Barsa Taberna

4.3
627 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Contemporary Spanish eatery housed in a designer 19th century building.

Our philosophy of contemporary Spanish cuisine has its roots in the traditional Spanish Cocina – meaning, tapas to larger plates that include the recipes and ingredients from the Iberian Peninsula. Barsa's menu is designed to also pay tribute the avant garde movement of the Nueva Cocina Española in what we call contemporary Spanish gastronomy.

At Barsa, art is not optional. It’s our salt and pepper, we think Gaudi, dare Dali and play Picasso. We are housed in a 19th century heritage protected building where internationally acclaimed designer John Tong has recreated the atmosphere of Barcelona, while paying tribute to the City’s culture and immortalized artists.

Barsa story and concept was derived by Toronto native Aras Azadian’s passion and inspiration to recreate the atmosphere and experience of his time living in Barcelona and his travels through the Iberian Peninsula
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Mondays: 5:00 pm to 11 pm
Tuesdays: 5:00 pm to 11 pm
Wednesdays: 5:00 pm to 11 pm
Thursdays: 5:00 pm to 12 am
Fridays: 5:00 am to 12 am
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 12 am
Sunday 11:00 am to 10 pm
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Phone number
(647) 341-3642
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Justin Van Der Berg
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Private Party Facilities
Barsa Taberna offers a truly unique experience for private and corporate dining. Our management team including team of chefs are happy to work with you to create a custom menu and experience for your special event. Ranked Top New Restaurant 2014 Ranked Top 100 Restaurants in the world 2016

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Private Party Contact
Aras Azadian: (866) 306-0351
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Cross Street
Front St
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Parking Details
Parking is available in the street or at the Green P lots south of Market street
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Public Transit
King Station is a short 3 minute walk
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Entertainment
Thursday nights, live Flamenco guitar performance
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Special Events & Promotions
Barsa offers private events and buy-outs
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 11:30AM - 1:00PM 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What 627 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

will not come back

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We never get to that side of the city to often and took a chance on Barsa

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

A couple with a child kinda ruined the whole experience letting the kid bang on the stone plate with metal utensils. Not a restaurants fault, but I’m not the best experience overall.

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H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing food and atmosphere. delicious charcuterie and cheese that went great with half price bottles of wine ;)

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EM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The location was fun, decor interesting, food amazing and staff attentive.

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WC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were on the patio terrace, a Saturday morning brunch. Because of traffic, we were past an hour late for our reservation. With Open Table, and previous experience of the line ups for brunch at Barsa I wouldn’t recommend it,...get here On time. Still, it was overcast, and we got seated. Brunch was amazing. Two of the most beautiful salads ever served, and seafood paella to die for. And the friendliest waitress ever who directed us to the bourbon sangria and all was great afterwards.

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IS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We spent a very enjoyable evening and had great recommendations from our server who was also very pleasant.

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HM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Our server didn’t seem like he wanted to be there or didn’t want to serve us. Other servers were nicer. Food and drink was average and a bit on the pricey side for value.
My friends like it and it has a nice patio so may give it one more try because it’s in my neighborhood.

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T
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff made our family birthday evening great fun. Food was delicious.

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it’s my second time here - amazing service and great recommendations!

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RM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and excellent food.

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MZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the tasting menu and it was absolutely divine. Server asked a few questions about our likes and dislikes and chose our 3 course menu. Every dish was even better than the one before. We left feeling satisfied and enjoyed all the delicious plates full of flavour.

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C
Tampa
53 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We started with an order of pan con tomato which was overly garlicky and was very stingy on the manchego addition. Our seafood paella was underwhelming and included celery which is not typical and added in odd flavor. There was no squid or scallops just shrimp, mussels and a few clams. Choice of wines by the glass was especially poor. And, the service and lighting were poor. We cannot recommend this place given the abundance of choices around town.

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NB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was not our first visit to Barsa. There is a reason we are repeat customers. Amazing ambiance and setting and the food is superb. You cannot go wrong with any of.the menu choices.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food is great but stupid rules about spend minimum for a group and unfriendly staff spoiled the visit.

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IL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great cocktails and appetizers dampened by proficient but unwelcoming service

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

If you are looking for authentic Spanish restaurant, this is not the place.

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SR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience, all around. They make you fell so welcome.

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NH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. We sat inside for a 8:30 reservation and were surprised by how quiet it was for a Saturday night. Would recommend.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our group dined at Barsa and we all opted for the tasting menu. Each of the courses were fresh and flavourful and the staff was able to customize for those in the group who had dietary restrictions.
Overall, very impressed!

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Underwhelming with a limited menu but the sangria was very good

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SG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great, food, service etc. but I found the restaurant a bit pricey.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our evening started off a little bumpy, however, the host Andrew, came to our rescue and we had a wonderful evening at Barsa Taberna. The food is always perfect and the service was great, one of our favorite haunts in Toronto. Thanks Andrew, for going beyond the great service that we are used to there and turning a bumpy start into a great evening.

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AP
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Restaurant was nice, portions were small but typical for tapas

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EK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great live background spanish guitar music on Thursday evening ... much better and quieter than the music played when the guitar player wasn't playing.

Excellent tapas and patio setting. Attentive staff.

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PH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the experience at Barsa was terrific. Food was great, staff friendly and accommodating. Look forward to my next visit!

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Brunch on the Patio! Menu is smaller however both items ordered (eggs benny/pancakes) were excellent! Service was great as well, server genuine and engaged, made the experience that much better. Reasonable price point, Will go back for sure!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Soo amazing. Every bite is so amazing. Going with 4 people is great because you can try more dishes.

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FO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, value and ambience, I highly recommend it....

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

If you've been out to dine in Spain itself, you will be disappointed. If you don't have a frame of reference, you will probably rather like it!

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great! She had great timing and the right amount of engagement while being sincere. Patio atmosphere is excellent, private however still close to a busy street. Margaritas in pitcher were a bit watered and would probably not order them again. Will go back in the future for food and service!

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KM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We dined here before a show at Sony Centre. The food was terrific. Lots of options, especially when sharing small plates. The sangria was marvelous- there are only small or large pitcher options, so, come thirsty. Despite a busy Friday crowd, the service was great. Can't wait till get back here.

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BT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding tapas paella and sangria....plus the pitcher of mojitos was pretty good too.

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Barsa Taberna for dinner before the Seal concert at the Sony Centre. Barsa Taberna is a Tapas Bar. We were pleasantly surprised with the food, the atmosphere and the great service having experienced other (and lesser) supposed Tapas bars. The Tapas are outstanding, particularly the octopus and seafood paella. The servings are ample. They wine selection is outstanding. Our server, Tabatha knows the menu and quickly made great recommendations. We live in Oakville and will definitely take the train in to Toronto for dinner here again. A must visit restaurant!

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VO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Paella is as good as you can get in Spain. Good appetizers too. Very nice dessert. The music has reminded me more of Mexico than Spain though.

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OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After going to St Lawrence Market on Saturday mornings for years, I have often walked past this restaurant but never have parteken given that I was on a 'Saturday morning errand' run.

What a find! Personally I love Spanish food and tapas generally, but this retaurant has a lovely menu, tremendous ambiance and lovely service.... oh: and the night we wnet the cocktails were half price. What's not to love??

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C
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They increased their prices. As of today, their website menu prices do NOT correspond with the prices printed in their menus at the physical restaurant.

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AZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sweet service & tasty food😋
Have a good Father‘s Day dinner in a quiet place❤️

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k
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Only the brunch menu was available, so we didn't get to try more of their dishes. Kale and quinoa salad was quite disappointing and not worth the money. But the fried chicken sandwich was v gd.

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Q
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Came here before seeing a theatre show nearby. The empanadas were unexpectedly small for the price. Luckily, my friend paired it with another dish and sampled some of mine, but perhaps when they took our order they assumed we were sharing everything. The food was of good quality though, and the service was great. Given the expense, I wouldn't come back again soon.

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