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“Truly excellent tapas”
Review of Baron

Baron
Ranked #1 of 186 Restaurants in Karlstad
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited an reviewed Baron a while ago, but came back with my wife for dinner on another visit to Karlstad. Turns out it moved a few blocks in February 2018, without Tripadvisor being updated yet. It's now at Stora Torget.

The move seems to have done a world of good! My last visit, I thought it was very good, now it has become truly excellent! The previous location didn't offer much extra in the way of atmosphere, but the current location, in an old (19th century) cavernous bank foyer adds quite a new level of prestige to it. Tables made out of thick cross section slabs of trees are also a nice touch. This makes for an informal atmosphere, yet still with a touch of grandeur.

The food has also been ramped up a notch. The menu is more or less the same, offering a range of tapas dishes that dare to stray away from the traditional. The Spanish tapas flair is definitely there, but the mix of tastes and inspiration from different cuisines was playful. Every dish proved its own explosion of taste, quite diverse and always well balanced. I regret only that I couldn't try it all.

Service was reasonably prompt, professional, friendly and rather informal in style

I would recommend this for just about everyone. While it's not the cheapest of places the price is quite reasonable for the quality. This is among the best tapas I've had in Scandinavia.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well cooked, nice layout on the plate. Staff very friendly and got us a table fast without pre-booking.

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Thank Jostein M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Arrived at around 8pm without a reservation. We were given a seat at bar where we had drinks until a table was ready about 20 mins later. Lively atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Menu in Swedish and Spanish. Food lovely. Very happy with our meal for 4 1040sek(e100) wine and 10 tapas portions. Would recommend

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Was recommended to come here. The restaurant is located in an old bank so there is no noise cancellation what so ever. Even at semi full the volume is way too high. Service wasn't good at all. Had to wait to be seated even though we had booked a table in advance. Ordered six small meals that took a good 45mins before they arrived.
Service had no control.

Thank LeLewin
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Long waiting time to be seated even though a half full restaurant. A lot of service staff around without knowing their purpose. Took an hour for a few small tapas dishes to arrive after we had to ask if we were actually getting any food. No recognition or curiosity to know our experience from service staff. The atmosphere is very noisy because of terrible acoustics in house. Conclusion- wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

Thank Caroline B
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