What could be more intimate than sharing a romantic meal for two, and what better way to do that than eating Tapas?
Tapas originates from Spain and is the combination of small dishes, however it has now been adopted and embraced by different types of cuisine from all over the world.
This way of eating is great for making conversation and being able to share and taste several dishes. Great if you are always dying to taste your partner's plate or if you always regret your choice.
With Montreal's wide range of restaurants, I have compiled a list of where you should take your date if they have a soft spot for tapas or if you're looking for food that is guaranteed to bring you closer together and give you something to talk about.
1. Tapas 24
Located in the heart of Old Montreal this restaurant is a true tribute to Barcelona, with both its modern and traditional cuisine. The restaurant is a large modern space offering a vibrant and high energy atmosphere. You can order everything from oysters to squid and pork ribs.
The name of this restaurant actually originates from a specific type of cuisine from the Basque culture. A Pintxo is originally a small slice of bread on which was placed a small portion of food. The origin of its name comes from the fact that the food was held on to the bread by a toothpick (a Pintxo in Euskara). Therefore a perfect and unique form of Tapas. Enjoy their charcuterie, octopus and Spanish cheeses in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
3. Club Espagnol de Quebec
This authentically Spanish restaurant serves traditional tapas in a rustic and raw atmosphere. The paella can be greatly enjoyed on their sunny terrace during the summer months.
4. Damas Restaurant
This restaurant features typical Syrian mezes from Damascus and Aleppo in a decadent atmosphere. The décor, the vibe, the service, and, most importantly the food are finished to a high quality.
5. Barraca Rhumerie & Tapas
This quirky little restaurant in the Plateau offers a hidden terrace and specializes in rum, so if rum is your thing this is the place for you. Respectful to the traditional Spanish dish of tapas you can order everything from chorizo to calamari.
6. Casa Tapas
As it suggests in the name they pride themselves in being specialists of Tapas. They even have vegetarian dishes on the menu and a delicate decor. They are greatly recommended and enjoyed by many.
7. Confusion Tapas du Monde
This unique artistic styled restaurant, as mentioned in the name offers tapas from all over the world. They even offer a perfectly balanced menu specially for 2, including an array of dishes from fish soup to homemade kimchi.
8. Taza Flores
Authentically Spanish, not only will you enjoy the food but the decor. They offer a range of modern Spanish delights. You can choose dishes such as the eggplant pizza and mango salad.
This friendly neighbourhood restaurant has been around for roughly 10 years. Discover a wide variety of Spanish dishes skilfully prepared in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
If contemporary Mediterranean and Greek seafood and fish mezze are one of your hidden pleasures, then Ikanos has many delectable items that are sure to please. Even though not traditionally Spanish the concept of Tapas is very much respected.
This is an Indian twist to the Tapas concept. The modern Indian decor is simply beautiful and the food to die for.