A place to enjoy the delicious flavours of Spain, sip and chat… Como Taperia has become Vancouver’s Spanish tapas go-to eatery.
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Como Taperia – 201 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC
I had been eyeing visiting Como Taperia for a long time. It is one of those places that occupies a small but very beloved corner on Main street. There is limited seating, on a first come first seated basis (yes you can make reservations), but for a limited-sized party (I recommend no more than 4. However, that is purposeful.
Picture stopping by a tapas bar in Spain, feeling the vibe of positivity ring through the small but large in love bar where you see everyone smiling, taking sips while nibbling on the perfect marriage of salt and savoury. That is what you will get. If you can’t get away to Spain, it’s a great place to check out… and of course feast on happy plates of beautifully salted tapas to make your Spanish food heart sing.
It’s also voted #2 by EnRoute magazine as Canada’s Best New Restaurant. In even writing this post, I already want to go back.
The menu is phenomenally curated. It encompasses exactly what a tapas bar needs to and executes it with confidence. Allowing the savoury and salty flavours to come through on every bite, makes this place as popular as it is.
Their cocktails are tantalizing, and daily you can enjoy happy hour while enjoying tapas that are created daily, for free, just for happy hour. I would then move on to enjoying a glass, or two, or bottle of Cava.
Pair it with anchovy stuffed olives, perhaps some delicious croquetas, and most definitely the clams in vermut, anything on verde (mushrooms, steak, anything goes), charred octopus… honestly there has been nothing that wasn’t beautiful on the palette.
Leave the kids at home, make this a date or a place to catch up with a friend. The seating is limited so ensure to make reservations. Tables seat 2-3, comfortably, and there is standing area for daily specials at the bar area.
Staff, as well as the location, fit the ambiance of the Spanish tapas bar to a tee. It’s a lovely place with enthusiastic people ready to ensure you are enjoying everything.
Yes. However, you must appreciate Spanish tapas. This is a place to enjoy small bites and try unique flavours that are authentic to Spain. Enjoying cava while having anchovy stuffed olives, or croquettes is what you should expect here.
I highly recommend this for the self-proclaimed foodie.
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