Patria is one of Toronto’s best restaurants, and its best Spanish eatery (beating Bar Isabel every visit). This see-and-be-seen hot spot gets loud and crowded, but young and old alike feel welcome in the high-ceilinged trendy space. Inspired cooking, well-made cocktails and sangria, and good service round out the reasons you should make a reservation today. Owners Harnif Harji and Charles Khabouth and Chefs Janet Hoediono and Stuart Cameron have created a winner in the hard-to-please Toronto food scene.
You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, so arrive hungry for Iberico ham, aged manchego cheese, dates with bacon, succulent meats, perfect paella, well-made cocktails and outstanding desserts (some garnished with olive oil powder or black olive marmalade).