Cool little tapas joint built into the base of a heritage building. Cozy, almost cave-like atmosphere. Wide variety of tasty tapas (garlic shrimp is my favourite dish), and there are daily drink specials. Nice patio, too.
Would recommend for the food, our experience with the service wasn't good. Inattentive and distracted staff, had to wait long to order second round of plates, and lots of audible private conversations between servers and bartenders took away from the experience. The food was great, but service was poor.
Dinner is their forte, not brunch. Very weak brunch menu.
Food was excellent. Service was off, incorrect orders received on several choice dishes
Lovely restaurant and food presentation! The civiche was delicious, but the other dishes tended to be over-salted/seasoned. Considering it was a nice restaurant I also would have expected the service to be better, especially considering it was a slow weeknight. The waitress was pleasant, but hardly checked on us. The food runners were also nice, but were unable to explain the dish components. Overall the experience was made by the decor in the restaurant and the lovely food presentation, not by the feeling of hospitality.
We went there last Saturday afternoon. We want try seafood paella, but it’s only available in everyday dinner. So we would like to come again.
I have been to Barsa a number of times and have always enjoyed it. I have brought many friends for the experience. The food is excellent. I will always come back.
Although Barsa Taberna has a beautiful interior and a great atmosphere, the food and service did not meet up to expectations. The food portion was extremely small even for a tapas place, and the service was not only slow, but our waiter was rude and impatient. There are definitely better tapas options out there in Toronto.
The food was quite good but the service was very very slow. We had the smaller of the two tasting menus and it took 3 hours.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend going unless you have all night.
As most reviewers mentioned, food is very good, but super overpriced.
The best paella ever!
Best prawns I've ever eaten - cooked to perfection and the sauce was to die for.
Barsa is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. The sharing of small plates is so great when you are there with friends. The octopus is absolutely fantastic. We generally sit on the patio and do some people watching. Great food, great atmosphere and so much fun with friends trying all of the different, and so well prepared, food choices. Highly recommend Barsa.
Thank you to Mateo and team for a delicious meal! Will definitely be back very very soon!
Fantastic service, vibe and awesome tapas. Great for groups or a nice date
Great! Excellent food
The food was so good that our rapture was apparently influencing other tables’ orders. I wish the portions were a little smaller so we could have experienced more plates, but everything was excellent. Great staff as well. We sat outside as for some reason they weren’t seating indoors nor taking walkins. Inside is a great setting that reminded me of underground dining rooms in Spain. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Our server (Vanessa) was friendly, attentive and very professional. She helped make our dining experience extra special! We’ll be back. Thank you :)
Everything was good, except for the reservation experience. Looks like they don’t reserve a specific table, even if you ask that. When you ask to reserve a table outside, the chance you’ll get it is very low, and even if they promise to move you outside whenever they have a spot, they simply forget about that and you have to go there in person and check the table availability.
It was our friends’ 38th wedding anniversary. What a spectacular way to celebrate the occasion! The tasting menu was beyond anything we could have imagined and the servers were excellent. We felt like we had the “royal treatment”. Thank you for a memorable evening. We will be back and will be sure to recommend Barsa to our friends!
Perfect spot for a date or to catch up with old friends. Food was outstanding, we did a tasting menu where the server/kitchen choose a selection of plates for you and we were not disappointed. Such a lovely variety and perfect portions to share between 2 people. For the amount of food, price was reasonable - definitely not an every day dinner but perfect for special occasions.
It’s the worse place. They are not open on weekends but they let us to reserve on weekends. When we arrived the door was closed and no one answered the call.
For a dinner reservation, they canceled us for no reason. Just emailed me said canceled my booking. Are you serious?!!!
Everything was delicious and good size portions for sharing. The drunken goat cheese with raspberry jam was my favourite! But so are the potatoes. We loved everything we ate. The wine is a bit overpriced - cheapest bottle is $60. Patio had a great vibe and great, not-too-loud music. Great for a group gathering and perfect for a date!
Great vibe and ambiance. Service was excellent. The food was delicious and flavourful. The prices were a bit steep for the portion size but for the quality of food I guess it’s understandable.
I’ve had much better tapas at lower prices. Below average service. Everything was ok and adequate, nothing was outstanding.
We had reservations for a party of 6 and had the tasting menu. Our server Tabatha advised us that the $60 per person serving was likely going to be enough as it was quite substantial. We were not disappointed. We all were happy that she didn’t try to oversell us. The food was delicious! It started to rain quite hard very suddenly and we were well accommodated inside even though we had already finished our meals and were just finishing our drinks. All in all a great experience. Also they didn’t automatically include a tip which we also appreciated.
The Octopus was amazing! The entire meal was delicious and it felt like a very comfortable atmosphere. I would recommend it to a friend for sure.
It seemed like the restaurant was not properly staffed for a Saturday evening, our server was so busy and making their own drinks. Beverages took over an hour, some food arrived before drinks, and the last item arrived an hour after being ordered and the rest of the food was finished. We were a larger group, so I would not recommend group dining here.
Amazing place! Great food and ambiance. Portions small and pricey but that tends to be the norm for tapas
Great tasting menu! So much food and they accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences! Very unusual for a tasting menu! Only issue was that many dishes were too salty but they said they will correct that! Great staff! Had a wonderful evening!
Really good spanish style tapas! Quality drinks! Friendly service! Great outdoor terrace!
Fantastic experience with the Tasting Menu!
Every single dish was fantastic and also a surprise - this was a fun unexpected piece.
The paella is a must try along with the truffle oil/octopus dish.
The wine was delicious - the server was very helpful with wine recommendations based on our taste preferences.
The restaurant was originally a stable - some aspects have been unchanged (the arches) - very neat!
Definitely worth a try!
Love this place!
It was a great place for a casual dinner with friends from out of town. Excellent food!
The food was excellent and the servers were very nice but the service was very slow. We were compensated accordingly which was very much appreciated!
We have been here several times, we like to go here when going to the Sony Center. I Strongly Recommend this place!!
We ordered the ceviche, it wasn't bad. Then we ordered the Chorizo---it was very dry--burnt actually. Very disappointed with that. Then we ordered the seafood Paella. The pan didn't have a lot of stuff in it compare to their Instagram pictures. It came with less rice, 3 pcs
of clams, 6 pcs of shrimps and mussels. I would say about a half less ingredients than what they advertise. One great thing was the Rose Sangria---this was delicious! Service
was great as well. Thumbs down for the quality of the food and the price. I don't mind paying $ for good quality food, but this was not good quality.
Very disappointing dinner and service.
Food was average, and value was very poor given the price.
We sat outside and it was lovely - just a bit of music and the auto traffic was minimal. Our waiter disappeared without any explanation; after too long, we had to flag down another, who was then very attentive. Food was fabulous.