Casa Barcelona

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Casa Barcelona has infuenced the growing popularity of Spanish tapas in Toronto's dining scene since its conception twelve years ago. It has become the restaurant by which all other tapas restaurants are measured and continues to be the highest rated Spanish restaurant in the country where its secret to succes is uniqueness.
No other restaurant can knock your socks off by offering special events such as cooking lessons and wine tasting, and a menu of more than 140 tapas, 50 main courses and the second best selection of wines in Toronto wit over 1100 labels and an inventory of 27000 bottles. Live Flamenco and Belly Dancing entertainment is even offered to parties of 25 or more.
Join the tapas craze and choose Casa Barcelona for a one of a kind dining experience.
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MW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

New Years dinner -we decided to choose the combo Ibiza - the dishes were tasty -the angus Beef was closer to medium with mushrooms (still good but I would have preferred medium rare - so would recommend that you advise the server of your preference) - the paella was very good. The quantity of food was generous for two. We also ordered the creme brûlée for dessert - however, was not impressed as it was runny. Overall the ambience was comfortable if a little tight table and seating wise. The service was good and attentive. Would recommend.

M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely neighbourhood old-world restaurant with knowledgeable, friendly owners and delicious tapas. Garlic shrimp and lamb chops were among our favourites. We were there on another with a Spanish guitarist which made for a great vibe. We’ll be back!

IT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. A lot of options to chose from. Suitable for the whole family.

F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Filled our sangria jugs with mostly ice. Owners are nice and food was good. No willingness to address the lack of sangria though. 2nd time there may have to consider other restaurant options.

F
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Older decor but generally good value.

NS
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious. Interesting decor. Nice surprise with live music.

GD
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, personal service. Old world quality in a family run restaurant. Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic food at reasonable prices. super friendly staff and owner.

GR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ... we chose the Barcelona package and the amount of food was so much a great small place ...

MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time at Casa Barcelona and it was as pleasant as my first visit.

MD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and warm reception. The host are extremely knowledgeable of Spanish culture and food.

m
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious!

d
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and great service from the owners

GO
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome romantic little place where the elder owner and his wife ( from Barcelona) took great pride in their food .... they are adorable ! I must visit for great food , nice ambience and where it truly feels like your part of their family !

MD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Geat little place, amazing food and service with a smile. Was a little hesitant to book at first as the decor looked out dated but that ended up being part of the charm. Great spot and will definitely go again!!

AE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguably the best Spanish restaurant in town.
Not to mention the honest prices

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. It's to bad food did not mat h the service. Food was ok but did not really stand out.

RG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice original food from Spain with great variety and the Barcelona atmosphere

v
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband. The service was very friendly, food was good and the live guitarist/singer really made the evening special.

T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately the food had little taste and everything was over cooked. For the price of $144 we expected a lot more. However the live music and decor (20 years in operation - maybe the original aesthetics) gave an authentic feel; perhaps our experience was a bit of a lemon.?.?.?

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! This restaurant has been around for over 20 years and the owners are so lovely. We went for a girls night after the restaurant was recommended to me and I’m so happy we did. The owners come out and talk to you and are great at recommending items from the menu. We ordered a paella for the table and after realizing I couldn’t eat it because of allergies the owner made me my own paella without my allergens. If you want fresh, clean, authentic Spanish food you need to try Casa Barcelona!! We ordered the set meal for 2 and added 2 more people to it. It’s a great way to try a bit of everything. Be prepared to leave full!! Will definitely be going back!

GH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Paella was fabulous..lots of option too.
Relaxed pace. Enjoyable meal.
Service could improve. Aggressive markups on the wine...

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place

PD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff, Amazing conversation with the owner :-)

NG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have gone twice once with a large group second time as a date. WONDERFUL , authentic , and great service. It seems like a family run business , they are super friendly and the octopus is the most tender thing I have EVER tasted. Would recommend

TC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The kids food was absolutely terrible - the “pizza” was 3 slices of processed cheese on diced tomatoes on raw store pizza dough.

B
Dublin
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time here! We really enjoyed the food - the chicken and shrimp paella could have been more flavourful. The lobster cannelloni tapas was really great!

V
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was very excited to eat at this place. I had read the reviews beforehand and was looking forward to a traditional tapas experience. However, the food was very disappointing. The first few dishes were good, but the star dishes of the meal lacked flavour. The worst dish was the paella. Very disappointing that the best dish was actually the worst. If you are looking for good paella do not try this one. Bland, no flavour at all.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We celebrated Mother’s Day here. Eduardo gave us advice on the food. He is also the chef. He’s manner is somewhat abrasive but he seems to be well intentioned. The other servers are unfriendly but functional. Food was average.

DB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took a Friend for a night out ,He had never tried tapas before and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. All the Dishes were excellent with a large variety to choose from. The owner/sommelier recommended a great wine to go with our dinner. Service was quiet ,friendly and efficient. We will be returning.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas! Also called small plate in the US, these tasty assorted bites were perhaps the best that I have had outside of Barcelona - but you really have to understand tapas to appreciate what you're getting here. Loved it. Tuna, shrimp paella, dates, scallops, and croquettes, plus sangria.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

They have a very good sangria and tapas are good too... the paella!? personally I didn’t like it to much probably I had very high expectation... anyways the service was amazing and yes I found it expensive...!!! I would go again just for the sangria and tapas...!!!

AS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The owner is a sweetheart but the brunch menu on Open Table is not valid.

VS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Hands down, the best Octopus I've ever had! Very tender and tasty. Great food quality and very friendly owner.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love tapas so we decided to try it here. This place has been around for a long time but it seems to be a little off the path and therefore doesn’t get the kind of traffic they deserve. We were greeted at the door by an older gentleman that didn’t speak much English but thankfully my boyfriend is fluent in Spanish. I didn’t feel left out because the waiter made a genuine effort to include me too. He explained the menu thoroughly and brought out glasses of wine. We wrote our order down on the paper placed on the table. We ordered the Ibiza Combo and traded out the chorizo with baby calamari. The waiter took our order and then said “Ok. I go to cook now”. Since we were one of the first in the restaurant for the evening, 8pm dinner reservations, I thought it was great that he still wanted to greet his patrons and be personable. Everything was done great and we even ordered an extra of the lobster cannelloni because it was that amazing. Don’t pass this place by. Prices are good for the quality and quantity of food you get.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, home made bread was specially delicious, service was fantastic .
I will come back..Best paella ever! Wedding anniversary celebration was perfect!

JE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Menu on site is 5 years old. No brunch menu. Food was okay. Over priced.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend had a pretty good time eating tapas on Valentines Day. The variety of food was good and quality was decent. However, I’m not sure it was worth 150 dollars that we paid for the meal.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with authentic and homemade cuisine. Solid service and different from so many other local options.

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely local spot with great food! We were very happy with the service and quality of food. It seemed to be family owned, which I loved as you could feel the warmth and hospitality of everyone there.