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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: 11:30 pm to 11 pm
Wednesdays: 11:30 pm to 11 pm
Thursdays: 11:30 pm to 12 am
Fridays: 11:30 am to 12 am
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 12 am
Sunday 11:00 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
Seafood Paella - the rice was bland and on the wet side. Shrimp was cooked perfectly but there wasn't enough.
Octopus - yummy
Crochets - nothing amazing, doesn't yell to me to order more
1/2 price Sangria was worth it. I would not pay full price $50 for pitcher
Exceptional value in the tasting menu. We had the $40 option for three of us and it was almost more food than we could eat - and all delicious! The lamb shank has subtle flavours, the grilled octopus was tender and the cheese, ham, - all superb. The half price bottle of Cava just capped it off perfectly! Our server Crystal put together the perfect combination for us!
We had a great time. The food came out promptly, and it was GREAT! The waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and offered good recommendations. The patio is really cute and cozy for a small group or couple, it's also shaded (*), so it's good even if there's some light rain. Spanish food both authentic and reinvented.
You HAVE to try the manchego churros
The food selection was somewhat limited. We ate the beet and pear salad and lamb shank which were both excellent. We travel often including Spain. This resturant doesn't offer Sangria by the glass which is entirely unacceptable. After a little pursuasion we were given a single glass. It could have used more fruit. Otherwise they sell it by the jug which is fine if you don't have to drive. The outdoor seating and tables need a face lift or replacing. I didn't see too many authentic dished on the menu but what we had was good.
Excellent restaurant, marvelous service from Alex and the staff. It was my dad's birthday, and we wanted to find some Spanish place classy as well as unique. About the food, super tasty well prepared delicious food, congrats to the chef every dish was new delicious, splendid meal!. We had a really nice experience with the tasting menu, a lot of surprises, good surprises on every dish and also great value. I really recommend this place!
The place, the food and the service were good. However there was a drunk client in the bar (and this was Sunday at 2-3 pm! where I went for a family lunch ), he was being very disrespectful to the rest of us at the restaurant. He tried to pick up fights with my husband and my dad! The staff didn't do anything to kick that guy out of the restaurant, we were the ones who had to leave right after paying because the situation was getting very hard. For the reason I would not come back to this place and I wont recommend it.
Tapas are very flavorful. This is a high end tapas place. To me the chorizo sausages were the highlight ... like nothing I have tasted before and I have been to Spain a lot. But, everthing was delicious. Unfortunately, like too many restaurants today, it was too noisy. Can't hear the people sitting across from you.
I love Spanish food, especially paella so when I found this place online I had to check it out. Barcelona is one of my favourite places in the world and man did Barsa ever deliver on an amazing night. I felt like I was back in the gothic quarters. The food was exceptional and the sangria was to die for. I could have had three more pitchers. We split the sea food paella and it leaves you speechless. It was so delicious with so many flavours, the perfect ratio of rice to seafood and a beautifully presented meal. We went for my birthday dinner and they surprised me with the most amazing churro dessert. I highly recommend this place to everyone I know.
Good for groups/sharing, this is a fun spot for mostly traditional tapas with a few inventive twists. Several varieties of sangria are available by the pitcher, as well as a nice selection of wines and cocktails; a few of these, combined with the cheese and charcuterie plates and somebody of the standards like pan con tomate or patatas bra as, make for a fun evening with friends.
Had a nearly 3hr lunch with my Mom. We ordered a range of food, all for sharing. They spaced out the dishes, as we had requested, so that we weren't rushed through eating and talking. I will be taking my husband back there and probably a few other friends. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the food.
Food was quite tasty but portions were a bit small. The tapas were very pricey for such a small amount of food. The restaurant itself was very cozy and had a nice ambiance. We were a party of four for lunch and all though the place was not very busy, there was only one server for about 6 or more tables. Fortunately the server was pleasant but should have been honest when we asked if our order was enough for us four ladies. The gazpacho tasted okay but I think the chef forgot to add the veggies. The sangria was the highlight of our lunch. We were still hungry after our meal so we decided to skip dessert and cross over to St. Lawrence Market for some crepes.
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