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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
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.
Went for a special occasion with my partner and tried the tasting menu ($50 option). What a wonderful array! Our server chatted with us a bit to get our likes/dislikes and then set up a surprise tasting menu based off of what she thought we would enjoy. She nailed it - spot on! We went on a Thursday so there was live flamenco guitar which was also wonderful. A really great experience.
The food and service was great! We were in from our of town and would totally come back. Food was on point and we felt like overall it was great value for our money.
Our server tabatha was friendly approachable and super professional. We just thought she was a gem.
It was hipster central on a boisterous Saturday night, and the noise was out of control. I'm not an old lady but it doesn't really think they thought about any sort of noise dampening.
Will definitely back but unlikely during prime times.
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.
This, by far, was our favorite dining experience my husband and I have had in a long time. We decided to do the Chef's Choice of options, which they kindly asked if we had any allergies/things we don't like. Every dish that arrived at our table was a complete surprise with how delightful and colorful the flavors were. We ate here weeks ago and we are still dreaming about the Blue Cheese Ice Cream, the Chicken Liver Pate, the Empanadas, the Sangria, the Grilled Octopus; everything was delightful! The timing of the dishes (since we ordered so many) was also on point. We weren't crowded with so many at one time and we could savor each item. Also, our wonderful waitress (last name was Wolf?) was such a joy to be around. This place is a must in Toronto!
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.
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