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Cocina del Barrio

4.5
292 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin American, Mexican
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
LATE NIGHT MENU: Thursday-Saturday 10:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(952) 920-1860
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Ellis
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Catering
• Full Service or Drop Off

• Beverage Service Including Signature Cocktails

• Custom Menus

• Seated Dinners, Buffet Dinners, Appetizers and our Build your own Taco Bar

• Fresh, Local and Authentic Recipes and Ingredients
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
50th & France
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Parking details
Complimentary parking ramp located to the west, directly adjacent to Cocina del Barrio. Additional on street parking along France Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come in and celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Cocina Del Barrio!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come in and join us on Mother's Day for lunch or dinner

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 292 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great service and food. Guacamole seems smaller and drinks were weak but tasty. Really, really loud at high top in the bar area, which made it hard to chat but lively.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Vibrant, traditional Mex-Mex a la carte menu; delicious tacos, tamal, guac, salsa, sopas; reasonable prices; pleasant servers. Will return.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We went to celebrate a birthday with part of the family (6). Had made reservations and were seated right away. Service was on the spot but not overly bothersome. Drinks, apps, and then dinner...all were excellent and tasty. I'd go again!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent service by Brad. Food was fabulous. Guacamole and warm chips were great starters as was the queso fundido. Pork carnitas taco was savory and grilled shrimp entree with quinoa salad exceptional. Good place for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place for guacamole and a couple of beers. A bit on the noisy side but conversation is still possible in a booth. Friendliness of servers very uneven.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great margaritas and tapas. Was nice to have some good Mexican flavors. Tres Leche cake was delicious. Thanks to Recommendation from our waiter Matt.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a solid effort - friendly service, tasty margaritas, and inventive food!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very accommodating staff, food was delicious, wine very good. I will go back!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Bar was slow. Server was good. Kitchen was amazingly fast.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great shrimp appitizer and steak and fish tacos.

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Terrible service. Worst I’ve ever had. My friend and I ordered margaritas and guacamole. When we indicated that we were likely only getting that, our server showed his disappointment and let out an audible “oh...” After that he never came back to see if we wanted more drinks or to fill our water. We later decided that we wanted tacos and he was again noticeably disappointed that we each ordered one taco instead of a $15 entree. My friend noticed him glaring at our table later. I really have never experienced such rude behavior from a server. Finally, he said he needed to collect his check because he was leaving soon. We continued to see him in the restaurant for 15-20 minutes after that before he left. I think he may have just been trying to get rid of us.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

As always everything was awesome. Fabulous staff fabulous food and fabulous location. Yum

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Barrio is one of our favorites. Sometimes the noise level can be over-the-top, but otherwise we enjoy the energy and LOVE the food. Its a great place to feel like you're out at a hip bar, without the hip bar pretentiousness and prices.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As usual, this place is busy and fun. The food remains very good and the bar is good too. I enjoy the small plates and mix and matching with the tacos. It was very busy when we went this last time and is why the service was not as good as usual. I am sure to come back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always, our service was excellent and the food was great. The tacos are good and the guac - excellent!! We'll be back to one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We will be back soon.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is nothing like the Barrio on the Nicollet Mall. The food is overly salted, not plated in an attractive manner, a real disappointment.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The offset room at the back that was great for our group. We were somewhat separated from the main seating area, but still felt like we were in the restaurant. The service was excellent and the chips were had for appetizers were delicious. Most of us ordered two small plates for dinner so we were able to try more than one thing and the prices were reasonable. Also there were many variations for margaritas.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was good and fresh. Spoonful of guacamole wasn’t near enough to share among four people. Service was ok, although food did come out hot.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Very quiet for a Sunday lunch. Service was spotty as server didn’t even ask what we wanted to drink. Tapas style service was new for us and doesn’t work well with kids to get meals all at different times. Fish taco and chicken enchilada were very tasty. Would probably return on an evening to appreciate ambiance better.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Simply the very best Margaritas available in the Twin Cities and a great atmosphere for drinking them! The food is a bit expensive for the small portions, but well made.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Love Barrio! The Enter the Dragon margarita is a fav as well as the Chicken Tamal. YUM-O!

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a reservation at 6:15pm on Tuesday, 12/26 for three. Our server had the personality of a stale pancake and obviously did not want to be there. My drink was slammed down on the table. It was obvious that his shift ended because we had to finally ask another server to help us after three hours. I really wasn't impressed with anything about this place.

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2017

I asked to be put in a quiet area via Open Table and I could tell the host didn't read my note. The restaurant was wide open and she could have picked a nicer table since we booked ahead.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great selection. Enjoyable place to get together with friends.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

This was the second time I've been here... the concept and food choices are great; the service this time around not so much so. We placed a drink order almost immediately upon seating and I ordered a beer, which was brought to me 15 minutes later in the bottle. I asked for a glass and waited another 10 - 15 minutes, after which the waiter brought me a dripping wet, soapy glass from the kitchen. I ignored that and took a clean glass from the adjoining table. Another 10 - 15 minutes to get our food order taken... chips ran out and we asked for more and were told that would cost additional $. We said that was okay. Yes... 10 - 15 minutes later more chips arrived, seconds before the food arrived. At one point someone who looked like the owner walked around and spoke to staff sitting or standing alone; he looked at us and neither smiled nor said anything. Made me feel there was a major labor or management issue happening that all guests that night had just happened upon...

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Really good food and service. Good value. Warm atmosphere with a low buzz but not too loud. Not your typical Tex-Mex or Mexican fair. If you like Mexican and want some very good food that’s fresh and different, stop by. We’ll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food here is amazing and they have great cocktail options if you like something more than traditional options.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Server was very attentive, the guacamole "Wow-ed!" Everything fresh and flavorful. Perfect food for a chilly winter day!

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Kind of a mess and seemed to have trouble cleaning up empty plates and bringing more drinks. It's always a bad sign when you start stacking and tidying your table because you're tired of staring at dishes

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Great guacamole and a fun list of drinks. The servers can be slow because it is busy.

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1.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Ceviche was first rate rest was mediocre including the margarita. Surprising given the owner. Perhaps off night

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was wonderful and servers were friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

All four of enjoyed our meal. Menu is perfect for trying different kinds of foods. Loved the tacos.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Each plate is so tasty, it's fun to try different things each time. The ahi tuna taco is always my favorite.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

We went to Barrio in Edina on a Friday night after making a reservation through OpenTable. It was very busy, with a 30 minute wait if you didn't have a reservation. We arrived about ten minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately.
The decor creates a nice ambiance, but it's definitely loud. Tables are fairly close together but I not awkwardly so, in my opinion. Our waiter brought us water right away and we ordered drinks, which took forever to come because there was a birthday party at the front of the restaurant and they had just placed their drink order, so it was nice of the waiter to tell us.
We ordered the chicken quesadilla to share and it was SO good! When our drinks finally arrived (Mama Cita and Mexican Mule) they were also delicious. I ordered a gringo taco and a grilled chicken taco, and I would order both again! My husband and the steak taco and an enchilada, which he also enjoyed. Other than the slow drink service (which was understandable given the large party up front), we had a fantastic experience!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Insanely good food. Fresh and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Love the portion sizes here. Smaller plates which allows more selections

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

I've been at Cocina del Barrio many times always good. We have noticed they have much to drink and sure that is the place to be for drinking. We have been there at different times always good informative service. They know what they have and how it is made. Good food -

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