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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.
Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
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.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Convenient, indoor, handicapped accessible public parking is available behind Delisle Court, with entrances on Heath Street and Delisle Avenue.
St. Clair subway station is located two blocks south of Cava on the south east corner of Yonge & St. Clair
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
great food first time, had a good experience, we'll be going back
Excellent variety of food choices. Consistently top-notch. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Outstanding wine list, especially Spanish wines. A fun place!
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!
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.
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.
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
So this restaurant is money trap and waste of time never back there
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.
Excellent service and food.
Wonderful and so busy!
Have been here 5-6x over the years and is consistently great.
We did a tasting menu and were blown away by the variety and quality of the meal.
It was disappointing. The service was adequate but they food was simply mediocre. The $65 paella was bland.
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.
Our new favorite in Toronto! Just moved here from Europe and was searching for a tapas restaurant. Food was amazing and great service!
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.
Great food, and great service! No wonder this place has been in business for so long. I’ll be back!
Great dining experience. Nick took superlative care of us.
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
Excellent food, wine and service as always. Never disappoints!
Great food. Came out a bit fast but was very Good!
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.
Never disappointed with a dining experience at CAVA - reliably excellent food and service.
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.
Nice environment, great food and service
Excellent and interesting food with very knowledgeable staff. A wonderful evening but not cheap.
Such an amazing dining experience from start to fiinish. Perfect tasting portions and creative and well designed flavour profiles. Service waa warm and accommodating.
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.
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)
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.
Great tapas. Excellent choice of wines. Great duck and fra grois.
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.
Just as usual incredible experience! Food top notch service even better!
Food and service were great. Wish the portions were a bit larger. Other than that it was a great experience!
Great service, consistent great food.
Superb meal. Service was attentive and sophisticated. Even when they had to usher us out, they did it very well.
Cava never disappoints. Great service and amazing, super delicious food.
Super food as always, knowledgeable service staff, always a good time
Don't even bother ordering off the menu. Tell the chef what you love and he will make you a feast!
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.
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