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“A little disappointing...”
Review of Tapas Restaurant

Tapas Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $45
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6th Ave
Description: Oted most Romantic Restaurant in the Rockies, we are tucked off Main Street Canmore in a charming character house. Tapas offers the lively fusion of Spanish and Old World flavours created by our kitchen team. We have designed a menu of specialty dishes that are prepared to order from the freshest ingredients available. All stocks, sauces and desserts are made by our Chef Dan Purvis in house. Our menu offers gluten free and vegetarian options. Share several plates amongst friends in the intimate dining room with Spanish style murals and high back leather chairs. We also have an eclectic attic with slanted ceilings and low windows which is great for small parties. Don't forget to visit us in the summer where you can enjoy tapas on our Mediterranean- style deck with lovely al fresco ambiance. And most importantly, be sure to try our house made Sangria (white or red) or choose a lovely Spanish Cava or wine from our Wine Menu. Want to bring your own wine, we offer a $25 corkage fee as well.
Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little disappointing...”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had previously dined at Tapas and were excited to visit again. This time, however, we found the food to be a little disappointing. We tried the stuffed squid - just okay, the chili shrimp - really good, the scallops - nicely cooked, and the tapas steak - really average and overcooked. We also had the Patatas Bravas - which were unfortunately not as good as we've had other places, but also found it strange that they came out first, with no other food arriving until 10 minutes later. We were hoping to eat them with something else, but they were cold by the time our next dish arrived. As others have said - we just didn't feel the food was great enough to justify the prices. The chili shrimp were really good - but $15 for 6 average sized shrimp? The service was slow, but pleasant and the Sangria was delicious. Canmore has so many really good restaurants, that for us, Tapas would not be worth a return visit. For those of you who have visited or live in Calgary and have been to Ox and Angela for tapas - we find the food there to be much better.

  • Visited March 2014
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Perth, Australia
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“AMAZING - EVERY TIME!!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This restaurant has the best TAPAS ever!! The quality of the food is very high. The combinations of ingredients is interesting and delicious. The service is always fabulous. Ordering Sangria here is a must. I leave here full every time - you must book to guarantee a table - summer and winter!

Visited February 2014
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Rimbey, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had a great meal, located in an old house, really great atmosphere. We felt it wasn't quite amazing enough to justify the prices they charge but overall a great night.

  • Visited March 2014
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Canmore, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sharing - the way dining should be!!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Dining and fine food should be made for sharing with special people in your life. This is a great way to try many flavours and dishes over wine or the amazing Sangria they prepare in house. Creative and delicious menu, great ambiance and wonderful staff. Never been disappointed. Great seasonal outdoor patio as well.

  • Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Alberta
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“So good! So fun!”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Group of 6 girls went to Tapas. We were a little unsure at first about the table we were given as it was in the entrance but it turned out to be fun as we got to say hi to lots of people as they arrived. Besides, after having our many dishes, honestly next time they could seat me anywhere and I'd take it.

As there was 6 of us sharing we were able to sample a good portion of the menu! We all enjoyed every single item! Staff was all friendly and easy going.

If you have the opportunity, take whatever reservation time and whatever table they can give you! Well worth it!

  • Visited March 2014
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