Tanto

4.6
136 reviews
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Steakhouse
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A beautiful Argentine-influenced menu served off a wood burning grill in a warm and inviting space in the centre of Ossington village. The sights, smells, food, and wines will transport you and make you feel as if you have landed in the heart of Argentina.
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DC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Well balanced flavors and good wine.

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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and the food was fantastic. We came with friends visiting from out of town and they were blown away!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent culinary experience from start to finish. Great service, food was outstanding and very welcoming ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific evening! Awesome food! Staff was fun and very knowledgeable. Will go back soon. Recommended to our friends and family. Truly lovely evening

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CJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a friends birthday

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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! 👌🏼

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M
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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SF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great girls night dinner. Our server, Jergen (not sure of spelling), was fabulous. Would definitely go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

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.

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aamazing! Great service, great food, perfect ambiance.

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MB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved! Recommend highly. Try the cabbage and the calamari! Bib salad and sliced steak.
Would go back soon! Healthy eating and service was lovely!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gnocchi and octopus were both absolutely delicious! Must haves

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HR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.
Highly recommend!

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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IV
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service and great music + ambience

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K
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently always amazing! Great staff and service, and food is sensational. Always leave happy and excited to go back.

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DB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious - gets better everytime!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

It was a bit to pricy and the food was not that great. The service was excelent.

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LI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. Awesome wine list and food menu.

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PG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and exceptional service. A great first dining experience at Tanto. We'll definitely be back and will strongly recommend it to friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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

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DB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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.

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CE
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 .

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AG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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m
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fabulous meat and grilled vegetables. If you have 3 or more order the big platter to get a variety

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was excellent—I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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d
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, service and ambiance. And loved the fact that we could actually hear each other at our table

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EG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EXTRAORDINARY meal! The leek gnocchis are incredible must have. All the parrilla items are amazing. The papás provenzales outstanding. Fantastic service.

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l
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic steak. The service was exceptional and attentive.

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LC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

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.

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SW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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...

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Delicious

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

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DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food, particularly the meat and the octopus, were outstanding and the service could not have been more spot on. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down one of the best new restaurants in Toronto.

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