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About Cava

Cava is a small-plates restaurant whose eclectic cuisine showcases Doug Penfold's culinary depth, with an emphasis on Iberian and Latin American flavours.

With a "nose-to-tail" sensibility, and a long-term devotion to sustainable and ethical ingredients, Cava maintains it's reputation as a destination restaurant who balances responsibility with a memorable dining experience.

Designed to underscore the elemental relationship between food and wine, the simple, charming room has traditional table seating for 66 as well as a bar seating for 10.

Most recent accolades include Cava being ranked in the top 10 on Joanne Kates' Top 100 Restaurants of 2016.

A frequently changing menu offers inventive interpretations of familiar culinary themes with over 40 wines by the glass and over 200 different bottles to enhance the experience.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
DINNER
Monday to Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday to Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Please note that we accept our last table at 10 PM. Our kitchen and bar do not have a set closing time.

Cross Street:
St. Clair

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 979-9918

Website:
http://www.cavarestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
Convenient, indoor, handicapped accessible public parking is available behind Delisle Court, with entrances on Heath Street and Delisle Avenue.

Public Transport:
St. Clair subway station is located two blocks south of Cava on the south east corner of Yonge & St. Clair

Executive Chef:
Doug Penfold

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cava Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Authentic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (7)
Romance (7)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Late-Night Find (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Group Bookings (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Spicy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

great food first time, had a good experience, we'll be going back

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent variety of food choices. Consistently top-notch. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Outstanding wine list, especially Spanish wines. A fun place!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

I love to find restaurants where I can sit at the bar with my kindle and be served in a way that values my patronage, along with delicious food. Cava delivered on every front. The chicken liver foie gras mousse is as delicious as I remember 10 years ago. The staff volunteered that I could have 1/2 servings of vegetables as I was by myself. Great food, lovely wine and excellent service. Expect it to be a bit pricey but I thought good value compared to the many sports bars that seem to be the only other options in this neighbourhood!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love the tapas menu...such an adventure - every bite a treat. Pate was incredible...so too the basque cake, the eggplant, the sable fish! Dreamy. Awesome way to spend time with the girls...but equally great with the love of your life. :) Hint: the street view undermines the real experience - must open the door and see for yourself.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Just throw yourself over to the recommendations of the incredible team at CAVA and enjoy the ride. From the wine to the tapas, and just give in when they recommend the chocolate-blueberry-salted peanut dessert! You’re going to dream about it for days after. Thanks CAVA - you never disappoint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was outstanding. I was not even hungry but I ate everything. They even cooked the sweet breads so good I could not stop.(I am not a fan of sweet breads but it was that good) There are lots of items to share so it's great for FAM dinners

Food1
Ambience1
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Expensive
Empty plates
Noisy
So this restaurant is money trap and waste of time never back there

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The people are very nice, knowledgeable, grown-up service. A particularly nice conversation with the bartender about cordial. Excellent food, and they accommodated a request for the table, and offered us our choice of the room! We will go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service and food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful and so busy!

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Have been here 5-6x over the years and is consistently great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We did a tasting menu and were blown away by the variety and quality of the meal.

Food1
Ambience1
Service3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was disappointing. The service was adequate but they food was simply mediocre. The $65 paella was bland.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went to Cava on a Saturday night on recommendation from a friend. Overall, the food, presentation, and service was excellent. Maybe a little pricey, but tapas usually is. My only complaint would be that it was very loud and hard to hear the conversation at our table. Nice wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our new favorite in Toronto! Just moved here from Europe and was searching for a tapas restaurant. Food was amazing and great service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Cava is consistently wonderful! A dinner of sharing plates has real appeal, because it allows you to try so many flavours, and the chef there knows how to blend them beautifully. The atmosphere is cozy, the service is flawless and the food is terrific and inventive. And for wine lovers, there's an extensive list. I will be back again ... and again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, and great service! No wonder this place has been in business for so long. I’ll be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great dining experience. Nick took superlative care of us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Did not have a good experience here. We were greeted by about 5 different waiters all who couldn't get our order right. Food was extremely overpriced for what you received. Waited about 20 minutes inbetween courses, and one waiter was pressuring our table of 2 to order more plates than just 4. Will not be returning

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food, wine and service as always. Never disappoints!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Came out a bit fast but was very Good!

Tags: Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Met a friend for some tapas before Christmss holiday. Got there before 6:00 pm which was a quieter time and not as busy. By the time we left after 8:00pm the restaursnt was full.

Eggplant dish was my favourite!

Would go back again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Never disappointed with a dining experience at CAVA - reliably excellent food and service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This is just a great restaurant; we chose to "let the kitchen feed us"--which is a chef's choice tasting menu, and it was spectacular. The service was excellent too. One of the best in Toronto.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice environment, great food and service

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent and interesting food with very knowledgeable staff. A wonderful evening but not cheap.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Such an amazing dining experience from start to fiinish. Perfect tasting portions and creative and well designed flavour profiles. Service waa warm and accommodating.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our experience at Cava was exceptional. We chose to let Cava cook for us and we were tempted with amazing and unusual dishes clearly cooked with care and pride. It was my husband's 65th and he truly enjoyed himself. Unfortunately because of t he tapas style it was difficult to gauge the amount we ate and we could not indulge in dessert! Next time. I certainly would like to return but know that because the menu is pricey(though worth it) it will be an occassional dining spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here to celebrate my friends birthdays and a girls weekend away. The wine was incredible. We ordered several tapas to share with each other. Staff was limitedly helpful w choosing selections, except to say they'd choose for us at approximately $70/pp. The atmosphere was pretentious and loud.. Making it hard to enjoy the overpriced food selections, which were tasty, but lacked presentation or explanation. Overall experience was okay, only because of the company I kept and the beautiful wines we drank. It was definitely an experience, but one I do not think we'd recommend. (don't expect to leave here for less than $100/pp if drinking alcoholic beverages)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was packed on a Tuesday evening, cozy and nice. Easy access to parking. Excellent server, took the time to explain. Great food. Tapas style, on the pricier side for tapas but worth a try. MUST try.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great tapas. Excellent choice of wines. Great duck and fra grois.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have had a few great meals at Cava. This time around it was a bit busy and very noisy and there was too much waiting between plates. Unfortunate as one of our party had never been there and wouldn’t be inclined to return. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and would come back but maybe ask to sit in the front window section where it may be quieter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Just as usual incredible experience! Food top notch service even better!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service were great. Wish the portions were a bit larger. Other than that it was a great experience!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, consistent great food.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Superb meal. Service was attentive and sophisticated. Even when they had to usher us out, they did it very well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Cava never disappoints. Great service and amazing, super delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Super food as always, knowledgeable service staff, always a good time

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Don't even bother ordering off the menu. Tell the chef what you love and he will make you a feast!

Food3
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Naples)·Dined on November 3, 2017

this restaurant is overrated. The seating is cramped and the table for 2 too small for a Tapas dinner.
Service is slow and disorganized.
the food is good but overpriced.
the wine is extremely overpriced.
Disappointing experience.

Tags: Casual

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