Barrio

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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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KS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
29 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!

AA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, but Taco Bell has better Mexican food.

Barrio
Responded on September 22, 2019

Andrew I am soo sorry you had a bad dining experience with us. We try and maintain an awesome standard in regards to both food and service. Thank you for the positive review regarding service. We will continue to push ourselves when it comes to food excellence. Thank you for responding, we hope you come back to visit us once again, Brian T. Williams AGM

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RR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Mexican street food in a fun bar ambiance.

SS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrio is always a great spot for their $10 lunch special. It’s such a good deal for the quantity and quality!! We sat outside and had amazing service and were in and out in under 45 minutes.

T
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Barrio. Their food is so good. I would highly recommend.

KD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only minor complaint is that it took a really long time to have dinner. We were there for about 2 hours by the time all of our food came. We were in good company though so it wasn’t a huge deal. Otherwise it was great!!

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting friends for dinner before going to a concert at the Dakota.

AR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was only ok. We have had better food and experience at other Barrio locations.

EW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing service and the host was super smiley and cheerful! Had our table ready and no wait to be seated and great location looking onto the mall. Food was unique and amazing flavors, not your typical tacos.

SF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Barrio lunch special! Its always amazing and the service is fast.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was very slow. Granted, they were busy, but our items came out sporadically and with many minutes in between. It didn’t feel like a satisfying experience with the missed timing and long waits. I’m not impatient, but this was just “off” for us.

TC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The specific table I requested was ready and waiting for us 45 minutes early from our reservation time. Service was great. Food was delicious as always and our server was very courteous and friendly!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Barrio!

BS
Fayetteville
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gluten free option. Margaritas were fabulous. Loved the atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great courteous service! Really enjoyed the atmosphere!

AI
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great playlist! Plates are shareable and tasty.

DM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time there and I really liked it. Fair prices.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our food came out cold

JP
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food and drinks as always. Fun atmosphere. Our server was just not super friendly and forgot part of our order.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the servers are amazing and great food! The food comes out when it's done so I reccomend ordering things to share!

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