Cocina del Barrio
Cocina del Barrio

Cocina del Barrio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://barriotequila.com/barrio/#!/CocinadelBarrio
  • Phone: 9529201860x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Adam Ruplinger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: • Full Service or Drop Off

    • Beverage Service Including Signature Cocktails

    • Custom Menus

    • Seated Dinners, Buffet Dinners, Appetizers and our Build your own Taco Bar

    • Fresh, Local and Authentic Recipes and Ingredients
  • Private Party Facilities: Warm, inviting and flexible, our private dining room offers seating for up to 18 people and standing space for 30. Completely customizable for your event, order off of the menu or let us create a custom selection for you. Complete with 55" plasma, HDMI hook ups and iPod input for your audio, this room is sure to be a hit for meetings, celebratory dinners or casual gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Tyler Lineburg 952-920-1860x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th & France
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking ramp located to the west, directly adjacent to Cocina del Barrio. Additional on street parking along France Ave.
A word from Cocina del Barrio
Our focus is chef-driven Latin cuisine that always uses the best ingredients available. Our menu is designed to change to reflect the season, using the freshest, local, natural and sustainable ingredients available. We offer unique cocktails along with craft beer selections with a local emphasis as well as an extensive wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cocina del Barrio reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (7)special occasion (7)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (1)Show More
  • Nice Evening
    marfilius
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went here with a group of 11 people. The food was excellent and they had a variety of Tapas and choices to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Barrio
    Buzz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We, a party of 4, did not wait for a table. We had reserved it in advance. The noise level was deafening. Our waiter was very attentive. Two of us sent our entrees back to the kitchen for warming. We did get a discount on our dinner which was very kind. Would we return? No.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night!
    Ksalz9348
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went there for a fun evening out! The food is always delicious and the service was, like usual, perfect. The Edina location on a Saturday night isn't that busy so if you're looking for a relaxed, non busy restaurant this location is your pick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There were inconsistencies. As the only people in the dining area and they seated a screaming toddler right next to us. The restroom stall had a single recessed light with no working bulb and the bath tissue bin was empty with a roll on top almost gone. Our waiter was new and very good but it was clear no other wait person would help him at all. The team was not working together. It was so loud, I ate my date’s taco because neither of us could hear what another staff person brought, The snapper ceviche was good but I would not recommend the tacos, salsa or margaritas – and I tried the Trinity and the Skinny Momma (or whatever it was called). And the bar – the bar – was so behind we waited 10-15 minutes for drinks. Inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hard to go wrong with Barrio
    BrewingCouple
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you want authentic Mexican street food in a fun environment with a great drink list and a friendly staff, this is the place to go. I'm especially fond of a restaurant that includes a $10 lunch as a regular special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Evening at Cocina del Barrio
    RichH
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Met expectations of good, south of the border cuisine. Uneven training of staff -- spilled water on table, dropped glassware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased with the food!
    MNMomVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We came to the Edina Barrio when it first opened a few years ago and were not impressed and hadn't been back. But, we live really close and decided to give it another try after looking at the menu online. The food was great! Our 4 year old loved the shrimp and tortilla soup and crab empanada. And we liked everything we ordered. We will definitely be going back. We went for an early dinner on July 6th when most people are still out of town so it was very quiet. It is usually very busy though in the evenings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to take out of towners
    newfoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The atmosphere is one of a kind. The food is amazing and the drinks are even better. If you want a margarita then you have to get the Trinity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the Cocina del Barrio reviews archive.
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner here for my birthday. 1st time here. We were early for dinner so not too crowded and quieter. Chips and salsa was great. I especially liked the verde salsa. Husband had a chicken enchilada & a pork enchilada. Both good, loved the chicken best. I had the chicken enchilada & a steak taco. Loved the chicken enchilada best, steak taco needed a little salt but good also. Husband said we will definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my faves!
    Jessp
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Barrior NEVER disappoints! I took two of my girlfriends from out of town. They also were in love. Great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    MexicanFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was incredible! We loved the cilantro rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    very overpriced for the size of the portions. nice atmosphere but not worth the drive and price. not impressed
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, reliable, and fun
    NancySGVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We took our kids for dinner here on a Friday night. There are lots of small plate and entree choices for teenagers and adults. Friendly service and fun drinks. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First impression
    Caj89VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was the first time visiting Barrio and it was for a late lunch with a friend. The place was virtually empty but I think it was because it was so late. My friend and I both opted for the burrito. Mine was steak which was very tasty. It came with home made chips which were also yummy. The serving was enormous and we both took home half our meals. It was just as good for lunch the next day! I'm looking forward to visiting again someday to try some small plates.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Sparksthatfade
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Food was over priced and not that good. Went there with a large group of people and everyone seemed bummed out by the food that showed up in front of them. I ordered the adobo quesadilla and it was very bland. The waitress was attentive but not very engaging. I do appreciate her patience, as our group arrived at various times. Parking in Edina around 7pm was also a challenge (on a Monday).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies Night
    HappycoupleVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I made a reservation for out of town guests and we were warmly welcomed and very well taken care of throughout the evening. Excellent service and food. Small plates so we were able to sample a lot of different offerings. All were delicious!!!! I'll bring my husband next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you are just up for drinks...
    gordon
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    and tapas it's great. If you actually want dinner I would go elsewhere. The tapas plates are very small and really aren't good for sharing. They are however beautifully prepared and everything but the Mahi taco we had was great. The Mahi tasted like it had been kept 1 day too long. Mahi is tough that way, a very delicate fish to transport. I'm kinda mixed on this place, it's very good for what it is but maybe it's just not what I like. The small plate thing just never satisfies my hunger, and if you get something you really like you are torn between ordering more of it or trying something else.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco De Mayo
    Shannon
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Had a great lunch special which was outstanding. Margaritas were even better. It was perfect for girls lunch. Great location being on 50th and France. All around great value, service and food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and unique
    babina
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Served as tapas, this meal was absolutely delicious!! Unique combinations and flavors were incredibly fun to explore. Wait staff was incredibly prompt and helpful. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great eats. Great prices.
    FromMinneapolis
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I always enjoy coming here. Great eating at a terribly decent price. The problem with most 'authentic' Mexican restaurants is that all their entrees, burrito, taco, tamal, etc. taste basically the same; built from the same basic spice and herb mix. Barrio's menu items actually offer different flavor mixes. And at surprisingly low prices!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for sampling!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Our work group enjoyed sharing lots of different small plates - the portions are indeed "small plates" - you have to order a lot to share with a table full of people. We had very attentive service & good recommendations. Everything we tried was very fresh & tasty.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    HJfoodies
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food selection with an amazing tequila bar. Definately take part in the tequila flights you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our group came for a late lunch on Sunday and we loved the food and the place. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ricky
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great place - we always love eating here! The food & service is terrific.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy Noshing
    Tommy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Service was attentive, non-obtrusive, friendly and helpful. Could not have been better. Food was yummy, Our party of six ordered 10 different small plates. Everyone found something they liked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    ColleenKVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food at Barrio was great! (As always!) The guac is always delicious and we didn't have anything we didn't truly enjoy. Their drink, Enter the Dragon, is really flavorful. I love the sweetness and the hint of spice that does follow. Our server was attentive and had great appetizer suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Jams
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The service was outstanding. The food was fabulous. We tried many items. All good! It was cold though. If I went again in the Winter I would keep that in mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    Patb
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good fast food. Authentic and the burritos are awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the atmosphere. It reminded
    guru35
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Love the atmosphere. It reminded me of a place a good looking devil would hang out if he loved mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latin?
    Disgusting
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The ambiance is all Spanish and they serve tapas but all of the food is Mexican. It's OK food, some tapas were good, others not. Some were priced fairly, others expensive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit and we'll be back again
    PamG
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The overall experience was exceptional. Our waitress suggested several menu options and all lived up to the recommendation. We enjoyed the variety of selections on the menu as well as their presentation. This was a wonderful sample of Latin, Spanish and Mexican cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $$$$ little bites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Expensive...decent food but really loud and the tables for 2 are impossibly small since you have a billion platters. The heating AC is problematic, as we kept getting hit with cold bursts from the back doors despite being in the middle dining room. The staff was very helpful and made good recommendations. We eat out frequently so its unusual to have the wait staff rate so much higher than the facility.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall this is a great place.
    Gilly
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Overall this is a great place. My only complaint was that one of my entrees was not hot when served.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Bella
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I was so impressed with Barrio! They did a great job for a last minute reservation for my birthday! I will definitely be going back again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Review 34
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It had food, it was pretty great latin inspired food. The tables were really close to together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best customer service I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Best customer service I've ever had. Went above and beyond for our questions and requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Obnoxious neighbor, in my lap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    If you make reservations for two here you might as well make them for three and then say you had someone cancel at the last minute once you are sitting. If not, you run the risk of sitting literally on top of the person next to you. After I was seated (luckily it wasn't a date) the couple next to me (verbally annoyed they had to move their coats out of the seats) proceeded to talk about absurd topics at nothing less than a fog horn level decibel rating. Additionally, there were many open two person tables but I was put about 9 inches away from these people. Food was good, per usual. Next time I will try the '3' people on the reservation so I never have to suffer through that again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sit in front rooms only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The front rooms wih the bar and booths have nice ambiance, but the back room was like a harshly lit bathroom with high intensity can lighting, unpleasant breeze from the heating system, and inattentive slow service. Like going to two different restaurants. I will never sit in the back room again, what are they thinking?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Class Act
    CHam
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Seated immediately, friendly efficient service, delicious food. A little loud for my taste but well worth another (and another) visit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite tortilla soup
    jajd
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I've been eating at barrio for 4 or more years now, since the opening of the Nicollet Mall location. They serve a fabulous tortilla soup. My favorite one to date. Fun drink mix - always good to try a few of them. They must only service the white sangria in the summer as they didn't have it in January. Great place. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic