Barsa Taberna

4.4
650 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Contemporary Spanish eatery housed in a designer 19th century building.

Our philosophy of contemporary Spanish cuisine has its roots in the traditional Spanish Cocina – meaning, tapas to larger plates that include the recipes and ingredients from the Iberian Peninsula. Barsa's menu is designed to also pay tribute the avant garde movement of the Nueva Cocina Española in what we call contemporary Spanish gastronomy.

At Barsa, art is not optional. It’s our salt and pepper, we think Gaudi, dare Dali and play Picasso. We are housed in a 19th century heritage protected building where internationally acclaimed designer John Tong has recreated the atmosphere of Barcelona, while paying tribute to the City’s culture and immortalized artists.

Barsa story and concept was derived by Toronto native Aras Azadian’s passion and inspiration to recreate the atmosphere and experience of his time living in Barcelona and his travels through the Iberian Peninsula
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Spanish, Contemporary European
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Mondays: 5:00 pm to 11 pm
Tuesdays: 5:00 pm to 11 pm
Wednesdays: 5:00 pm to 11 pm
Thursdays: 5:00 pm to 12 am
Fridays: 5:00 am to 12 am
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 12 am
Sunday 11:00 am to 10 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(647) 341-3642
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Justin Van Der Berg
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
Barsa Taberna offers a truly unique experience for private and corporate dining. Our management team including team of chefs are happy to work with you to create a custom menu and experience for your special event. Ranked Top New Restaurant 2014 Ranked Top 100 Restaurants in the world 2016
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Contact
Aras Azadian: (866) 306-0351
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighbourhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross Street
Front St
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Parking is available in the street or at the Green P lots south of Market street
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
King Station is a short 3 minute walk
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Thursday nights, live Flamenco guitar performance
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special Events & Promotions
Barsa offers private events and buy-outs
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 11:30AM - 1:00PM 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What 650 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. We tried the tasting menu and red sangria. Had the best Paella and stuffed trout. Sangria is so yum too! Would definitely visit again.

Report
Helpful
LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Food was delicious, yet the gentleman that was our waiter lacked common service...

Report
Helpful
PC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it! Wonderful Paella. A hot spot I go back to all the time with friends.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall. Nice peoples, food and service was excellent!

Report
Helpful
VO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food is very good . The price is a bit high but it can be applied to all Spanish restaurants in the city.

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice place.
Food was great.
Service was good.

Report
Helpful
M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

It was a group birthday party and we were excited to go because the location was so great. We were greeted and while I didn’t expect that added value of being greeted with a “who’s birthday is it”, as someone who also works in service, it wou have been a nice gesture

Regardless, we enjoyed a wonderful but very $$ cocktail and then met our group for dinner. The service was great only because they were attentive. No one tried to smile or ask how we liked the food or if we wanted anything special or had any Allergies. Which one of us did have and had to say twice that he had an allergy.
The titles of the food on the menu were tantalizing, but they did not live up to their name at all.
The portions were TINY! the grilled octopus only had two pieces and it was almost $20!
everything was very bread heavy and while I love bread, I didn’t feel like spending a fortune on wheat.
And the drinks were brutally pricey.
Needless to say, the wonders ambiance and music could not resonate with this visitor.
It’s just not worth it.
I think this restaurant has all the makings but needs to be a little less stingy on food and attentiveness.

Report
Helpful
MM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great Sangria and nice wine options by the glass. Friendly service and a nice ambiance

Report
Helpful
g
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Horrible experience.
Our waiter hardly acknowledged us - I will not be returning.

I have been here several times but never had this kind of experience.

I have travelled to spain as well as my mom and this is nothing like the dinning in spain.

Very overpriced, terrible customer service I felt robbed.

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an absolutely incredible experience! We ordered the taster menu created by our waiter. The first dish was just amazing, and it only got better after that! Some of the best food we have both had in a long time!

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food wasn’t as spectacular as it usually is, but management took care of us right away. Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Knowledgeable staff, fantastic food, great atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfully authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in a cozy, romantic atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
WC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

What a great meal! Love the paella here, and the butternut squash soup was exquisite!

Report
Helpful
MS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I loved it, taste of Spain with a Toronto vibe. I would definitely go again

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, pleasant and not too noisy. Great seafood tapas.

Report
Helpful
N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Server did not explain tasting menu properly To us.
Wine was crazy expensive for not expensive wine. Food was amazing and atmosphere was great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely taps meal with my mother. Our server was lovely and very knowledgeable about the menu. Food and ambiance was perfect. Definitely would visit again.

Report
Helpful
EL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered 5 tapa plates with 2 beers, total cost $150 + tips. A touch pricy I think.

Report
Helpful
JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Que rico! We had dinner for 6, and all of us were delighted with the cuisine. It included a vegetarian main, grilled octopus, sausage platter, mussels in a lovely sauce, and a number of tapas, all tasty and well prepared. We all shared a plate of churros with a delicious peppery chocolate sauce. Table service was top-notch, friendly, fast and attentive Highly recommended. we will be back again!

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good service, atmosphere, paella especially tasty!

Report
Helpful
JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I always come here for the seafood paella, it is delicious! Their drink menu is also very good!

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

will not come back

Report
Helpful
a
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We never get to that side of the city to often and took a chance on Barsa

Report
Helpful
KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Barsa Taberna! Our server remembered us from our first visit which was very much appreciated. The grilled octopus was outstanding. Three tapas are more than enough. Great wine!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

A couple with a child kinda ruined the whole experience letting the kid bang on the stone plate with metal utensils. Not a restaurants fault, but I’m not the best experience overall.

Report
Helpful
H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing food and atmosphere. delicious charcuterie and cheese that went great with half price bottles of wine ;)

Report
Helpful
EM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The location was fun, decor interesting, food amazing and staff attentive.

Report
Helpful
WC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were on the patio terrace, a Saturday morning brunch. Because of traffic, we were past an hour late for our reservation. With Open Table, and previous experience of the line ups for brunch at Barsa I wouldn’t recommend it,...get here On time. Still, it was overcast, and we got seated. Brunch was amazing. Two of the most beautiful salads ever served, and seafood paella to die for. And the friendliest waitress ever who directed us to the bourbon sangria and all was great afterwards.

Report
Helpful
IS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We spent a very enjoyable evening and had great recommendations from our server who was also very pleasant.

Report
Helpful
HM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Our server didn’t seem like he wanted to be there or didn’t want to serve us. Other servers were nicer. Food and drink was average and a bit on the pricey side for value.
My friends like it and it has a nice patio so may give it one more try because it’s in my neighborhood.

Report
Helpful
T
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff made our family birthday evening great fun. Food was delicious.

Report
Helpful
R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it’s my second time here - amazing service and great recommendations!

Report
Helpful
RM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and excellent food.

Report
Helpful
MZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the tasting menu and it was absolutely divine. Server asked a few questions about our likes and dislikes and chose our 3 course menu. Every dish was even better than the one before. We left feeling satisfied and enjoyed all the delicious plates full of flavour.

Report
Helpful
C
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We started with an order of pan con tomato which was overly garlicky and was very stingy on the manchego addition. Our seafood paella was underwhelming and included celery which is not typical and added in odd flavor. There was no squid or scallops just shrimp, mussels and a few clams. Choice of wines by the glass was especially poor. And, the service and lighting were poor. We cannot recommend this place given the abundance of choices around town.

Report
Helpful
NB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was not our first visit to Barsa. There is a reason we are repeat customers. Amazing ambiance and setting and the food is superb. You cannot go wrong with any of.the menu choices.

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food is great but stupid rules about spend minimum for a group and unfriendly staff spoiled the visit.

Report
Helpful
IL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great cocktails and appetizers dampened by proficient but unwelcoming service

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

If you are looking for authentic Spanish restaurant, this is not the place.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
17