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
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
See availability for 1,000 point tables
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
will not come back
We never get to that side of the city to often and took a chance on Barsa
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.
amazing food and atmosphere. delicious charcuterie and cheese that went great with half price bottles of wine ;)
The location was fun, decor interesting, food amazing and staff attentive.
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.
We spent a very enjoyable evening and had great recommendations from our server who was also very pleasant.
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.
The staff made our family birthday evening great fun. Food was delicious.
it’s my second time here - amazing service and great recommendations!
Great service and excellent food.
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.
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.
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.
Food is great but stupid rules about spend minimum for a group and unfriendly staff spoiled the visit.
Great cocktails and appetizers dampened by proficient but unwelcoming service
If you are looking for authentic Spanish restaurant, this is not the place.
Outstanding experience, all around. They make you fell so welcome.
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.
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!
Underwhelming with a limited menu but the sangria was very good
Everything was great, food, service etc. but I found the restaurant a bit pricey.
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.
Restaurant was nice, portions were small but typical for tapas
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.
As always the experience at Barsa was terrific. Food was great, staff friendly and accommodating. Look forward to my next visit!
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!
Soo amazing. Every bite is so amazing. Going with 4 people is great because you can try more dishes.
Great food, value and ambience, I highly recommend it....
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!
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!
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.
Outstanding tapas paella and sangria....plus the pitcher of mojitos was pretty good too.
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!
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.
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??
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.
Sweet service & tasty food😋
Have a good Father‘s Day dinner in a quiet place❤️
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.
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.