For the type of fresh and flavorful Mexican-inspired fare that only few can replicate north of Mexico itself, Toronto’s Barrio Coreano offers a delicious culinary adventure. For starters, enjoy a K-Mex slaw, a Mexican-Korean fusion slaw with queso fresco and ginger-sesame dressing and the chipotle marinated charcoal smoked chicken wings. Barrio Coreano is all about tacos, of either soft shell or crispy corn variety. Popular and innovative choices include the grilled marinated octopus pulpo al carbon with spicy chipotle salsa, the bulgogi shrimp al diablo, and the ancho-guajillo braised beef short rib in mole rojo sauce. For a sweet ending to the meal, enjoy a Mexican-Canadian fusion, the amazing churros poutine.
Barrio Coreano also prides themselves on only serving 100% blue agave tequila and Mezcal from Oaxaca, which perfectly matches its culinary authenticity.
I have come to barrio a few times now and always enjoy my meals and the postiive atmosphere.
Food was unique and so flavourful. Never thought i would ever like chicken wings so much.....the best i have ever tasted! Great fusion of mexican and korean. Incredibly creative :)
We have heard great things about barrio correano and finally went to we what it was all about. We were not disappointed. The service was friendly and efficient and our server was more than happy to explain dishes and to recommend how much to order. The smoked wings were delicious! We had 6 tacos between two of us and this was just right to leave feeling satisfied, if slightly full! The Baja fish taco was by far my favourite with crispy fish and the perfect dressing. The beef brisket taco was my boyfriend's pick as the meat was tasty and juicy. Add on a great margarita and this was a perfect meal. It all came in around $70 for the two of us which we felt was well worth it. Definitely would go back.
Atmosphere was great, staff was extremely nice without being pushy.
Super cool atmosphere and decor. Made me feel like I was in Mexcio... having just come back a few days prior. Service was excellent. Only downside was the crammed tables in the back and the heat and humidity coming from the kitchen.
The food was fantastic but it was freezing cold in the restaurant! We were cold and everyone around us was too! Brrrrr!
A bit pricey for the quantity of food provided, but everything was homemade - including the basic bowl of nacho chips. Really good quality Mexican food.
It's like they forgot how tacos are supposed to taste. when i bite into a taco i do not expect a mouthful of flower.
the tacos were lacking in creativity and have brought shame to the concept of korean food mixes.
would not recommend.
fix your stairs.
shame to the ancestors
Wife and I decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. My wife is a fan of mexican food and we both really enjoyed the food!! Restaurant is tight on space but we felt the food made it up for it. Gluten friendly also!
Other taco restaurants we've been to had small portions despite their high price. Playa Cabana Barrio did not have that problem at all! We were extremely satisfied with the portions of food for the price that we paid. We tried three types of tacos between the two of us -- fish, chicken, and pork -- and we would recommend all of them! I'd recommend this place for a casual place to grab lunch or dinner. It is a hidden gem. Decor is a little flashy but otherwise it is a great neighbourhood find :)