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
Spanish, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Mondays to Tuesday 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Wednessay to Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm
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
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 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
Barsa Taberna Ratings and Reviews
first time in Toronto and picked it due ...
first time in Toronto and picked it due to the menu and trying tapa's - it was the best meal we had for the 4 days we were there and the waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable; she suggested the tasting menu and the sangria which was an excellent choice - it was tailored to our taste after a few questions from her and the table next to us did the same but had a few different plates brought to them so you know the meal was for just for you.
The food was very underwhelming. Our pae ...
The food was very underwhelming. Our paella was brurnt pretty badly, sharing apps are so small (1 person small) and there was nothing special about the flavour of the items we ordered. However the place itself is very cool. Maybe skip the food and grab a drink there instead.
Warning - having booked a 6 PM table two ...
Warning - having booked a 6 PM table two days ahead I got a "please confirm" message from the restaurant the night before in which they told me we had to be out by 8:30 to make way for the next table. Then as the hostess seated us she told us we had until 8:15. Never before had this experience where I had a prior reservation. Tarnished the whole experience for me.
My wife and I enjoyed a great lunch on S ...
My wife and I enjoyed a great lunch on Saturday. Food was excellent. Service was top notch. Will definitely be back. The octopus was fabulous and the picked oinion was a very nice addition to the dish. We could have spent all afternoon there . We felt very relaxed.Well done
Also i foolishly left my phone on the table and they looked after it for me until Sunday when i picked it up .
Big thank you !!
I had a great time at Barsa; however we ...
I had a great time at Barsa; however we were seated right next to the musician and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Probably better to ensure the musician have a dedicated space away from the diners so we can enjoy the music at the same time enjoy each other's company and conversation as well.
The food pricing was certainly on the hi ...
The food pricing was certainly on the high end especially considering the tapas format - the $55 paella was good but not $55 great. The sangria was a special price and was very palatable and served 3 people for $10 whereas an individual glass of red wine was $13 - overall the experience was quite good we did have a largish birthday party on the next table so the ambient noise level was high. The hostess was efficient, pleasant and helpful.
Food and service are very good. Price i ...
Food and service are very good. Price is reasonable compare to the other restaurants. But compare to Spain 30% overpriced. I wish Toronto restaurants can
mark the price more reasonable
. If compare to all Europe . Toronto restaurants overall overpriced at less 25%.
Very pleasant and polite staff. We order ...
Very pleasant and polite staff.
We ordered different dishes to try and all of them were just great.
I have tasted Spanish dishes in Madrid and Toledo before and I have to say Basa brought all good memories back. Just wish they added a small piece of bread to seviche and leg of lamb.
Overall our meal was lovely and we will be back to try the rest of the menu
Crystal thank you for changing our table it ment a lot and made our evening perfect.
Excellent service and amazing food! Ever ...
Excellent service and amazing food! Every dish was so flavorful! I would recommend to anyone whose looking to try something new. Tabhitha our server went above and beyond. Best experience I've had in a very long time.
Surpised bf by taking here before show, ...
Surpised bf by taking here before show, did the tasting menu, was very pleased with it (you tell them the things you like and don't like on the menu and they select dishes that they bring to you). The food was delicious and nicely presented and the atmosphere was romantic. I liked that you could actually hear the other person talking. Service was great too. We plan to go back for sangria night (don't skip the sangrias!). Great for a special occasion.
I had an great experience here. I had no ...
I had an great experience here. I had no idea what to order so my friend and I just got the 50 dollar tasting menu so we get to try a little bit of everything that was good on the menu based on the waitress, chef and by popular orders. By the time we got to our last dish we were so full! Its literally perfect if the both of you have a big appetite. The waitress and bussers were so attentive, they always watching our drinks to make sure its filled up, and removed empty dishes as soon as they were done. Every dish one after another was amazing, different flavours every time and even the most understated looking dish was packed with flavour. The only thing I would suggest especially if you get the tasting menu is to tell your waiter to not give you this potato dish that I got .. it had like homestyle potatoes in it with some tomato sauce on top.. i can't find it on the menu but I got it and it just tasted like fries with ketchup and it didn't taste unique to me and wasnt a great ending neither was it worth being a part of a 50 dollar tasting menu. By the time it was near the end, the last thing I wanted was heavy carbs. I DO however recommend the ceviche, pulpo ezpeleta, gambas aji and the costillas con chocolate.
The resturaunt was truly amazing! The bu ...
The resturaunt was truly amazing! The building and decor made the ambiance perfect for our girls' night out. The tapas were so delicious. We ordered the chef's selection which was an assortment of different tapas prepared by the chef. It just felt like the food kept coming and each dish was better than the last. Can't wait to go back again.
Good Catalan-style food in a great under ...
Good Catalan-style food in a great underground space that conjures up the look and feel of Barcelona. The menu is a bit limited. The ambiance would have been better if prepared tapas items were displayed on the bar, as they do in Spanish tavernas.
Sweet vermouth should not be served neat ...
Sweet vermouth should not be served neat . Bar scotch should not be premium. Wine was good. Out of tapas we ordered, only 1 was good. Manchego croquetas was the appetizer special and there was only 1 order available even though we were one of the first tables of the night. After tapas, we had main dishes. The duck paella we were informed would not have duck as they were out, chicken instead which was terribly overcooked. We were charged $55 for bland chicken with rice. The seafodd paella was equally disappointing. Absolutely tasteless. With the paellas, we also asked for the main special, trout, and the chocolate ribs which were brought out at different times and the presentation was terrible. The ribs were by far the worst dish of the night. It was not chocolate, it tasted like icing on carrot cake. We ordered 3 deserts. Rice pudding was as overcooked and tasteless as the paellas. The crema catalana was average and the churros were as good as any other restaurant. All and all, this is not what Spanish cuisine is .
It was good, however I found that it was ...
It was good, however I found that it was not worth the price. After spending $200 for dinner, I should not be hungry. I realize it is tapas, but when one orders a rack of lamb ribs to share, 3 ribs the size of rabbit ribs does not a meal make - let alone a sharing meal.
The food was good. But I would not go while hungry again.
A terrific find for dining in Toronto. E ...
A terrific find for dining in Toronto. Excellent Spanish food. Terrific Cava Sangria, which was refreshing given how hot the day was. Shrimp and clam dishes were exquisite and very flavorful.
They have a lovely, small patio, and our server, Jamie, was attentive and friendly and made great suggestions.
A must stop for my every trip to Toronto going forward.
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