Baro

4.5
364 reviews
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Latin American
Uno, Dos, Tres..Baro! Derived from the Latin American slang word for “barrio” (meaning “neighbourhood”) we bring you our Baro, home of Chef Steve Gonzalez. The Latin spirit is undeniably contagious. From the southern tips of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, to the lively street cultures of Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil, the energy of its diverse people radiates throughout the cities. It livens the neighbourhood and awakens the Baros! Baro is first and foremost a restaurant, showcasing an exceptional cocktail program and refined dishes along with fan favourites from Valdez. Chef Gonzalez has made it his mission to bring South America’s dynamic food culture to Toronto where traditional Latin culture and cuisine can be reimagined with distinct modern flair, and become something entirely its own. Baro will also feature a 2nd floor Raw Bar Lounge. To top things off, we created The Loft, a 3rd floor, 1,850 sq. ft. event space that we know you will love.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the service is also exceptional! The servers always take the time to help you out with the menu if you need it and each dish is explained once it comes out. Don't leave without trying the duck enchiladas and the duck chaufa from their dinner menu!

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really good, decoration also very nice.

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z
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Upscale mexican doesn't really work? Nice environment, but food taste to value wasn't at a good ratio

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Good portions and love the music. Service was amazing

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very strict about reservations but many tables were empty - which was disappointing
Lovely server
Serving size smallish
Fabulous decor

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F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t stop thinking about how good my meal tasted. Even the guacamole was probably the best I’ve ever eaten. I love the open concept style for kitchen. I’ll definitely be back so I can try more items on the menu. 10 out of 10!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe of the place.
Service was impeccable, right from greeters to servers to food runners.
Based on our servers recommendations, four of us shared the four course chef tasting plate. Amazing flavour, quantity of food and value for money.
I would totally recommend and will definitely be back.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food disappointingly lacks the expected captivating Latin flavours. Service was beyond slow despite a less than half full restaurant and a more than adequate number of staff on the floor. Food came out plate by plate with overly long lulls in between each dish. Drinks hit the table well after two staggered appetizers. Overall not impressed with brunch service.

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S
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I love the energy of this restaurant ... however the food is always lack lustre. I think they’d do better with dishes that aren’t so busy and focus on flavours. The ceviches are way too acidic, the guacamole & salsa lack flavour. The Caribbean fish with coconut rice is like eating a coconut - the food needs refining. It’s not worth the prices. Go for the cocktails and the ambiance.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu seemed to an abbreviated version of former ones. Preferred having more choicesand having server suggest a combination for the table rather than have just one suggested chef's choice menu

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service with great tasting food. Food is quite filling and worth every penny.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation for my birthday last night. The security guard at the front stopped us from entering in because my bf was dressed “too casual”. He was wearing a khaki pants with pockets and a pair of yeezys with a leather jacket. We have been to baro on numerous occasions and had no issues with our outfits. We saw many guys wearing sneakers (vans/converse/yeezys) and casual pants inside the restaurant. When we pointed them out, the security guard was very aggressive and even followed us to the restaurant to tell us if we don’t stop pointing out other guys wearing sneakers we will have to leave. (We pointed out two guys btw) Also, when is it ever ok to ID your reservation guests even before entering the restaurant? I hated the fact that the security guard was so aggressive and condescending toward us as if we have done something so wrong to come here. If he’s the face of the restaurant he should be welcoming guests not interrogating them. When we finally got “accepted” to dine in, we told our server everything and she was shocked at the whole incident. As a result, We ended up dining there for free which was not our intention but appreciate that. Our server-Kat she was so caring and sweet. Also the manager came up to us and apologized and told us he understood about the incident and told us he would prioritize us(without fully listening to our story) and after that he never came up again to check up on us meanwhile he checked up on the table beside us multiple times. I really appreciate that baro didn’t let us pay for our meal but honestly I never want to go back because we were just shaken by the whole experience. It’s unfortunate because we love the food but definitely won’t go back because of how the security guards treated us as if were entering a nightclub and picking on certain group of people.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here. Amazing food and service. Always a good time.

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, very well lit environment and not too busy. The food itself is a bit more expensive than some other brunch spots but it's worth the slightly higher price and unique Latin fusion dishes. Would highly recommend for anybody looking for a different sort of brunch experience. The wait for the food was a bit long but nothing out of the ordinary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall good experience. The whole fish that was on the menu was fantastic! Would like to see more options for dessert.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch experience with delectable and flavourable food, good service, and great ambience. We went for brunch and even though we were in the patio it felt very spring like because of all the greenery indoors.

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and environment

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Food and venue were both awesome but the music was slightly too loud to talk. I would recommend this place. Service was very good as was food. :)

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner tonight and absolutely loved everything. The food and the service was outstanding. The entire staff seemed to work so well together and the entire service was seamless. Our dinner from start to finish was delicious. This was our first visit but definitely will not be the last.

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ML
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Atmosphere was great
Food ok
Was denied entry into bar upstairs after spending $ 280 for dinner
And door guy was rude

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visiting Baro after seeing the Last Ship at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Short 10 min walk. The service was friendly, attentive. The food was absolutely delicious, best meal I've had at a restaurant in quite some time. Looking forward returning when the weather warms up to sit on their roof top patio and try the rest of the menu

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Really good food with excellent flavors. The Big A%* steak is incredible. Highly recommend. Classic spot. A must.

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MA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an inventive, fresh and tasty meal at Baro. Great service, great atmosphere. We'll be back for sure

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal at Baro.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful first time experience. We had a very nice server it was the lady from Costa Rica. She was very professional and gave excellent recommendations. Her great customer service is what makes customers want to come back and of course the food! Delicious:)

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went last night with a group of 7 friends. Great ambience and service and the food was South American with a twist and was excellent. Will be back in the near future.

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LV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Baro!

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BP
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome food, drinks and service! We will keep coming back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were great! Waiter was friendly and helpful

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff friendly, food ok, ambiance good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday! The staff and food were great! I loved the ambience and I would definitely visit again to try more of their dishes! :)

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Loved it

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ES
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! Staff was attentive and restaurant ambience ideal.

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s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Ceviche and shared apps also very good . Caribbean fish great flavour. Pasta was very disappointing , dry ,seemed old. Dessert menu very limited . Extremely loud where we were. Fun night for a group to share, hit and miss with a few things on the menu

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and ambiance, but we did feel like we were being rushed by the wait staff even though we weren't lingering.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the fish taco, duck enchilada and their guacamole. All excellent! Also had the red sangria which was delicious. The waitress was awesome- very friendly and came around just the right amount of times.
The only thing I wasn’t too happy about is that after dinner we went upstairs for dancing, and they charged $15 even though we dined there. It was also quite a young crowd of 20 year olds.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding costumer service !
Great food and value for brunch.

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e
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating two birthdays. We had a great time. My only comment would be that we were unable to bring home a second bottle of wine that we were unable to finish. Apparently our server told us that the restaurant does not have a license to allow this. It was a sincere waste of good wine. The restaurant should invest in a license to allow for guests to take home an unfinished bottle of wine.

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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Baro and it exceeded all of my expectations! The service from the host to the server was excellent and the ambiance was fun but not too distracting from the meal and my company! Loved it.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was amazing. We were late for Reservation but they graciously accommodated my cozy table request. Everyone was so friendly and professional.Food was fantastic-so tasty-we had oysters, the arugula salad and the duck bowl off of mains(suggested by our waitress)-was a great combo when eaten with the salad:) Because it was Wine Wednesday, we had a yummy bottle of Rioja to complete the great experience. I'll be back with the girls for a night out on King West

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