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“good, but it will cost you less to fly to Spain”
Review of Patria

Patria
Ranked #123 of 9,071 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $52
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown West
Cross street: King and Spadina
Transit: Access via street car on King street
Description: Patria "The Homeland " Patria is a restaurant born out the idea of the lifestyle and soul of the Spanish culture. A country rich in tradition of dedication to artisanal cuisine and wines displayed in the Boquerias and Tapas bars throughout each region. The menu will be an authentic representation of the rustic styles, sourced from the highest quality of available products from Spain and Ontario. The wines have been selected to compliment the vast diversity in cuisine, and promote the finest producers the country has to offer.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

the place was packed, yet it was pleasant and it was possible to carry a conversation. very trendy place with great decor and knowledgeable service (at least from the Spanish speaking ones).
the food was generally very good. We tried the Serrano (just ok), the pulp gallega (excellent), the cod in green sauce (ok but 18$ for a microscopic portion?) the chickpea (excellent), OK the bread and tomato, the seafood paella (a good portion at 46$, serving the 3 of us) very good, except it was burned!? the desserts were amazing (chocolate with salt and olive oil, lemon mousse also with oil). all in all a good experience for Toronto, but certainly somebody else must be able to offer standard Spanish food for less than half this outrageous price! the portions are even smaller than the standard ones in Spain for tapas, no bread even offered, wine very costly.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Disclosure: I live in Canada but native from Spain

I invited my family to this restaurant to celebrate Christmas. We ordered most of the tapas in the menu. The food is good and very well presented but they are the standard tapas in any bar in Spain and thus to me they appear overdone and expensive. The servings are a bit scarce for the price. If you go to Spain you can go to bars where they serve much more sophisticated tapas. Anyway, nothing wrong with the food in itself.

Did not order paella. I do not normally trust it in restaurants.

Service was good most of the time. It took a while to get the waitress to take our order but after that the dishes came very promptly and not all at the same time (good)

Atmosphere is pleasant in general although despite making a reservation we were placed by the door in a cold night. They had a curtain to protect from the cold when the door was opened but the protection was not perfect

Thank brozas
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Despite the tall ceilings and cold wind howling outside, the interior is amazingly calm and tranquil with a buzz of activity in the background. We sat in the middle of the restaurant and despite the lunch hour rush, had no problem hearing one another.

The food was beyond spectacular, cured Spanish meats, warm almonds... Every dish got better and better. And churros that rival those of the streets of Mexico City.

Excellent service, spectacular food and despite the price (& smallish portions), I left very satisfied. I'll definitely be back and would recommend this restaurant hands down.

Thank MexChilanga
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Take old school classics including paella, tapas, jambon and sangria, then pimp them up. Resulting cuisine is very good, although not necessarily welcome. Paella with duck confit and braised lamb rib is over the top, but over-kill when considering the classic simplistic dish that it was intended to be. Perhaps Salvatore Dali would approve. Cuisine aside, the restaurant is killer in ambiance and décor. Somewhat pricey and loud. A definite must try. Service was very good and servers had good menu knowledge, especially important when the menu is as varied as it is. Not vying to go back anytime soon.

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Thank must_travel_soon_10
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Been several times and the food is always bang on with the exception of the paella. Great service, beautiful place!

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Thank Sylvia T
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