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Barrio

4.5
445 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Mexican
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm (Dine in only)

Late Night Happy Hour: Monday - Wednesday 10:00pm-11pm, Thursday 10pm-12am (Dine in only)

Late Night Limited Menu: Friday - Saturday 10:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(612) 333-9953
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Fairbanks
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Catering
We have catering available through our Edina Barrio Location and in conjunction with Bite-squad. For more information contact Teri Prince at teri@barriotequila.com.
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Cross street
10th and Nicollet
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Parking details
There are several Public parking lots available at the surrounding hotels and restaurants and directly behind us on Marquette Ave between 9th and 10th Streets. We do not have Valet.
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Public transit
There is a public transit bus stop right on Nicollet Mall just down the street from Barrio.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Located in Nicollet Mall, Barrio Minneapolis is your place to relax and let loose. The sultry dining room and lively bar encourage good times for groups as well as intimate date nights.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Barrio Tequila Bar. Home of the best Margaritas in the Twin Cities.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come celebrate Mother's day with Barrio's famous margaritas and delicious Latin American cuisine.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 445 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, margs and service...thank you!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, service, and value. However, it was difficult to have a conversation due to the high noise level.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic across the board. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love the ambiance and margaritas at Barrio! They were of course busy for a Saturday night so I definitely recommend making reservations.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very cool tequila and tapas bar! The queso fundido will bring us back in a heartbeat. I wanted to put it on everything. Our host gave us such a warm greeting. He seemed genuinely pleased that we chose to dine there that evening. It was a great way to start off our dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is good, tequila drinks are fabulous, tables to close together, heard everbodies conversation, especially the DB that was sitting next to us.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I enjoyed the atmosphere and staff. The food was good however the prices were way too high for the portions.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great lunch special for $10 (2 tacos of the day plus chips and guacamole/salsas) and fast friendly service! Can’t ask for anything else for Downtown Minneapolis lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was very good and so was the service. Our food arrived fast and was delicious especially the Tres Leches Cake was extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Celebrated a Birthday and it was great. We tried several small plates and 3 entrees. Everything was wonderful including the entire wait staff including the servers and bus staff. They all made recommendations and did a fabioulous job! Thank You!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was amazing! The service was not! My drink was always empty.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

When we first arrived the host couldn’t find our reservation, but it was quickly taken care of. The food is excellent. Guacamole is a must have!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Snapper ceviche and guacamole were delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food. Fun environment. Fast, friendly service.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food, I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The staff was attentive and explained the menu well. We ordered a little bit of everything. Our quesadilla and wild mushroom empanadas were to die for. It's definitely the best food we've had in Minneapolis this season.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great guacamole!! The best in town. Fresh chips and salsa.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My go-to spot for margaritas downtown. They have delicious chips, so I love happy hour here. Margaritas are top notch. Lots of delicious taco options. They're always good about accommodating large groups for happy hour. During the warmer months the patio area is always packed. It's a great place for a quick lunch or happy hour during the summer.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food was yummy. I didn't really understand the taco bar situation. You order tacos by one each, no beans or rice. Each taco is about 5$ and they are those small corn tortillas. I got two. Normally at any other taco place I am full, went to taco Bell after lol. I got a margarita and it was yummy 10$ but that's normal priceing. Wouldn't go back because the food wasn't worth it to me

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was great but the tacos are pricey for what you get. I understand the price for some of the proteins but for chicken, etc. just one taco is overpriced. We had some delicious tapas though and the ahi tuna taco was delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our server was personable, but everything took too long. Our drinks took at least 20 minutes. Then we were asked if we wanted food. The food didn't arrive until an hour after we had been seated -- even the guacamole, which would have been nice to have earlier. We told the server when we gave our drink order that we had to leave by a certain time, so at least he brought the check with our food, so we weren't late. They seem to have a bifurcated system, by which one person puts in the order, but someone else delivers it, so he was really surprised when our food hadn't come. The eats were tasty, but it was not a great dining experience. I'd go again, but never on a Saturday night.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Not all of our food came. They thought they were being nice by not charging us for the food that did not arrive,

Other than that - fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing place - tequila offering is second to none

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Best Margaritas in town, and best variety. Taco shells probably best I've had. Crispy and light. Overall great food, friendly service. Fun atmosphere, not fancy and a bit loud but worth it for the food and drinks.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We stopped in for apps and margs. Their guac is so yummy!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Barrios is always a delight. Great food. Great tequila. Great ambiance. Don't miss it!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing guacamole! Great, fast service, food was really good and the servers were nice and helpful. Would definitely eat here again.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was great. Server was inattentive.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Quite good!

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Disappointing except servers helpful. I was also recorded on Open Table as a No Show when we did arrive, albeit a little late.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Was a fun place that I would go to again. The food was good and they had an extensive tequila menu. We had a great time!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was amazing.
Large portions for $5/each.
Servers came off a little bit like they wanted to rush us out. I didn’t like that but I thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The sangria was super strong too.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The waitress had us wait over 20 minutes just to take our order , not ecstatic to try this place again anytime soon.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good,but the waiter forgot to mention that the kitchen closes at certain time and we didn't have time to place our order. Took forever to get the alternate menu, water, silverware, and even our bill.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the atmosphere at Barrio! The food is delicious, everything I have tried has been so yummy!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Fun evening before ballet at the Cowles. We were too late with our res. to get into a quieter spot. Food was great, service also. Sat upstairs where it was probably a bit quieter.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Awesome as usual. Thank you

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Had a good experience once the server showed up! Had to finally go and retrieve our own menus. Margaritas are small, but good. Homemade guacamole and chips are FABULOUS, as were the chicken and gringo tacos. We'll return.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful food with terrific flavors. The reservation we made beforehand was a godsend as there was an hour wait without it. The service was pretty good. The tapas are small, so if a person is hungry, best order two. Desserts were excellent as well.

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