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Barrio - Lowertown

4.3
256 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Perfect For:
  • Happy Hour
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American
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Hours of operation


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday-Wednesday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm- 11pm

Friday-Saturday 4:00pm- 12am

Bar:

Sunday- 10pm

Monday-Wednesday- 11pm

Thursday- 12am

Friday-Saturday- 2am
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Phone number
(651) 222-3250
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Lewis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wacouta
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Public transit
Close to the light rail green line
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Entertainment
DJ's Saturday nights
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Looking for fun ways to celebrate Mother's Day with your family this year? Stop into Barrio for lunch or dinner. Show Mom how special she is by treating her to our famous Trinity Margarita while lounging on our patio.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 256 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great tapas style menu. The selections are great and the wait staff are very knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday fun with 6 great small plates

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic staff!!!
Weak margaritas.
Food was good.
Lighting a bit all over the place

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Four sisters dinner. Our server was excellent. Cardele had just the right amount of attentiveness and a sense of humor. It was fun to share many different plates. The ambiance is cool. The tequila cocktails are delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Just the right amount of service, Fantastic place for a date!! Keep up the good work

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Barrio was not prepared to handle their customers. Understaffed and staff that was there was under trained. Cool environment and cool menu. They fell down on the delivery.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We went before the P!nk concert so it was very busy. the staff did a great job helping each other out taking care of us. We ordered a variety of food off the happy hour menu and shared it, it was all good and came to the table quickly. The margaritas were fabulous! We will go there again!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The service could have been faster and the workers should be able to do more than one job, ie the guy bringing out food couldn't order another drink for me?

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We were led to a special room for the 5 of us and it was really cozy. The food seemed to come out one at a time instead of us all at once which was a bit odd. The building where the restaurant is really interesting. Nice evening!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day and appreciate there was not fixed price menu and things were low key. Food was great and selection excellent, and one can get several items for reasonable price. Cardell, our waiter, was very friendly and efficient.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were on time for our reservations but had to wait 15 min to be seated!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

If Barrio were in my neighborhood, I'd be there every week. Since it is a little out of the way, we go there for special occasions and we're never disappointed. The food is great - so much so that it's hard to settle on ordering only a couple of items. Favorites include the guacamole, ahi tuna taco and the pork belly taco. The ingredients are fresh, flavorful, and creative. The atmosphere is fun and has great energy and suits a night out with the group or just dinner for two.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was great. Food exceeded our expectations. Husband loved the fish taco. I enjoyed the veggie taco.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was attentive and personable, made the evening with our friends even more fun. The guacamole chips are great. Great beer selection and a good wine list. The location is nice, we went for happy hour and could park on the street right in front of Barrio.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated promptly . However after being seated we were not greeted by a server for at least 15 minutes . Ordering a drink took another 15 to 20 minutes . First time there, we did not understand the small plate section ,we did not like how it was brought out sporadically so that only some people in our party had food to eat while others were still waiting . The drinks were very good as well as the guacamole ! Do not think that we will go back.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We had 12pm reservations last Sunday. When we arrived the door was locked. When it was finally opened we found out that they were short staffed. Our bartender was also our server and while he made great drinks and did his best to do two jobs, it took two hours to have lunch. The food came out sporadically, although it tasted great.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good Food, good drinks. We would go back

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great location and atmosphere. Food is always great, only drawback is limited beer options.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing Food! We can’t wait to go back!
Great restaurant for a get together

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Very slow service!! Some of the staff were customer oriented but unfortunately my waiter wasn’t very attentive ... argh

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was under seasoned and the chips were pretty oily.

Pork belly taco was the best thing I had that evening.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and drinks are excellent. It feels a bit overpriced. The cocktail selection is great! The queso is delicious!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food. One of our favorite go-to locations! The barrio margarita and table side guac are a must have!

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambiance and food were good, but our service was poor - the waiter appeared annoyed when one of the people in our party inquired about dairy free menu options and one of our food items was completely forgotten and the waiter told us it was coming after waiting 20 minutes after the bulk of our food order arrived at our table. After we reminded him after 30 minutes that it still hadn't come he said "well, do you still want it or not?"
The food was good, the drinks were fair, but the service was poor (and you need to be prepared to pay for valet parking or parking in a nearby ramp which was $20 for us when we stayed for 2 hours).

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Loved the Lowertown ambiance and the food and drinks. Great service!

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The drinks cost way too much and had too much ice in them very poor value.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Even during happy hour on a Thursday, service was excellent. The food was very good. I would especially recommend Barrio during the warm months--they've got a beautiful open layout and outdoor seating. Food arrived pretty quickly, drinks quicker. You can't really beat their happy hour menu, either.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Parker is the man. That's why we went back and service was great, food was delicious overall another fantastic experience

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Wanted to eat outside to listen to Mears park performance, but it rained. Inside was super noisy any seated at a small high top that I kept getting bumped, not enough space to allow people to get past.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

I've been so impressed in the past, but was a little disappointed this time around. Service was definitely lacking. Food was ok, but nothing to write home about. Our table of three took second/third/last priority to a couple larger parties. Part of order was forgotten by server who only entered it after we reminded her. Drinks/waters were left unfilled several times.

I do appreciate that our server removed last forgotten item from the menu, but I do hope that we see an improvement the next time. It was Saturday night... There were plenty of empty tables, so it wasn't super busy... We just expect better when paying for top shelf drinks, apps and full meals.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Such a great place to dine outside! Food and service were very good, as usual!

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Very loud, difficult to have a conversation.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Too noisy. Good taste good. I cannot believe they charge 1 dollar for extra chips

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Went prior to the Saints game our servers were great makings sure we got the happy hour prices. Good happy hour menu margaritas were excellent.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2017

FOOD was very tasty but very overpriced. Stingy with the chips and charged extra for more- even though we did not have enough chips to eat the salsa and guac they were sold with .

Service was ho-hum

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was great! The pork belly taco and crab empanadas were awesome. We got there during happy hour so prices were great. We were lucky enough to sit outside on a beautiful, not busy day. However, the whole experience was sullied by our rude, absentee waitress. Unfortunate, since the tables near us had a very cheerful, helpful, attentive waitress.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Tried this place on a whim as I was looking for a place in downtown Saint Paul near to a show we were to attend later. Overall I had a great time. The food, drinks and service were spectacular. The place was quite nice. We sat inside, however outdoor seating ( which appeared full at the time ) is across from Mears park, which is a delightful little park. Overall I give it a very positive rating.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Worst experience and service I have had in a while. Never ate the food cause nobody greeted our table. I would suggest going to the Bulldog next door. They actually give a rip about customers. The Bulldog's food is excellent. I highly suggest going there instead of Barrio.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Very busy(Jazz festival was going on) service was slow food was not as good as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Barrio always has an excellent happy hour & the food is amazing! The staff is extremely friendly & make you feel welcome. It's a great place for a girls night out!

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