Baro

4.6
596 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 596 people are saying
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SCHX
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Toronto for sure!

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MattG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch. The flavors were spot on - a perfect combination of salt , fat, heat and acid. Best meal I've had there.

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RVTW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but the food was great. We had the empanadas and the Lomo Saltado. The Brussels sprouts side was the standout. Service attentive and knowledgeable. Cool setting with nice mix of bar seating along the kitchen as well as tables for large and small. fun vibe.

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Preet
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the food was amazing and the music,vibe and drinks were great!abit pricey but worth it

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vipJennyV
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was good, the food was not the best to be honest. Had the two ceviche and the scallop was pretty awful, the mushroon ravioli also sucked. The beef carpaccio was good and the duck rice dish. I wouldn't go back for food.

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CathyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, service and decor but the music volume last night was very loud and it made it hard for a table to properly hear each other. I think you can still achieve an energetic vibe with music that doesn't over power conversation.

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Nowel
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere
Great food but wine list could be expanded
Great music/ambience
There was a loud group a few tables back that made it hard for us to talk to each other but otherwise definitely recommend

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Rhonz
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brunch was very tasty with yummy cocktails in a charming room

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Atmosphere was great and service did the best they could despite being short staffed. Food did take quite some time to come out and didn’t come out as warm as we wanted.

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LauraW
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can see what all the fuss is about. Food was great, good atmosphere for a girls brunch.

Server was perfect blank right of there & efficient without being pushy, too in your face and never felt rushed.

Only regret is not trying any of the cocktails.

Will have to come back.

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MontanaV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, food, and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Celebrated my birthday and they even brought us a small card and dessert at the end. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! We were a group of 4 so tried a lot of dishes. They are all amazing. Duck fried rice was top shelf.

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Irene
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I will definitely return for the happy hour on the 2nd floor!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
The Grande Empanadas are a must try

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baro was a great welcome back experience for indoor dining! Great service, flavourful food and perfect ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner with my boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary and oh my god the food was so good!!! We couldn’t stop ourselves. The service was amazing as well as the ambience with Latin music. The only thing I would change is the lighting, it’s a little too dark. Overall, a great experience!!!!! Definitely coming back for more toffee cake and chori papa

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went for brunch and had a great experience. Food portions are good

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VeronicaA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience. The drinks were good, the food was fantastic! Our server was amazing.

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Mayyyy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and food was phenomenal! We went in for the brunch and got the critically acclaimed guac (to die for) and waffles! Will definitely be coming back, since I cant get enough 💕💕

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Portions are pretty small and overall the taste did not impress.

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CassandraF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was absolutely a fun time with my friends! the atmosphere, food, music and service was just impeccable. Definitely going to come back for the brunch service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I cam here for my birthday and we were really impressed. Their famous ceviche, duck rice dish, and grilled octopus was to die for (I forget the specific names but posted the pictures, also ate the duck rice too fast to take a pic). Also our waiter was really great and helpful with the menu options! The vibe was immaculate and fun yet not too intense! Also drinks were so good. We will definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a spectacular dining experience with my friends. Thank you so much❤️

Baro
Responded on November 9, 2021

Amazing to hear! Thanks so much for the review. See you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!! Casava fries to the duck confit to the sticky toffee puddings, everything was so tasty. Music was dope af! Our server Michael was nothing but delightful. We’ll be back Baro

Baro
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback! We will be sure to pass it on to our team. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food that we had was beyond delicious, especially the special and feature dessert. What really impressed me was our server who remembered the notes in my profile, and pointed out that the dessert had candied pork on it. She asked the kitchen to eliminate it for us and substitute with edible flowers instead.

Baro
Responded on November 9, 2021

We appreciate the kind review! So glad you enjoyed the service. Thanks and come again!

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vipPatt
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lively setting, staff was super friendly!

Baro
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed, it was a pleasure to host you!

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Carewing
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We were really disappointed with the food..all meals are too salty and the taste of it just wasn’t right, even the dessert we ordered taste extremely weird .. very disappointed and will not go back again

Baro
Responded on October 27, 2021

We're so terribly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food. We do our best to offer unique and quality flavours in all our dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Good ambiance but the price doesn’t match the food quality.

Baro
Responded on October 27, 2021

We appreciate the review, we would love to know some details as to how we could improve!

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vipBradleydotcom
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but even better was the service! Such a fun evening!

Baro
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars Bradley! We're so glad you enjoyed. Come back again soon!

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Chloeghrd
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect
We went there for a birthday, they bring us a little birthday card and dessert with candle
Cute attention
Will go back soon

Baro
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for brunch. It was delicious but the music was a bit loud. Overall the vibe of the restaurant was very nice though. Nice servers, but our water glasses sat empty most of the meal though until the end when we asked for more water.

Baro
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thanks so much for the detailed feedback! We will definitely pass it on to the team. See you again!

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Very tiny portions, the side salad for the Huevos Benedict was like 3 bites and I was still hungry after. We ordered a side of potatoes that were extremely overcooked to the poi t that they were so hard it was like chips and would crumble if you tried to use a fork.

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vipSandd
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Brunch Food quality is not as great as it was before.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and delicious food, good portion, great service and gorgeous ambiance. Will definitely come again!

Baro
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We're so glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to having you again.

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Fari
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Wasnt happy with the food. Been here before but yesterday was not good.
Service amazing

Baro
Responded on October 6, 2021

No worries! Thanks for clarifying that your review was meant for another restaurant. We will look into getting it removed for you! Cheers.

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vipcindy
Toronto
103 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad that Baro has reopened. Food is great but sad they didn’t have the ingredients for my Baro drink. I was looking forward to it and they didn’t have an ingredient? 😢

Also, don’t think I will order their chips with salsa anymore. Too expensive for what you are getting. However, the chaufa is amazing and worth the price.

Hope to be back again and hopefully enjoy my Baro sour!

Baro
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hey Cindy! Thanks so much for the feedback, we appreciate it. We're hoping to have Pisco back for the Bar o Sour very soon! In the meantime, we would love to show you some of our other cocktails! See you again.

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SarahB
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Baro
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars, Sarah!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only have good things to say about this place. Its great

Baro
Responded on October 6, 2021

We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us! See you again soon.

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Lada
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. Restaurant has a beautiful ambience that I am looking forward to exploring more (they have an upstairs!).

Baro
Responded on October 6, 2021

So happy you enjoyed, Lada. Your review means a lot to us! Hope to see you back again very soon, to explore each floor!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food wasn’t worth the money. Completely uninteresting.

Baro
Responded on September 28, 2021

We're so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us! We strive to offer the best quality food and flavours in our wide variety of menu options. We would really appreciate any more detailed feedback you'd be willing to provide about how we can improve, and how we could give you a more memorable experience next time. Thank you.

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Baro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Baro is rated 4.6 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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