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In search of authentic Spanish tapas in Vancouver or Victoria

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islandgirl Jun 15, 2011 12:48 PM

Can anyone suggest somewhere to get authentic Spanish-style tapas in Vancouver or Victoria?

I've been to La Bodega several times but was wondering if there was anywhere else to get this style of food?

Not looking for small plate, fusiony, modern places like Bin 941 or 942, Mis Trucos, etc.

Thanks in advance

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    clutterer RE: islandgirl Jun 15, 2011 12:56 PM

    You could try the Spanish menu at the Waldorf's Leeteg Room. It's not strictly traditional, but not entirely dissimilar to what I've had at more contemporary places in Barcelona, Madrid, etc. There is also the Barcelona on Granville, if that's still around, though I would recommend the Waldorf over it.

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      el_lobo_solo RE: clutterer Jun 15, 2011 03:53 PM

      Barcelona went belly-up a few months ago. It's now a Mexican place.

    2. Pollo RE: islandgirl Jun 16, 2011 11:33 AM

      No "authentic" or even close to "authentic" tapas in Vancouver.

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        vicgirl RE: islandgirl Jun 16, 2011 07:03 PM

        Ferris Oyster Bar (upstairs) has something called "Seville Sunday" - great tapas only on Sunday nights - check out their website. Has tapas for around $3 plus a menu for "raciones", somewhat larger portions just like you get in Madrid and Barcelona. Great for sharing

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