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Best Tapas in Vancouver

Best Tapas in Vancouver

If you’re looking for something different to eat for dinner, then look no further. Tapas are a type of appetizer style dish from Spain, and they are super popular here in Vancouver. There are tons of tapas restaurants in the city, but here are the best tapas in Vancouver that you need to check out pronto!

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Best Tapas in Vancouver


La Bodega is located at 1277 Howe Street, and is one of the best places to find Spanish tapas in Vancouver. They serve a wide selection of authentic Spanish tapas, including seafood and meat dishes. Shared plates are also a popular option for both large and small groups. Their sangria is also a must!


Bin 941 Tapas Parlour is located at 941 Davie Street, and serves both tapas and salads. Their tapas menu includes crab cakes, fresh British Columbia mussels, served either with a coconut milk curry or classic French, and Pacific scallops. Their restaurant also has open kitchens, making it easy for patrons to enjoy the action inside and out.


BierCraft Tap and Tapas Bar is located at 1191 Commercial Drive. They serve some delicious tapas, such as bruschetta, pork lettuce wraps, calamari, and fish tacos. They also serve fresh mussels that are delivered daily. This restaurant also serves a premiere selection of Belgium and Craft beers.

Best Tapas in Vancouver


España Restaurant is located at 1118 Denman Street. They have a wide variety of different tapas, including crispy squid, grilled octopus and chorizo, and crispy pork belly. With a great atmosphere and drink selection, customers are transported right to Spain.


The Sardine Can is located at 26 Powell Street, and aims to bring “a small slice of Spain to Gastown.” Their menu is full of authentic Spanish Tapas, including spicy garlic prawns, chorizo sausage, and smoked sardines on toast. They also have an all Spanish beer, wine, sherry and brandy list.


Lolita’s South of the Boarder Cantina is located at 1326 Dave Street, and serves a variety of tapas, including seared local tuna, slow roasted beef brisket, and wild salmon. Their homemade desserts are a great fix for anyone with a sweet tooth!


Sidecar Supper Club is located at 1163 Granville Street. Their tapas menu consists of Dungeness crab and prawn cakes, chicken satay, edemame, and salmon satay. This is a great place to hang with friends and eat delicious tapas and enjoy a live DJ.


Scarlet Tapas Lounge is located at 1216 Granville Street. Their tapas consist of Chilean crab cakes, stuffed jalapeño peppers, and Korean style barbeque steak wraps. Their VIP room can also be booked for special celebrations.


Ten Ten Tapas is located at 1010 Beach Ave. Their food is West Coast, served in tapas style. Their dishes include tuna tacos, crab cakes, and fish and chips. Diners can enjoy tapas while sitting out and looking over the beautiful view of English Bay.


Tapas 23 is located at 3941 Main Street. Their menu consists of cebolla fritos, which are Spanish onion rings, paella, and empanada. They have “flavours of Mediterranean influence, locally crafted.”


Whether you want to try all these dishes yourself or share with a group, tapas are a perfect summer dinner for those who want to try something new and transport themselves to a different country through food.


Written by Anna Ward
Images via tapas23 and espanarestaurant

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