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About Barsa Taberna

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

26 Market Street
Toronto, ON M5E1A9
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Mondays: Closed
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

Cross Street:
Front St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 341-3642

Website:
http://www.barsataberna.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday nights, live Flamenco guitar performance

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the street or at the Green P lots south of Market street

Public Transit:
King Station is a short 3 minute walk

Executive Chef:
Justin Van Der Berg

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

Private Party Contact:
Aras Azadian: (866) 306-0351

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Barsa offers private events and buy-outs

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Details
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

Barsa Taberna Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Ambiance : they initially put us against the back wall which was too brightly lit and too warm despite it being a very cold winter day.
Food: awesome. Love the bread and pate and lamb ribs.
Service : very slow to take our order. After that food just kept on coming

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The best tapas we've eaten for many years--a true tasting delight!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Authentic tapas, beautiful warm lovely setting, great service. Loved it all. I will definitely go back. We had the tasting menu.. highly recommended.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and wine was good and service was good. Only issue was we told that we were getting a chef selected tapas for 50 dollars a head but when it came to the bill the plates where itemised separately and there unexplainable items on the bill. This led to confusion which led to a removal of some items but we where then very unsure of what was the real bill. We think in end we where charged an additional 20 dollars . Unfortunately this experience took away from potentially a memorable and refer able night

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was very good. We ordered PAN CON TOMATE with Mangego and traditional, CROQUETA DE JAMÓN Y ALBACORE, Patatas Bravas and Paella de Mariscos . Everything was good, but paella was outstanding . I would not recommend sangria though , refreshing but little to none alcohol.
Would definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food, nice restaurant, good service as well. The paella was good, the sangria was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Cozy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing absolutely amazing, food, ambience , price and service perfection. A hidden treasure.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service! Delicious food. My favourite place for authentic Spanish food. The paella and tapas are better here than in Barcelona! Thank you for a memorable experience and will definitely keep coming back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent service!!! Our server was attentive & super friendly! Chorizo made in-house was very yummy. Paella with the seafood & Serrano ham was flavourful! Strawberry sangria with gin in it was the bomb. Server even got extra strawberries added once she heard I love them! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been to Barsa four times now and love it! We keep bringing new people with us because it is one of our faves. The food is delicious and authentic. The service is always on point too. Would highly reco.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Tapas, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Sir or Madam:

It was a big mistake to go to his restaurant, The rations for two people did not satisfy one, It's like trying a little food!

Thanks.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food and wine were absolutely amazing! Definitely will be returning. Dishes arrived at our table promptly, wine took a little longer - especially when we ordered another round. But overall, it was a great experience and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The tasting menu at Barsa Taberna is a foodie's dream. You get to try multiple items from the menu and by the end you're so full and satisfied that you really feel like you've gotten your money's worth.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Brunch. Unique menu. Not just the same brunch choices.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent Service and amazing dining , would highly recommend. The clams were out of this world

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Jamie was a great server. A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. We have been here a handful of times and Jamie has been our sever a few of those times. This place is great to grab a drink or have their full tasting menu. Also the Caesar is amazing- definitely among the best in the city!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My friend and I chose $50 & $60 tasting menu which included 6 courses. We were very full and satisfied about our meal, also the service they offered. Nice experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ordered the tasting menu. Server asked for any food allergies and set the menu from there. It just kept coming and coming....service was great, fast and friendly...had to pour our own wine..never had a 'top up' by server...however after we paid our bill we never felt rushed to leave....just sat and enjoyed our wine and chatted. It was great. Been here a few times for lunch before but first time for dinner. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service is great and the decor is very unique. Their tasting menu is fantastic.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I do not have complaints about the food itself but I think that the price of the cheese plate ($26.00) was unreasonably expensive for the quantity. We got only crumbs of cheese. The price for this plate was extremely abusive. Only because I was with my family I did not say anything at the moment but if I would have refused to accept it in a different occasion.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place for tapas and a few drinks!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I really love it here. Great food especially the Paella. I will be back. The only negative thing about the night is we were seated next to a party celebrating a birthday and they were extremely loud and took away from our service. They might consider putting large parties in the back room. Other than that it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food. Our server Jamie is always terrific--we love seeing her there. She did a fantastic job of crafting a chef's tasting menu for us.

Overall, one of the better dining experiences we've ever had in Toronto or anywhere else, including Barcelona.

Special highlights: the leek and chorizo soup, the hen, the trout, the Catalan noodles, the pulpo. Dessert was also excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The food was good, enjoyed the ceviche and grilled octopus. We ordered the paella which is large enough for 4 people to share. The grilled sea bass was okay, it was grilled perfectly but we were looking forward to trying it with hummus and olives but the menu has changed and it’s with a corn purée instead.
There was a musician playing the guitar which was nice, reminded me of Barcelona.

Thank you to the staff! The staff was very pleasant, they gave us the churros to celebrate. They made our overall experience positive.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great time at Barsa! We had the tasting menu and it was just perfect! Every dish was unique and delicious. Perfectly timed and chosen for our preferences.
Great vibe and excellent service. We would absolutely come back here and recommend to friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The tapas were delicious but we felt the rice in the paella was not the right rice and there was no saffron. Otherwise enjoyed the place and thought they were very accommodating and efficient.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very overpriced and was not high quality.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great restaurant! Great ambiance. Fantastic service. Creative plating. The beet and pear salad was so fantastic. Lamb ribs were really tender. They will accommodate service sizes if sharing. They didn't rush us at all. We stayed a while and the manager came over to ensure we enjoyed our meal. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had the open table at $40 per person and had approximately 5 courses with 2-3 tapas each. It was perfectly timed and was the perfect amount of food. I found the shrimp and octopus tapas undercooked, and the sangria (the one with blueberries) disappointing, but aside from that everything was delicious. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Tapas, Healthy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tapas dinning is fun with a bigger group, the food was excellent, the dinning ambiance is good, and the noise level is low compared to some of the larger Spanish restaurants, we’ll go back.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was expensive for the amount you got. they should have a better choice of Tapas that are not as expensive. The bread with tomato sauce had barely any sauce on it.
We were on the wall at the back and it was cold.
All in all a very disappointing experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a reservation, and were all ready to order since we looked up the menu online beforehand. When we got there, not only was the menu not the one on the website, but it was also cut down severely. For lunch, the only things on the menu were a few shareable dishes, and a 3 course set meal. The waitress told us that they reduced the menu because it wasn’t that busy at lunch. Also, she mentioned that we weren’t the only ones to complain about the “new” lunch menu. Given that the only thing of substance were charcuterie boards (not much prep needed), we ordered two of them and a few set courses. Even with this, there were only 4 other people in the entire restaurant at noon on a Friday, and service still ended up being very sluggish. This place used to be very good; I can’t see how it could’ve become this poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Found this place from Sony Center referral email because we were there for a concert. The food and experience was beyond my expectations. Our server was very attentive and made us feel special. I definitely recommend the tasting menu because you really get the best bag for your buck!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The server went out of her way to ensure we had an item which was not on the lunch menu. The menu offerings had changed since our previous visit .

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Cozy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Staff was attentive, food was very good. Happening place :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was grossly over priced. Given that it's "tapas", sure we understand the portions are small. But we've had tapas even in Spain, and we never leave the restaurant feeling being gypped. The taste was also not great. Had the price point been lower, I think we would have been ok. But at the price point charged? The expectation was certainly much higher.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great atmosphere, great wine and great tapas. Manchego churros were amazing

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

4 of us had the tasting menu. Everything we tried was delicious. There were some dietary restrictions in our group and the staff were really accommodating.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service!
Suggestion: Spanish music instead of house/techno

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the city. We did the smallest tasting menu and absolutely everything was delicious. Service was great, the wine was exceptional and very reasonably priced. It's a great place to go with a bigger group because of the shared plates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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