Baru Latino Restaurante
Baru Latino Restaurante

Baru Latino Restaurante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barulatino.com/
  • Phone: 6042229171
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open seven days a week from 5pm-1am. Kitchen is open until late everyday. Starting October 4th Baru will be open for lunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Fremont
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Baru an ideal venue for private parties, cocktail receptions, luncheons birthdays. We can do sit down events for up to 50 people and stand up groups up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Rene Lafleur 604-222-9171
  • Entertainment: Dave and Rene doing their thing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Broadway / West 10th Ave
  • Public Transit: 99B Line stop, #7 Dunbar,#4, #17, #9
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary underground parking, access from Broadway ave just west of Alma St. There is also plenty of free street parking available on Broadway, west 10th Ave and surrounding side streets.
A word from Baru Latino Restaurante
Baru Latino is a comfortable minimal space where the passion for food and design come together. This is one of those small wonders, designed for appreciative eaters who want to be part of a new South American experience, where flavors from Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina come together in creative ways.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Baru Latino Restaurante reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (26)late-night find (12)romantic (10)special occasion (10)good for groups (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Always fantastic
    Woodguy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Never disappoints and normally exceeds expectations. This place has has been a favourite for a casual yet exotic meal for a couple years now, can't wait for the next visit. Tuna caribe or the chorizo are a great place to start.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad if I do say so myself
    superfood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We found the portions generous and food very tasty. The only issue we had is that it is so dark in the restaurant we could barely read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Spot
    GKXMIL
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Nice ambience, great food and service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little find
    Yumyum
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Little foodie place The pacific scallops were really good The braised beef was also really good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is about my fifth visit to Baru over a five year span and I have found the experience to be consistently positive . The one issue for me is the noise level after about 7:30 pm goes a bit beyond the energetic category you have offered . That being said I believe most of my visits have been on a Friday or Sat evening . I would be interested to evaluate the noise mid week . In conclusion not the place to go for a romantic dinner or with hard of hearing guests but great food and service .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Tapas and wine
    corkdork
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We ordered 3 selections of tapas, which were very tasty.The wine selection was good and Shiraz we ordered was delicious. Our server was fantastic. This is a great neighborhood gem that we should have found sooner! I recommend reservations since the place fills up fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It all looks so good!
    TheGlutenFreeActressVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Their menu all looks so good! Most options are gluten free and there are many that are vegetarian too. The one draw back is that they use A LOT of cheese, so being vegan here would be pretty tough. All the dishes I had were really yummy, but they were all quite heavy and oily from being topped with mozzarella etc. I would recommend this place, especially if you're not vegetarian.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    thrice82
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From all my dining experiences I have had, this is by far the most pleasant and by far the best. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was nice and mellow. I took my date here, and it was the best night I have had. Thank you Baru Latino Restaurante for making my special evening a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful ceviche!
    annwinter
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I really enjoyed the ceviche dishes. They had great flavours and tasted really fresh. The paella was good, but it didn't taste like the traditional dish(the consistency and flavour was different). Nevertheless, everything was really good. I'll definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Baru Latino!
    Michele
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is truly my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. The food is always fantastic - I dream of the empanadas and short ribs. The service is friendly and professional. Everyone I've encouraged to try this place has loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last minute date
    Dkoo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place has customer service down to a T, more restaurants should hold this place as a standard. I made a last minute reservation for two, and asked if they could put my motorcycle helmets somewhere safe while we were there, and they were more than happy to accommodate me. Also, the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting menu, avg service
    yummVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved the uniqueness of the menu. Most tapa dishes we ordered were good with the exception of the empanadas (they were over fried, and hard as rocks). Service was a little too slow for us. Also when the (hard) empanadas were mentioned, there was no acknowledgement from management that they should not have been little marbles. We ordered mostly wine but noted the drinks menu is quite interesting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the gold standard for gen X
    fitfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After living in Vancouver for over a decade, Baru Latino delivers on so may fronts that this review and my rating is likely to be understated. Baru Latino is unassuming but has to be one of, if not the hippest spot for cosmopolitan diners who shy away from Vancouver`s normal `supper hour` of 5 to 7 pm.. As a former Montrealer used to dining at 10pm or thereabouts, this place is one of the very few pockets of late night sanity in Kitsilano Point Gray.. Big points all around to hosîtality veterans David and Rene who "get it" .. Solid and sometimes exceptional on all fronts.. these folks know how to do what they do in spades.. Highly recommended. Ps. my rating is probably underestimated.. the steak chimmichurri is the best in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    maisieluv
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Took my visitor from Scotland - we were both delighted with the Tapas and Main choices. Busy for a Monday evening and glad to have made a reservation- will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful exprience
    gargar
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We celebrated our 16th year anniversary and had a great time. From the moment we got in the door to the end of our meal, the staff, food and service made it special. Our server made some excellent recommendations and she was very attentive. We ordered braised beef, mussels and some tasty tasty tapas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best birthday dinner ever!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It was my sister's 50th birthday and wanted to take her to a place with really good food. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. Be sure to order the braised short ribs (costillas de res) and pacific scallops !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • molly
    molly
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Good food, enjoyed halibut tacos, paella, and mango creme brulle.Service was good and we really enjoy the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annakins
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great. We wanted to try something different and we're glad we found this little gem! We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. It's a very loud place and pretty small. Fodo was better than the service. Our server spilled a glass of water all over my boyfriend's lap. She tried wiping it up and then she brought us shots to make up for the accident. Other than that, it was good. We'll probably go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CuatroEstrellas
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Terrific mojitos, distinct, delightful Latin fusion flavours, friendly service, very pleasant, comfortable venue to spend with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My girlfriend and I had the best dinner at Baru. Everything we tried was amazing and the staff were friendly and attentive. Will be going again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colombian food with French Twist
    BritishinBC
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Baru Latino is one of the attractions of the Alma and Broadway area. It is a good restaurant with a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 350 reviews are from the Baru Latino Restaurante reviews archive.
  • nice place
    NadsW
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good food. The empanadas are delish! Would go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    bestliverinvancouverVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We have eaten here many times. Always good. Great staff and wonderful food we just keep going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Mothers Day!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    what a great little gem this was! A gift from our daughter and family - loved, loved, loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    WriteOn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Enjoyed sharing tapas and the entres were substantial. Really enjoyed the dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Latin Fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Vancouver. A fantastic blend of south american and spanish cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Could not find a complaint if I tried !! Baru ceviche, Latin chips, Paella, Halibut mmmmmm Looking forward to going back so that We can try everything on the menu. What I do know for sure is that I will have the Flan again for dessert <3
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love Baru
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The flavours are memorable at Baru. It is a neighbourhood treasure but we would drive or cab to it if it was farther away. We take our out-of-town visitors there and they consistently express envy that there is nothing like Baru where they come from - and these are world travellers who dine out everywhere. We usually order tapas style dishes and possibly one entrée to share and the food comes out piping hot as soon as the next dish is ready. The margueritas and other Latin inspired drinks are great. You feel like you've been out somewhere special when you go to Baru!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & mojito!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was delicious and the mojito was fabulous. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighbourhood restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My husband and I love to go there. It's close to our house, the food is delicious and the staff is always friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome meal for hatting and nibbbl
    Gr8Eats
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I eecoomend oederig a few plates and sharing and enjoying some drinks off their coctail menu. I love the food here. Lots of options to sut your taste. I didnt give it 5 starts because there were a few kids. Then again it was a Sunday night. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another successful birthday dinner
    Sooz
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We returned for another birthday celebration after enjoying a wonderful birthday and retirement celebration during Dine-Out Vancouver. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, very healthy portions, all around very enjoyable experience. We'll be back!! Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our visit to baru
    local
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    we were greeted and seated by a pleasant hostess. our server was friendly and helpful. they make a delicious paella. the wine list is a bit limited, but acceptable. the only problem was the noise level. it was difficult to have a conversation. overall, I would say it was very good. Perhaps come on a week night if you actually want to talk to your dinner date (we were there on a Friday evening) I will recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Dunbarlocals
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Everyone in our group of three ordered something different. And everyone enjoyed their choices. Delicious, good quantity, presentation; it was all there. Would definitely head back for another evening. Wine list provided good options and decently priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baru Latino was a hit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Baru Latino was a hit and miss for us, the staff were welcoming and very tentative, the Paella was awesome, but the Halibut was a little overcooked. That's understandable though, the dining room was full and groups sat down around the same time, it was a 3 person line (BUSY!). Maybe a revisit sometime in the future? Oh, nearly forgot, the Flan was SOOO good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect!
    Sooz
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were greeted warmly by Renee (one of the owner's I'm told), seated right away, and received very good and immediate service. Excellent 'dine out Vancouver' experience. Can't believe we had not found this neighbourhood gem before now! We will be back!, excellent food, service, ambiance, and friendly upbeat staff..... Thanks!,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and atmosphere
    Milhouse
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Food was great, portion size could have been bigger. We mentioned it was our anniversary in the booking notes and no one said or did anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    2cats
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Four of us went for the Dine out Vancouver and were very happy indeed with the food and service. Imaginative and tasty offerings which will definitely have us returning! We suspect this is a popular spot since it was hard to get a reservation at a later time and settled for 5pm. All dishes were excellent but my halibut was one of the best cooked and delicious ones I've had in town..some deft, expert hands at work in the kitchen! If you are a spicy wimp like me they will advise you which dishes to avoid but the level of flavours in all the dishes is very good indeed and has everyone saying 'what spice/herb /combination have they used in this dish?!' It was intriguing to experience new flavours.' Excellent'!! was our mutual comment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With my collegues at work,
    Rosewine
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    With my collegues at work, tho/ we can only get a 9:30pm for our reservation, they called me when I sent them a message that we would prefer an earlier time if it is possible...they called & suggested that we can come in and sit on the bar and they'll try their best to find a table for the 4 of us asap when one is available..and they did; they kept us updated as well..the experience with the staff, the service and the food is Outstanding!! I am so happy, my colleagues kept on saying how much they love the place, the great service and the food. The dine-out food were all great tasting! Excellent flavour and presentation!! Delicious...We had Baru Paella, and the Crusted Halibut which is cooked right to perfection!! Appies & dessert,excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends at Baru
    Dggrant
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We have been to Baru about 5 times now and have never been disappointed. It has a nice atmosphere, staff, and a very casual vibe to it. When we saw it on the dine-out website, it was a no brainer. We have a 15 yr old daughter as well and it is one of her favorite restaurants to go to. She loves many of the dishes as well as the Virgin Mojitos. We will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.