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Restaurant type

  • Tapas Bar,
  • Bar,

Cuisine type

  • Korean,
  • Mexican,
  • Fusion,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Grill,
  • Ribs,
  • Fish,
  • Chicken Wings,
  • Seafood,
    • Comfort Food,
    • Tapas,
    • Roast Beef,
    • Taco,
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Features

  • Reservation,
  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Oyster Bar,
  • Full Bar,
  • Online Menu,
  • Take-out,
    • Group Reservation,
    • Restaurant With Delivery Services,
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Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Romantic,
  • Trendy,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservation,
  • Restaurant,
  • Smoked Meat,

Brands Carried

  • Modelo Especial,
  • Tromba,
  • Mill St. Organic,
  • Mexican Fanta,
  • Negro Modelo,
  • Corona,
    • Beau's,
    • Clase Azul,
    • Mexican Coca-Cola,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
642 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1K9
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

Barrio Coreano owner Dave Sidhu first fell in love with Latin American cuisine during his time working in the restaurant industry in New York City and Los Angeles. “Toronto really didn’t have much of a Mexican food scene at the time,” he explains. “So when I moved back, I wanted to bring something authentic to the city.” He launched his first Playa Cabana eatery in May 2011 and has gone on to establish a number of spin-off locations across the city.

“At Playa Cabana Cantina we serve the LA Truck Taco with chipotle marinated kalbi beef and citrus slaw,” Dave explains. “I was always coming down to Koreatown to buy the Asian pears we use to marinate the meat. After spending so much time here, I thought it would be a good idea to open up a new restaurant inspired by the Korean flavours of the neighbourhood.”

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Ratings & Reviews - Barrio Coreano

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This was my 4th time at Barrio and honestly it was not as good as the previous times. I had relatives from Korea visiting and I wanted to show them a good time. Food was tasty as usual - it was just the service that was lacking. No friendly conversation, no follow up, never checked up to see if we needed anything else. It was only at the end when I was paying that he started to ask about our time and spoke more than 1 sentence to our table. Half the experience is the service. Disappointed.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 2/5
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August 17, 2019

Always amazing! One of our favourites!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2019

We come here as regularly as we can. The food is always great, and the atmosphere makes for a fun night out. We always order the guac, 3 tacos each and share something else amongst the table of 4. It can be tricky to get a reservation for a good time for us, as the options are 7:30 or 9:00, and 8:00 would work better for us. Nonetheless, it is worth the trouble :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2019

We really enjoyed it! Great food and atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

Will def come back again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2019

Great and friendly service, delicious food and drinks, a really nice place to take a date. Really enjoyed my time here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2019

Our favorite place and the calamari and ribs were on point

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2019

Another home run!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2019

My only complaint is when I make a reservation I don’t expect to sit in a bar stool. I’m too old not to have back support. There is also no where to place a purse/coat when sitting at the bar stool tables next to the window, it made it uncomfortable having to wear my bag while eating

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2019

One of the kimchi dishes didn’t taste so great but the server took it off the menu. We really enjoyed the food although there was no shrimp tacos which we were a little disappointed about

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2019

Perfect from start to finish

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2019

Our server was lovely! The Baja fish taco was my favourite dish

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2019

Excellent food and friendly informative service. First time here but definitely not the last.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2019

We took some friends from New York for dinner. Loved the food and the service. They loved it too. Thank you for always making it a wonderful experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2019

Great service and delicious food!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 2, 2019

Food was great and service was amazing! Especially considering we were a group of 10, they were super accommodating. Will definitely go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2019

Excellent food good environment and perfect service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2019

I love the food and atmosphere at this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 5, 2019

Amazing amazing mouth delectable food! Will definitely go back. The Kalbi short ribs were heaven in a bite! So good!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 26, 2019

I like the atmosphere and the food (a lot), but the service was super snob and they rushed us all the time. If food came to our table a little bit more spaced out , we would’ve eaten delicious HOT tacos. As someone who’s been doing that job for years, I’m not happy at all with the service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

April 17, 2019

Love this spot! Perfect for a first date or a group of friends. The foods is always good quality and the service is great too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2019

Wonderful ambience and food. One of my son's favourite restaurants and perfect to celebrate his birthday. We will be back very soon! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

Music was a tad loud. Super place and I'll be going back!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 8, 2019

First time at Barrio Coreano. I like your food -- a lot. I'm into both Mexican and Korean food, so putting them together is a nice idea. And you have done it well. My one complaint: it's so noisy one can't even carry on a normal conversation at your own table. Since you're crowding a lot of people into a small space, I realize it's hard to do much about that, short of renovating the space. But there is one thing: TURN DOWN THE MUSIC! Bottom line: the discomfort caused by the noise will keep me and my partner from coming back, except maybe to see if it's better in an off-hpur.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

March 25, 2019

Servers are the best and the margs are heaven

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2019

We ordered some appetizers including oysters and main and they ending bringing everything at the same time in such small table, so kind of we had to rush to eat to make space, otherwise was fine.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 23, 2019

We brought our 3 month old , and everyone was so super accommodating and friendly

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2019

All around great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2019

As an epileptic, the blinky lights on the star weren't the greatest, but small potatoes. Food and service was both excellent and I will be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2019

The server we had messed up our order a couple of times, took other people’s food orders before ours even though we got there before them, and we had to ask other servers for more drinks because our waitress never came back to ask if we wanted another one.... when the bill came the orders were all incorrect.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

February 10, 2019

Delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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