Barrio

4.5
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish

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Barrio is a vibrant, casual restaurant and tequila bar specializing in chef driven Latin cuisine with a sultry bar atmosphere located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Barrio is known for made-to-order guacamole, fresh salads, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, and tamales, all made from scratch.
The extensive beverage menu displays over 100 varieties of tequila, unique cocktails, craft beer and wine. Happy Hour is served Monday-Friday 3-6pm and lunch and dinner are served 7 days a week. During the spring and summer, join us on our patio located on Nicollet Mall to relax and people-watch while sipping “The Trinity,” our hand-crafted signature margarita!
Private dining and event space is available - please contact the restaurant directly for more information.

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vipTammyM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Great staff and food

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TimR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

OK. This place was just OK. Cost to quality was not great. Just OK all around.

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Wendy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The margaritas are very good. The chips I only go when Barrio is near another venue I'm attending and I feel like a margarita.
I feel like it wouldn't take that much to take the food to the next level. Disappointing that we settle for this food.

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GraceP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

It was a great atmosphere but i thought it was very overrated! The food seemed very expensive for small portions. If you are looking for an authentic Latin cuisine place, this is not it. This is definitely on the Americanized/ boujee side. I would recommend it for drinks and the guacamole but not if you want a full meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I had a great experience overall! Didn’t see really anything special for the table we reserved though, vs other tables that were first come first served.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place to eat and socialize

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BigJ
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bar restaurant just two blocks from orchestra hall. Numerous small plate choices of upscale Mexican food. The chips and salsa comes with an array of three different salsas if varying spiciness. Chicken mole was good but not exceptional. Pork fish and chicken tacos were all good value but messy to eat by hand.

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SchylerM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ans knowledgable waitstaff. The various flavors of the different dishes were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before concert at The Dakota. Worked out great. Service from Cody was excellent.

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HeatherS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for a quick lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing!! Small dishes which was nice. Amazing blackberry mojitos!!

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vipakka
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a early lunch on Saturday. I have heard it is more active at night. The food was very good. The staff friendly. The decor fun.

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CharlesR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great staff and fantastic food and drinks make it a complete win.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The Resto/ bar n Edina— food much better. Downtown food was really bad. Nice bar ambiance

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Mikej767
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good drinks. Amazing Guacamole!!

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NickylaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great tacos, and the guacamole was fabulous. Great atmosphere. Service was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow which lead to our food being cold. It appeared as though there was only one waitress. Our food/drink bill was $150 for two people (2 alcoholic drinks each)...definitely not worth the money.

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AReviewer
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

As long as you don't want to carry on a conversation, you'll be fine.

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vipTammyM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipEatsoutalot
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food isn’t as good as Edina location- carnitas tacos was dry and Luke warm- chip bowl is too small for large guacamole bowl- need more flavor on carnitas a shrimp tacos

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Justaguy
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner. Great selection of small and large plates. Wait staff was extremely attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service was great, great atmosphere!

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vipLizB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good is always delicious. We had the findido to start and also the salsas. All very good. We each ordered tacos - shrimp was delicious as eel as pork belly. Potato sopes was just ok. Margarita very tasty and worth the upgrade to the top shelf tequila.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in all aspects. Great food and drinks. Wait staff exceptional. Highly recommend.

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SaraF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite lunch spot downtown! LOVE the tacos and the guacamole! Barrio never disappoints. :)

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JamesM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this place, from the food to the drinks to the atmosphere.

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KarenS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening our! Extensive tequila list. Food was fresh, tasty and well priced. We liked that menu items were small enough that we could order and try various items.

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Yeschick
Minneapolis
61 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, comes out as it’s ready so you don’t eat at the same time. Very loud so if you want to “dine” it’s not for you. Smaller menu nice decor very nice staff

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Barrio is very close to Orchestra Hall, which is exactly why we stopped in. I do recommend making a reservation, as it was very busy (we came on a Saturday)! We were saw immediately, and greeted immediately as well. While the space is small, it has been utilized well, with plenty of seating. Speaking of food, the guacamole was some of the best I've had at a restaurant. They also make fresh salsas, of four varieties, which were all great. I thoroughly enjoyed the potato sopes, and was pleased to find local goat cheese being used! I love the tapas style here, as you get to sample multiple items on the menu. Tacos are reasonably priced, considering the ingredients being used. While I did not try a drink, there is an extensive drink menu, offering many selections of tequila. I loved watching the bartenders climb the ladder to retrieve bottles high on the wall of spirits. Overall, a very nice place for a date night, or a quick drink before a show.

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walbern1
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly. Service was just enough that you didn’t feel pressured but were never waiting. Food and drinks were great and it’s a very cool atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and interesting cocktails. A wide variety as well. The queso fundito was incredible. They describe it has "tapas style" but the tapas are large and hard to split.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our girls’ night out before our show at Pantages!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Barrio came highly recommended and it did not disappoint!

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FoodieLover
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I came with four other people for a Sunday evening meal. We ate a variety of small plates: mushroom empanadas, the steak skewers, guacamole, grilled tequila shrimp, the sweet plantains. The only food that wasn’t exceptional was the chicken small plate that came with refried black beans - it was just kind of bland. Service was fine but not particularly special. Seating was awkward (two small tables wedged against a banquette so one person was sitting on the banquette and the other four were around the table). Overall the food was so good, however, that we kind of forgot about the awkward seating.

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VimalK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. Loved the chicken quesedillas however the place is little cramped and we were celebrating friend's birthday so we got a cake for her and were charged almost $3 per head to cut and eat our own cake. So we ended up paying more money to the restaurant than what the cake was worth for. A total ripoff I'd say.

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vipAnneB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

It’s been a while since I’ve been here and it seems to have gone downhill. The guacamole was ok but not very flavorful. The corn chowder was basically corn and cream. The pork belly taco was ok but not much to write home about.

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vipDebN
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Barrios makes the best margaritas they are delicious not too sweet too sour not too strong just perfect!
Our waitress told us we could have any of the tacos in a crispy shell and that made all the difference they were delicious. We enjoyed the gringo taco the tempura crab taco and the Carnitas tacos.

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vipSarahO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy with our choice to dine here! We're come to Minneapolis at least once a year and had seen Barrio the last couple years bit hadn't yet tried it. It will now be a regular staple on our trips.

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SarahD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Barrio is a great atmosphere! Went here on a Sunday afternoon and the tacos were great! The service was a little slow despite the almost empty restaurant so that was a little frustrating, but on a lazy Sunday, I couldn't complain.

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Barrio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 333-9953.

Barrio is rated 4.5 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.

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