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El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar

909 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2H2, Canada
+1 416-923-8888
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“beef cheeks” (2 reviews)
“cod” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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909 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2H2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have become regular diners at this Spanish restaurant which we discovered by accident some time ago as we are rarely on foot on this part of Yonge Street. The staff make every effort to be welcoming and to explain the menu....More

Thank John K J
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s all been said before but El Tenedor is hands down the best restaurant in Toronto. Best paella anywhere!!! Fried artichoke starter amazing. If uncertain about any menu items, ask Cesar to choose for you - you can’t go wrong.

1  Thank balmoral53
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Interesting varied menu ranging from tapas to a tasting menu. Basically Spanish but with modern twists. Most products locally sourced and organic where possible. Friendly attentive service in a district where authenticity is hard to find. A must visit restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank 77elisabeth
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

I’m a fairly harsh critic and rarely write reviews, but when you discover a gem like this you have to let others know at the risk of losing your ability to secure a table. The owner, Cesar, is an electrical engineer by training with a...More

Thank Edward T
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant with the welcoming chef and the excellent food in a beautiful setting. Fish taco, soup, lamb shank, cod, beef cheeks, pumpkin pie flan all extremely tasty and tastefully presented !!

Thank TravelersForLife2
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We made an online Friday reservation. They phoned to confirm and informed us that they were offering a tasting menu. They currently do tasting menu on Friday and Saturday nights. 5 courses with a choice of 3 mains and 2 deserts. We had the flight...More

Thank giffenk
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

The food is original, full of flavours and Chef is clever. We had the Saturday tasting menu and the food was very tasty and lots of value for the money. Definitely coming back to test out the Tapas next!! A good find.

Thank Andrew M
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

The food was great , the service impeccable overall a terrific experience. The chef visited our table to insure we were satisfied

Thank William J
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Thanks for visiting us. We are glad you enjoyed your time.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

I walk past this place every day on my way to work. It's never open for breakfast nor lunch. It's not open every evening. Very mysterious. I finally had time on a Friday night to stop in. When I arrived, the place was empty. The...More

Thank LikethetripFantastic
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Loved our experience here! Soooooooo good! Super cute little spot with the most amazing food.The artichoke appetizer was out of this world. Ordered another one before it was finished. The truffle gnocchi - amazing. Great personal service, nice music, delicious wine... The owner is also...More

Thank judithbenattar
Cesar P, Owner at El Tenedor Restaurant Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$38 - US$77
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-923-8888
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Description
El Tenedor is an eclectic unique boutique restaurant serving inspired Spanish and Southern French cuisines, rooted in the Basque and Catalans regions from northern Spain.The ambiance is casual and relaxed. We cook and take the food to your table as in a conversation we were having at home. We believe that the terroir dictates the menu and our goal is to cook mainly with ingredients that Canada can offer. We offer appetizers, 4 course Tasting and a la Carte Menu, based on local ingredients, seasonality and proximity with an option for wine pairing. The seating time is about an hour to hour and a half with first seating starting at 6 pm.
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