Barrio - Lowertown

4.1
380 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
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.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foody
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointed with the food ; hot food was luke-warm at best, there were 4 of us and I received my meal after everyone else was finished eating even though we had asked for all our food to be served at the same time; we aren't sure the bartender put any tequila in the margaritas. Very disappointed and quite expensive for the quality and size of the portions.

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PamelaB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good and margaritas are always excellent! We tried three new dishes to us ... plantains, shishito peppers and meatballs. All were great. Only complaint is our server stood at the host stand talking to other employees as we sat ready to order. It was long enough that we all noticed ...

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LyndyL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Happy Hour food prices are good but the food was just okay, not great. I love the high tables, and unlike some restaurants, you could easily converse - noise level was low.

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Scott
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terribly slow and very poor. It took nearly 30 minutes to put our first drink order in, then took another 25 minutes to get the drinks. We ordered food when we ordered the drinks and the food came in about 10-15 minutes, so we ate most of it before the first drinks came. We have been there before and the service is usually slow, but it was slower than usual that night. Had difficulty getting water too, all around a difficult night there, I won't go back for a while for sure.

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PaulaM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

There was a large party & the bar was backed up & food slower to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waiter asked us if this was our first time at the restaurant & we said yes! He explained how everything gets broken down & he was super nice about our first experience eating here. I would definitely go back! The tacos were amazing, as well as the chips and salsa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was delicious and drinks were fantastic. Service was outstanding.

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AlexanderH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service from our waiter, Andrew, and a couple blocks from a parking garage! Certainly a commendable experience.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Wait staff was kind, fast and overall great! Highly recommend!

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vipSherryS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were there to celebrate our son’s birthday, but had a less than desirable visit. The kitchen seemed to be having difficulty getting the food out in a timely manner. I think it had to do with some of the items ordered being more in the “appetizers” category, so they came out first. By the time my “large plate” order of chicken arrived, everyone else had finished eating and I was no longer hungry, so I had it boxed to take home. Our server was lots of fun and very attentive, but the problem in the kitchen was out of his control. I will say, however, that they took my chicken order off the bill, so that was good. I guess I wouldn’t go there again if it was for dinner, rather than drinks and appetizers.

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vipSchnauzer
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to Barrio. Food and drinks were excellent. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great margaritas and tapas, wouldn’t recommend if you wanted a dinner entree

MB
MichelleB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was slow, server was rude and the food was overpriced and awful. Will not be returning.

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SuzyQ
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great as usual, but service was extremely poor. We had tickets to a show, and had to rush through our food in order to attempt to get the check and attempt to make the concert on time.

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vipmurphman
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

solid spot, with an inventive menu. great if you like small plates. superb location

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday, the waitress knew it was his birthday; it would’ve been nice to offer a dessert for him.

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Weekeners
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. We were confused by the way our meal came out. We all ordered 2 tacos and got them randomly and not all at once.

LW
LawandaW
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I came in with a group of people. We had reservations that didn’t give us much time to eat and the servers made sure we have food and drinks in a flash I really appreciated that.

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LarryS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Food and service were fine, albeit somewhat overpriced, but the noise level was ridiculous ... and NOT due to a crowded dining area. The music level made it difficult to have a conversation, and ultimately drove us to leave early.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. delicious food. Will be back soon! Thanks!

ND
vipNoDebtLetsEat
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nelson was a wonderfully server!

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Genereview
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service -- accommodated our need to be finished by a certain time -- attentive staff, good testing food, wonderful suggestions - we will go back -- thanks!

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vipTbrady
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night: food drinks and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and value!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was slow. The food was great, but the portions are small. Incredible margaritas.

GK
GeorgeK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food reasonably priced. Friendly and attentive staff

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HappyCustomer
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to relax and enjoy some cocktails and a bite to eat. Great happy hour. Their Paloma is excellent. As well as their tequila flights. Cozy atmosphere. Will be back.

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Based solely on my experience I have to say no. There were issues with our drink order which took an unreasonable amount of time to arrive and was also incorrect and our food order, which was lost in the kitchen and then never completely delivered to us. We had to remind the staff repeatedly of what we were missing. Everyone in our party was disappointed by the whole experience.

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Cody
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great, but I’m pretty sure our server forgot about us. We only saw her when we placed our drink order, food order, and when we asked for our check. We had to ask the food runners for things that she should have been available for. The chair that I was given was not very sturdy, it seemed like one of the legs was loose or shorter than the rest.

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Barb1037
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There for happy hour. The margaritas were tasty but small. Food was good.

MI
MonaI
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was good at first, then seemed to be spotty for the rest of the evening. The food was brought out at various times, with some members of our party finishing their tacos before others had any food delivered. Our second drink order took so long we thought the server/bartender had forgotten us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We love the food and Nelson our server always is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hanger steak with yucca fries was amazing and perfectly cooked. Pork Belly and Ahi tacos were also delicious bit the carnitas taco was dry and unappetizing. Salsas and chips were worth the price as was the guacamole. It is not a kid friendly place but we were on vacation with kids and decided to try it anyway. They did a great job of trying to accommodate kids that are adventurous eaters but still don't handle super spicy well.

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vipMikey
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Server Bailey was wonderful.👍

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vipmaryL
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great selection of tequila good margaritas. Shrimp tacos were good and the guac. Service was a bit slow.

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peggyp
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, excellent happy hour before going to the excel for a concert. Loved the assortment of appetizers on the menu, much preferred from some of the other places we checked out in downtown St. Paul

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Using Open Table was seamless! Barrio is a pub that I keep going back to...it’s consistently excellent! I recommend it to everyone who wants good ambiance, terrific service, and delicious food.

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MichaelS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. Service was excellent. We went there for a birthday. This place doesn’t offer anything for spending your birthday with them, which is fine but I would have chosen somewhere else if I’d have known that. We told the waiter that there was a birthday and he said “ great - happy birthday. Let me get you a dessert menu.” Which usually means they offer a free dessert. He charged us for it. No big deal, but misleading. It’s a good way to raise the tab so he could get a bigger tip, I guess.

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ToniG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There was an issue with the food not tasting good and missing chicken but the waitress handled it very professionally and she exceeded our expectations!!

BM
BlueMagoo
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous trinity margarita

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Barrio - Lowertown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 222-3250.

Barrio - Lowertown is rated 4.1 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

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