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Appetizer/Tapas places with drinks for a group of women (10-20)

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I am trying to set up drinks for my friends and their friends. Looking for an affordable but good quality place for a group of 10-20 women. Looking for options for vegetarian as well and non alcholic drinks.

I prefer downtown. Any suggestions?

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  1. Torito - unless that's not quite downtown enough for you.

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    Torito
    276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

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    1. re: peppermint pate

      Thanks! How are the portions there? Are they very small or appetizer sized. I have never been to a tapas bar before.

      1. re: TOchowgal

        Two people can share between 4 to 6 on average for a meal and be content. However, veg options on the menu are limited.

        1. re: JennaBean

          Ha - what she said. JennaBean, we think alike!

        2. re: TOchowgal

          Small - depending on appetites, I would generally assume about 2-3 plates per person but of course, you'll want to share. I once hosted a party there and planned the menu in advance so everything came out on large family-style platters. You have that option as well. If your vegetarians only eat veggies, they'll be okay but they'll miss most of the highlights on the menu - shrimp al ajillo, patatas bravas with chorizo and the galego steak are my favourites (though the chickpeas with spinch is a great dish). You can also call in advance and speak with Veronica (the owner) and see if they could add a veggie dish or two - their chef, whose name escapes me at the moment, is lovely and very accommodating. It's a very warm and friendly spot with consistently great food - definitely one of my favourites.

          1. re: peppermint pate

            I hosted a dinner for 10 or 11 at Torito a couple of years ago and we had tons of food. Nobody (even the picky eaters) went hungry. I spent about $500 on food, with tax and tip, and we probably had too much food. With a group of females, you could get away with about $300 of food, before tax and tip, easily. We ate our way through the menu and included daily specials and higher end items. We had a mix of males and females and everyone was positively stuffed.

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            Torito
            276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

            1. re: peppermint pate

              We do think alike. I love both the shrimp and the patatas bravas so delish - not to mention the ceviche! It is one of my fav comformt food places regardless of the season or my company. The only time I've had a challenge is with a serious veg who ate cheese but that was the only animal product that would pass her lips. I think she was still a bit hungry when we left. :-(