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Barrio - Capitol Hill
Barrio - Capitol Hill

Barrio - Capitol Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barriorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (206) 588-8105
  • Hours of Operation: HOURS
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am to 12am
    Friday: 11:30am to 2am
    Saturday: 10:00am to 2am
    Sunday: 10:00am to 11pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Daily: 3pm to 6pm
    Monday - Thursday: 10pm to 12am
    Friday & Saturday: 11pm to 1am Sunday: 10pm to 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Barrio is available to rent during the day for private events. We also offer a variety of large party options during normal business hours.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Maly and Celina Schulenberg (206) 838-3853

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison or Pike
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lots & Street Parking
A word from Barrio - Capitol Hill
Barrio is a restaurant that combines Mexican cuisine with innovative craft cocktails in an energetic urban environment.

Our menu takes a modern approach to Mexican Cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. To deliver the highest possible quality, we make most of our ingredients on-site, from our fresh tomato salsas to our handmade tortillas to our slow-smoked pork.

Dishes include everything from braised pork taquitos and ahi tuna crudo to dungeness crab rellenos and chile-rubbed carne asada.

Our cocktail and spirits program has been recognized as one of the strongest in the Puget Sound. In addition, we offer an excellent selection of beer and an array of wines (both by the glass and bottle).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to Barrio's several times in the past but took a group of friends who had never been there for lunch. We went after the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon and all were impressed!! Josh, our waiter was kind, patient, and not overbearing. The food was delicious as always. Thanks again Barrio!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great lunch with delicious food and perfect service. The cocktails were fantastically paired with our food - beet tacos and chipotle chicken burrito."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The pork belly eggs benedict is delicious. And I love that it's pretty quiet there for brunch so you can actually hear the people at your table when they talk."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to restaurant earlier than our reservation on Father's Day. They graciously sat us in a cozy booth and good service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I stopped here for a late lunch so we ate from the Happy Hour menu. We ordered the chipotle braised chicken nachos, the rock fish ceviche, and a chile braised pork taco. The nachos were *amazing* and they give you a giant portion! The pineapple salsa with the fish was fresh and the red onion and fresno chile added great bite. I can't give specifics on the taco because only my husband ate it, but he left none behind so it must have been tasty. We sat right near the sidewalk on a sunny day and it was great to people watch and sip on a beer. Would definitely go back here again, and I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I've been to Barrio a few times-- once for dinner and twice for brunch. Both were delicious! This is a great spot for groups. The ambiance is beautiful and the food is wonderful. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It's a simple formula: stay focused, consistently provide innovative meals and drinks, give courteous, engaging service, and you'll always have customers returning for more. And Barrio does it time and time again!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Barrio's got great food and a really nice feel with all the candles. Wait staff is also fast and friendly. But if you want to have a conversation, it's no place to go. The hard surfaces bounce the sound everywhere, and it's hard to hear the person right next to you. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Celebrated a friend's birthday there and picked the place due to how highly rated it was online as we were coming from out of town. The reviews were spot-on. The food was really good and service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommend and Bacon and Scallop Fried Rice! Was really generous with ingredients and the sauce was so yummy!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "There was a line when I arrived on time for my reservation, but they seated me right away, which I found endearing. Although the house marguerita could have been better, the special Cinco de Mayo menu was nice, and the food was very good. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Barrio's intriguing atmosphere and unique decor cannot make up for food that doesn't pull it's weight given the price and difficulty of finding a parking spot. Looks like it would have a fabulous bar scene and the one cocktail we had was lovely (dark and stormy). But if you want exciting Mexican style food, go to Cactus. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "All the dishes they have are excellent. Fresh ingredients and well prepared and presented. They also have a very interesting list of specialty drinks to make your experience a little more interesting. Atmosphere is noisy and energetic. Recommend you get reservations if it is after 6:00 because it is usually packed. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Don't know why I didn't know about their brunch it's awesome"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good food, decent price. Waiter was helpful when prompted but seemed a little uncomfortable making eye contact. Trendy neighborhood, tough to find parking. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Really great food - we will be back for the steak tartare tacos and pork carnitas. Our server was great, loved it all!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was my first time eating lunch at Barrio in Capitol Hill. The food was delicious and the desert as well. I think it is a great place to eat lunch while on Capitol Hill. The entrance door is a little bit difficult to find but other than that, everything was great. The waiter was extra friendly as well and we felt right at home. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I tried this during restaurant week and was very pleased with the lunch options. I was really glad I was able to try the appetizers and desert. The tacos were great."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I went to Barrio for Restaurant Week but we decided to order from the regular menu. Their regular menu always has great choices; however, the Rest. Menu was a bit "lacking" in comparison. Always a good spot with A+ service."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The restaurant, itself, is very nice. I truly loved the warm tones and light. I'm not a huge fan of the chairs comfort and fact that they are so heavy, but that's the only thing i'm not happy with. The service was good and friendly. But the amazing part, for me, is the food. I'm full blooded Mexican and can say that the taste is incredibly authentic and very delicious. There are some modern fusion elements to the dishes that elevate them further."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was for a dinner to honor a colleague's success - and she wanted to sit outside. Barrio's front window tables can be outside tables with their giant windows up, and the host made sure we got one of those tables. Of course, since it's Seattle, by the time we were into dinner it was no longer a lovely Spring day. Our waiter not only got those windows closed, he comp'd us dessert for being uncomfortable while they got the key to unlock the windows. Add good food and drink, and you've got a great place."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Was amazing but it took awhile to get both food and drinks while it wasn't overly busy."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First timers at Barrio. Loved the food, our waiter and loved the decor."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Was a very fun filled day, and Barrios was the highlight of my day, service and food excellent, highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Had a surprise Birthday party at Barrio. As always, service, food and drinks were on point. Be sure to check out their brunch, it's also amazing."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It was our first time at Barrio and we will definitely be back! They have a great happy hour, we ordered 8 different food items, had 2 beers and 1 glass of wine and our bill was only $55. But the service was even better than the food. Our waiter James was right on top of everything and very welcoming. He alone would make us return here again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Bario is quite good, though I think it has slipped slightly in food quality. Still worth going to. Great dishes to try. Awesome ambiance! Love the wall of candles. Make a reservation though, lest you be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "restaurant was great food excellent. service was good as well the booths are pretty cool too for a date. bar spirit selection is incredible."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I loved this place and the food was done well. It's not your usual Mexican American restaurant where they give you refried beans and tons of cheese. I felt like this was something you'd get in a cute little place in Mexico. Homemade corn tortillas and great salsas. Nothing over done. Felt great walking out and not stuffed to the brim. Highly recommended. Will go back again."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Our table sampled the Chiliquilis and scrambles at Sunday brunch. They were all delicious and reasonably priced. Also had a side of biscuits that were excellent. Decor is very modern and warm. Service was 5 star. My only complaint is the lack of comfort in the chairs. Very friendly and welcoming staff."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I made this reservation for my boss for a big meeting, it went extremely well. Everything was so easy for me from the research of the restaurant to the reservations. My boss was extremely happy by my choice and his meeting went very well.they all loved the atmosphere and he said the food was delicious. Thanks Barrio for making me look so good!!!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The service was amazing. Lexi couldn't have been more attentive, and yet she didn't hover. The noise level is always loud so it's better for a group of friends than an intimate dinner. The food was a bit of a mixed bag. I was a bit disappointed by my Carnitas plate because I presumed it'd be a stewed carnitas but it was just crunchy nuggets served in a skillet (not fajita style, just a small individual skillet) which is not what I was expecting. The Taquitos were good, and the Shrimp Enchiladas my partner said were the best she had ever tasted. I really enjoyed the churros but the salted caramels were not great. The caramel was very grainy and crystallized. Overall, a good experience, but I'll only be back with a group for happy hour."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Love your food and drinks. Would come more often but you are only in Seattle now."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Delicious food, friendly and attentive service, and a lovely atmosphere. I will go out of my way to eat here again."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Barrio since moving to Seattle and it was for brunch. I had the Pork belly Benedict which was fantastic!!! I cannot visit without trying the daily Chilequiles either! Awesome! Barrio has an excellent drink menu also. One of my favorite spots!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The candles everywhere are a great touch and the decor is industrial chic. The ceviche was very good- fresh, clean flavors; the empanadas were tasty but not that flavorful. The tequila flights are interesting offers. The cocktails are fun. Everything was quite good but not terribly memorable. Enjoyable experience and quite laid back. Loud music, fun moves by the bartenders slamming shakers around and explaining different tequilas and mezcals."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I've tried very many Mexican restaurants in Seattle, but this is the best by far."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Early reservation prior to other plans great service, food, and cocktails thoroughly enjoyed our evening with friends"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had a great dining experience at Barrio. The food was very good and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The service was outstanding. We would highly recommend Barrio and come back again."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was my first trip to Barrio in Capitol Hill and surely won't be our last! We celebrated our daughters 27th Birthday. Can't say enough great things about our evening, starting with the overall ambience and comfort of the restaurant. THEN, Amber, our hostess/server and "friend" by the end of the evening, showed up! Amber is an excellent ambassador of the culture of service excellence you likely hope to portray. She walked us thru the food & drink offerings, gave us plenty of time to enjoy all and topped the night off with a birthday Creme Brûlée! Finally, but equally important, the food quality is excellent. See you again!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "The food is quite good here: not really Mexican or Tex-Mex, but more modern and upscale adaptations of Mexican, and well-executed. Chopped salad is particularly well-composed and has a nice dressing. But the noise -- even at brunch, let alone happy hour, they pipe in too-loud music for a base level, and then the place is very hard-surfaces and unforgiving. Perhaps it's best to go in a large group, where you make your own noise to mask the din around you; or else time your visits for those times when you're hungry for the tastes (the food is good enough to make this worthwhile) and you don't need to have any conversation over it."
    Dined on 11/16/2013