought it was a little overcooked. The dishes were modest in portion size, but they are tapas, so it's not unexpected. Enjoy!
  37. MM

    MelanieM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I particularly recommend the service staff for their friendly and casual manner. The food is excellent but would prefer more options specifically seafood. The rap music should be rotated out with latin as an alternate.
  38. MU

    MarkU

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and fantastic food. Our favorites were the Pan Y Mantequilla, Ensalada de Tomate, Patatas Bravas, Maiz Y Sobrasada, Filete De Carne, and the Vieiras Crudas. The Mucho Gusto cocktail is also a must have.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely fantastic! Wanted to try everything on the menu. Small plates. Perfect for a date night, everything is priced for two portions - on the pricey side but totally worth it.
  40. TE

    TEats

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It’s a very busy place. The ambiance is amazing, however you can get the exact same ambiance at other restaurants with less of a crowd. The food and drinks where good but not mind blowing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Chica is rated 4.6 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Chica

75 Portland Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2M9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and Portland

  • Neighborhood

    Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    King Street streetcar stops at Portland Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Le

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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