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Tapas - Yonge/Eglington?

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haligonianhui Apr 14, 2004 04:26 PM

I really miss the tapas restaurant on the 2nd floor north of Eglington(replaced by this awful Eastern European restaurant). Chowhounds just went to Chiado's I hear which I have to visit. Any other suggestions for tapas and anything closer to me?

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    Rover RE: haligonianhui Apr 14, 2004 05:05 PM

    Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant at St. Clair and Christie has delicious Mediterranean tapas.

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      haligonianhui RE: Rover Apr 14, 2004 08:51 PM

      Thanks! Isn't Mezzetta considered Middle Eastern though (that's what I've heard)? I was thinking Spanish tapas...mmmm...mmmm...

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      sunnyside RE: haligonianhui Apr 17, 2004 12:57 PM

      Actually, the Eastern European restaurant you call awful in your post, is very good. It is called Transylvania Restaurant. Good value, friendly service and probably the best schnitzel I have seen in Toronto.
      It replaced La Carreta, a mediocre Cuban restaurant. There is another La Carreta on the Danforth, serving cuban tapas, but imho you're better off going to a Spanish restaurant, such as the Flamenco tapas bar at Broadview and Danforth, if you're craving a Spanish specialty like tapas.

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        haligonianhui RE: sunnyside Apr 20, 2004 04:03 PM

        Thank you for the names - it's been driving me crazy! My companion and I didn't like Transylvania, but maybe I should give it another try based on your comments. It was early on when they first opened, so maybe things have improved.

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