Market St. – the small street beside the world renowned St. Lawrence Market – has had a renaissance in the last few months. Several years of revitalization culminated this year with the opening of many new dining spots in this newly reborn strip. At its the northernmost end, you’ll find Barsa Taberna – a restaurant whose concept is inspired by the dining culture in Barcelona.
If you’ve ever visited Spain you’d know that dining there is a very social activity. Hence, their plates are designed for sharing. The portions are smaller, but you sample many more dishes with the people you’re dining with. These small plates are called tapas. Barsa is all about honoring the Spanish dining tradition, and so tapas comprise most of the restaurant’s menu. The tapas are divided into hot, cold, and fried, ranging in price from $7 to $15. There are a lot of options, so to make things a bit easier, you can choose the Chef’s Tapas Tasting where the chef chooses 6 or 12 items for you. We opted for the 6 items to start.