The food was top notch and if you are looking for a something a little different this is it. Meals are served tapas style for sharing and there are some interesting cuts of meat. My wife was a little hesitant when she first saw the menu as she can be a bit of a picky eater but she love it too.
Excellent food and service. Well balanced flavors and good wine.
Great atmosphere, great service and the food was fantastic. We came with friends visiting from out of town and they were blown away!
Excellent culinary experience from start to finish. Great service, food was outstanding and very welcoming ambiance.
Terrific evening! Awesome food! Staff was fun and very knowledgeable. Will go back soon. Recommended to our friends and family. Truly lovely evening
It was a friends birthday
The food was good, but did not justify the price point. The wine was half price that night (great!) however, we were over charged for one of the bottles, they also added a bottle to bill that was not ordered. The dinner took 3 hours to complete and the restaurant was empty. Overall, considering the price point, I would not recommend the restaurant to others.
Everything was per-fect. I have high expectations when I want to eat out on a Saturday night, but every single meal at Tanto have surprised me. Julian is the man! 👌🏼
We booked dinner at Tanto with high expectations having read good reviews about it and hearing good things from friends. We were in Buenos Aires last year so we were really looking forward to "reliving our good memories from Argentina" by dining at Tanto. The ambience was great, the service was excellent and staff very friendly. However, the food - to be honest - was disappointing.
Instead of ordering the Parillada, we ordered the Bavette steak and the lamb for variety, as well as, the squid, grilled gem lettuce, sweetbread as appetizers and sides, and the chocolate torta and buckwheat crepes for dessert.
The food was generally acceptable (we ate everything) - however, they were also just so-so, nothing spectacular. Food was okay but really nothing to rave about and come back for.
Had a great girls night dinner. Our server, Jergen (not sure of spelling), was fabulous. Would definitely go back.
We elected to share small plates and we specifically told our waitress that we were not in a hurry. We were out for an evening. 4/6 plates were delivered within about 7 minutes of our ordering. This was disappointing to say the least. The issue was flagged and an apology was proffered but it really took away from our evening. The issue was only flagged once we were almost done our 4 plates. It turned out there was a mix up in the kitchen as to our table. We felt the issue should have been caught by our waitress right away. The food was very good and the ambiance is great.
Aamazing! Great service, great food, perfect ambiance.
Loved! Recommend highly. Try the cabbage and the calamari! Bib salad and sliced steak.
Would go back soon! Healthy eating and service was lovely!
Gnocchi and octopus were both absolutely delicious! Must haves
We were a party of four sharing several small plates and a skirt steak. Everything was delicious!
We all agreed that the food, the service and the ambience were outstanding.
We have been several times. A few date nights and a few times with baby in tow. Tanto keeps getting better and better. They keep all the customer favourite dishes while changing up the menu just enough to keep things interesting. Out top must haves are the grilled cabbage, the beef fat bunuelos, and grilled squid. Their steaks rival any of the major steak houses only you will not require a mortgage to pay for the bill.
Bravo to Tanto and thank you for always making us feel so welcome in your dining room.
Delicious food, wonderful service and great music + ambience
Consistently always amazing! Great staff and service, and food is sensational. Always leave happy and excited to go back.
Absolutely delicious - gets better everytime!
It was a bit to pricy and the food was not that great. The service was excelent.
Great ambiance and service. Awesome wine list and food menu.
Outstanding food and exceptional service. A great first dining experience at Tanto. We'll definitely be back and will strongly recommend it to friends.
I waited 30mins & wasn’t served even a drink, nobody came to see us so we left - very poor service & it wasn’t even busy
Overall the experience and food was good but service was very slow this evening. Dishes arrived very slowly and our main took almost 1.5 hours. Not typical service that I usually expect from Tanto.
We were so pleased with the relaxed but very professional service, unique vegetable dishes as well as meats. We shared numerous awesomely tasty dishes and a lovely bottle of wine with good friends, could not have been more pleased with the service, food, value .
We had a lovely time. Food was great. It was very quiet the night that we went. Only one other table but it was a cold Wednesday so maybe that’s why.
Fabulous meat and grilled vegetables. If you have 3 or more order the big platter to get a variety
It was excellent—I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Not usual for me to be so positive but wow. We were there on half price wine night and that made all the difference. Our server was also so nice and have great suggestions. I will be going again.
Loved the food, service and ambiance. And loved the fact that we could actually hear each other at our table
My boyfriend and I had the best experience here! The food is incredible and so is the service! We sat at the chef's table and we had a great time!
Highly recommend coming here!
EXTRAORDINARY meal! The leek gnocchis are incredible must have. All the parrilla items are amazing. The papás provenzales outstanding. Fantastic service.
Julian and the Tanto team never disappoint. Great dinner where we let the staff take the lead in making a special dinner for 4. Tanto is the best of a very cool scene around Queen West. Very highly recommended and will return frequently.
Absolutely fantastic steak. The service was exceptional and attentive.
My husband and I went for dinner on a Friday night. The staff were accommodating and moved our reservation from 8:30 PM to 7:30 PM when they got a cancellation. We ordered a beef and a smoked ricotta empanada - I thought both were good - not great. My husband, who has spent time in Argentina, liked neither. By their own admission, beef is from Ontario - not Argentina. The grilled cabbage dish was very good. The calamari was not. The sweetbreads - which was one of the dishes we went for - had been taken off the menu days before. Wine was expensive - $78 for a bottle of Verdicchio. Cava was served in a regular wine glass and was not good. Ambience was fine. Very disappointing overall given what the reviews led us to expect.
Ambiance is pretty good - kind of too cool but not too noisy and tables well spaced - good lighting for dinner.
We ordered three apps to share and all were very good: the beef empanada, the morcilla (excellent!) and the manchego. The sauces for the above were so excellent, we requested a half-order of bread, which came w/ tallo i.e. whipped beef fat. This was unsurprisingly fairly gamey and not nearly as good as the aioli, olive oil, etc. that came with the other apps. Then we shared the hangar steak, which came cooked perfectly with wonderful roast potatoes w/parsley garlic sauce (oh, yes, you do want these!); we also ordered some roasted pequillo peppers, which were fine but nothing to write home about. Finally we shared a desesrt of whipped chocolate and peanut crisp/brittle which was generously portioned and quite excellent since it was not too sweet. Do give this place a try...
We came for NYE. The ambience is great, nice and relaxed. Every dish we has was really good. Nice tapas style with a lot of variety. It would have been nice to have been walked through the menu a bit as it was our first time there, but our server seemed busy, which makes sense because it was NYE. Good Value, really nice staff. I’d try it again
The food, particularly the meat and the octopus, were outstanding and the service could not have been more spot on. Would definitely recommend.
Hands down one of the best new restaurants in Toronto.