Tapas Restaurant

4.7
2143 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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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 2143 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and unique food served on a cozy, warm patio by friendly servers! Look forward to returning when circumstances permit dining again. Take care, Tapas crew!

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ElliotH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect little restaurant with a beautiful patio, friendly staff and amazing food and drinks

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ShantalW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant! The food is outstanding and the service is as well! I recommend Tapas to anyone and everyone

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vipSarahB
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we come to Canmore and are never disappointed. Amazing food, lovely service, gorgeous location. Don't miss it!

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vipJodyK
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing meal for my Birthday. Service was great, food was excellent and creative and delicious cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and the heaters on the patio made the atmosphere perfect

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vipCarmelP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had champagne on our table when we arrived for our anniversary supper, everything we ordered was amazing, the service was fantastic, we just can’t say enough about this hidden gem!

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DavidM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal in our own little heated ice fishing tent. Very safe. Great service from Ollie and Mandy. Tapas were so good. Duck Pop, carrots and date cake were particularly appreciated. Would love to visit again when restriction lifted.

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KarenS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in an ice fishing tent on the patio. The tent was cozy warm with great ambiance and the service was absolutely excellent. The food...yummmm! We had the duck pops, the oysters, the heirloom carrots, lobster gnocchi and the elk short rib.
We will be back!!

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Stillhungry
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The experience was very interesting. As we walked up the stairs, we were told that you have to knock on the kitchen door so that you don’t get hit as you walk up the stairs. We were escorted upstairs into an area that had a very low roof line. Not great for 6 foot people. We went to order our meal but found out that they had run out of that food item. We then chose a replacement shrimp with rice dish. When it arrived, I commented to the waiter that I think we might have gotten the wrong dish as there wasn’t any rice. He said, it is there, see those few black specks that is forbidden rice. I couldn’t help but giggle because with the possibly 30 grains of rice that were present it definitely was forbidden. The high price tag that goes along with these dishes and having two different servers didn’t help the experience. Needless to say, we left hungry. I would recommend for the price going to another place in Canmore that gives you a better experience.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 12, 2021

I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. I just want to clarify, we are a shared plates service, and recommend that each customer order 2-3 plates, you had 2 between 2 people. The forbidden rice is crisped and is served as a garnish to add crunch, it sounds like you were expecting a bowl. I am sorry that we ran out of the mussels, we get them in fresh regularly and being as they are very popular, sometimes they sell out quickly.

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vipRobertC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great food and excellent service. We’ll be back.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback RobertC!

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Carsten
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every plate was a culinary experience. Highly recommend.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you Cartsen!!

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Birthday
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite go tos for great food and overall experience. Service is great and the food is even better. Hood luck as you navigate this next lockdown. We will be cheering for you!!

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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CaraM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and romantic little place to eat. The food was amazing, we did the Chef’s tasting and we were not disappointed. One of the best meals we have ever had. Service and ambiance was great! Would definitely recommend!

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2021

CaraM: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We would also really appreciate if you could help us out by sharing your experience on Tripadvisor! We look forward to seeing you again!

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KellieF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was significantly overpriced and quality was sub par. We advised our server and she stated that everyone else seems to be enjoying the food which meant we had the issue. Also the chef ran after us after we left to give us a gift card; we opened and were left with glitter all Over our clothes and an empty MacDonald’s gift card! Who does that?!! Never been so insulted in my life.

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CarolynC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly attentive service. Amazing ambiance. Wicked chef!!

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you so much Carolyn C!

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Aksmimi
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Their outdoor setting was nice and cozy.

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RandyF
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times and it never disappoints. Highly recommend you go. Fabulous food and a great wine list!

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Toronto
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas was an excellent date experience! The service, ambiance, food quality including flavours and presentation was outstanding. Highly recommended!

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Alynne
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was inconsistent. Some dishes were fantastic; and others were quite disappointing. The service was quite poor unfortunately. After we were seated it took about 45 minutes for our server to come and take our drink order. We ordered the tasting menu, and it took more than 3 hours. Some dishes came within minutes of eachother, and others had 45 minute gaps.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was fantastic. Great food, service and atmosphere. A must try if you haven't.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining I have had in all Canada

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you so much we are very proud of what we can offer!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect.

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ChrisR
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The table next to us had loud children, but you can't fault the restaurant. The food was off the charts- 5 is not high enough!! We had the chefs tasting with an accidental plate of beef tartar...that is 9 courses of DELICIOUSNESS!! what was best? The mango scallops or the lobster with asparagus and hollandaise...my mind still doesn't know. By far the best meal on a trip filled with great meals. Highly recommend that you experience this joy.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with the service, food quality and ambiance!!

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AngStewart
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. The Lobster Gnocchi and prawns were our favourite, but we honestly didn’t have a bad bite. Excellent service as well!

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LanaF
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!

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Jayman33
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time eating here. The food was amazing with more than enough portion size.

Service was top notch. All employees work together to ensure no customer is left long without be served

Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody visits the Canmore area

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GeraldC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting tapas and it was a great experience! I will definitely be back

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BlaineL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The Chef Tasting blew me away.

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DeneenZ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to an evening at Tapas. Great food.

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BrittneyR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table for 2 for my husband's 40th birthday and they made the evening so special. We arrived around 9pm and right away the ambience was perfect. The space is quite intimate and the staff made us feel at home.

The food was phenomenal and at the end of our meal the staff surprised us with a little birthday treat and a birthday card signed by the whole team!

The staff are very personable and everything about this restaurant made our night special. Highly recommended.

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Yvonne
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and would highly recommend for a nice night out with someone special.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Yvonne for your review!

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taylor
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great experience. Thank you!

We both greatly enjoyed the meal

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Taylor!

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JodiC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals out we have ever experienced. We felt welcome, the ambiance and music was great, service was attentive and I was blown away by the food. Loved beet mouthful! A must try!

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KristyR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you're wanting a unique, delicious dining experience Tapas is for you. Great staff, amazing, creative food and an experience you don't miss!!!

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you so much KristyR!

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BrianW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the meal, good service- including the alteration of the chef's plate (allergy). The group at the table next to us was overly loud and course. Pototoe Brava was excellent. Covid protocols was inconsistent- some hand spraying on entrance/others not

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on March 23, 2021

Brian: Thank you so much for your review. I just wanted to take this opportunity to note that we do have hand sanitizer available everywhere throughout the restaurant, as well as signs to encourage washing hands. We are so stringent with our cleaning policy that we have a blacklight that we use to check the restaurant. Despite this, there are still people that may slip by us, and all we can do is sanitize and wash our own hands! I am very sorry the table next to you was so boisterous.

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Lynette
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with everything about Tapas. The service, ambience and food was incredible. Tapas exceeded all expectations - every taste was a flavourful adventure. The anticipation of what amazing creation was coming to our table next made for a memorable evening.

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Jimijam
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Great place for families and super convenient when staying at the hotels close by.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hey Jimijam! I just wanted to clarify that 5 stars is good, and 1 star is bad! Thanks so much for joining us!

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BrendaB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the outdoor patio tent. It was awesome!! Heaters to keep you warm, much quieter than inside, great lighting, and cozy blankets.
We did the tasting which was an amazing array of flavours, it was a great way to try several different dishes and some of the combinations were a surprising delight to the palate.
But.....it was quite pricy. I do understand some extra cost for the variety but the portions were not enough, we aren’t big eaters but we all had to snack at home within an hour of leaving the restaurant. For $65 per person we should not still be hungry after leaving.

Tapas Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

Brenda; Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot to us to gain insight into our customer's experiences so that we can do better! This is a hard one because some people are full before dessert and some do enjoy a bit more, we would love to make you completely content and would gladly send another course if that is what you need, just let us know. It is our goal to make sure everyone has the best experience possible. We hope that you give us another chance!

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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 2143 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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