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Baru Latino Restaurante

#458 of 2,881 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
West Point Grey
Latin, Spanish, South American, Canadian, Colombian, Central American
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2535 Alma St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 3R8, Canada (West Broadway / West 10th Ave)
6042229171
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Today
17:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a wonderful night! The restaurant is nicely decorated: modern with a latin twist. Service was impeccable, and the cocktails were DELICIOUS. The food, while perhaps not entirely traditional South American, had all of the comforting flavours you expect from latino cuisine, with an upscale twist. I will definitely be... More 

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Thank Megan C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I started going here in 2009 when I lived in Vancouver and just came back for the first time since I moved away. So happy that the food and (more importantly) the mojitos are as delicious as I remember. The restaurant was a little noisy and overwarm (maybe from the open kitchen), and we had at least 3 servers, which... More 

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33 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I am from Colombia and have been wanting to check this place out as I live in Vancouver and miss the food from my country. They claim to be the only Latin Restaurant in Vancouver with a range of dishes from different parts of South America. When I checked the menu, it looked very promising as they offered a lot... More 

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2 Thank Juliana G
St. Albert, Canada
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

the food is exceptional- the service is exceptional, we love going there and are always recommending it to family and friends-

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Thank STEPHEN K
Puebla, Mexico
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went to Baru because it was recommended by Chilean friends. We walked there from UBC but there is a bus stop outside and also I read underground parking. We pre-booked our table online and this was handled very efficiently. I think this is a good idea for Friday or Saturday nights. The seating is comfortable and well spaced except... More 

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1 Thank Farsante2
North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Overall a very pleasant experience. Underground parking available, reservations accepted, attentive service, excellent food, reasonable prices,great atmosphere.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very accommodating for a fussy 14 month old. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Trio of ceviche & ribs as tapas were stunning. Quite a limited wine list but great quality at a reasonable price. A bottle with a cork (not stelvin cap) was slightly musty & was replaced without hesitation. This great review will make up for the cost of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here by chance and had a fabulous meal! The lamb chops were so delicious we ordered them again instead of dessert. Drinks, service, atmosphere - overall great neighbourhood restaurant.

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Ok.. It's not Blue Water Cafe, but it's a great gem of a restaurant just at the end of Broadway on Alma.. Fun Latin menu, good drinks, casual neighbor-ey atmosphere. Enjoyed the food, good service, it's a really nice low-key dinner spot for tapas.

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Thank Roblaw
Toronto
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

My wife and I had dinner with friends during a recent trip to Vancouver. It's a long way from downtown. We chose it because it was close to where our friends live. We had a wide range of tapas-style sharing dishes. Food was consistently excellent. Service was excellent. Definitely will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, South American, Canadian, Colombian, Central American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2535 Alma St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 3R8, Canada
    (West Broadway / West 10th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 99B Line stop, #7 Dunbar,#4, #17, #9
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West Point Grey
  • Neighbourhood: West Point Grey
  • Phone Number: 6042229171

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Point Grey
West Point Grey is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, especially known for its easygoing and admired beachfronts. Locals crowd the Spanish Banks and Jericho Beach, especially in the summer, where a sprawling view of the English Bay awaits. The central village is an oasis of sovereign shops, many of them in local operation for years. The neighbourhood has a more personal feeling to it, and can be a wonderful and much-needed break from the bustle of big-city life, being a little haven of peace and quiet with an almost village temperament in the heart of Vancouver.
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