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About Barrio

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.

925 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Mexican

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

Cross Street:
10th and Nicollet

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 333-9953

Website:
http://barriotequila.com/barrio/#!/BarrioMpls

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.

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.

Public Transit:
There is a public transit bus stop right on Nicollet Mall just down the street from Barrio.

Executive Chef:
Bill Fairbanks

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.

Barrio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (12)
Tapas (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
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Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (3)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vegan (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was ok - food and drinks came at odd intervals (drinks after apps, coffee after dessert, nothing ever served simultaneously between me and my wife. Upstairs was unbearably loud due to big group. Wait staff did attempt to help, but to no avail.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had to ask for pop and water refills several times. Waitress staggered our food order so my friend had one taco, I had nothing. Then they brought out my dish and nothing for her when I was done they then brought her last dish.

The waitress also forgot to give us silverware . Will not be back.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My rating on the food does not reflect on the quality of the food as it was excellent, the rating reflects the serving sizes. Most Taco's were one per plate so we had to place multiple orders for food, kind of reminded me of take out orders.

They only offered a few items the=at were full size meals, it was still fun and we had a great time.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was an ace. Cool and knew exactly when to check back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

First time to visit this with my team and we all love it. Food tastes great and service is excellent. Ambiance is cool and cozy. I would definitely be back again.

I value food taste and service than the price . It’s little more expensive but it’s worth it so I am willing to pay this much when food taste great and service is up to the mark! You got it right :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very delicious food and great service! Definitely recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good and the service was generally very attentive. My wife an I ordered 4 small plates to share and my only criticism was that they literally all came at the same time. It ended up being a very short dinner and would have been more relaxing to have the food come out in more of a staged basis.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved everything. Food was excellent service above par. Pricing good.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

good value with wonderful guacamole and salsas and individual small plates of latin fare.
wine and beer selection was great!
Glad we had a reservation, pretty busy for a Thursday night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tapas
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good happy hour menu but on the noisy side.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our table was ready at our reservation time, however we were early so proceeded to the bar. The bartender was less than friendly. When we were seated it took some time to get rolling. Our server was kind and friendly, it just seemed she may have had too many tables to take care of. It was strange the order the food came out. We knew it would be tapas style, but the timing was strange. One taco came out 20-30 minutes after the first ones. Overall, we had a good time. Oh, and every review is correct in saying the serving of the guacamole is small. We were with friends from Florida who didn’t realize how spendy avocados are in MN.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very, very good. Service was also quite top notch. Guacamole was notably good. We had tacos and quesadilla. Unique sauces accompanied and were remarkably good. I was with a lovely person which made the entire experience that much better.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always good, friendly service and fantastic margaritas!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love Barrio but this experience was a little unusual. The food was great, as always, but the service was really slow. There was a large group upstairs who were really loud- lots of yelling up and down the stairs and two rounds of off-key happy birthday. We usually would have ordered another round of drinks but weren’t sure we’d make it to our show if we did.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Was so excited to take 3 out-of-town friends here for dinner and drinks. The margs were fabulous! The guacamole and chips were good but nothing special. And our dinners, well they never came. Server seemed distracted though restaurant not overly busy on a Tuesday eve. Big fail in service. Left feeling embarrassed that this was their first MN dining experience...

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was great as usual, although we felt like we were being rushed...clearing our tables the second we finished. Our food was coming out at random times. We each ordered 2 tacos, a margarita, and shared an app and we received one taco, then our drinks, then the appetizer, and then another taco, and so on. I wanted to make sure they didn't forget so I just reminded her I ordered 2 tacos and she said in a rude/condescending way that the food will come out when it's ready.....
Disappointing experience, but hoping it was just a one time thing because I love the food!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great place, very different menu, but very good

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a fun time on a Saturday night, good service, delicious food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great place. Really cute decor! The food was seasoned great and cane out fast!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The price was high for the amount of food received. The waitress recommend a dish for my husband that had 3 small pieces of beef on it and one piece was chewy. Very small amount of lettuce was considered a salad. She never told him that this $14 item would never fill up a grown man. Waitress was also not friendly. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My wife and I stopped for an early dinner before going to the Firefall concert at the Dakota. We sat outside, and enjoyed the surrounding area. Our drinks were delicious, enjoyed terrific service and a wonderful meal.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Not your ordinary TexMex food. Had sopes for the first time; they were delicious. Also enjoyed a chicken enchilada. Plan to return to try some more of their unique food.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was awesome!!! We'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

It was very good food with small plates great for sharing. Great value for the food!

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our server was delightful. She is an outstanding person.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

My visit there with my boyfriend and his mother was overall pretty good i liked that they had outside seating and our server was very friendly and very polite i would come here again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Friendly staff, fun atmosphere, convenient location right on Nicollet. Two small plates was enough to share before seeing a show in the city.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our go to place with friends. Love the small plates to share. Margaritas are awesome. Such a fun place to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was pretty disappointed. Food was the main problem here. We started with the guac appetizer @ $10.50 which was a relatively mundane guacamole served with cold, greasy, and unseasoned chips. For the entrees we ordered fish and shrimp tacos @ $5.00 each with the mushroom empanadas @ $10.50. The tacos are minuscule and lack any flair and again the empanadas were overly greasy and lacked seasoning. With drinks and tip the bill came to $100.00. For this price there are much better places to dine. This place might work best for after work drinks with co-workers and skip the food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was the best thing about the experience- even though it didn't come out together. Not sure if we ate inside if we would have had better service, however we were left to our devices for awhile in the outdoor seating area. Might consider giving it another chance if I lived in the area as it is a good value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great place for hanging with friends, definitely not for quiet conversation. FYI Outdoor dining is first come 1st serve, they won't make reservations for this area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The lunch special: chicken al pastor was excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The quality of the food is consistently high quality and fresh tasting every time I visit. The service can be just "OK" at times, but food is great.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

So much of Barrio is about the fresh and eclectic small plates and amazingly seductive guacamole. The crafted cocktails are creative and the tequila is, of course, a wide variety of interesting as well as standard options.
Whether we are at Barrio's in Minneapolis or St Paul, we are assured a wonderful time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Best margaritas in town!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Barrio has such great food & drinks. A great place to meet friends for a fun night.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food and cocktails were, at best, forgettable. Sad menu, mediocre execution.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always great!

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