Baro

4.6
539 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Latin American
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 539 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CelticCanuck
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We recently went to Baro for a going away party. Everyone in our group loved the experience with one exception. The plot twist is that this person was unhappy for a reason you wouldn't expect.

Baro is a cool spot with a great vibe. We ate on the third floor where they put us in front of a TV so we could watch some sports while we dined. The unexpected entertainment was watching all the fashionable patrons come and go. Everyone seemed very chill and having a great time.

A few of us shared the chicken fajitas and the chipotle beef meatballs. They were insanely good! We finished with the fried dough goodness of the churros. I made the rookie mistake of not dipping deep enough on the dulce de leche and had a bunch left over. I promise you that will never happen again! That wasted excess has haunted my dreams for the past few days.

Our guest of honour absolutely loved the OG Duck Chaufa. The dish was one of many solid recommendations from our friendly and courteous server. The funny thing was that the guy who was moving out of town was legitimately angry because he had just discovered Barro the week he was leaving. His parting comment was, "I never would have accepted that job if I knew about this place." Bahahaha.

So if you're looking for a fun night out on King West, check this place out. It's nailed the Holy Trinity of restaurants - great food, cool atmosphere and excellent staff. Don't miss it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, staff is super welcoming and the ambiance is just perfect. Food and drinks are excellent as well.

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JeanneC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and prices are reasonable. Service was very personable, fast and team worked well together.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

we ordered the oysters, ceviche, octopus and the tenderloin - everything tasted good but the ceviche wasn’t as good as we expected. Overall a good experience but i dont know if we would be coming back.

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RicardoH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

................Need More attention to detail.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

Nothing special

ML
MarthaL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Baro!! Service was impeccable, food was moist-watering. Didn’t feel rushed at all, very relaxed at just the right pace. Honestly I think this is one of the best restaurants in Toronto.

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Steph
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice for brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I came with 2 of my girlfriends on a Friday night based on a recommendation. We are all from London and wanted a cool place to hang out, eat good food and sip on classy cocktails. This place did not disappoint. The guacamole and tortilla chips to start was a great intro and the beef dish my friend ordered as a main was super tasty. Service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend and come here again.

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MujtabaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service stood out above and beyond. That’s saying a lot given how dope the food and ambience is. Easily one of the best food experiences in Toronto.

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vipAlanF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Yucca fries were amazing, but octopus and empanadas could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was good, but the “most famous dish” they had, which was the duck fried rice has little to no meat. It’s very flavorful, but a ton of rice. Low value dish.

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FetaLovingGreek
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service. Food was good too. Cocktails are fantastic.

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DebF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Alexander had the exact right amount of presence in making sure we had everything we needed and his suggestions to provide us more vegetarian options were perfect!!

The food was very creative with amazing flavour combinations. Delicious!

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MatthewK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jocelyn was amazing! Did a great job of accommodating our large group and making sure we were all taken care of. Food was great and service was exceptional.

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CatP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very yummy. Definitely sharing style plates with a good enough portion size. I only felt like some items were rather overpriced but overall great would go again!

MB
MariaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was amazing. We went for brunch and LOVED it. Can’t wait to go back. The PANCAKES are a MUST!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food

KD
KelsieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with a girlfriend for an early dinner and it was amazing! The aesthetic, the staff and the food were incredible. Highly recommend the quac and chips, and the red sangria. I would definitely go there again

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angelor
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service , great food

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LiiL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Baro is the perfect spot in Toronto!
My first experience there I was super impressed; the vibe, food, music, crowd, service - impeccable.
Making this place a go-to must. - Xoxo, Lil
HUGE S/O to Jordy & Robbie for telling me to come here & their fave dishes. <3

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viprobbiep15
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Celebrated my partners birthday brunch here! Amazing food and great drinks. The $5 mimosas were awesome!

JH
JenniferH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Perfect music level. Great food/mimosas. Loved our brunch!!

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic, the service was great ... the only not great thing was the music was so loud that you could barely carry on a conversation

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Mercy
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The place is really nice. Service was good. They have different options milk like almond milk. However, the order that I got this time wasn’t as good as the last time. I ordered Huevos rancheros. The eggs, beans and rice didn’t taste good. The eggs and beans were dried, the rice tasted a little old.

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maria
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, awesome food. Good vibe. This was my 2nd time at Baro and both times i’ve had such a great experience.

DC
vipDavidCefai
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food. Interesting take on South American food. Would recommend ordered the awl Jeffe.

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vipNiha
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Baro always has great food and great service. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This is definitely my go-to place on King West!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Not a terrible little restaurant. Food was OK, not worth the value or very tasty either. However it was fine and edible, just nothing I would spend money on again.
The service was not the best, however not the worst. It’s sort of ties in with the restaurant— Not a bad place but not a place I would revisit.
They were nice enough to hold our reservation, as we were quite late. Which many other places would not do typically however they did have ample seating available.
Something last minute if there’s nothing else around, it’s not a terrible way to end your night. It’s not a place I would rebook

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vipLove2dine
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food was great for brunch. Loved the Atmosphere, decor. Our server was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our “1st year together” anniversary. We loved everything about our experience ... Thank You!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just, perfect!

KP
KarenP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive server Alexander. Food was on point

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Sammy
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Baro is a great place to eat. The food and service were really good in the restaurant. I would recommend going for dinner. We did check out the club and latin club. We found the security to be rude which was not necessary. We also found it disappointing that after you spend a lot on dinner that there is a $10 charge for the latin party. It was a younger crowd so we didn't stay long but music was pretty good.

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vipEmptyNester
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

I am giving you 4 stars because you tried so hard. Let me explain. We have been to Baro before and enjoyed it. We had reservations for the evening of December 23rd. The restaurant was going to be closed on December 24 / 25. It seemed like everything we wished to order was sold out since the restaurant was clearly trying to have minimal waste with the upcoming two day shut down. The biggest problem was that we were waiting on one of our party's dinner to arrive. When we asked, it was then that we found out they had run out of that dish also! The staff did make it up by comping the two appetizers we ordered to replace the main course.

The orders that could be filled when prepared very well. The steak was done to perfection. Extremely tender and flavourful. The duck rice is just excellent. Recommend you let it sit in the stone bowl for a few minutes so that the rice next to the stone gets nice and crunchy.

Baro has also done a good job bringing the music volume down a little so we can actually have a conversation at the table without yelling. This is something I commented on in the past.

So Baro - I will give you another chance, likely not at a point where your fresh supplies are so limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic excellent service.

PU
PatriciaU
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. The Ceviche and lavender tequila were outstanding. Definitely will come back!

FAQs

Baro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Baro is rated 4.6 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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