Baro

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493 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Latin American
Uno, Dos, Tres..Baro! Derived from the Latin American slang word for “barrio” (meaning “neighbourhood”) we bring you our Baro, home of Chef Steve Gonzalez. The Latin spirit is undeniably contagious. From the southern tips of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, to the lively street cultures of Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil, the energy of its diverse people radiates throughout the cities. It livens the neighbourhood and awakens the Baros! Baro is first and foremost a restaurant, showcasing an exceptional cocktail program and refined dishes along with fan favourites from Valdez. Chef Gonzalez has made it his mission to bring South America’s dynamic food culture to Toronto where traditional Latin culture and cuisine can be reimagined with distinct modern flair, and become something entirely its own. Baro will also feature a 2nd floor Raw Bar Lounge. To top things off, we created The Loft, a 3rd floor, 1,850 sq. ft. event space that we know you will love.
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RF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner and had a fantastic experience. The apps was extraordinary, but our favourite was the fried rice duck confit. Drinks are unique and tasty!

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First impressions were awful, as the hosts were disorganized and dismissive. We checked in 5 minutes early for our reservation and was seated 10 minutes late, only to enter the dining room and see several available tables.

Our server was excellent, as was another server who delivered our food.

The fish tacos and the yuca frita were delicious and perfectly cooked. The Lomo Saltado was great as well. The Duck Chaufa was flavourful and the rice was fantastic but the duck confit itself was tough and dry. Great wine selection. Price is average for King West.

SV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pretty empty and dead on Saturday night .

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Baro! The atmosphere and service are amazing. Our server, Avery, was great and was very attentive to our needs:) I was slightly disappointed in some of the dishes we ordered- specifically the cavatappi (the flavors just didn’t go well- there was to much going on) and the chicken and avocado rice. I’ve had better dishes in the past. I’ll definitely be back though!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner once again at this epic restaurant. We sat at the Chef's counter and they never disappoint. Jose our server was incredible that evening and went the extra mile to explain the menu in detail. Overall it was a wonderful night with great company and delicious meal. We would definitely return!

C
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was friendly and efficient! Food was delicious, however a few dietary requests were mixed up and we're unattended to!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Duck Chauka is delicious

FS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw a play and had dinner.

g
Toronto
63 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a one stop eat and play experience. I cannot recommend just one thing from the menu - you must try it all ! Our server Jose was very knowledge and passionate .

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Baro! Food was outstanding, and service impeccable.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Awesome food. Beautiful atmosphere. Cool vibe.

SL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with good service! Nice ambiance. Would go back to Baro for dinner again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service all around - the hosts, servers, bartenders and the manager that touched our table were all amazing and accommodating. They made us feel very welcomed and at ease during our entire experience. The server was on point with her menu knowledge and made all the right recommendations + the food came out fast and tasted delicious. We had a great time!

AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite spot in Toronto. Gladly celebrated my 27th birthday here. Try the Eugene Pinot Noir!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. You have to try to duck confit rice! Yummmm

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome music throughout the late morning. Great brunch menu and was pleasantly surprised to get a free stack of pancakes. Would recommend and will be back

EW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks! Love the Latin American atmosphere! The food was also to die for!

DD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family before going to Cirque du Soleil. Ambience was so enjoyable. Food was the right amount of spice.

VC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was excellent! Great atmosphere. I will definitely be back again in the near future.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed about the Flavor of the food and fair price. There is a nice atmosphere there. We had 2 servers they were both good but the girl (the one we Ended with) is very good in service. After dinner we went to the patio floor for mistake trying to reach the club, the guy who assisted us there to find the club was very nice and brought us where we were trying to reach meanwhile explaining us about the place. The club we didn’t like it at all we were expecting better music.

V
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place in King West, their branch is excellent, very filling and tasty, although they do not mark it on the menu they have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

T
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food was great :)
Great place to celebrating a birthday!!!!!

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very warm and friendly, food delicious and served quickly. Highly recommend! 😁

K
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch, perfect ending for our trip to Toronto.

A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We didn’t love the brunch items we ordered - the salad seemed over dressed and the avocado toast was too small a portion for just under $20! Good ambiance but maybe best to come for drinks or lounging!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always

KC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My son’s birthday

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service were great. The only thing I would recommend would be to lay off the salt a bit for the whole fried fish.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted a friend visiting from California & Baro was a one stop shop for us one night. We had reservations for 1030p, we were able to enjoy a bottle of wine with tappas. We had heard about Escobars & had reached out to our server to inquire. Manager on duty was so accommodating, he escorted us over. Will definitely be going back!

FC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as usual! Ordered JEFE's Shareable recommendations! Was absolutely excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly, better than any steakhouse I've been to. My all time favourite dish is still the duck chaufa!!

LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service

WD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and meal

CT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and it was very tasty. Often, this type of cuisine is prepared in restaurants where they make tastes muddled or have extremes in flavours (e.g., salty or spicy) but everything was perfectly balanced. Menu items and ingredients were fresh, thoughtfully chosen, and went well together. Drink prices were decent (5$ mimosas!) but tasted watered down, perhaps this is for brunch and the time of day? Would love to come back and try dinner as well.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday party

D
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was a huge disappointment. We had five dishes.

Two appetizers that were fine, but nothing to get excited about (chips & guac, sausage & tortilla)
The pasta dish was so acidic it was inedible
The duck dish was burnt and over salted (still edible, but not good)
The churros were raw in the middle, clearly cooked in oil that was too hot. I’m not sure why we even ordered dessert given how bad the mains were.

I won’t be returning

RF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Myself and my group were seated on the patio. The atmosphere and music were great! The menu is limited and somewhat overpriced. The tacos were okay. I would come back here for drinks but not dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch

A
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking in to a large entrance space and it was super lively! It gets a bit loud especially when you’re trying to talk to your party but The atmosphere was nice. Service was really good, food came out in a good time. Food was also really good! The duck chaufa is a must order!

Y
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Very enjoyable dining experience with unique ambiance in city of Toronto. Would definitely return. Look forward to try Pablo’s and the Loft too. All menu items are interesting with a twist. Desert menu could have more variety or have an interesting twist to traditional Latin Tres Leche cake. Overall we Loved it!!

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