Tag: Tapas

CABRITO TAPAS

2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-7636 Web: http://www.cabrito.ca/ Twitter: @cabritotapas Advice: Takes reservations for 6+, walkins welcome. Live music on Sunday nights. After a couple of visits to this Spanish tapas abode, I always enjoy Yared Nigussu’s colourful mural which makes…

BIN 941

UPDATED 4/15/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  941 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-1246 Web: http://www.bin941.com/ Twitter: @Bin941 Advice: No reservations. This longtime standing eatery was a local haunt of mine years ago when Chef Gord Martin got the ball rolling so to…

Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room

Just as you would stop at a gas station for some delicious delicacies driving in Italy, Salt Tasting Room is featuring what they call the Italian Gas Station experiment during February. My friend Ajay joined me for a tasting flight…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

Bodega on Main Opening

Last night I attended the media opening party for the new Bodega restaurant on Main Street which is run by Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas. Fans of the old Howe Street spot (La…

Exploring Spanish Food and Drink at Salida 7

Ever since I visited Barcelona, I have always longed for more tapas, dishes with the flavours of Spain. Salida 7 opened in Vancouver a couple of months ago, serving dishes that originate in the Gerona region of Spain along with…

SALIDA 7

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 52 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 569 3088 Web: http://www.salida7.ca/ Twitter: @salida7gastown Advice:  Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. With a love for…

TAPAS 23

UPDATED 2/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628300 Web: http://www.tapas23.com/ Twitter: @Tapas23YVR Advice: Live music on Wednesdays. As a lover of all things Spanish, and yearning for more eateries serving dishes with flavours from Spain, we go…

TEN TEN TAPAS

UPDATED 3/1/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1010 Beach Avenue #3, Vancouver Tel: (604) 689-7800 Web: www.TenTenTapas.com Twitter: @TenTenTapas Advice: Sharing dishes is the way to go here. Known for their changing share plates, this restaurant with an up close view of…

ESPANA RESTAURANT

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4040 Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @espanayvr Advice: Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. Open late nightly. I love everything Spanish and Espana took me…

EL MATADOR

131 West Esplanade, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-1717 Web: http://www.elmatadorsocial.com/Menu.html Twitter: @elMatadorsocial Advice: Call ahead if you have a large party, share dishes with friends. Open nightly and open late. Located under the Starbucks with the entrance at the rear. Specializing…

EAST OF MAIN CAFÉ

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 223 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-2777 Web: http://eastofmaincafe.com/ Twitter: @eastofmaincafe Advice: Call to reserve ahead if you have a larger party. Every once in awhile when travelling you come across a restaurant that would…

ESTABLISHMENT LOUNGE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3162 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 736-7576 Web: http://www.estlounge.com/ Twitter: @EstLounge Advice: Go with friends and share some dishes. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, Executive Chef Bongo is creating flavourful dishes in a lounging…

THE SARDINE CAN

26 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1350 Web: www.thesardinecan.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Go early or expect to wait. Finally a restaurant that reminds me of my visits to Barcelona, the end game here is to find a seat and be swept away…

HIDDEN TASTING BAR

433 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-647-2521 Web:  http://starwood.webcanada.com/restaurant/?rid=5190 Twitter: @hiddenvancouver Advice: Go with a friend and share the dishes. Located inside the Westin Grand Hotel on the 2nd floor. Hidden off of Robson, off the hotel lobby is a somewhat…

YUJI’S JAPANESE TAPAS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2059 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-4990 Web: http://yujis.ca/ Advice: Bring a friend so you can share the dishes. Brown rice can be requested for the sushi. Found a gem, I had a heard…

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5090 Web: http://www.judasgoat.ca Advice: Go early or make an advance reservation. It’s as if I was back in Barcelona, sitting in a courtyard off the beaten path enjoying delicious tapas…

MIS TRUCOS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1141 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-3960 Web: http://mistrucos.ca/ Twitter: @MisTrucos Advice: Bring a friend or two along and share some dishes. Loved the cozy room even though I felt like I was sitting in…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

CAFÉ BARCELONA

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1049 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-909-2223 Web: http://www.cafebarcelona.ca/ Advice: Bring a long a friend or two to share the tapas. Call ahead for reservations and to find out which nights they have live music. I…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

SIP RESTO LOUNGE

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-7474 Web: www.siplounge.com Twitter: @SIPLoungeVan Advice: Sit up a front at the kitchen bar if your are dining solo and want to watch some kitchen action. Love the vibe of the room, with the open…

THE FLYING TIGER

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2958 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-7529 Web: www.theflyingtiger.ca   Advice: Make a reservation, take a long a friend or two, order a variety of dishes to share.     From the moment I entered…

LATITUDE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3250 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-875-6246 Web: http://www.latitudeonmain.com/ Twitter: @latitudeonmain Advice: reservations not necessary. I dined here on the hottest day of the year actually the hottest in Vancouver’s history, I was amazed by how…

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