romantic at heart
The food, was yummy, my boyfriend had the steak fajitas, and I had the fish tacos. I enjoyed the atmosphere, after 8:30, they turned down the lights for a romantic setting. I had the magarita corona x2. Which is a must have. The wait staff was very friendly. Will go again. Service was face, even thou we were late fir our 7:00 reservation, they still accomodate us. My only complaint was that after bookung with open table, the barrio cantina should of called and make sure. That my reservation, did go thru, even thou I received a confrmation. I would of like to hear from them also.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was very please coming into Barrio the other night. The staff was accomodating, friendly and knowledgable. Music was cool it wasn't your run of the mill chain mexican restaurant songs but upbeat cool rock and roll. Tacos were out of this world and the steak fajitas were huge and served with lots of fresh vegetables. Chips and salsa were never empty and the drinks well...margaritas and beer whats wrong with that! Our server was alwasy there when we needed her and thats all i can ask. Oh and she informed me of parking validation it's only $3 at night when you eat at Barrio that was awesome!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just an amazing dining experience.
Just an amazing dining experience. My wife and 12 year old son, and I all came in for a meal of a lifetime! The food was fantastic. The highest quality, authentic Mexican food, that I have found this side of the border. And trust me I have searched far and wide. The creativity that Michael Shlow uses to create a menu that is well balanced, delicious and is so well balanced plates is quite remarkable. Great service, delicious food, and a plethora of Tequila choices make this a place we will go back to time after time.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time I come to el Barrio and it has been consistently an overall great experience.
Food has been good - service always nice and with a smile! And the Margaritas are WONDERFUL!!!!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for a dinner at 7 on a Saturday, wasn't too packed, was worried about Fenway crowds as there was a Sox home game but not too bad. Great drinks, food not outrageous, and some good gluten free options (not a separate menu). Very happy with our meal.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night with the girls
Attentive waitstaff and nice atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrible service, delicious food
When the waiter took our drink orders, he only asked the man in our group and then walked away without asking me or our guest. He then mixed up 2 food orders which we had to send back to the kitchen. When my husband (whose order was correct) tried to find someone because he was missing something, he waited at least 5 minutes but we couldn't spot anyone on the waitstaff. He finally got up and asked the hostess to ask our waiter to come over. The good news is that when the food was finally delivered, it was delicious! I can't recommend the restaurant based on that experience, but I would try it again hoping for a better service.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went on a Saturday night, during a Red Sox game and there were plenty of available tables. Food was good put the prices were a little higher than expected, but given the location, it was priced fairly. Service was good, and quick, manager came to ask how everything was. Came on a living social deal, but I would go again,
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to grab dinner before a sox game. Food was very good. Husband got fish tacos excellent but small portions. I had enchiladas which were also good maybe a bit to much sauce. A pitcher of cucumber margaritas for the table very tasty but $44.00. All in all a good experience.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had drinks, calamari, nachos, and fajitas and mostly it was good food. The service was good, not sure why the other reviews said otherwise. The fajitas don't come with the usual stuff, like sour cream, guac, salsa, etc... Which we thought was odd. We paid extra. We would go back if we were in the area again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome! Can't wait to go back!
Loved the food here, would def. go back. Salsa is fresh and hot. Portions were great.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around meal. Tough
Great all around meal. Tough to find good Mexican food in Boston. My gf and I both has the fajitas (portobella and adobo pork, respectively. We were both very pleased. Started off with chips, guacamole, and pico, which was delicious.
All around very happy. Nice to see the group behind Tico making another great dining experience.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place! Nice spicy
What a great place! Nice spicy food, the turkey meatballs and the Nachos are unbeatable. Shrimp Fajitas were a treat as well… every dish has a little spice kick. Well done, we'll be back!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food
Great place for food. Best Mexican in Boston so far. Service needs work, but it's not best.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM