Baro

4.5
438 reviews
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Latin American
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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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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Rooftop patio was nice but uncomfortable (sitting on picnic tables!) and 1/2 price wine was not available on patio

j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Would like to try the patio next time.

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

Fun place, staff are very friendly and unpretentious. Delicious food!

OT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We had to wait a really long time to be served and the food lacked flavour. Also was a bit disappointed because the brunch menu on the website, open table, and the one at the restaurant were all different and the items we were looking to have were not available. More gluten free options please!

DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Service is terrible, servers only concentrate on groups. Me and my partner felt left out. I had to wait atleast 15 mins just to get some water poured for me. Food was the best ever. Shout out to the chef.
Service should be better. We went on Tuesday and we were overcharged for beer as it was Taco Tuesday on the Estrella. Need better servers that actually care about good service. Overall, food is absolutely fabulous.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service, love this place!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1 year anniversary

VM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful venue, great food & cocktails! Would love to visit the rooftop!

MI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Very instagram worthy. But the food was mediocre and the drinks were overpriced. Disappointed overall.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In Toronto for a concert, we came after. A Wednesday night so not super busy, but still a great atmosphere, great food and service :)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Also acknowledged my friends birthday!

KK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A really nice vibe in here definitely suitable for a late meal with sharing platters and some drinks. Couple of items we received maybe a little bland but mostly food was very good.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I won't recomen this place just because the Food is very expensive for what you get. Place is and service is good.

E
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. By far the best place I ate in Toronto.

ER
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I were in town for Cariabana. We had reservations for the dining area but quickly changed and moved to the rooftop. The area was much more lively and interactive. We sat at the bar right in front of the chefs. They were interactive ,funny and enjoyable as the worked fantastically preparing the meals. I would recommend going to the rooftop to eat as you won't be disappointed. AMAZING FOOD.

KA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were welcomed by the host and our server (Christina?) upon arriving. Christina was so patient and kind to describe to us our options and what dishes we might enjoy best. We had the lomo saltado steak dish and the arroz con pollo which were both so so delicious! Dessert was also amazing. Best flan we ever had. Love the ambiance. Meals are obviously not cheap but the environment was not intimidating so we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Will definitely go back! Highly recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Hostess’ were both rude and condescending. You don’t get your OpenTable points if you want to dine upstairs even though it’s the same owners. I told them fine I’d rather eat upstairs on the patio and I’ll forfeit the points. After being seated upstairs they told me the kitchen is closed at 10 and I can’t eat. It closes at 11 downstairs. The hostess downstairs apparently didn’t know this and sent me upstairs to eat. I came back downstairs and ate. It was nothing special. For the price of their 32 oz steak id be better off at Jacobs, it was ok but well overpriced. We had one other appetizer that was nothing special. The server was nice. But the hostess’ were both rude and seemed to think it was funny that I wasn’t happy about losing my points and after that being seated upstairs when I can’t actually eat there. The place needs to hire people that show some respect the customer and don’t give attitude when a legitimate concern is raised. Wouldn’t go back.

JE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Horrible Service. Our server was extremely rude. We had oysters and half way through realized there was no napkins, and as she runs by us we ask for napkins and she goes "can you give me one second!" with an awful tone. The napkins didn't arrive for another 10 minutes. There were multiple circumstances just like this one. It is a restaurant, where costumer service should be the priority. Your costumers should not feel like a burden.

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Not sure why the staff here are so strange and stand offish.. the food was great, service was extremely strange almost avoided our table.. which would never happen at any other restaurant for us

B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was not overly friendly but did her job. Once at the table, our server was awesome! Friendly and engaging. She was able to accommodate a few special requests with not issues at all. Food was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

d
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, environment and service. My friends and i had a great time and i will recommend to everyone to try. Thank you for having us !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Air conditioning was uncomfortably cold. Food was good but not the main draw, which would be the decor.

D
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited Baro on the recommendation of a friend and took my 2 sons there for a final meal in Toronto at the end of our holiday. The buzz is great, and the food wonderful - especially the campechano ceviche. the staff were very attentive and friendly, and helped make it a memorable evening. Thank you. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular cuisine as always. The food is so delicious and flavorful. Service was on point as well. Baro is easily one of my favorite choices to dine in the city.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Was looking for an interesting brunch spot for my Husband and I and found this restaurant through a instagram hashtag search! The interior was the catch for me as well as the menu.

Arrived about 130pm on a Sunday afternoon and couldn’t believe how spacious the place was! Not too crowded, lots of space between tables and the atmosphere was so chill it was such a boost to my mood!

We ordered the pancakes which came with ripe plantain and queso fresco which were freakin’ delicious as well as the eggs benny blanco which has some of the best hollandaise I’ve ever had. $5 mimosas was just icing on the cake.

After brunch we went up to their rooftop patio for some Sangria. It’s just as lovely and spacious with a great view of King st.

10/10

D
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, drinks and service were great. Was a bit loud so hard to have a conversation.

s
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here with friends over dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance and service was great! It was lively, but not loud to the point where we couldn't have a conversation. The server gladly took cute photos for us and after dinner and we were offered complimentary entry upstairs where the music, energy and crowd was great. Would definitely recommend Baro!

w
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience and food selection was great. The food had incredible tastes. Hayley did an outstanding job

A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good central location.
Note to the all the Toronto foodies out there: If you're a foodie like me, this is not the place for you. The food is alright.
Good vibes otherwise. It's a great hangout/catch up place if that is what you have planned for the evening.

LS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place and ambiance! Loved the
patio ! Food and service were great will definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and awesome vibe!

L
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would have been perfect if we had been seated at the patio.

SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place, great vibe! Went out with our friends had a great time. Definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter always ask do u need something... maybe 10 times it is bad.

SK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a part of 13+ people for a birthday that Baro accommodated last minute and the service, overall experience, food (at brunch) was incredible. They also accommodated us on the rooftop and were really great about the group! Thanks so much!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable and she was great. Very attentive and made our dining experience wonderful.

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

3 of us ordered 'Eat like Jefe' and it was awesome. Also had the tuna ceviche which was my favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
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.

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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