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Bar Isabel

797 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C7, Canada
+1 416-532-2222
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“basque cake” (41 reviews)
“octopus” (104 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (25 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
797 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Went with friends to celebrate a special occasion. The food was very, very good. We ended up getting two servings of the shrimp, as we inhaled the first. Plump, succulent shrimp served in butter, garlic and parsley. We ordered some bread (they also have delicious...More

Thank Charlotte R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although our last visit was only a few weeks ago, it’s my son’s 40th and we want to celebrate at a very special occasion. We ask our friendly waitress to do a tasting menu, and those 10dishes are amazing. We start with green peppers doused...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we asked another bar tender about where to go for drinks and dinner and she told us about Bar Isabel. All I can say is “wow”. The shrimp were delicious— buttery and yummy. I loved the shishito peppers and the mixed plate were so...More

Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by multiple people while we were in Niagara on the lake. We cancelled another restaurant in order to go here. All of our dishes were very good. They were able to accommodate a gluten allergy for some by cleaning the grill but...More

Thank Poppopsfoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is first class. Portions are good and textures and flavors work beautifully. Unfortunately the restaurant is quite dark and it's very noisy; tables are close and it seems crowded.

Thank Deekay9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Spain and are visiting Toronto this summer. Bar Isabel was recommended to us and I checked the reviews on TA and concur completely. We live in Spain and are very familiar with tapas and Bar Isabel does deliver a culinary experience which...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed August 12, 2018

You can read about the best in the city and often your own thoughts can differ, wondering how the reviewer arrived at her rating. But in this case, I absolutely unequivocally concur: Bar Isabel is at the top of the pack. We arrive for our...More

1  Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Pan con tomate, padrón, Ibérico de balota, patatas, and the oysters were super delicious. The octopus was very good. The ceviche was great! The bone marrow was ‘heavenly delicious’ and the Biggest highlight of the dinner. I had 2 pieces!! The basque cake was amazing....More

Thank Oliver_Zeitoun
Reviewed July 31, 2018

A room too dark to read the menu and too noisy to make ourselves heard by the waitress spoilt our experience at Bar Isabel. We quickly realised having a conversation was futile, but on the flipside were able to eavesdrop on a fascinating conversation at...More

1  Thank robingT1764NG
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Good Ambiance, Cozy, Tasty and wide range of selections. Octopus and Shrimps are a must try. Lots of selection for meat lovers or Pescatarians. Portions are decent and flavourful. Basque cake with sherry cream is a must try desert. Best Tapas in Toronto. Along with...More

2  Thank SN N
Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe
culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone
in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of
clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples
arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta
spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool
lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and
activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 797 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-532-2222
  • E-mail
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