Tapas Restaurant

4.7
2051 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
Tapas is consistently voted one of the most Romantic Restaurants in the Canmore and Banff area. We are tucked off Main Street in Canmore next to the Paintbox Lodge in a charming character house that was once a Miners home. Tapas is a style of shared tasting experience involving small plates that our kitchen team creates with mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients, our inspirations are drawn from all over Europe and our own backyard. Dishes are designed for two people to share, we suggest 2—3 dishes per person as a meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2051 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Trinh
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We were seated inside of the fishing tent on the deck which was a unique experience however, the tent had a foul smell as though the table was "cleaned" with a soiled dirty rag. The lighting kept going out which required us - the paying guest, to disconnect and reconnect the lighting cable into the extension cord. To remediate both of these issues, we requested tea lights to keep the tent lite and burnt some of the dried flowers that was meant for the table display.

Aside from these set-backs, we enjoyed the food and the service.

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JeffV
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks, food, service and ambience. They went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner special.

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miked
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The host sat us upstairs right next to the attic access which was not sealed properly and was leaking a ton of cold air right onto us. There solution was to have a space heater blowing on us. Not very impressive for a fine dining experience.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service as always. Celebrated our anniversary there on Saturday and it was great. The staff is friendly, cozy ambiance and the food is amazing. Highly recommend.

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LaurieK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Second visit on the last 6 weeks, and will definitely be my new go-to for amazing, versatile food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a birthday it was great and the food was really good!! The room could of used a bit of help .. was not really a chefs table like I am used to but still was delicious!

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PAULV
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food as always. Some issues with service (wine, mix up of order, long delay getting tarte Tatin).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service. No complaints, even during Covid they made it a great experience for everyone!

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BlaiseF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs did an incredible job making my husbands birthday dinner SO SPECIAL. The service was amazing as always, and the food was out of this world. Very grateful for such a wonderful evening :)

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MemawGoose
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second time at Tapas. Our first experience was wonderful which was why we returned. We brought my sister and her hubby for a belated 50th birthday celebration. Not the same experience this time. We had to wait about 20 minutes for the reservation before us to leave. Only once when we checked in, on time, did they tell us that they would be a few minutes to get our table ready. 20 minutes is a lot more than a few minutes. No sorry for the wait either. My sister has gluten & dairy allergies which can make dining difficult and especially here. We ate the night before at The Sensory and the kitchen created items just for her that fit her needs. Tapas being a small in house made restaurant we thought would be just as accommadating. NOT. She was left with 2 or 3 items on the menu that she could order and no offer on adjusting anything else to suit her needs. This was rather disappointing as we were hoping we would do one of the tasting menus. What we did order was pretty good. Mussels were the best of the items we ordered.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2020

Dear MemawGoose: I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience. I just want to clarify for everyone who may read this, that when you book your table on Opentable, you are prompted to write any allergies. We are extremely accommodating and have many reviews to testify to that, however, unfortunately, we are not magicians who can stop a busy service on a Saturday night to cater to you. Please, when you book a table anywhere, let them know. Thank you!

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tamib
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This was the 2nd time I have been there ! We were seating upstairs this time , which I did not really enjoy as much as very little ambiance over the main level. We had a res right at 5pm when it opened and it is unfortunate we were seated upstairs. I know with the Covid protocols it is not easy but that was disappointing.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2020

Tamib: I am very sorry that you did not enjoy our cozy upstairs! Please next time you book, use the option where you can choose a dining area; unfortunately, we do fill up quickly so do book ahead!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While visiting from out of town, tried tapas. Am a big fan of two tapas restaurants in Edmonton - where I am from. Enjoyed the good and ambience.

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LindaW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have dined at Tapas on many occasions. We were very disappointed with the service on this occasion as we had to wait for our table for 20 minutes (four of us with masks on) which was frustrating but what was more frustrating was there was no apology for the wait from anyone in the restaurant.
When our table was ready we were shown to our seats and asked before we had even taken our coats off do we want still or sparkling water. No apology for the wait.
It doesn't take much to keep customers happy, perhaps an offer of a free appetizer or dessert on the house??
That's all it would have taken.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2020

Linda: I will address this issue; I am very sorry that you experienced this.

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Cande63
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, each recipe was perfection on a plate! Don’t forget your wallet because you only get what you pay for, but it was very much worth it 🥰

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JayleneB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas is so thoughtfully curated from the decor to the drink and food menu. The cocktails and small plates were magical - far exceeded our expectations. Service was also outstanding.

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CindyE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit to Tapas. The food was amazing and our server guided us and gave wonderful suggestions. We will be back!

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MeganE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but menu very limited. We booked 9pm and had to wait 25min. But generally it is a good restaurant for a date for two or meeting for four. And staff is really discreet ( but follows!) stupid COVID precautions so it gave us a sense of privacy and we could forget about the crazy world and relax.

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Zachery
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing time. Tapas had a quaint, romantic atmosphere with very friendly and quirky staff. Highly recommend anything on the menu! My fiancé and I got a variety of the tapas, but would definitely check out the “hunt” or chefs plate next time!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was a good experience. Food, service was good. Only negative that would stop me from going again would be the price. Maybe just order something small.

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KevinM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice assortment of unique and creative items on the menu.

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NOriyaB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great service. Came here with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. Will be back next time I’m in Canmore!

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HappyDiner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food presented beautifully. This was topped off by great service.

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Craek
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as per usual! Worth the splurge when in Canmore. Everything is delicious - especially the mushroom toast. We ordered it twice.

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MichelleD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Fantastic food with large portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas is our favorite restaurant in Canmore. This evening they not only accommodated our dietary preferences but went above and beyond the call of duty.

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Gavin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced “the Hunt” - the Head Chef’s reminiscent journey of hunting with her Grandfather. So incredible!
Service was impeccable.
Whether you want to try one of the old favourites that Tapas is so well known for, or try one of the Chef’s selections you absolutely can’t go wrong.
Can’t wait to go back!

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ShaunaH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good menu, something for everyone. A romantic spot, good for couples. Food was artistically prepared and very tasty. Also have a good wine menu with lots of local Canadian choices.

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LindsayM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food and ambience

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Tina
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food, bar the dessert which was ordinary. Service was perfunctory-good enough but not overly welcoming or friendly.

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Aquamarin
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite dining place in Canmore. Good luck to the new management!

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Caroline
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful food! However, the experience was really diminished by the need to look at menus on our phone. The whole reason I go out is to put aside this virtual world for a time and connect with those I care about.

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Canmoron
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tapas is great! The food and service is top notch.

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IanT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Loved the lamb ribs so had a second helping.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall!

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Brandrea
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas was an intimate lovely place to eat. A bit cozy upstairs but really unique.

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MartinC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience. Service was excellent. Food was very good.

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MaxNatAl
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Good attempt. Food was ok but not chef quality for the price. We didn’t have time to enjoy each meal before the plate arrived. The meals order was off, we requested a specific order and it was not respected.

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Flick
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our table was by the door and a vent, we were cold. Food was much better last time we were there. Not the Spanish tapas we are used to. Also, no chicken or fish on the menu.

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Kelly
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The room was incredibly cold and winter hadn’t even hit yet! There were 3 patrons wearing jackets but I was told it’s just a “drafty old house”.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on October 26, 2020

Sorry about the temperature, the cold came very quickly and we now have more heaters installed upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First year anniversary. Amazing meal and service! Food was so delicious and we would go back in a heartbeat.

FAQs

Tapas Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 609-0583.

Tapas Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2051 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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