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Barsa Taberna

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572 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
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
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Cuisines
Spanish, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Mondays: 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Tuesdays: 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Thursdays: 11:30 pm to 12 am
Fridays: 11:30 am to 12 am
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 12 am
Sunday 11:00 am to 10 pm
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Phone number
(647) 341-3642
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Van Der Berg
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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

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Private party contact
Aras Azadian: (866) 306-0351
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Cross street
Front St
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Parking details
Parking is available in the street or at the Green P lots south of Market street
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Public transit
King Station is a short 3 minute walk
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Entertainment
Thursday nights, live Flamenco guitar performance
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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

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What 572 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was exceptional. There was a little miscommunication early on in our visit as we were taken to the wrong reservation and then brought someone else's food. But after that it was flawless. We unknowingly spent almost 2 hours sampling the menu and drinking white sangria, we lost track of time! Really tasty and would definitely recommend for tapas and drinks.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The food and the service was amazing! Would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The restaurant was very good just the prices are little expensive compare to the product.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Very accommodating. Delicious food. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had yet another awesome dinner experience at Barsa. I highly recommend the tasting menu, they were able to accommodate four diners with one ovo-lacto vegetarian and one carb-limited. Prepare to get surprised and delighted.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always a good meal but last night was a little loud. But it was not the restaurant's fault, patrons were having a lot of lively conversation and there was a private party at the bar

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food at Barsa was really nice. We started off with the pan con tomate with jamon Serrano and the charcuterie platter which were both very good. We also had the clams which had a really garlicky, yummy broth, and the grilled octopus. All the dishes were very tasty and enjoyed by everyone. I would definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

too noisy and food is just ok-so so..
I don’t think we will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was very good. More noise than I would have liked, but everything else was great! I highly recommend this place

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Pre-theatre reservations for 5:30 PM and no problem being promptly seated and getting out in time for a short stroll to the Sony Centre
Very helpful wait staff and wonderful food. We went for tapas and since white wines were 50% off that night we tried to select dishes that would go with the white wine. Selected one of the suggested Spanish whites and it was very good, also excellent value. Chose a variety of dishes two at a time and shared so we each had lots of variety. Service was attentive and dishes were brought to the table smoothly replacing finished servings. Wine glasses were topped up without delay. Started with the warm olives and finished with the warmed olives and finished with the Manchego cheese with dates and olive oil accompanied by a sherry. In between we had the clams with garlic, chile shrimp, scallops and potatoes and tomatoe sauce (see menu for details). I wish we had another couple with us so we could have tried more dishes. The oysters, tuna, trout and Iberian ham looked really tempting but we had plenty. Only suggestion and its a small one; I expected more selections of sherry.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I've been here several times, and Barsa is always an absolutely lovely experience. The food is fantastic, our server was a super-star and the space is gorgeous. This time, two of us did the tasting menu and it was a wonderful choice. The tartare was a huge hit; we weren't particular fans of the lamb ribs, but everything else selected was delicious and our server made interesting a varied suggestions. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Appreciated the expertise of our Server. She put our meal together and it was great.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

1st visit: Excellent food, drinks & ambiance. My server was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and professional. According to my wife, the pitcher of sangria was top notch. I was not happy about the prices of the wines, (by the glass). But overall it was an amazing experience celebrating my wife's birthday who equally enjoyed herself. Thank you for a memorable experience. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything was really good. Good service. Great food. I'd like to go back.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The staff that brought out our food were great at explaining each each dish in detail. The food was very appealing visually and tasted delicious. Will definitely be recommending to others.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Went there with a Travelzoo coupon.
The information on the Travelzoo site regarding the meal special is misleading.
Its shows various dishes from the restaurant. There is no choice in the selection of food as their advertisement lead me to believe.
Its a fixed menu which is provided. No choice in the selection of food. The food which is provided does not represent the Spanish cuisine.
The service was very slow and the restaurant extremely noisy.
I wouldn't go there again.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Elegant underground Spanish place. Sangria was meh (a tad watery) but the paella was quite good. Live guitarist lent a lovely atmosphere. It was lively without being loud and there was no need to shout to be heard by your guest.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and our server were really good, only problem was that we had reservations and still had to wait standing at the door for about 15 minutes.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was great, location is perfect but found portions a little small. The sangria's are really good.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food at Barsa was really great but we found the restaurant super noisy which really diminished the experience - although all the old stone walls are quite charming, the result is that the sounds bounce off the many hard surfaces. The service was a little lacklustre - many times we had to work hard to get the servers attention, and the kitchen wouldn't do a simple cheese swap on a salad. The wines were great if expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delicious Spanish gem in the heart of Toronto! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is the second time we have visited Barsa while attending an annual conference in Toronto. It did not disappoint! This time I bought a few more colleagues this year and they loved it - many having traveled through Spain at one point. The service was great and I can still taste the Ceviche although I am 500kms away again. Thanks for a great evening and see you next year!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was efficient and servers knowledgable and helpful. Ordered the mid range of the tasting menu and there was ample food. The feature bottle of wine was well matched to the meal. We weren't rushed even though it became busy. The only drawback is after dessert was brought, the server didn't come around to check if we wanted coffee/tea. By the time we caught her attention, we had to get the bill as we had a concert to get to. Otherwise, was an amazing meal. I will go again.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great place to be. Amazing food. Good service

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went with my girlfriends, was so worth it. Very cozy and nice plus the food was fresh and deliciouse. Recommended it to friends and the loved it.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went many times to Barsa Taberna for brunch and always had great time and great food. Sangrias are fantastic.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food! The lamb melted in our mouths. Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Tasting menu was outstanding. We chose the wine paring and it was perfect. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great meal. Had the tasting menu and everything was yummy!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lovely Brunch. Hope to return with family for a tasting of their Tapas menu.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was good, nothing special however. The steak crudo was more of a tartare, but it needed more texture and flavour. Which sucks because it was what I was most excited to try. The desserts were not good. We ordered some chocolate pastry and then churros, which were fried way too long resulting to be super dry. The ice cream that came with the churros had a lot of potential but again, needed something more.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Needs something to absorb noise. Everything else; fantastic

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Atmosphere and decor are very nice. Food was excellent. Friendly prompt service

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great atmosphere - great food

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great but not what I expected - was expecting more smaller plate options but likely it was because we went during Valentine’s Day. Would like to try going there on a regular night. The food was out quickly except the dessert was a bit of a wait. Overall was good experience would probably go again to see what the menu is like on a regular day.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for a vday dinner, they had a prix fix menu which wasn't that good, especially for the price of 55 bucks. Paella tasted like simple rice with seafood. But service and the atmosphere were great

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Not the best representation of Spanish food. Needs a lot of improvement.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

It was a great experience..Our server was very attentive to our questions..i love the place and concept of the place..Food were so tasty a bit pricey but worth it..Keep it up👏👏

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and flavours. Wonderful presentation and service. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food! We went to Barcelona a couple years back and this restaurant reminded us of our trip!

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