welcome to tapas!

Consistently voted one of the most Romantic Restaurant in the Rockies, we are tucked off Main Street Canmore in a charming character house. Tapas offers the lively fusion of Spanish and Old World flavours created by our kitchen team.

We have designed a menu of specialty dishes that are prepared to order from the freshest ingredients available. All stocks, sauces and desserts are made by our Chef Chris in house.

Our menu offers gluten free and vegetarian options. Share several plates amongst friends in the intimate dining room with Spanish style murals and high back leather chairs. We also have an eclectic attic with slanted ceilings and low windows which is great for small parties. Don’t forget to visit us in the summer where you can enjoy tapas on our Mediterranean- style deck with lovely al fresco ambiance. And most importantly, be sure to try our house made Sangria (white or red) or choose a lovely Spanish Cava or wine from our Wine Menu. Want to bring your own wine? We offer a $25 per bottle corkage fee as well.


Wendy Simpson + James Kendal, Owners + Diners

Online Reservations

Please make your reservations online through Open Table by using the link below.

Tapas is a small and intimate restaurant and we accommodate reservations with earlier sittings from 5:00 pm through 6:30 pm and then from 8:00 pm through to 9:30 pm with some tables available at 7:00 and 7:30 pm. Tapas is open seven days a week. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We do not take group reservations on weekends for tables more than 10 people.

Tapas is a small and intimate space suitable for small gatherings. 

We kindly ask that you give us 24 hours notice of cancellation.

Groups up to 8 people can book online for reservations Sunday through Thursday (tables are subject to availability). A valid credit card will be required to guarantee your group reservation and we have a cancellation policy of 24 hours notice which is $25 per person.

*Tapas does not take large parties, stags or stagettes on Friday or Saturday nights

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Executive Chef - Christopher Picek


Tapas is pleased to announce and introduce Chef Christopher Picek as our Head Chef.  Chef Picek was born in Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories and after culinary training at SAIT, he “cut his teeth” at the Wedgewood Hotel, Relais & Chateau, in Vancouver.  Chef Picek has travelled and worked in Europe and upon returning to Canada he helped open the well-known Calgary restaurant Capo, which subsequently went onto being named 'one of Canada's best new restaurants' in enRoute Magazine.

Chef Picek left Capo and moved over to the head Chef position at Il Sogno, which was Calgary’s premier Italian restaurant. Chef Picek’s love of Italian cuisine and baking saw him return to the West Coast where he helped open Nicli Antica, Vancouver's first certified Neapolitan pizzeria.  Picek returned to Calgary where he honed his baking skills and was co-founder of the Grain Exchange.  

Chef Picek has joined Tapas as their Head Chef and looks forward to integrating his Italian culinary and baking background into our well loved Spanish menu. Owners, Wendy Simpson and James Kendal are very excited in the new direction taking place in the kitchen and after tasting Chef Picek’s food they knew right away that the restaurant was in capable hands as it begins a new culinary journey. The Tapas team look forward to a busy season with new creative menus and happy diners.  




Join us on Wednesday nights for featured Beer and Wine specials. Each week we will be profiling a new wine or beer and offering some great prices on unique wines and craft beers.

If you have a favourite bottle* from your own cellar then bring it in  and enjoy complimentary corkage on Wednesday nights.



Wednesday Night Summer Music Series

Just when we thought Tapas couldn't be any more romantic.
Join us on Friday nights for dinner and enjoy the Latin Guitar sounds of local guitarist Andrew Ibanez who will be playing on Wednesday nights from 6 to 10 pm throughout the Summer

Andrew Ibanez has been performing, writing and recording for over thirty years. He blends a mix of music from all over the world and incorporates many styles like Latin, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Classical music to create his own sound.



We are tucked off Main Street right next to the Paint Box Lodge in picturesque Canmore, AB

Tapas is open seven days a week from 5 pm

633 10 Street
Canmore, AB  T1W 2A2




Let Tapas host your next party

Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday party, a corporate event or other special event, Tapas will work with you to design a "tapas" style sharing menu that suits your party and budget. Email us at eat@tapascanmore.ca for details. 

Size of rooms available:

Entire Restaurant – 34 pp main floor + 18 pp attic
Tapas Main Floor – 34 pp sit down
Tapas Attic – 10-18 pp sit down
table configurations for the attic are:
up to 10 people (one table)
11-18 people (two tables)

Tapas Patio (weather permitting) – 24 pp sit down, 40 pp reception

*Private group bookings are subject to minimum buyout restrictions based on the season.
*There are no buyout restrictions for groups booking the attic only during the week.
*Tapas does not take large parties, stags or stagettes, on Friday or Saturday nights.

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Contact us!

Tapas opens daily at 5:00 pm and our office opens at 3:00 pm.

If you have special requests or are interested in booking a larger party or group please use the form below.

For reservations for parties less than six please visit our reservations page by clicking on the tab above or calling us at 403-609-0583. We check emails daily in the morning and will respond within 24 hours. Please do not use the email form to book reservations for the same day,

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Tapas Charitable and Community Giving

Tapas is a locally owned and operated restaurant in the town of Canmore that is open to supporting Bow Valley based non-profit organizations (NPO). Support for grassroots and community driven efforts to fundraise are an important part of our vision and our charitable giving program revolves around local efforts where we feel we can make a greater impact on the fundraising goals of local NPO’s.

Tapas does not support donation requests from:

·      Groups based outside of the Bow Valley

·      Political Parties or candidates

·      Religious Organizations

·      Special interest groups

·      Organizations that do not hold Government approved NPO status

If you feel that your organization can make an impact locally then we will review your request for “in kind” donations on a case by case basis.

Email your request to eat@tapascanmore.ca