Great dining experience
I love the relaxed feel of this place. The decor is really cool. Food/drinks were excellent. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
The complimentary salsa they serve with the chips is awesome! It had a great flavor and the right amount of kick...and they bring it in a small bowl unlike most joints where they give it to you in really small amounts - they give you plenty! I especially liked the taco of the day menu. They offer "old school" and "new school" versions of some classic tacos. We tried both versions of a few and were not disappointed.
I wish I could remember our servers name. She was accommodating and welcoming and made the evening that much better. The cocktails were great too. This is a great dining experience.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy and hip
This is a very popular restaurant, especially on weekends. Reservations are recommended. I've been twice now and had great meals both time. It's an interesting, atypical Mexican menu that adds new twists to familiar favorites, like kale and mushroom enchiladas, or pork belly marinated in Mexican Coke served with golden raisins. I look forward to exploring more of the menu. There are half-price margaritas on Sundays. There's a salad with bacon and goat cheese that is to die for. The ambiance is dark, candle lit, can be intimate or really loud, depending on your seating.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
WE loved the food, as usual.
WE loved the food, as usual. They have a great brunch menu that includes some items leaning more toward breakfast and some toward lunch. We have tried almost everything and have always been happy and many times surprised at just how great they can make an old standby taste. They take some typical brunch items and put their unique spin on them. Very tasty. But, music was a bit too loud to allow easy conversation.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great staff, great
Great food, great staff, great ambience and really great margaritas!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were visiting Seattle and found this 'hot spot' on OpenTable. We couldn't have been more impressed. We were amazed at the service, the ambiance (gorgeous candles/lighting with a great vibe), and most of all the food! Delicious guacamole and salsa. Our table had two kinds of enchiladas (chicken verde and smoked mushroom & kale) and everyone raved about them both. Our server was very nice and professional -- he even helped me with making the roasted beet tacos vegan-friendly (and they were AMAZING!). We were excited to try this place, but had no idea we'd be so blown away. Incredible food, great service -- thanks for a wonderful meal!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Barrio for its relaxed
I love Barrio for its relaxed atmosphere and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the place feel more light and open instead of dark and cramped. After having thoroughly enjoyed both a dinner and a brunch here I would definitely be willing to return again at any time of day. The food is well made with perfect portion sizes and is always absolutely delicious. When coming here I have always found the service to be timely and all of the staff friendly and helpful.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great night out
They were great. They have good food and drinks and filled my special request made with the reservation.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Restaurant Week selection..
Amazing Restaurant Week selection... 3 words: Tequila Caramel Borwnies
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scallops, Ambiance and Service :)
We really enjoy Barrio. It's difficult to find parking sometimes, but the scallops are really tasty-- so it's worth the effort. The ambiance is wonderful and the service is always top notch.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very loud & not well lit.
Very loud & not well lit. Our server was great but obviously busy. The food was amazing
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and decor
We went to Barrio's on a Sunday before attending a play. We had never been there before and were lucky to find parking around the corner. We were immediately pleased with the decor and wanted to go back at night when the wall of candles is lighted. Our food was served in a timely manner, and my daughter's dairy allergy was noted and accommodated. The waiter double checked that there was no dairy on her plate when it was set down. We enjoyed our meal very much although as the restaurant became more crowded it got harder to hear each other's conversation as it got quite noisy in there. I am excited to have found Barrio and plan to return.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner w a Friend
My friend and I went out to dinner before a show downtown. Had a great time. Wonderful service! We had been at an event at the Paramount where Barrio had served a special cocktail and appetizer. When I called ahead to ask if we could have these with our dinner the hostess & bartender were more than happy to oblige even though the appetizer isn't on the menu. My friend loved the surprise. Thanks again for helping make it a great night without our husbands!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent but maybe not romantic
The service was perfect and the food was fantastic. I made reservations online for my husband's birthday dinner and made a note asking for a little birthday dessert. Nothing. The music was way too loud when we arrived and requested to be moved but the server said it was that loud all over so he kindly turned the music down. All together it was a lovely dining experience and would go back.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Food -Father'sDayExperience
We went to Barrio for brunch, to celebrate Father's day , and we were really impressed. The food was outstanding. The only suggestion I had for the restaurant is to make the kids' brunch menu more "brunchy." The only items on the kids' menu were lunch-time items, and our kids are huge breakfast people (love eggs, pancakes, etc), so we had them share a brunch entree from the normal menu. We ordered the waffle, chicken, and eggs for them, and that item was also outstanding - if I were the one eating it...but the syrup it came with was spicy, and we only figured this out after dousing their waffles with it. We had to order a new waffle, and ask for their non-spicy vanilla syrup. But besides that I have nothing but good things to say :-)
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food good service
We go to this place quite often but this was the first time sans kid. Great food, good service!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needs a steret sign
We were walking in the rain. The restaurant was not easily visible from the corner. The front door is not obvious. Please make it easier to find your place. Nice atmosphere. GREAT food. Service could be better.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As soon as I entered the restaurant I was warmly greeted on a chilly evening. Immediately takken to my seat. My server was the best. Very helpful in recommending some excellent choices. My date and I had a wonderful time on our first date. The food was awesome.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
i've been there just once but i love mexican food and that one is one of the best that i've ever tried. The girl who served us was really nice and ii love the place. sure coming back again
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing restaurant week experience
We were in the mood for Mexican food during restaurant week, so we decided to check out this place. It was fantastic, and we are returning this week for another go. It is not generic Mexican food; all of our dishes were original, interesting, and done to perfection.
Neither of us were drinkers, but there was a large drink menu and the bar area was huge (and neat-looking). I appreciated that they also put thought into non-alcoholic drinks, with interesting sodas and coffees.
The only drawback was that we had to circle a bit to find parking, but it was well worth the effort. This is a must-go restaurant.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best "upscale" Mexican food in CH!
My wife and I went for a special occasion and we're treated with impeccable service. We made reservations, which is definitely recommended for weekend dining! We were able to bring our own bottle of wine that I'd been saving for some time, and there was no corkage fee - a big plus for us! The food was amazing, and I can't wait to come back with guests from out of town soon!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican Done Right In a Loud Room
Our table shared numerous apps and mains, as well as the bar's excellent cocktail program. Everything was very good to great. Tip: The "appetizer" full order of chiliquiles is a steal. Beautiful space with the candle divider wall. Good wait staff. Loud, but fun vibe. Paid garage parking just a few doors down. Thumbs up for Barrio!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Barrio! The food and drinks are always amazing. Wish they were still in Bellevue.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday in the Barrio!
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!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM