Cocina del Barrio

4.6
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443 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Cocina del Barrio is a vibrant, casual restaurant specializing in chef driven Latin cuisine that always utilizes fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients. Located in the heart of Edina's bustling 50th & France corridor, Cocina del 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, local craft beer and an extensive wine list. 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 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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SarahO
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my daughter’s all time FAVORITE place. She was fortunate to spend her birthday here with a small group of friends recently. They all loved their food, drinks, and the location was perfect! Now they all want to go back again! Thank you for continuing to offer great food and service we can count on!

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Tash
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, helpful staff, good prices and easy to make a reservation.

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RobNW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chose Barrio through a rating of quiet conversational restaurants; not so. Appreciated the ability to make a reservation, however was seated in the bar area? Outside of the unanticipated noise food was wonderful, drinks creative, and service acceptable. When we declined the dessert menu server disappeared leaving water glasses empty.

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vipSherriS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good happy hoir

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for margaritas & a late night nosh. Barrio did not disappoint!

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EllieC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and flexible! Thank you for a great night, we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My birthday dinner.

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KathleanZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As first time visitors to cocina del barrio, we were favorably impressed. Food was a mix of central all were delicious. Now hooked on the yucca fries. Very complete bar with non-alcoholic cocktails as well as a dozen different margarita choices. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and ambiance, but the drawbacks are that each taco is served individually (randomly people without food, or there are way too many plates on a table) and the noise was nearly unbearable.

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DavidR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is a nice place for Mexican style tapas. Not great for a meal. Overall it is a bit noisy. This is more of a nosh and go.

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JonP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner with my wife. Good food, good service

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LibbyS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it! Great food! Great service! Great ambiance, not too dark

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vipMerlot
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Exciting, colorful, full flavor, south-of-the-boarder food.
A wonderful addition to this city of Scandinavians and Germans.

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Uptowndiner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very good, but the guacamole was more bland than I ever remember it being. We had a good time and good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a girls happy hour. It was excellent!

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Plymouth
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The bar and the dining sections are very close together so as the bar guests get more relaxed the noise level escalates and was unbearable for dinner guests. We even asked to be reseated. We don't expect to return. Food was good but atmosphere was not.

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This was our second visit to Barrio, Edina and both times we felt the wait staff was rushing us and not very friendly. We were there for a monthly girls night and although we stayed awhile, we did order drinks, apps and dinner. The space wasn’t full, nor were there customers waiting so we were not sure what the rush would be. Also, we said thank you several times to our server and couldn’t get a smile or a you’re welcome back from her. Disappointing, but the margaritas and guacamole app was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Barrio! Great margaritas and food!

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vipEricMpls
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, vibrant atmosphere

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Kate
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot! Much brighter and lovely than the other Barrio’s around the twin cities.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is good.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing value, everything was delicious. We brought a large group to celebrate a college graduation. Staff was accommodating, attentive and prepared in advance. The plates were so tasty, we just kept ordering more!

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Latzol
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food was strange, not very good Guacamole was good and fresh.

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LoraD
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE TUNA WAS EXCELLENT! STREET TACO SIZE PORTIONS WERE GREAT SO WE COULD ALL MIX UP AND TRY MULTIPLE ITEMS.

WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK AGAIN!

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Cass
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was phenomenal. We got the corn chowder, anticuchos, and potato sopes. We missed the original decor, though. We liked how intimate it felt for dates when it was darker. The new, lighter decor isn't bad; we just preferred the original vibe.

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vipEdiner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant

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AmyL
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a party place! People were having fun, enjoying great cocktails, and small plates of fantastic Mexican flavors. ALL GOOD!

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JeffK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always fabulous but I do think that the ala carte menu style can get quite expensive.

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GretaJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very unique menu with some outstanding food items depending on what you pick off the menu. The tequila flights were amazing as well as the ability to order tapas rather than full meals. The ambiance was great, and I would enjoy coming here again!

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WLRW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I was using a special margarita coupon which made it worth the time and money. I was seated in the bar area and was glad I was alone because it was too loud to carry on a conversation. I went at Happy Hour, so the taco (2 small tortillas and enough filling for both of them) was reasonably priced ($3.50 vs regular $5 price), but nothing to rave about. My server did a good job. My drink, if I had to pay for it, was $11.00.

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vipMelmarmia
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The remodel is nice, but lighting in back is way too bright -- need a dimmer. A fruit fly wouldn't leave us alone, wouldn't comment except it same thing happened last time we were there. Love the guac, pork carnitas tacos and signature margarita and will be back for those!

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Toeblake
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food,good portion sizes not too big not too small.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Sarcastic and slow waiter. Very noisy. Have been here a few times to see if it would improve but I think this was the last time.

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gobbledygook
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We enjoyed the food, Trinity Margarita was terrific.
Our waiter was very pleasant and food came out in timely manner even though it was very busy.
One thing occurred which I really wondered about. I had asked for a booth when I made my reservation. The hostess seated us at a table and I asked if we could be seated at one of the several booths which were not occupied. She told us they were for 4 or 6 even though 3 of them had 2 people in. Two people were also seated later in the remaining booths after she told us that.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner out on the patio- great food and service.

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vipKaraB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server Trey. He made some amazing recommendations and we had a great meal

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Great
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place for a couples’ outing!

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JulieM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat on the patio, and while our server was wonderful and quite helpful, there were long periods of time where service was missing, almost like the servers had sections inside and had to each grab a table outside or something. The noise level inside was quite high, and at times made it really difficult to hear periodically. It is a beautiful restaurant on the inside with a few patio tables.

The food was wonderful. It is served tapas style, so be prepared for small plates and ordering multiple plates. It was our first time at Barrio, so we found it helpful to ask the server what was the best. We were not disappointed. While all of the items we ordered were wonderful, the ones that were our favorites were the Snapper Ceviche, Mahi Mahi tacos and beet salad. I also loved the sweet plantains, however they are not a dessert. We did not try any desserts this time around.

Again, the food was wonderful, the server was awesome, but it seemed like there was some issue with how the patio tables were being served, and it was a little loud for us. But we are (gasp!) older than most of the other diners we saw. We'd go back, the food was really quite good.

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