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Madrina Bar y Tapas, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Madrina Bar y Tapas

4.6
4.6
1251 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Catalan
Chef Ramon Simarro, whose experience consists of both Michelin-star restaurants & popular casual eateries focuses on seasonal products alongside authentic ingredients from Spain to re-imagine a menu that marries innovation & fun with Barcelona classics.

The 37ft bar serves sangria, cocktails & traditional tapas. In true Catalan fashion, the bar features a ham carving station & a Spanish style glass display case with cold bar delicacies. The open-kitchen serves the rest of the menu made up of modern interpretations of traditional Catalonian tapas.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Catalan, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 548-8055
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ramon Simarro
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Distillery District
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,251 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parfait, ambiance et nourriture . Très bel emplacement!

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  2. Jolie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the foods are yummy, and the appetizers are amazing, highly recommend.

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  3. Yummy

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service was outstanding as well. Me and my friend had amazing birthday.

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  4. FredericM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, good food, nice tapas! The location is very nice too.

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  5. Noel

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was great, ambiance was a vibe!

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  6. ClaudiaR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good but some of the plates were lacking a little bit of salt or flavor, maybe we had too much expectations. The prices for some of the plates are just too high for the portion.

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  7. LyndaM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried their rhubarb and ginger cocktail. Too sweet and no taste of rhubarb. The Barca Gin Sour was also too sweet. The tuna tartare cones were very good. The Gildas and crab and avocado cannelloni, were rather bland. The Pa Amp Tomaquet was ice cold in one part and semi-warm in another and swimming in olive oil. Not sure how it is meant to be served. Decor is lovely and bright and our serving person was very attentive. Not sure if I would go back. We appreciated the complimentary sherry at the end of our meal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not know what to expect but saw the outside sign that it was Michelin rated. This better be good; and we were not disappointed.

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  9. WendyM

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience at the restaurant and enjoyed the food. Service was awesome

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice vibes, great cocktails but their food menu is hard to understand. You don’t know what you are going get by reading the menu for all these Tapases.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First timer , I can see why Madrina was awarded a Michelin star. Best restaurant in the distillery, def will go back and this will be our restaurant of choice in this area

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, good experience overall. Travelled to Spain for few years now and food was definitely authentic

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  13. ivyl

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is perfect, will definitely come back.

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  14. AnnetteH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always thoroughly enjoy our experience and dinner at Madrina. Never disappoints!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic food and cozy environment brings me back to Barcelona.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff serving very tasty Spanish tapas with a twist. Will be back!

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  17. Sara

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu at Madrina Bar y Tapas blew us away! Every dish was incredibly executed, tasty, and unique. We loved the lentil cappuccino , liquid olives, croquetas, and unagi paella best, but honestly all dishes were incredible. And we were so appreciative that they could provide a pork substitute for one of the dishes (we got a shrimp croqueta instead of pork). Our server Adrian made the night so special for us. He gave beautiful wine recommendations to go with our meal and was so knowledgeable and hospitable. He went above and beyond. Loved the ambiance and decor of the restaurant as well. Will definitely be coming back and cannot recommend the tasting menu enough!!

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  18. Tobie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent flavor , service and ambience location perfect

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  19. NevenaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Music was very loud, but otherwise excellent food and service!

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  20. JohnG

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My server Maryanne was terrific. She recommended wonderful drink and food selections and kept checking back on me - very nice when eating alone. I will definitely go back!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the foods there! Definitely coming back next time.

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  22. Jessie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and all beautifully executed and plated. Their non alcoholic beverages are great esp they g&t. Been there twice: before and after they got their Michelin mention and both times were remarkable and comfortable experiences. I'd go there again.

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  23. FRANCISCOM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and service are excellent, but the food portions are too small.

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  24. Frequentdiner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very small portions of Tapas compared to other Spanish restaurants we’ve tried - service was pleasant but slow and one of our dishes was forgotten. Very pricey for what you get. Flavour and presentation were quite good. The restaurant is very tight for space.
    Madrina Bar y TapasResponded on March 22, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. While it makes us happy to hear you enjoyed our Catalan-inspired flavours, we’re extremely sorry to hear your visit was not accompanied by attentive and consistent service. Please know, we deeply apologize that one of your dishes was forgotten. That said, we hear your feedback and have passed it along to our team. We hope you’ll join us again for the 5-star experience you deserve and we are known for. All the very best, Stuart K.

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  25. DRSW

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a such a delicious dinner. Amazing cocktails, and love the Pepper tart! Incredible service by Dayne. Recommending to all my friend and contacts!!

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  26. Turk

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I were excited to enjoy tapas and the one item more than others from the menu we were craving was Ham Croquettes. Since our last time in, the menu changed and my only option was to either purchase a fixed menu for 89 just to recieve 2 Ham Croquettes. We then found out both parties would have to purchase something we really didn't want Spoke to the manager and we were advised we could not order them separately as "the executive chief" planned it a certain way. Well I'm the executive chief of what I eat and we will no longer visit again. To say no exceptions for an overpriced item from your menu is deeply disappointing. In the restaurant industry they say the hardest task is to get someone in the door...well you had me and look how I was treated.
    Madrina Bar y TapasResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, Turk. While it’s great to hear you love our Croquetas De Chorizo, we’re disappointed to know you weren’t able to enjoy them this time around, and for that we’re sincerely sorry. However, please know our Chef and his team work really hard to carefully curate a Chef’s Tasting Menu inspired by Catalonian flavours for our guests. Regardless, we’re sorry that this was not resolved the moment you had brought this to our attention. Your feedback has been passed along to our team for thorough review. We hope you choose to dine with us again for the chance to show you the 5-star experience we’re proud and capable of providing. All the very best, Stuart K.

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  27. MalcolmR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent ambience, service, food and especially cocktails. Love the Padrino Gin Tonica with Valley of Mother of God gin.

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  28. SIMON

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall was good. Only the smoked salmon does not taste fresh somehow... my bf went to the washroom a couple of times after we got home...

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Where to begin. The food journey my wife and I went on was incredible. The chefs creation for Valentine’s Day had some fabulous flavours all blended in seamlessly. Speechless and the energy in this place was so chill. The service staff deserve a raise. Not more that I can say. We will be back Happy Valentines Day from two extremely satisfied customers

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly we were disappointed here. Flavours are lack luster, portions small (even for tapas). Had a 7 course tasting menu and left hungry. Didn’t match other Michelin guide restaurants we’ve tried. Wouldn’t go back.
    Madrina Bar y TapasResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. It makes us disappointed to hear that we missed the spot when it comes to our flavours. That being said, our Chef and his team put a lot of care and consideration into using the freshest ingredients while sharing transportive, Catalan-inspired cuisine. Also, we apologize that our portion sizes weren’t to your liking. Please know, because our restaurant is tapas-style, our dishes are meant to be shared. Regardless, we hear your feedback and have passed it along to our team for review. We hope you give us another opportunity to demonstrate the 5-star experience we’re known for, should you choose to dine with us again. All the very best, Stuart K.

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  31. olem

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the tasting menu was outstanding yet again. We always look forward to these dinners. Best Tapas restaurant in Toronto.

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  32. Philos

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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  33. Andy

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice restaurant but service wasn't very quick and had an issue with one of our dishes

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was nice. The service was good. But the food especially vegetarian options are nothing to write home about. And the portion sizes are abysmal.
    Madrina Bar y TapasResponded on April 11, 2024
    Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Although we’re delighted to know our ambience and service hit the spot for you, it’s disappointing to hear we failed to meet the mark when it comes to our dishes and portion sizes. In regards to portion size, please understand that we are a tapas style restaurant, meaning that the dishes are smaller and meant to be shared. That being said, we hear your frustrations and have passed them along to our team for review. We would love to welcome you back for the chance to explore some more of our vegetarian menu options we know you’ll love. All the very best, Stuart K.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, not too busy on Friday night, service was excellent.

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  36. DRSW

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible cocktails , especially the Martinis >> amazing Gin selection!! Delicious dishes, all tasted amazing and well recommended by our very friendly and knowledgeable server, Liam - thank you! Cannot wait to go again!! I will highly recommend :) And the music was amazing too!

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  37. MikeL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the atmosphere were terrific, though the service was sporadic and inattentive. We had to ask the servers to place orders for us as our waiter didn't check in on a regular basis. Overall if the service was better I would have given it another star.

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  38. TOLGAE

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    You almost need to beg for service and ask about your food like 2 times

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  39. DafneC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will come back. Great Sangria and the manchego cheesecake was delicious!

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  40. KenG

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice variations on pintxos and tapas. Good flavours and presentation. Nor cheap, but very enjoyable.

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Madrina Bar y Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 1251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Madrina Bar y Tapas

2 Trinity St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Distillery District
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Catalan, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ramon Simarro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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