Take your taste buds on a trip around the world

Since we can't actually go ourselves...

Sorry to remind you, but you won’t be jetting off to some faraway paradise for a buffet of exotic food anytime soon. Lucky for you, Barrie is packed full of places to let your taste buds go where your feet cannot.

Tara Indian Cuisine

Let’s start this list off on a delicious high note. The Brothers who run Tara Indian Cuisine have spent 25 years tantalizing the palates of their customers with their culinary prowess. If you’re usually avoiding winter with a trip to Asia this time of year, Tara should be at the top of your places to eat.


Next up, we’re taking a trip to the Middle East and loading up with hummus, vegetables, shish kabobs, and more. Dinner always a good choice but if you work in Downtown Barrie, Arabesque is also the perfect spot to escape the office for an hour and grab some lunch!

Il Buco

What’s a trip without a little company? If you’re looking to take that someone special in your life somewhere…special, Il Buco really can’t be beat! With amazing food and one of the best views in the city, it’s no wonder they have been voted one of Canada’s most romantic restaurants!


If you’re feeling a little green (No, not that way), a trip to Donaleigh’s Irish Pub might be just what the doctor ordered. Loaded with traditional Irish fare like Shepherds Pie, Beer Battered Haddock, and Lamb Stew, you won’t leave hungry. Just be sure to order yourself a pint to go with it!

The Mexican House

Family owned and happy to invite everyone into theirs, The Mexican House has everything you could want from South (and South again) of the border. Whether you a taco, burrito, or quesadilla person, you’ll be happily ordering seconds…and thirds (and fourths).


We’ve all been doing a bit of walking of late so if you’ve been looking for the perfect choice to eat and walk, Skewers has got your back. Chicken, pork, beef or shrimp, all coated in their thick, sticky, and delicious sauces. They might just be your new obsession.

Featured image courtesy of New Castle Beach via newcastlebeach.com