Barrio

4.6
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for a quick lunch!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

a
Minneapolis
25 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.

CR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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

M
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good drinks. Amazing Guacamole!!

NM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner.

OT
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.

AR
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.

TM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

E
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

J
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
Los Angeles
18 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.

OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
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.

Y
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

AM
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.

w
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.

OT
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.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Barrio came highly recommended and it did not disappoint!

FL
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.

VK
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.

AB
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.

DN
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.

SO
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.

SD
San Francisco
2 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.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The tacos were good. We tried 6 different kinds of taco. It was nice that you ordered them per taco so you could mix it up. There were a couple we didn't love, but only based on personal taste; the food was quality. The atmosphere not so much for a sit down date type of dinner though.

CO
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was a bit slow. Seemed like there were a number of parties finishing up when we arrived, so perhaps we just hit the end of a surge. Food was great, as always at Barrio.

GF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Lunch on Thursday is too loud. Couldn't hear anything my dining partner said. Excellent appearance and preparation of relatively bland over priced items. I would liken it to having a big mac (taco) on fine china. Will not return.

DG
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. The food was delicious. The service was very good.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dining experience was wonderful! Our server, Nicole was an absolute gem! The food and drinks were to die for! My husband and I were overall very impressed!

FL
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The carnitas meat in my taco was dry. The pork belly taco was good but hot. The corn chowder was really good. Ordered the Macho Camacho margarita and would not care about ordering again.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was simply delicious. This is among the best and most flavorful food I have ever eaten. We will definitely be back. From superb drinks to entrees to dessert - great, great, great!

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