Baro

4.5
340 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good meal at Baro.

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

Had a wonderful first time experience. We had a very nice server it was the lady from Costa Rica. She was very professional and gave excellent recommendations. Her great customer service is what makes customers want to come back and of course the food! Delicious:)

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

We went last night with a group of 7 friends. Great ambience and service and the food was South American with a twist and was excellent. Will be back in the near future.

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LV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about Baro!

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BP
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always awesome food, drinks and service! We will keep coming back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food and drinks were great! Waiter was friendly and helpful

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

Staff friendly, food ok, ambiance good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday! The staff and food were great! I loved the ambience and I would definitely visit again to try more of their dishes! :)

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

Wonderful place! Loved it

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ES
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! Staff was attentive and restaurant ambience ideal.

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s
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great. Ceviche and shared apps also very good . Caribbean fish great flavour. Pasta was very disappointing , dry ,seemed old. Dessert menu very limited . Extremely loud where we were. Fun night for a group to share, hit and miss with a few things on the menu

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food and ambiance, but we did feel like we were being rushed by the wait staff even though we weren't lingering.

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

Had the fish taco, duck enchilada and their guacamole. All excellent! Also had the red sangria which was delicious. The waitress was awesome- very friendly and came around just the right amount of times.
The only thing I wasn’t too happy about is that after dinner we went upstairs for dancing, and they charged $15 even though we dined there. It was also quite a young crowd of 20 year olds.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding costumer service !
Great food and value for brunch.

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e
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were celebrating two birthdays. We had a great time. My only comment would be that we were unable to bring home a second bottle of wine that we were unable to finish. Apparently our server told us that the restaurant does not have a license to allow this. It was a sincere waste of good wine. The restaurant should invest in a license to allow for guests to take home an unfinished bottle of wine.

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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at Baro and it exceeded all of my expectations! The service from the host to the server was excellent and the ambiance was fun but not too distracting from the meal and my company! Loved it.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our service was amazing. We were late for Reservation but they graciously accommodated my cozy table request. Everyone was so friendly and professional.Food was fantastic-so tasty-we had oysters, the arugula salad and the duck bowl off of mains(suggested by our waitress)-was a great combo when eaten with the salad:) Because it was Wine Wednesday, we had a yummy bottle of Rioja to complete the great experience. I'll be back with the girls for a night out on King West

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CP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The servers were kind, friendly, and not overbearing.
We sat at the bar which over looked the kitchen. The kitchen staff was very knowledgeable and willing to explain various ingredients and dishes to us.
The civeche was outstanding and both duck dishes were full of flavour! We will definitely go back to experience more of the tantalizing menu.

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I
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pancakes I ever had, slice of cheese, plantain on top and guava sauce, genius combination.
My friend ordered the avocado toast and she said it was the best she ever had (I got to try that next time). I ordered the Benny Blanco with Tabasco hollandaise, delicious.
The place is beautiful but food is so good that it could have been a hole in the wall with 3 tables and I still would rate it 10.

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D
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner!! The food , the service and the atmosphere are all excellent!!! Can’t wait to go back next time we are in Toronto!! Great restaurant!!!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Brutal service, cold food and over priced brunch.

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TD
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you haven't been here yet you definitely need to go! The 6 items we ordered was absolutely delicious. Great service and awesome vibe. Duck. Is all I have to say!

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

Everything was perfect except the host so rude, I showed up 10 mnts early and I didn’t know that was the time the restaurant open (5pm) he treated me very rude. 🤐

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it and will visit it again.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Would go again!

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The manager was really nice! The ambiance is gorgeous! Will be back.

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Baro. It's one of my favorites restaurants. Anyone who goes here has to have the chaufa - its sooooo good!

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancee and I had dinner here after getting engaged. The staff were all incredibly friendly and even gave us each a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate. Both of our cocktails were thoughtfully prepared and very tasty. Food was absolutely delicious! We shared the octopus starter (amazing), I had the Caribbean cod and my fiancee had the chicken. Both were great, our only criticism was the sides were not as hot as they could be for the mains. We were completely stuffed by the end of the meal. Will definitely be going back!

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food with fantastic flavours. Very cool atmosphere with great service. It took a while to get our drinks, but other than that it was exceptional. Great presentation with the meals. All around, would recommend to a friend.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre concert meal...great atmosphere and different food choice avoiding you franchise dives

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite place

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing

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NN
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I had a reservation. It was honoured. Hostesses were pleasant. We got a nice spacious table. The server was efficient and seemed happy. The vibe was cool and the music was at the perfect volume. All in all a great experience

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LD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and atmosphere. Food is tapas style so great for sharing. Fun atmoshere and music for a night out . Jefferson the manager is always so kind and welcoming. Love this place ❤️

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SM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food was great. It's an inventive and creative take on latin cuisine - as such, it is latin inspired. We had the yuca fries, empanadas, chori papa, and pulpo - for the most part all good, but the pulpo was just a tad chewy. Wine offerings are just okay. The ambience is lively with music in the background - definitely not the place for a quiet evening with meaningful conversation. Service was fine. It took about 10 minutes to be seated, despite the fact that there was only one other person ahead of me. We ordered four items from the shareables section - 3 out of the 4 came out at the same time. It would have been nice if these had been staggered. Overall, a bit overpriced for the experience - but, it is Toronto, and I figure we are paying for the real estate location....

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We made a reservation for 6 people on a Saturday night and once we reached the restaurant our reservation had grown up to 9 people. The restaurant was fully booked but our server was so kind and helped us secure more seating for our party right beside our table. Her service was wonderful- extremely warm and attentive which is not what you would expect at a King West hot spot. The food came out overcooked but I think it would be worth another chance on a less busy night. Ceviche is a must try! Ambiance was fantastic. Music and energy are perfect for getting your Saturday night out started. If you're trying to move to the second floor for drinks, go earlier. Pablo's was full by 11:30 and we could not get in so we went around the back to Escobar's. Cool spot but the crowd got younger as the night went on. Staff was great though.

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A
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and food. Service was attentive to allergy needs. Food was generally very good although the OG Duck Chaufa was a bit of a letdown.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Tequila Tuesday

“literally the best idea ever”

- Olivia, Baro Server

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful server!! Also thank you to Jefferson for your hospitality!

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, and great service!!!

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