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About 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.

2535 Alma St
Vancouver, BC V6R 3R8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Open seven days a week from 5pm-late. Kitchen is open until late everyday.

Cross Street:
West Broadway / West 10th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 222-9171

Website:
http://www.barulatino.com/

Entertainment:
Dave and Rene doing their thing.

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.

Public Transit:
99B Line stop, #7 Dunbar,#4, #17, #9

Executive Chef:
Mark Fremont

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Baru Latino Restaurante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was amazing. Food was superb. Jen is amazing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The restaurant was empty and the ambience was okay. The food was very average. Nothing to get excited about. We ordered the plantains and they were interesting. The paella lacked flavor and there was no trace of saffron in there. We ordered drinks and they did not taste great.
Not sure how they got such a high rating??!!!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fantastic food (the short ribs were the best i have ever had), great service and the ambiance was really nice an calming. Made for a very relaxing delicious meal.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Another great meal at this friendly neighborhood Latin American restaurant. Great Friday night vibe. Our group shut the place down but never felt pressured to leave.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Literally phenomenal. Service was impeccable, food was amazing and came out quickly, atmosphere was great, and the margaritas were on point.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was great pre theatre...prompt service, great tapas and dessert

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at Baru. Took my sister who is on a strict diet and they totally accommodated her request to change the finish of the fish. Overall great experience.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Spicy, Tapas, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had looked forward to trying the restaurant, but was disappointed in the overall food quality. Had the fish soup and the broth was thin and tasteless.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We enjoyed our evening at Baru Latino . Excellent service. Food was especially good. Mussels best in Vancouver. It was worth the drive from West Vancouver.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great atmosphere!! Always have an enjoyable evening dining here.

The food has always been good, but we were a little disappointed with the Paella this time - it was more rice than anything else :(

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Fantastic evening - friendly, attentive staff & outstanding food. My grandson asked me if this was heaven - I told him no, this is Baru. Looking forward to next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Went here for a date and had a great time. The ambiance and atmosphere is ideal for a date/romantic dinner. Not a very big space but the intimate nature lends itself quite well to the ambiance. Food and drinks were amazing! Even if we weren't having dinner we would go here for drinks. All in all, we had a great time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was excellent, pleasantly surprised that the portion size was large for the soup when I asked that it be split into two. Paella was spot-on.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The mojitos were spot on. Good balance of flavours.
The food was outstanding. The ceviche wasn't drowned in the vinegar/lime juice and tasted fresh. With the herbs, the flavour was accentuated very well.
The short ribs were another highlight, and had a bit more texture than the lamb chop, which was also quite good.
The steak and chimichurri was tied with the paella - both fantastic.
Between the five of us, the servings were quite generous.
Service was fantastic, though the place was a bit quiet. Food arrived much faster than we expected.
All thumbs up! Great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Went to Baru Latino for the first time. Loved it! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The food was great, the ambience nice but most of all, I was impressed with the service. It was a Wednesday night and at first, just a few tables. The place quickly filled up as a steady stream of people walked in (no reservations). Everyone was attended to quite well and the 1 (one!) waitress handled herself perfectly. She hustled around, still smiling and sharing a word or two with each table. The bartender jumped right in and helped when he could, while still mixing a steady stream of yummy margaritas and mojitos.
We complemented the waitress on her service and asked if it was a usual crowd for a Wednesday night ? She said "No. If we had known, we would have had three servers on shift!"
Well done Baru!
We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Spicy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 29, 2017

A great spot for amazing dishes that will blow your tastebuds out of your mouth!

Tags: Great Beer, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent attention and food. We enjoyed a lot the experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great latin food and drinks and great service as always. Never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

First time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back. Loved the paella and my husband enjoyed his chimichuri steak. Great cocktails! We are hooked on the Caipirinhas!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This has become one of our favourite small restaurants, especially when the weather outside is terrible! So cosy, and excellent, well seasoned and spiced food!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Baru Latino is a good place to try a variety of Latin-inspired dishes. Everything we tried was tasty and fresh. It would be nice it tapas were served in groups of 4 rather than 3 to make sharing easier.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

It is a great place with great service. When it is very crowded the noise level makes it very hard to have a conversation, except for with the person next to you. I would recommend turning down the music, or changing it to something with less of a thumping beat. Maybe some soft surfaces would help to muffle the noise too, although that is a design issue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My favourite restaurant in kitsilano aside from my own (Displace Plug Here) . The staff/Management are amazing , it's a vibrant room and the food and cocktails are top shelf. Have the Ceviche, Taradito and the Diablo or Rum Negroni.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Outstanding Value, Casual, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

El ceviche ecuatoriano esta muy bueno!
Make sure you get more patacones ;)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Enjoyable place to go for Valentine's. Food was delicious. Hard to judge as it wasn't a typical evening.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was an enjoyable experience, excellent food quality and flavours, good service, pleasant staff.
Pleasant decor, interesting menu choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

When my friend is in town, we always go to dinner/drinks here; favourite dishes are the Baha scallops and the assorted chips: plantain/yam/cassava chips with 3 dips. We also had the fish tacos, but this time the fish in the tacos was rather tiny. Service is always friendly and upbeat. The only negative thing is the noise level: was very difficult to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

A great meal ! the mussels were the highlight, but we enjoyed every dish.
The service was fantastic, and the wine recommendation was spot on .
We will back soon !!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Rice was cooked very inconsistently. Paella was severely over cooked and the rice from the blackened lingcod was like eating plastic...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Baru is one of my favourite spots in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Dine Out menu wasn't as great as their regular menu, hence my lower rating this time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great place with Wonderful Food. Superb service, highly recommend

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2017

We went for dine out this year. We came a couple years ago and the menu was very similar so we were excited to return. Everything was amazing before, albeit it tiny portions, especially for $40 - but we were willing to have another try. Last time, the star was the short ribs. This time, they were incredibly dry. Our waitress was very attentive so I called her over and mentioned they were dry and could we have sauce or a new portion. She offered up both, and then only returned with the sauce. She said that they were all cooked about the same, so it wasn't worth giving us another piece to try.

Problems: 1) Don't promise something you can't or won't deliver. 2) Cooking something consistently is great for a restaurant. Unless it's cooking something consistently wrong.

The dinner came out to $100. We then had to get more food afterwards since we were still hungry, so while we were willing to splurge, $125 for one sub-par evening wasn't exactly what we had planned.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Great tasting food in a neighbourhood gem. Service was authentically warm and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The service was friendly and the dishes arrived promptly. However, the short ribs were unimpressive and the lingcod was unevenly salted. More importantly, the food was overpriced. It felt like a $30 Dine Out menu, not a $40 menu. Given that the regular menu is also over-inflated, we will not be coming back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We went here for the Dineout event so menu was different from their everyday menu. The aesthetics of the food was great, very appealing. I had the Beef Tiradito which was good. My friend had the Pisco Prawns, it was not very fresh and had a very strong fishy smell. For the main, we had the Paella, which was nothing special, and the Panna Cotta was okay.
However, their drinks were good! I had the Mojito and my friend had the Latin Lover which were both very yummy. Would definitely come back for the drinks but not the food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I liked this spot - a pisco sour by the jug! Good value on the food overall.
The braised ling cod was outstanding and so was the aperitif or salad with seared Ling cod - the paella not so much.
For fans of South America much is here to enjoy and great atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

the cost of the food wasn't worth the huge price. The taste of the meals were moderate and not that great.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was forgettable, Sangria was only ok. Asked for a VERY dirty martini, it wasn't very dirty at all. Service was pleasant and quick.

Tags: Casual
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