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Barrio

Barrio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://barriotequila.com/barrio/#!/BarrioMpls
  • Phone: (612) 333-9953
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Bill Fairbanks
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: We have catering available through our Edina Barrio Location and in conjunction with Bite-squad. For more information contact Teri King at teri@barriotequila.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private mezzanine that is located upstairs in our restaurant that can seat approximately 33 people for dinner and up to 50 people for Happy Hour, Birthday or Cocktail Party's. We do require Food and Beverage Minimum based on the date and time of your requested event. Please call or email with questions and to secure your reservation.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Hosford (612) 333-9953

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th and Nicollet
  • Public Transit: There is an available public transit bus stop right in Nicollet Mall in front of Barrio.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are several Public parking lots available at the surrounding hotels and restaurants and directly behind us on Marquette Ave between 9th and 10th Streets. We do not have Valet.
A word from Barrio
Barrio is a classy-casual restaurant and tequila bar specializing in chef driven Latin-American cuisine with a sultry and hip Latin-theme bar atmosphere located in downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina. Barrio offers made to order guacamole, salads, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, and tamales along with snapper ceviche and larger plates such as Seared Ahi Tuna, Chicken Chimichurri and Ribeye.
The extensive beverage menu displays over 100 varieties of tequila, authentic cocktails and wine selections. Happy Hour is available Monday-Friday 3-6pm and 10-midnight. Join us on our extremely popular patio seating area(first come, first serve), located on Nicollet Mall for an ideal experience to relax and people-watch while sipping “The Trinity” our hand crafted signature margarita! Our very popular Patio Seating is first come, first serve. We take Reservations for Dining inside the restaurant.
Private Dining and/or Event Space is available at each location.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I must say this is a great summer lunch spot. Nothing beats sitting on the patio enjoying some great food. I said the food here is usually great but there must have been something in the air as at my last visit; the food was truly memorable!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience at Barrio on a Saturday night. The service was great. Our waitress did an outstanding job. The food was delicious as usual. Our only complaint was our seat. There isn't really a good seat in the whole restaurant. Every table seems crammed in there. We were wedged between the stairs and the bar near the restrooms. People always rushing past the table. This however, is really the nature of the space there. Still a great birthday dinner. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We stopped at Bario while visiting downtown and had a great array of dishes to share: the corn chowder was the best we have ever had. The heirloom tomato salad was very fresh and tasty, and the skewered tenderloin was tender and smoky. Hip crowd, attentive waiter, and great people watching for a Friday night."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I think the #1 reason I come here is for the fabulous guacamole and chips. Unique mexican that isn't your standard tortilla/meat/cheese combos. There's a reasonable lunch special (tacos and guac for $9) and you can get in-and-out for lunch in just under an hour. Outdoor dining fills very fast."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food is always excellent! Service is usually fabulous! But, twice now the waitstaff has been less than stellar. I get that serving busy downtown crowds would get old, but this last visit our waitstaff was clearly not happy to be at work. Not just with our table, but those around us as well. She seemed irritated with her co-workers too. I go out of my way to be friendly and appreciative when I dine out - Ive waited tables so I know what its like. I will go back because I love the food, atmosphere, location. But I hope the service is improved."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Not at all impressed - I've stopped for an occasional happy hour on the patio, but this was my first time eating there or sitting inside. Happy hour portions were small and not shareable. Even portions that said (2), came with all ingredients stacked on one tortilla. Sitting there, scraping 'half' the stuff off was messy and not fun. Left a lot of the sauce on one serving and nearly none on the other. Our server was aloof, flippant and impatient - probably won't be back, unless it's for a quick margarita."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We tried Barrio for the first time, before we attended a concert at Orchestra Hall. We got there around 5 pm on a Saturday evening. The inside would not be our style restaurant - we're in our 60s - but the outdoor was fun and lively. Kareem was an outstanding waiter. We wanted to try tequila shots and he recommended a flight we enjoyed. He also recommended a specific margarita based on the kind we had liked other places. His recommendations were perfect. Joe, the manager, chatted with us a bit and was professional and friendly. The portions are small, so it was a perfect light supper for us before the concert. We particularly liked the homemade chips and guacamole and the tuna tacos."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had reservations for a wedding anniversary on a Friday night and were seated immediately. Barrio is a unique bar scene with notable and memorable offerings for foodies. Clear expertise with crafted cocktails and attentive staff. For $3 chips and salsa selection is an unbeatable deal prior to or after a night out in Minneapolis. Dessert was a last minute decision before we had to leave for a concert but definitely glad we stuck around for the flour-less chocolate torte with banana 3 ways and coffee!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our first visit several years ago was not great -- the menu was limited for vegetarians and seemed more bar food than an actual dinner. Our second visit was vastly different. The menu has changed and the waiter offered other veggie options which the chef could create. The mushroom enchilada was excellent, the potato sope unusual. The lamb meatballs were huge, although a bit dry. Their outdoor patio is a great setting to watch the sun go down."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was a very busy lunch hour, so service was a bit slow. We both had the special, shrimp tacos. My guest mentioned that he's had better food at Bario in the past. This was my first time there for lunch, so I thought it was good, but not excellent. Guacamole excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great food. Textures were good and sauces were very flavorful. Lunch special was very affordable. Outdoor dining was nice, but pretty small. However, Barrio worked well with the small outdoor area that do they have. If you are looking for some great Mexican food, Barrio is a nice choice. Would definitely dine there again. Happy hour and appetizers would work well there also due to the upbeat environment."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Even though I work a block away, I never tire of it. The food is always fresh and the guac cannot be beat. Barrio is always a treat and the servers are attentive & friendly. Love it."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Loved my cocktails but the food was just ok. Definitely would go there again but just for drinks."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "On a sunny Friday, this place was packed inside and out. But the service was still great, and I love how they bring the food out when it's ready, in intervals. Makes sense when it's busy. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food and drinks! Loved it so much went there twice!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Two tacos, fresh chips and salsa - got to love it. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had a group lunch for work with 6 people total. I made reservations the day before, with a note requesting an outdoor table. The hostess called to confirm my appt, and did mention reservations are for indoor dining only (FIFO for outdoor space). I told her that seemed odd, but fine - if we saw no open seats outside, we'd try the Local and NewsRoom prior to sitting inside Barrio. Well, apparently every Target employee dines out for lunch on Friday, with no open outside seating anywhere. We ended up eating inside, which was fine in the end - great food, great atmosphere. The only complaint was the service. I understand the lunch rush on a nice Friday afternoon can be overwhelming (I've been there before), but 20 min gaps? No bueno."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I've always been a fan of Barrio, but what I love the most about them is the first impression they give you when you order chips and salsa by bringing you three different options of salsa. It's the little things that count and they nail the little things. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My wife and I went here and loved it. The food is real Latin street food, verified by my wife (a foodie) who lived in Mexico for a year. She said her meal was authentic and outstanding. I had the Cuban sandwich which was excellent!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Pleasant helpful staff. Very accommodating with all my allergies. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere. Great selection of Tequila and wonderful tacos. Enough said."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I went to barrio for lunch and had a reservation. I made the reservation for 4 people and two of the group could not make it. When we checked in and told the hostess we only had 2 people, she was incredibly rude to us and made us wait until a 2 top opened up. The point of a reservation over lunch during the work week is that I don't have extra time to wait!! Nothing opened up and we ended sitting at the bar, which would have been fine if the barman was friendly and welcoming. But yet again, we were treated as an inconvenience and he barely spoke to us as he slapped two waters and menus down. The food was ok, but definitely not good enough to make up for the rude service. The staff at barrio need to learn customer service. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Just went in for a quick lunch during a very rainy day. Service and food were excellent. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The waiter was very knowledgeable about tequilas. That added a fun element to the dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Although the service tends to be quite slow...no matter what time during the lunch hours I've been there, the food is good, the service is slow but the guacamole and chips are to die for!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Serving time was efficient and food was tasty. Portions and pricing are a little odd... the soup was a good sized bowl but the lunch salad was tiny. Both were priced about the same."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The staff at Barrio was very supportive with my dietary needs..I have gluten and dairy allergies and our waiter was spot on making sure I did not have any thing that would make me ill."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Barrio for dinner on a Friday evening at 5:30. We picked a few things from the happy hour menu and a couple small plates to share. Everything came out very quickly and was delicious. We ordered more than when could eat, but it all sounded so good, and we wanted to try a little of everything. Good prices, good food, good service, good atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant, and we will go back again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food for the four of us came out at drastically different times. Chips and salsa after the tacos. I was done eating by the time two daily specials came out for my friends. Very frustrating."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Poor service, OK food, nothing to write home about. I made the reservation for a group of 6, when we arrived no table was available, we sat at the bar for over 20 minutes waiting on our table, The hostess once again informed us that no table was yet available and offered us a cramped booth not suited for 6 people. We initially turned down the booth as unsuitable, I asked the hostess how much longer it would be before a suitable table would become available, she informed me it would be quite awhile, We then asked her, "you took the reservation correct?" she replied "technically yes" We should have taken the clue and left at that point! save yourself the time, there are plenty of other places nearby."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "If you are cool with sitting on your neighbor's lap and having to yell at your dining partner, then this is your place. This place is incredibly loud and crammed with no place to wait for a table. The service was strange...they want you in and out as fast as possible. They actually told the guests next to us that they had to leave because they had another reservation in that spot, they were just as shocked as I was! They had just finished their food and were finishing up their drinks. The food was just ok but the drinks were great. I won't be back, I would spend my money elsewhere where I get good service and great food."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were staying at The Marquette in Minneapolis and were looking for a fun restaurant to go to while being downtown. We loved Barrio. The food was great, the service was good, and the atmosphere was fun! It is definitely worth checking out."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was great and the bar was packed. Guacamole and rest of the food was very good. Not huge portions, so you can try a few different things. Will be back!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I love the Barrio and find myself there for lunch, a lot! They have a fabulous lunch special that comes with chips and salsa, which is always a hit. Great drinks too!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great place to get a bite before going to the Orchestra. Server was very helpful. Enjoyed the small plates. We were able to try different plates without being stuffed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "guac was bland. other items also lacked any spice. coffee tasted like it had been on the burner for hours"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Barrio has great, inexpensive South American food. The Nicollet Mall location is small and loud, but our group had a great time. They have a good happy hour menu. The wait staff explains the menu well and has excellent recommendations."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is a great choice for anyone looking for a fun time out. The staff is excellent. Great understanding of the menu and extensive drink offerings."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It's a great spot that we frequent whenever we are in the area!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was fresh, flavorful, and great to share, creating a fun date-night dining experience. The tequila list was extensive and impressive. Waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014