Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon to Embrujo Flamenco Tapas Restaurant on Danforth Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of tapas and Spanish wine.
- For $29, you get a three-course paella Festival menu for one, available through June 30 (a $49 value).
Embrujo Flamenco boasts an extensive selection of authentic Spanish tapas crafted with traditional cooking methods in its sophisticated and oft flamenco-boosted environment. For a traditional Madridian experience, sweet-and-salty bacon-wrapped dates ($6.95) detonate juicy flavour bombs that shatter previously held reservations about tap dancing in public. The puntillas en salsa de mostaza, a grilled Black Angus sirloin served over house cut fries ($10.95), proves that shareables can have hearty hearts. Herbivoyeurs watching you dine from over the host's shoulder will salivate over the abundant selection of vegetarian tapas, including the garlic-and-mushroomy champi-ones al ajillo ($8.95). Through June 30, diners can also opt for the three-course paella Festival menu, which rotates paella variations daily. The arroz negro dyes rice and seafood black with squid ink, and the paella langosta spikes the traditional dish with lumps of lobster.
With exposed brick walls and sophisticated urban decor, this eatery is an ideal place to impress an expatriate Spaniard on a first date or during a live-action-role-playing job interview. Complimentary flamenco shows take place Wednesday–Sunday (a minimum of $30/person is required on show nights).
Tapas at Embrujo
Tapas at Embrujo brings a little slice of Spain to the heart of Greektown, then adds a musical twist. Chef Jose Salgado—who's appeared on the Food Network's Kitchen Equipped and has produced concerts for Jordan Knight and Rick Springfield—combines authentic tapas dishes with traditional Spanish entertainment so that guests don't have to resort to playing Sudoku on a dozing date's forehead. The result: dishes of duck confit or scallops with saffron sauce complemented by flamenco dancers twirling with the style's signature passion. Diners can also dig into a paella, whether it's a mix of seafood or the vegetarian version with saffron-infused rice, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and fava beans.
97 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2