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Tapas in vancouver

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hartly Feb 22, 2007 07:41 PM

Is there any place for tapas in vancouver?

  1. Pollo Feb 23, 2007 07:33 AM

    If you want type/kind of tapas you would get in Spain the answer is no. Lots of places serving "quasi" tapas.....smaller portions at hefty prices....

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      marcopolo Feb 23, 2007 08:28 AM

      Pollo seems a bit jaded. There are a lot of tapas places in Vancouver. Certainly when compared to Calgary where i currently live (Number of tapas places: um, 0). Yes, given that tapas is riding out its wave of trendiness, it is a bit pricier than normal dining, but i would say it's worth it.

      I used to go for tapas at the latin quarter on commercial, and it was always very nice. this was a few years ago, however.

      A few months ago, i also had a meal at Bin 942 on Broadway, and it was excellent. But it's very popular and charges accordingly.

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      1. re: marcopolo
        Pollo Feb 23, 2007 12:12 PM

        Marcopolo - no idea why you think that I'm jaded? This is reality...if you ever had tapas in Spain then you would understand that the Vancouver and for that mater North American versions of "tapas" are not it. Bin 942 has decent food but it's pricey (~$15 per plate) and loud. Latin Quater - been there quite a long time ago and the food was not v. good....might have changed (I hope) for better since then....

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        squeegeeboy Feb 23, 2007 12:08 PM

        It is not the best in the world but for some solid tpas dishes, run by a Spanish family, with ceviche and sangria I have always liked, check out La Bodega on Howe.

        http://www.labodegavancouver.com/

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          chinglish Feb 23, 2007 12:13 PM

          just went to La Bodega last week. Got tipsy over their yummy sangria. Ceviche and mushrooms is good - we also tried the rabbit, liver, prawns, - but don't remember much of it - maybe too much sangria....

          I hear Bin 941 (on Davie) is good - we tried going twice but they don't take reservations and its teeny and always packed - always 1 hour wait.

          1. daily_unadventures Feb 23, 2007 01:04 PM

            There is also el Patio on Cambie and Smithe which is decent and also has good Sangria.

            Katerina
            http://dailyunadventures.blogspot.com

            1. starlady Feb 23, 2007 10:38 PM

              Def El Patio, especially in the summer. A place i haven''t tried yet but have heard good things about is called Yew York. on the corner of (wait for it....) Yew and York in Kits.

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                jewels_vancouver Mar 1, 2007 08:12 PM

                Does this count? Or are you looking specifically for Spanish Tapas?

                Tapastree Restaurant
                www.tapastree.ca
                1829 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada - (604) 606-4680

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                1. re: jewels_vancouver
                  daily_unadventures Mar 6, 2007 08:28 PM

                  I have been there - for tapas - but I really wasn't that impressed. Sorry to Say :(

                  Katerina
                  htto://dailyunadventures.com

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                  meganw Mar 6, 2007 05:52 PM

                  I second the votes for La Bodega and el Patio (as the name suggests, they have a spectacular roof-top patio in nice weather). Latin Quarter was good food the last time I was there, but slightly lacking in atmosphere.
                  I haven't tried Yew York yet because the name changes so often I can't always get there in time! Would be interested in any reviews...

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