Pimentón’s offerings. José Arato’s uptown space is part grocery store and part take-out joint, with a dash of cooking school on the side; the essence of Spain links everything together. Fire-engine-red and lime green walls set off rows of high-end products (think homemade strawberry jam and wedges of goat cheese), while salads and sides greet visitors from the countertop display.">

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: a selection of Spanish-inspired creations from Pimentón


Published:

The slabs of jamón serrano hanging in the window are the first clue as to Pimentón’s offerings. José Arato’s uptown space is part grocery store and part take-out joint, with a dash of cooking school on the side; the essence of Spain links everything together. Fire-engine-red and lime green walls set off rows of high-end products (think homemade strawberry jam and wedges of goat cheese), while salads and sides greet visitors from the countertop display.

We couldn’t help but fall for two of the Spanish sandwiches: the bocadillo and the flauta. Translating into “flute,” the flauta ($25) is a traditional Catalonian pick. Spotlighting the hand-sliced jamón ibérico, this Barcelonan go-to revs up the meat with tumaca — a blend of tomato sauce, olive oil and salt — and presents the goods in the region’s flute bread (another version of this sandwich, with jamón serrano, is considerably less extravagant at $12).

Next up is the bocadillo ($7.50). The name means “little bite” en español, but Arato clarifies: “This is not a bite! But people grab it and go.” An egg, potato and onion tortilla — brushed with a harissa-infused aioli — is laid out onto freshly-grilled focaccia, making for sandwich that’s found throughout Spain. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed to leave with a bite of history.

Pimentón, 681 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 647-343-4870


More of Toronto’s best sandwiches:

The spicy bacon sandwich from Bonjour Brioche
The grilled rainbow trout sandwich at Buster’s Sea Cove
The roast beef sandwich at Olliffe

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Restaurant Update: Shameful Tiki Room, Kiu, Loka coming, Awestruck today and Rock Lobster Leslieville for sale

Restaurant Update: Shameful Tiki Room, Kiu, Loka coming, Awestruck today and Rock Lobster Leslieville for sale

Considering it's the last full week of August, there was plenty of restaurant news in Toronto to digest. We found out that we'll be getting a little more Loka, tiki and Japanese this year and possibly a little less Rock Lobster. As well, Toronto is ankle-deep in cold pressed juice. See below for details on an ideal way to cap off the summer: by heading to Mississauga for some of the area's best food trucks.
Posted 1 day ago
On route to Toronto Diner en Blanc lost its way

On route to Toronto Diner en Blanc lost its way

Diner en Blanc popped up in Toronto last night. Now in its fifth year, the annual white party was bigger than ever with a reported 2,300 people in attendance.
Posted 2 days ago
Kiu, a restaurant from the owners of Ramen Isshin, to open in Markham this fall

Kiu, a restaurant from the owners of Ramen Isshin, to open in Markham this fall

Downtown Markham is getting a new 140-seat restaurant this October. Kiu, which means “joyous rain”, is a spinoff of the well-loved Cabbagetown izakaya Kingyo and is the latest venture by Koji Zenimaru and Jason Matsubara of Ramen Isshin.
Posted 2 days ago
Best of Toronto: French patisseries, pastry shops and bakeries

Best of Toronto: French patisseries, pastry shops and bakeries

Toronto has always had a love for fine French pastries, but recently a slew of new downtown and uptown shops have sparked the city’s love for layered buttery and flaky treats.
Posted 3 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module