If you have ever been to Baro Toronto, located downtown on 485 King Street, West, you will agree there’s no place like it in Toronto. Baro reminds you of a place you experience while on vacation. The place you just can’t stop talking about, the place you always want to go back to. Let’s call it the “Baro Vibe” where comfort, culture cool, and quality come together perfectly.
It might be the modern industrial Latin decor with earthy wood tones, marble and brass accents that enhance the atmosphere of what was once a textile factory. Each floor has its own unique features, this includes the Dining Room where guests who dine there will feel like they’re a part of the Baro family, the Raw Bar that serves tapas and cocktails, the Loft which is an open concept event space that is inspired by the minimalist event spaces in New York and a Rooftop Patio that will most likely be your favourite place to be during hot summer days and nights. You may also hear about the secret bar located on the second floor, Escobar that requires a password for entry.
As you know, we are all about all things Brunch (#BrunchTour). We are touring our brunch hearts away and our mission is to feature the best places to brunch around the world. Baro, whether you are from Toronto, or just visiting is definitely one of the top places to brunch. I promise you, you will not be disappointed and you may stay way past brunch to enjoy a fun-filled night of music the Baro-Way.
What To Eat
I would describe the food at Baro as a remix to Latin cuisine more so than fusion. It’s your favourite song with that extra something that gives it life again, in this case, it’s food. You can taste the love of food in each dish. You should definitely try the Pancakes – two hot cakes, ripe plantain (I love plantain), queso fresco, guava, birch honey and maple syrup.
You should also try the Machetero (aka the tequila hangover cure) – three eggs, flank steak, duck and potato hash and wild leek chimichurri. Other notable menu items: Avocado Toast – 1 egg, Forno Cultura, guacamole, radish, queso d’ hoya & sides greens and the Power Bowl – Baro grains & legumes, sprouts, beets, edamame, goat cheese, cucumber, sherry vinaigrette, squash puree and pepitas.
If you’re in the mood for cocktails try the picturesque Five Flower made with Eristoff Vodka, Violet, Mango, Wildflower Honey, Lemon, Guanabana Foam and Edible Flowers. Or the Man-Latin made with Cazadores Reposado Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Angostura, Roots Tentura, Coffee Bitters & Fire.
Images: Baro Toronto