Baro

4.5
557 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 557 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The food wasn’t worth the money. Completely uninteresting.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was my first time at Baro and it was a great experience. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations! Will definitely be coming back

Baro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for the lovely review! We are so glad to hear you are coming back. Looking forward to hosting you soon!

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ANONYMOUS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We took my mom out for her birthday yesterday. The food was yummy and the ambience was really cute inside (not my first time at Baro but it was my first brunch there).

Overall, the service was not the greatest. We were greeted and served in a timely fashion but our entire family was getting a sour vibe from the server. She wasn’t warm, welcoming or helpful. In fact, she came off slightly rude and short. For example we asked if there was coffee/cappuccinos (since it’s brunch), and she seemed really annoyed that we were ordering coffee rather than alcohol beverages. Smiling, going above and beyond for your guests, and giving a welcoming energy is something every server should embody, and we all just felt like we didn’t want her at the table, to say it bluntly. The manager in the red suit on the other hand delivered some of our food and was very pleasant. When our coffees arrived, it was a regular sized cup with half a cappuccino in it and when we asked for more milk, our server seemed annoyed yet again. My dad ordered an Americano and it came in what looked like a ramekin. We didn't make a fuss about it though.

Additionally, my moms birthday celebration was communicated through OpenTable and to the host that called me to confirm my reservation prior to the date. Over the phone, the restaurant said they would bring my mom a birthday dessert and place a card on the table for her. The card was there but no dessert was received. I was a server for 5+ years and typically, your waiter/waitress acknowledges the birthday celebration and wishes whoever a happy birthday.

Overall, I like Baro a lot but the server this time was disappointing and I wouldn’t want to bring my family back, friends, or clients.

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Nicky
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch dishes were delicious. A bit pricey given the size of the dishes.
Also as an Amex cardholder we were not given anything complimentary. This seems unfair as Baro is on the Amex global dining list.

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Andres
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I discovered this place on Monday and had to come back again. The food is amazing, great service and incredible ambiance. Will come back next time I’m in Toronto.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

So glad to hear, Andres! Thanks for the feedback, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipAnnaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Baro’s rooftop for some drinks and appetizers. For apps we did the lamb spedduci & the pollo a la brasa which are our all time favourites! They also make the best guacamole 😮‍💨
For drinks we had the bogotta sour w. no egg whites & a few shots of the 1942!
Great place overall w. good food and even better ambiance! Love the way they decorated the rooftop too! Make sure to check them out if you’re on king west!

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind review, Anna! So glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. We hope to see you back again soon to explore one of our other floors!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Too loud. But a nice place. The food that we wanted weren’t available.

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MeghanC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I had drinks on the rooftop patio with a friend and we had a great experience. The service was very friendly and attentive. Low wait times on our food and drinks (both of which were delicious). Well spaced out with plexi-glass dividers between groups. Highly recommend!

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

We appreciate the great feedback, Meghan! Thanks for stopping by.

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NataliaM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience for our anniversary. Food was delicious, especially octopus and papa rellena. Service was very good. Very nice atmosphere. Definitely would recommend trying it.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service, Natalia! It was a pleasure hosting you.

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MarA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I made a reservation at 9:30, we got there and were told the table wasn't ready yet. The table wasn't ready until 10:00, which was pretty ridiculous. The food was good, not memorable, but good.

I then told our server that it was my husband's birthday and asked if they do anything special, she said they could put a candle in a dessert. Ok, great. Come dessert time, we ordered the churros (which she recommended). However, she returned saying the kitchen was no longer making churros. After that, we just opted to leave. The ambiance and environment is nice, but overall a pretty disappointing experience.

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Kai18
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was great and fresh, although the coconut dessert palette was a bit frozen and disappointing. We loved the energy and atmosphere there, just need to work on the timing the dishes come out and the dessert selection as I mentioned.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review! We appreciate the detailed feedback and will be sure to take it into consideration!

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RonnieM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came down for dinner, was visiting from Calgary and can't lie the food was bomb. great service, great drinks and great food.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you for the amazing feedback, we appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed.

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julies
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super friendly efficient staff, cocktails were beautifully presented and tasty.
We had snacks and they were all very tasty. Music was just a touch loud, but overall a great evening

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

We appreciate the review and are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and environment. Love their food for brunch!

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! Hope to see you back again to try out our dinner soon.

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NickM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Since the beginning of the experience at Baro something was off. It took us 30 mins to go in even with a reservation. Food looked good but the taste was average and overpriced. The waiter was attentive and the ambiance was okay for a “latin bar”. If you are planning to party after having dinner be ready to buy bottle service and get a table for $500-$1,000. I would not recommend to a friend.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hey Nick, we're very sorry to hear this! We pride ourselves on having a wide selection of quality food and bar options, as well as options for nightlife to accommodate guests looking for different things. We hope you give us another chance sometime!

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LPomona
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good server, thanks Sarah you are the best! Service was impeccable.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Appreciate the wonderful feedback, we'll make sure it's passed on to Sarah! Thank you!

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AB124
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Worst place to celebrate your birthday. At first, we got a lovely server, however, half way through we were switched to another server. This server was rude, rolled her eyes when asked for more water, my friends politely asked her if there was something special to offer due to the special occasion being my birthday and again, she showed attitude. When it came to splitting the bill individually, she got it wrong, which was fine, we told her what went wrong and to correct it, and again, her attitude and reaction was disappointing. Never come here for a special occasion as you will have the worst time.

Baro
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi there, we are so sorry to hear about your experience with us. This is completely unacceptable, as we pride ourselves in making each of our guests feel welcome and cared for at all times. We will be passing this on to the appropriate management to address the issue, and we would appreciate any more detailed feedback so we can resolve it further with you. If there's anything we can do to make it up to you, please email sbaert@honeyhospitality.co to relay your experience. We appreciate it.

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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
Montreal
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.

JC
JeanneC
3 reviews
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
3 reviews
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

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MarthaL
Phoenix
6 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.

DF
DebF
Toronto
6 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
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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Baro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Baro is rated 4.5 stars by 557 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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