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US$25 - US$100
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at a movie at the old Kingsway Theatre just down the road. Stopped in for an early dinner here on a Wednesday afternoon. The place was empty except for the proprietor and his wife. I love Spanish food and we were looking for...an authentic dinner. The menu needs updating but there are many itmes that are very authentic - There are also combo meals that have a good selection for two people. We ordered the Madrid Combo. A tad pricey at $120 TRADITIONAL GARLIC SHRIMPS CHICKEN BREAST SAFFRON SAUCE FRESH SAN PETER FISH PIQUILLO PEPPER SAUCE MY MOTHERS HAM CROQUETTES,ALIOLI SAUCE GRILLED ANGUS BEEF TENDERLOIN,MADEIRA SAUCE HOUSE STYLE PAELLA MADE WITH SHRIMPS, SCALLOPS,CHICKEN, CHORIZO MUSSELS,CALAMARI,SAFFRON RICE. FRESH BREAD AND TAPENADE So lots to eat for two. Also bread and olives to start. The wine list is extensive and the owner has a massive cellar of old and rare high quality wines - most from Europe. Not all are available. We ordered a top end LAN Gran Reserve Rioja (1998) that was also very expensive ($180). It was spectacular. There are few "common" low end wines to choose from. The meal was fine - lots for two people and quite good. The selections could have been spread out a bit more in terms of timing, the food items were prepared and presented back to back - probably because we were the only people in the place. So total with tip was $385. Good food - but not that great. The proprietor insisted on entering into lengthy discussions with us and went on an on about the restaurant business and his wine cellar and his family. It was hard to break off politely. So most of our meal was cooled off by the time we got to eat it. This was probably because we were the only people in the place and it did not look like there was a lot of business coming in...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

My partner and I went out for a pre-valentines dinner and wanted to try Tapas. Firstly, the older gentleman that served us was rude to the point of being uncomfortable. We ordered what we thought was wine, because it was in the valentines ‘wine special...menu’ which didn’t specify that it was champagne. When he came out with a bottle of champagne, we asked for a bottle of red wine instead. Keep in mind, he did not open the bottle. He responded to us rudely and in a manner like we were inconveniencing him. He was trying to insinuate we didn’t know how to read. He told us maybe we should have ordered from the (ridiculously expensive) regular wine menu. It was a very uncomfortable experience to say the least. Food to order was slow, salty and the service was terrible. I won’t be going back to Casa Barcelona. Over priced and terrible service. Very disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2021

We had a wonderful time at Casa Barcelona. The tapas were outstanding. Loved the shrimp, the lamb and the croquetas. The owners - Eduardo and Nivea - made us feel most welcome! Great Spanish wine selection. Dessert was also divine. We will be back soon!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

We visited Casa Barcelona several times in the past. Due the pandemic, we didn't visit / order for pickup since the end of 2019. The prices were 33% more expensive, however, I wanted to eat paella. We did a large order including a PARTY TRAY...PAELLA SEAFOOD ONLY. (4 people) The taste was terrible, no salt, no saffron, no peppers, etc. No taste at all. The rice tasted like cardboard. Half of the mussels were empty. The squid consistence was like rubber. In addition, if it was seafood only, why did you add dry leftovers of fish? A disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

This was the worst restaurant I have been in for a long time. VERY expensive although the quality was poor, prepared in such a short time that it must have been ready before we got there, with lukewarm vegetables. Dingy and old decor. It was...dinner hour but no one came in besides us.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

We first discovered Casa Barcelona 4 years ago and have not been disappointed. We try to eat @ CB 4-6 times a year. I just returned from a trip to Barcelona and tried 2 diffierent resterants for their Paella. One was La Font de les...Muses & the other was La Barca del Salamanca. I can honestly say CB's Paella's are equale if not better on taste and tecture. Great job CB.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

I do not know how other reviewers can give 5 to this place. The paella for two they served us was almost all tinny mussels and clams It was made in about 5 minutes. It seems that everything came from a frozen bag except the...rice. The price was competitive if the quality of the would have been good. Sangria was very expensive $48 one liter. Never again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

My husband and I stumbled upon this gem while a snowstorm decided to visit Toronto. I got off the subway at Royal York and was starving, my husband who loves Spanish tapas mentioned there was a place close by he wanted to try. When we...arrived we were the only guests as the weather was terrible. The owner Eduardo and his wife were so welcoming and knowledgeable, giving us history of the restaurant and surrounding area. We ordered: calamari, patatas bravas, eggplant with rose sauce, goat cheese with caramelized onions, garlic shrimp, chicken croquettes, and a glass of Hacienda Loped de Haro Crianza. Honestly, everything was just absolutely amazing. The wine was just perfection, the garlic was somehow different than any garlic I have ever tried, and the aioli they make in house was to die for. All of the food was fresh and really tasty. Don't get intimidated by the very large menu, worth it to take some time and choose from all the lovely options! We will definitely be back many many times.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

The food was great, atmosphere dated but in a good way. Felt like i was stepping back in time. They had a guy singing too,it was awesome. It is pricey , but its an experience. I would suggest simplifying the menu. There's too many options...it gets overwhelming.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

When we came here, we prepared ourselves to spend, drink and try the best of their food - especially the paellas. However, we were disappointed. The place was so dark, dingy, and smells old and moldy - the place definitely needs a makeover. The tapas...we ordered were good but were a bit too small a serving. The homemade bread was excellent but the paella was mostly rice lesser seafood, tasteless and dry.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Casa Barcelona is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3