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Barrio - Lowertown
Barrio - Lowertown

Barrio - Lowertown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barriotequila.com
  • Email: deannaloux@barriotequila.com
  • Phone: (651) 222-3250
  • Hours of Operation:


    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Sunday-Wednesday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Thursday 12am

    Friday-Saturday 1am


    Sunday-Wednesday 11am-11pm

    Thursday 12am

    Friday-Saturday 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Andy Boyle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
  • Entertainment: DJ's Friday and Saturday nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wacouta
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barrio - Lowertown
Barrio boasts the best chef-driven Latin food and the largest Tequila list that the Twin Cities has to offer. Using locally sourced ingredients, our chefs make every last dish on the menu a memorable one. Whether you want a Maragrita, a taco, or some freshly made Guacamole, Barrio has all your bases covered. After dinner, hit the dance floor and take in an eclectic mix of Latin, reggaeton, and all of today's greatest music spun by our in house DJ's.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was a little pricey, but very good. Also large tequila list."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "If the lunch taco bar does not have what you are looking for, it will be available on the menu. Very nice for an adult birthday group! Fun atmosphere and excellent staff."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I eat at Barrio about once every month and usually it's great (service, food, drinks). This time the service was just AWFUL. Our chips and salsa came before our drinks (1 Margarita and a soda, and the place was not busy)..we weren't asked what we wanted to order when our drinks finally came out. The food was good, but the service totally ruined it for me."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place is the best. Beach dish has a unique flavor, outstanding drinks, super fun environment. We have been here a number of times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable evening in spite of the noise level in the room. For groups more than 4, hearing one another can be challenging. The food and service were of quality; location is attractive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Large group of us went here for a pre-concert dinner. It was a terrible mistake. Cold draft coming from a crack in the window. Waitress nowhere to be seen after we were seated. Orders screwed. Some never got theirs. Tacos the size of potato chips. I would give it zero stars if I could."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "While the ambience and food at the St. Paul Barrieo at quit good, we had a difficult time getting served in a timely manner. I had a group of 8 there before a concert downtown. We felt like we were inconveniencing our waitress to get drinks and add food to our order. The place wasn't very busy. No excuses."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had a group of nine people and our service was fabulous! I love their huge windows overlooking Mears Park. Food and drink all really, really good. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were able to score a reservation for Valentine's night! We got to Barrio early and were expecting to wait at the bar, but our table was ready! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful since this was our first experience at Barrio. The drinks (Mama Cita), appetizers (guacamole & chips) and main dishes (chicken quesadila & mahi mahi tacos) were all exceptional! And the window seat next to Mears park was the frosting on the cake-magical! WE WILL BE BACK!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wow it was our first time at Barrio and it was great!!! We went on valentines day requested a romantic table and got a great private spot in a tequila vault..... Great food"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Barrio was fabulous! Besides having the BEST guacamole I've ever eaten (literally, I could eat that every day), the steak taco was also delish. We loved the ambience, and the margarita menu was impressive. We will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My meal was extremely late. Everyone else was done so I ate alone but the food was good. Small portions."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The greatest manager we have ever ran into!! Noticed that we were having slow service and immediately corrected the problem and bought us an appetizer!! Thanks! Cannot wait to come back!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We made a special announcement to our parents here and the restaurant and staff were very accommodating. As always, the food is really good. I like getting a few different small dishes and sharing with the people around me. The drinks are top-knotch, too!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A very vibrant decor hand in hand with the smiling and welcoming staff ultimately added to what was the best experience at any Barrio location. We dined like kings and queens and watched as the management and waitstaff both delivered our food and check on us periodically and make sure our dining experience was tailor-made to our each individual needs. The friends that I brought here for the first time absolutely loved it and have subsequently recommended it to many more people! The food is authentic and great tasting and I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The menu was inventive with a variety of flavor combinations. Tables were a little small for a lot of sharing plates but added to the fun."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 and the tapas/small plate option was perfect. The bill was split with ease and no hassle at the end of the meal- love that kind of efficiency from a server."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "If you want a great margarita this is the place to go. Also, their tacos are so amazing. Had the skirt steak taco and it was magic in my mouth. The ambiance is nice as well. I am going back as soon as possible."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I love Barrio! I could live off of their chips and guacamole!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "After a visit to the Science Museum our group chose to dine at the Barrio on Day One of the Polar Vortex! What a wonderful warm experience! Instead of just having lunch served, our server engaged each one of us with fantastic recommendations, how to enjoy the Tapas experience as intended, and with some spicy personal interaction! We all will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Our table was a little small and there were no coat hooks to put our many layers, but the service and food were excellent!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was our first time here and the food and drinks were excellent. They have a lot of great happy hour food and drink specials and the quality and variety of food and drink choices were very good. Love that they had a good selection of craft beers. We even did a tequila flight. Our server was also excellent. Overall it was a great first experience and we are looking forward to going back again."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "If you love tequila or want to start, this is the place to go! Fresh guacamole was great. Enchilada was cold and not very good."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Went to Barrio before a concert at Xcel. Server was fantastic - she took good care of us and made sure we had plenty of time to get to the show."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We had a very mixed age group with people coming from the west metro. Great food, great ambiance. We met there before a concert and took the shuttle to the Xcel. Everyone was impressed!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Food and service are great. Construction outside makes it difficult to get to, but I understand the patio will be nice when everything is done."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Best guacamole! All the items we ordered were delicious. The waitress was very helpful in making suggestions for adjusting a dish to accommodate my food allergy."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We went there for a bachelorette party and had an excellent time. The food was delicious and the service was prompt and great. The ambiance and small plates was a perfect start for our night out on the town."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Great little tapas spot I stumbled on through Open Table. Set a quick reservations and they were able to accommodate a group of 9 with short notice! Will definetely be back the next time in St Paul."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I went to Barrio for a friend's birthday. We ordered a few drinks, the chips and salsa with guacamole and then some small plates. EVERYTHING was great. I love the jalapeno and radish garnishes on the guacamole. Our server was attentive and asked if it was one of our birthdays, she brought churros out for dessert - on the house. It was a great night."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Great skinny margarita, the ladies in our group loved! Also loved sharing all the fun tapas together."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "While the food is very tasty and somewhat expensive, it is also very very salty.The reception and waitstaff were superb. Service was timely and the atmosphere was what we expected. Bottom line: salty. Another base hit for McGee empire. Not a home run."
    Dined on 8/4/2013