Vancouver Is Home To The #2 Best New Restaurant In Canada

The city's authentic Spanish tapas spot is officially the best.
Vancouver Is Home To The #2 Best New Restaurant In Canada

When you think of Vancouver food, what comes to mind? There's a place serving mouthwatering Spanish tapas that just got named as one of the top new spots in the country. The best new restaurants in Canada according to a highly anticipated list from Enroute magazine, were announced on Wednesday, October 23.

If you're a Vancouver foodie, you've probably already heard the buzz about ¿CóMO? Taperia in Mount Pleasant or you've been there for yourself. It's a unique dining experience in Vancouver where you're encouraged to share food, stand at the bar eating snacks and rubbing elbows with strangers who are just one tapas dish away from being your friend.

While Vancouver might be famous for guzzling California rolls and miso soup like it's going out of style, it's amazing to see the city perform on the national level when it comes to incredible new restaurants.

Enroute magazine by Air Canada had 35 restaurants in the running across the country for the title of Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2019. Both Vancouver restaurants ¿CóMO? Taperia and Ugly Dumpling were long-listed. The top ten include three restaurants from B.C. in total.

The restaurant has a hectic but exciting atmosphere and totally makes you feel like you're in a tapas bar in Spain. You can hang out in the vibrant stand-up bar area or grab a few seats with friends and munch on tapas and treats directly from Spain that are hard to find anywhere else in Vancouver.

In a press release, ¿CóMO? Taperia co-owner Shaun Layton said that it was an incredible honour to be recognized. "All we wanted to do was give Vancouver a little piece of Spain we love so much. Where people can enjoy popular Spanish drinks and creative, yet, simple tapas together in an intimate space with fun and great hospitality," he said.

Two other B.C. restaurants made the top ten list including Pluvio in Ucluelet at #4 and Nowhere in Victoria at #5. The #1 restaurant was ARVI in Quebec City.

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