Baro

4.5
401 reviews
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Latin American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
Uno, Dos, Tres..Baro! Derived from the Latin American slang word for “barrio” (meaning “neighbourhood”) we bring you our Baro, home of Chef Steve Gonzalez. The Latin spirit is undeniably contagious. From the southern tips of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, to the lively street cultures of Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil, the energy of its diverse people radiates throughout the cities. It livens the neighbourhood and awakens the Baros! Baro is first and foremost a restaurant, showcasing an exceptional cocktail program and refined dishes along with fan favourites from Valdez. Chef Gonzalez has made it his mission to bring South America’s dynamic food culture to Toronto where traditional Latin culture and cuisine can be reimagined with distinct modern flair, and become something entirely its own. Baro will also feature a 2nd floor Raw Bar Lounge. To top things off, we created The Loft, a 3rd floor, 1,850 sq. ft. event space that we know you will love.
Welcome To Our Neighbourhood!
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Went to Baro for brunch and was met with insane delays. From seating, to getting our food and drinks. Although, our waitress was pleasant, it took 30 mins to get our drinks and 52 mins exactly to get our food. Absolutely unacceptable. To make it worse, we wanted to go upstairs for drinks and the staff downstairs were on a completely different page than upstairs. To make it worse, both sections of staff (upstairs/downstairs) were talking about each other to me and my friends, complaining about how this always happens.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing, great vibe, beautiful decoration, great service very welcoming. Will go back again for sure

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SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing look to the restaurant. Overall very very good :)

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RA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a Birthday it was so much fun!!! Loved the food and drinks!!

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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Old friends get together

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RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good but service was super slow and it took over an hour from when we ordered to when we got our entrees.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my daughter’s graduation dinner and Chris in the latched made sure we had a great time. The service was excellent and we love the vibe in the restaurant. Thank you for making my daughter’s day extra special.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing rooftop and great food/drink specials from 5-8 pm.

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. All of the dishes we order were on point and the server was v

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We went for brunch and waited over an hour for our food. The food was just toast and eggs, there was 4 of us, no need for our meal to take so long. We had reservations for 12:15pm and our food came at 1:30pm.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Birthday. Server was kinda rude and didn’t pay attention to us.

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T
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time we go to Baro, it is always an amazing experience . Food is delicious! Service is great ! Music is on point . The atmosphere make us want to go back every single time .

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f
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Avocado toast (brunch) is delicious

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, service and ambience is amazing! However, we are a party of 6 and they sat us in a booth. It was a bit crowded for 3 gentlemen to sit on one side and a pregnant lady with 2 others on the other. I looked at the other tables but seems like the space is cramped too so we cannot really complain that much.

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MK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Father’s Day brunch
The food was okay but service was very poor

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EM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience, good food, good service. Overall a good dining experience. Nothing out of this world, but we ordered mainly apps and drinks. Didn’t get to try mains. Was only there for a light dinner to catch up with an old friend.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was myself and my partners second outing in Baro and we enjoyed it once again. The atmosphere was lively, the waitress was kind, and the food was delicious. We planned on joining in some dancing but we decided to go out for a walk, we will be back though.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food

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b
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Just to start - my girlfriends and I actually went to Pablo’s Snack house, right above Baro. I had made a reservation with a note saying that that was the intention but there was a bit of confusion there. Anyway, we arrived around 530 PM and made our way upstairs. The server was great. She greeted us, told us about their happy hour and gave us a bit of time to decide. Unfortunately we were very disappointed by the “special/ happy hour” - for $5, they offered ONE slider, one tostado, chips and salsa, 5 oysters and one or two other things. The pitcher special was $20 for sangrias or margaritas. We tried both and although they were good, the pitcher was so small! Between 3 people, we all got about one full glass. The portions on the food were such a let down. The tostado and the oysters were good but again, we just weren’t impressed with the quantity we got. Everyone was still hungry so we ended up just walking down the street to Regulars and got more food. I can’t speak for Baro or the upstairs patio, which looked super lively but I would not return to Pablo’s Snack House.

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AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Went to Baro for the first time on the May long weekend Sunday. Our table was ready for us and was a big enough booth for 6 people to sit comfortably. The ambiance was great and the decor was gorgeous. When we placed our order they didn’t have the beer my friend wanted, they told us they ran out of sangria but then got it from Pablo’s (second floor) and they can out of yuca fries so we had to share 1 portion between all of us when we really wanted 3 portions. They ended up comping the yuca fries and giving us 2 orders of guacamole + chips on the house. They also threw in a free order of churros for dessert. Overall, they made up for what was lacking and the food was delicious so I would go back. But keep this in mind if you’re going there past 9pm.

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WA
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic food and service . A really fun family dinner with sharing plates.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

We went to Baro’s for Mother’s Day brunch.
To start, the restaurant sign was not lit so we couldn’t find the restaurant. When I mentioned it to both the hostess they looked at me as if I was not speaking English.
We were then shown to our table which was a 6 seater table when the reservation was for 7 adults and 1 baby (stroller). When I told them it was small, they snickered amongst themselves and ignored me.
They did not accommodate for my baby and his stroller so we had to hold him the entire brunch.
Lastly, I am of South American descent and the food does not represent true culture.
If I could give this experience a zero I would, there just was no option to do so. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially for a special occasion!

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. It is a beautiful space and the brunch is delicious. Everyone was extremely nice there as well.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The design of the bar is so great. The idea of hanging plants...perfect. Except that they are fake. Everything was designed to be Instagram worthy. Naturally everyone was on their phone the whole time. Can’t really help that. The food was surprisingly great! We said that out loud while eating. I’m going to go back for sure.

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BT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I got sick after eating there. I hope this was a one off problem with the food, but Im not coming back

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Haley was amazing, she was friendly and energetic and made our overall experience better! Food came out quickly, and was incredible.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I realize the appeal of this restaurant is the ambiance but it was too loud. We could not hear the server, nor each other. Our server was snarky and sarcastic. It was not a great experience, rather annoying. Unfortunate, given we spent a lot of money. I will not return.

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VV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love the atmosphere

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Baro a few times in the past. This time it was for my sons birthday dinner. The atmosphere, the food and the exceptional service from our server Laura was made this night. I have never had a bad experience at Baro and would definitely be coming back. I will also be making sure that anyone who asks for a recommendation on a place to eat, to be sending them to Baro.

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YY
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Bruch, Excellent Service, Trendy restaurant with a great vibe. Will definitely go back with friends

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aaaaamazing. Great food and even better service from Christina.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing. And the environment sets the night for an amazing evening

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AU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The front of house and servers were so friendly, welcoming and informative

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful first time at Baro. Everything was great! Will definitely return.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and the service is also exceptional! The servers always take the time to help you out with the menu if you need it and each dish is explained once it comes out. Don't leave without trying the duck enchiladas and the duck chaufa from their dinner menu!

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was really good, decoration also very nice.

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z
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Upscale mexican doesn't really work? Nice environment, but food taste to value wasn't at a good ratio

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food. Good portions and love the music. Service was amazing

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very strict about reservations but many tables were empty - which was disappointing
Lovely server
Serving size smallish
Fabulous decor

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