Best Sangria Spots in Toronto
I was just wondering what are some of the best places to get sangria in Toronto. I've read other posts that all seem to recommend Torito in Kensington Market, but surely there are more?
I'm no expert, but can tell you that I've had sangria at Torito a couple of times and, though it was pleasant-tasting and not overly sweet (a big bonus for me) it seemed a touch watery and not too aloholic.
One of my absolute favourites, the Queen Mother, has good white wine sangria, but it's not cheap at $30/carafe. I also like 7 Numbers on the Danforth (which has received inconsistent reviews here, though I've only had good experiences).
If you want cheap, go to the Green Room or Nirvana for $16/pitcher. Avoid the Red Room (same owners) which has inexplicably terrible service.
Heartily seconded! Love Boulevard Cafe -- a pitcher of sangria on the patio is a wonderful way to spend an evening.
Milagro has an interesting variety of sangrias, including a watermelon sangria. Their traditional sangria isn't as sweet as most, but it probably keeps me from drinking it as quickly.
Chimichange (at Yonge and Eg) also has good sangria.
None of the above are cheap -- all over $30 per pitcher. But a nice alternative to a bottle of wine.
Wow, thanks everyone!
MoMo's didn't strike me as a sangria type place. I actually haven't eaten there, but I looked at their menu once but we decided to go somewhere else instead just because we wanted more atmosphere.
I've never heard of Brownstone's or Nyood's, I shall look into that!
I've had it at Nirvana & the Greenroom a few times. While I find it enjoyable, I find it a bit watered down, but for $16 I really can't complain. They also have nice juices to choose from which I like.
kalendar sounds interesting with their mandarins. & I prefer to get it in a pitcher, so that's good to hear. Cafe Diplomatico's frozen fruits sound nice too, I hope that means less ice & more liquids.
I've passed by Boulevard Cafe many times but have never been. Their patio looks really cute. Maybe I'll give them a go if the weather ever decides to warm up to patio time.
It's convenient that a lot of these suggestions seem to be in the same area. As for the ones that aren't, it never hurts to venture out to new areas in Toronto. =)
BTW I've also had sangria from this Mexican restaurant across from the flatiron building (can't remember the name, sorry). While the sangria was yummy, the food was nothing to rave about. I got fajitas and the skimpy amount of fixings (lettuce, cheese, salsa, etc) was appalling and they charged us extra when we asked for more. I wouldn't have minded if they had given enough to make more than 2 fajitas to begin with.