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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SS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

AR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

EW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!

JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Barrio!

BS
Fayetteville
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AI
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great playlist! Plates are shareable and tasty.

DM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Our food came out cold

JP
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Barrio on Nicollet Mall is a good place for happy hour. Their regular margaritas are pretty good and the rest of the menu is tasty. We had the carnitas tacos, which were filled to bursting. Wife had the elote, which she liked. We had a premium margarita along with dessert. The tres leche cake was huge and a nice finish to the spiciness.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Bad service, our dinner came before our apps, dinner for everyone came out at all different times, we needed more chips to eat our Salsa that we payed $4 for the salsa with a small thing of chips, we had to pay $1 for more chips and it took 20 minutes to get them and by the time we left. Waitress and food runners were only nice to us when we were leaving and got handed our checks since they knew it was tip time. Not to mention it was so hot and uncomfortable in the restaurant. Don’t think I will be coming back!

SS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome experience. Went for the $10 lunch special. Our waitress was super efficient and we had our chips and salsa in under 5 minutes and tacos in under 10.

We asked for some modifications to our meal, which there were no issues with and our waitress double checked to make sure our order came out correctly.

Overall, the value of the lunch special is great and our service was on point!

RK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barrio is always pleasant, always delicious. Our server, Tatianna, was outstanding.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was outstanding ... we were in a rush to get to a show. He made awesome recommendations and was attentive and expeditious.

OT
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lively little place for tapas. We particularly enjoyed the snapper ceviche, the albondigas, and the fried yucca. Drinks were great, too!

LN
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

a group of 7 went there for lunch. food was delivered at 5 separate times. 2 came, then 1, then 2, then 1 then 1/2 of mine and five minutes the other 1/2 came. there were 4-10 minutes between when each person received their food. 3 people were done before 2 of us received our meal. Then everyone was done before I received 1/2 of my meal. We had our bills before the other 1/2 of my meal arrived. Awful coordination of getting food to our table all at the same time. Will never go there again.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great except I was bummed they took the chicken tinga salad off the menu. It was my favorite!

P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow and random; we got our drinks in sequences and the corn chowder ordered first came out last. Tables were way too close together. That being said, the food was good.

m
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place downtown

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and fantastic guacamole! Margaritas to die for!

MN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Barrio has a comfortable, but lively outdoor setting area in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Service was good, included recommendations on the menu. We enjoyed a yummy lunch and a celebratory cocktail, with a toast to Dad on Father’s Day. We’ll be back.

Barrio
Responded on June 19, 2019

We are glad you liked it, looking forward to your next visit!

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j
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This was a tough lunch visit! Our server was... well... lethargic? And I understand that often in a "small plates" environment that food comes out at different times, but it was over 65 minutes from the time that the first guest at the table received their food and then I did (there were only three of us). We arrived for lunch at around 1pm. The restaurant was busy but not packed by any means. We ordered guacamole as soon as we sat down and it finally came as we were paying the tab (over 1.5 hours later). Our server kept saying the entire meal "Your guac is on it's way out!" each time she passed the table and then said about an hour after we'd ordered "when the guac comes, it's on me!" Again... we were paying the tab and headed out the door when it arrive AND we were still charged for it. The Barrio Margarita was yummy. The chicken quesadilla was relatively flavorless. I would love to tell you about the guac but all I can say is all the other tables that had it seemed to enjoy it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best guacamole I’ve ever had! Loved the ahi tuna taco as well!

R
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and atmosphere!

EC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was extremely slow. We were a group of 8 and everybody got their food at different times. Very small plates, very over price. The table was by the kitchen and it was super hot. We are no going back

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation before a show at Orpheum. The patio was full but we sat inside. Service was fast.food was delicious.

Barrio
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for coming to visit, hope to see you before your next show!

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OT
South Dakota
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent lunch al fresco before a show at the Orpheum. Great margaritas and service!

Barrio
Responded on June 12, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for coming in!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before a show

MN
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First warm day and we had a table next to the open windows - perfect!

m
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything, food, service, doesnt disappoint. We've been going here for years and every time we get 5 star service, food, ambiance.

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