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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
Toronto, ON M5E1A9
Spanish, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Mondays: 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Tuesdays: 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Thursdays: 4:30 pm to 12 am
Fridays: 11:30 am to 12 am
Saturdays: 11:30 am to 12 am
Sunday 11:30 am to 10 pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday nights, live Flamenco guitar performance
Parking is available in the street or at the Green P lots south of Market street
King Station is a short 3 minute walk
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
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
Barsa Taberna Ratings and Reviews
It was a bit pretentious and not in a good way. Agreeing to what others have said, the food is ridiculously overpriced for those portions. I appreciate a good presentation of food on my plate as much aa the next guy but at the end the food (in terms of flavors and sheer satisfaction) needs to hold up its end.
There are definitely better Tapas out there.
The tapas plates are meant to be shared. But each "community" plate/bowl should have its own serving spoon. It is very unhygienic to expect people to use the same fork that has been in their mouth to serve from a shared bowl.
We had to ask for an additional serving spoon every.single. time. It was annoying. And you really should offer clean plates/cutlery between courses.
Sangria from a plastic container. Food came out either all at once or after waiting a while with nothing.
Great ambience and food was good.
Just needs a bit of polish with etiquette.
We had a voucher for brunch which included a pitcher of sangria for two, a shared tapas plate, and two brunch mains. The voucher was $35 and the actual total would've been $60 plus tax and tip. We got the Blanco sangria which was good and we shared the clams and chorizo tapa which was delicious. We chose the benedict for our mains which were a cool spin on the original eggs benedict but if I had to get at full price, I would go with traditional eggs benedict from a breakfast place.
Ignored an identified food allergy when preparing the tasting menu (3 of 6 dishes could/should not have been eaten), and ended up getting sick as a result. Unfortunately, this ruined the overall experience, which I think would otherwise have been very positive. When the staff was notified no adjustment to the bill was made, even after requesting to opt out of the tasting menu and offering to order off of the regular menu.
I was looking for a new type of restaurant. We live in Pittsburgh, and were visiting Toronto for the weekend. I had known for months about this trip to Toronto, so I did my homework. This restaurant was cool,eclectic,and the food was awesome.!! Art is King,as you will see when you visit.
I have been to a number of Spanish restaurants and Tapas bars. Barsa Taberna is a treasure.The food was excellent,fairly priced.I would eat there often if I lived in Toronto.
A very special Thank You to our server Jamie. She made the evening very special for my wife and I. She was awesome!!
We had purchased the travel zoo coupon and decided to use it that evening.
We were given the chefs choice option however the meal consisted of beans, potatoes and more starch. We received two very small pieces of octopus and four mussels.
there was no meat to speak of. The starter soup was very good though.
It took a very long time to get our drinks and the first course was served before we had had a drink.
I should comment that we were there on a Wednesday and it was not busy at all.
I feel that Barsa should no longer offer the travel zoo option as their value is not great.
Incredible as always, the food and service seems to always get better and better. This place really makes you feel like you are Europe and the variety of the food really challenges your taste buds while again providing the taste of Europe. As the ratings show this is one of the best restaurants in the City, certainly the best Paella and Sangrias.
Horrible experience. After sitting for 10 minutes the power went off and so did the fire alarm. Apparently this had been happening all day and they didn't think to close the restaurant. Instead they had people come in and allow them to order drinks but no hot food was available. Horrible experience.
I was thinking of calling the manager and speaking to him about the horrible waiter we had. He was so rude and not helpful at all. Our whole group was really upset with the attitude we received from the waiter when asking questions.
The food was very salty and not worth the really expensive prices.
It becomes a bar so be prepared for lots of people coming in at the end of the night and doing shots while you are finishing your meal.
My husband & I had a date night here recently. What a wonderful place. Had the tasting menu and the last paella course took forever to come out. They explained to us that the chef wasn't happy with the dish and wanted to make us a new one. They didn't charge us for it and brought additional drinks to us. What great service! We will be back for sure!
This is an intimate yet lively restaurant with excellent food and awesome service. Great selection of tasty tapas and wines. Lots of choices and great portions (we couldn't finish our patatas bravas, as much as we wanted to). The atmosphere is perfect for an evening out.
A must-try and now a repeat location for sure!! Really cool lower level restaurant in an old horse stable building with cool stone walls and original stable archways! Comfortable environment, super friendly and fast service! We went for brunch and had amazing choices of sangria, tapas (manchengo churros were amazing) and then had house-made chorizo eggs Benny! Best meal of the weekend. We will be back for sure.
We had the $60 tasting menu and it was amazing! Our server asked for our preferences and any dietary restrictions and together with the chef, was able to put together a customized tasting menu for us. It was definitely a great value for the number and variety of tapas we had. The rose sangria was excellent as well!
we had B DAY celebration, thank you for the restaurant free BDAY desert
druns m were very nic e, nice creativem we love it
meals vere intersting , some very nice, but overall good
we missed more art creativity on plate as the wow efect
we were all in barcelona before, had experinced differnt tapas around the worls, so litle more art may be cool to have as presentation
This was a friends get together before a concert at the Sony centre. The centre had recommended several places to check out before the performance. We picked Barsa because of our appreciation of spanish cousine. We could not be more happy with our choice. The taverna is located in a beautiful historical building and stylishly designed. The total ambience is modern and posh. The service is friendly and professional. All the tapas we tried were amazing. We ordered a sea food paella which was very good. Having tasted paellas in Spain, I would comment that it lacked saffron a bit, but overall it was great. Will definitely return and highly recommend to anyone.
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