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Cava Restaurant

1560 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #355 of 6,589 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: St. Clair
Transit: St. Clair subway station is located two blocks south of Cava on the south east corner of Yonge & St. Clair
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102 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you love the concept of "small plates," you will understand Cava - still one of the best dining experiences in Toronto. We came expecting to be shocked at the prices, and we were - under $200.00 for two, which we considered to be excellent value for the quality, quantity and variety that we enjoyed. We began with a glass... More

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Chris M, Owner at Cava Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a great review. Please let us know the next time you plan to come in. More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dined at Cava, after hearing raving reviews about it, and evidently left underwhelmed. Although the food was very good, the atmosphere was cramped and it is in a funny location. The menu was Spanish tapas, and everything was delicious. We decided to go back, another night with a group of friends, (with reservations) but they told us that they... More

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Chris M, Owner at Cava Restaurant, responded to this review

Alexandra, we are sorry that you found us overrated. We would love to know under what name the reservation was made and and on what night. i don't know what conclusions can be drawn at this point. More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Cava is a good choice for a tapas-style meal in Toronto. There is much to like in the food. Here are a few highlights from my experience... 1. The service was good, but came in fits and starts. One moment my party was graciously introduced to the wines and menu, then we waited for a while for follow up. The... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We just got home from a lovely dinner at Cava, very tasty, a touch noisy, delightful staff but extremely expensive. We followed Joanne Kates advice from the North Toronto Post and 'Let Chris choose'. The food was amazing but for 3 people with 3 beers and 2 glasses of wine the bill was almost $300 with tax & tip. It... More

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Chris M, Owner at Cava Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review on Trip Advisor. i have looked at your bill and it looks like you had a great menu. "Trust me" at Cava usually runs about $65. Yours was about $60 so you are about in the range of what most people spend for the full on experience. We are highly rated in various publications. Toronto... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Do not listen to me and do not believe I word I write, but try it out for yourself: Cava is by now definitely my favorite restaurant in Toronto, I love the ambience, the service, the amazing variety of tastes on the menu and the wonderfully expert pairing of wines with the meals. But please - do not trust what... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This smaller restaurant does not have frontage on Yonge Street but was an excellent "find". The variety of dishes and flavours would please any palate and we enjoyed all our dishes. My only comment would be that, for 4 adults, 3 dishes per person ended up being just a bit too much, (our dishes included beef, duck, lamb, scallops and... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Reading some of the other reviews, I can definitely see both the good and bad points of what people have said about this restaurant. I personally thought that the ambiance was cozy, but it is noisy. Don't look for quiet or smooth. The crowd is a little bustling (especially given its location just north of Yonge & St. Clair) and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The smaller dishes were tasty but over priced. The main dishes like the beef brisket was horrible, a couple of ounces for $26.00!!!! For 4 scallops in sauce , which were tasty, $23.00 was way too much. We asked at the start of the meal for a bottle of house sparkling water, and we're never asked if we wanted more... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

On our first visit to Cava my wife and I were very fortunate to have been greeted by and looked after attentively all evening by Theran. We left our food and wine selections up to him for what turned out to be a sensationally paced meal of 6 small plates for sharing. We loved every course with the standouts being... More

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London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a magnificent time. The welcomed was warm and our waitress was knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs. Her advises were well intended and sensible. The selection was large and, coming back from Spain, we found back all the savour of the food plus a certain "savoir-faire" and a presentation that was most appropriate. I chose a Vouvray that... More

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