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Can anyone recommend a place that makes good paella??

callitasicit Jul 8, 2007 01:58 PM

When I went to Spain, I became very addicted to the paella there! I have frequented a few Spanish restaurants in Toronto only be disappointed. I don't expect the paella here to be as good ofcourse but there has got to be one restaurant that makes something even remotely close to as good. Anyone have any suggestions??

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  1. TorontoJo RE: callitasicit Jul 9, 2007 03:40 PM

    If you don't mind trying a Portuguese version, then I would suggest trying Adega on Elm, or Chiado on College. Not sure if they always have it on the menu -- give them a call to be sure!

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      dancingTimmy RE: callitasicit Jul 30, 2007 09:12 PM

      Have had both Segovia's spanish paella & Alegre Bar & Grill's Portuguese paella. Both are normally very good, but now & then the cook seems to lose interest and it comes out less than wonderful.

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        callitasicit RE: dancingTimmy Oct 11, 2007 01:15 AM

        I am reopening this thread because I am still dreadfully missing some good paella. I am tempted to fly back to Spain just to get a taste again!

      2. JamieK RE: callitasicit Oct 11, 2007 05:52 AM

        What places have you tried already? I know Cambalache on Mount Pleasant has paellas on the menu but haven't tried myself.

        And I've heard that Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner has paella on the menu sometimes -

        505 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2L9, CA

        Jamie Kennedy Gardiner
        111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

        1. Finnegan RE: callitasicit Oct 11, 2007 10:23 AM

          Ive had a pretty good paella at Embrujo Flamenco...takes a while to prepare (over 50 minutes when I was there), but at least you know it's made to order and not standing around getting mushy.


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            dwittenb RE: callitasicit Oct 11, 2007 11:39 AM

            Has anyone tried Casa Barcelona?

            2980 Bloor st. West

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              JonasBrand RE: dwittenb Oct 19, 2007 08:26 PM

              Bump... also curious about Casa Barcelona... anyone? reviews? Thanks!

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                Ubervache RE: JonasBrand Oct 23, 2007 08:47 AM

                I've eaten at Casa Barcelona several times and have had a fantastic dining experience each time. I've only had the paella once (on my last visit), but it was fresh and packed with seafood.

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                  5andman RE: JonasBrand Oct 23, 2007 08:02 PM

                  Casa Barcelona is great! I've never been disappointed. Great paella!
                  Great sangria! The service is very attentive and it doesn't take long before the first dish comes to your table.

              2. skylineR33 RE: callitasicit Oct 19, 2007 08:43 PM

                I am also interested to know how is the paella at Casa Barcelona compared to the one at Embrujo Flamenco ? I found the paella at Embrujo Flamenco good, but the flavour is a bit too strong for me.

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                  Edith S RE: skylineR33 Oct 20, 2007 05:25 AM

                  Amedeus on Augusta does a good Portuguese version. I think it's called the Revolution? Not the fanciest spot but nice patio in Kensington.

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                  YummyYummy RE: callitasicit Oct 23, 2007 04:32 AM

                  It's only breakfast time, but for some reason I'm craving seafood right now. God, I'd love some paella right now!!!

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