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The Danforth Guide: our 21 favourite spots along the east end’s main avenue

Embrujo Flamenco

Embrujo Flamenco has emerged from the tapas trend with its Spanish authenticity intact. Owned by three sisters who grew up in Barcelona, including chef Mali Fernandez, the restaurant’s interior is sultry and brooding, and the small plates include seafood, meat and vegetarian options. There is more than just food here: flamenco is performed five times a week, and the lower-level bar, Café Madrid, is open late on Friday and Saturday nights.
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The classic paella ($69 for two) uses short-grain rice from Valencia and is served with mussels, clams, shrimp, chicken and chorizo.

Embrujo Flamenco, 97 Danforth Ave. (at Broadview), 416-778-0007, embrujoflamenco.com.