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
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
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
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.
Food was delicious, yet the gentleman that was our waiter lacked common service...
Love it! Wonderful Paella. A hot spot I go back to all the time with friends.
Great overall. Nice peoples, food and service was excellent!
The food is very good . The price is a bit high but it can be applied to all Spanish restaurants in the city.
Very nice place.
Food was great.
Service was good.
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.
Delicious food, great Sangria and nice wine options by the glass. Friendly service and a nice ambiance
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.
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!
Great service, food wasn’t as spectacular as it usually is, but management took care of us right away. Will definitely be back.
Knowledgeable staff, fantastic food, great atmosphere.
Wonderfully authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in a cozy, romantic atmosphere.
What a great meal! Love the paella here, and the butternut squash soup was exquisite!
I loved it, taste of Spain with a Toronto vibe. I would definitely go again
Great service, pleasant and not too noisy. Great seafood tapas.
Server did not explain tasting menu properly To us.
Wine was crazy expensive for not expensive wine. Food was amazing and atmosphere was great.
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.
Ordered 5 tapa plates with 2 beers, total cost $150 + tips. A touch pricy I think.
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!
Very good service, atmosphere, paella especially tasty!
I always come here for the seafood paella, it is delicious! Their drink menu is also very good!
will not come back
We never get to that side of the city to often and took a chance on Barsa
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!
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.
amazing food and atmosphere. delicious charcuterie and cheese that went great with half price bottles of wine ;)
The location was fun, decor interesting, food amazing and staff attentive.
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.
We spent a very enjoyable evening and had great recommendations from our server who was also very pleasant.
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.
The staff made our family birthday evening great fun. Food was delicious.
it’s my second time here - amazing service and great recommendations!
Great service and excellent food.
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.
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.
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.
Food is great but stupid rules about spend minimum for a group and unfriendly staff spoiled the visit.
Great cocktails and appetizers dampened by proficient but unwelcoming service
If you are looking for authentic Spanish restaurant, this is not the place.