About Cocina del Barrio
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.
Edina, MN 55410
Latin American, Mexican
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
50th & France
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
• 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
Complimentary parking ramp located to the west, directly adjacent to Cocina del Barrio. Additional on street parking along France Ave.
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
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.
Cocina del Barrio Ratings and Reviews
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...
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!
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 -
Loved Cocino del Barrio at 50th and France. The food was fresh and flavorful. I asked for the salsa on the side as I have a somewhat low tolerance for hot spices. I had the tuna taco and it was excellent. The tuna was perfectly seared and served in a crisp flour tortilla. The Pico de Gallo had nice chunks of avocado in it. Friend had the corn chowder, made with fresh sweet corn. Equally great. Plus I was able ¡a practicar me espanol! Gracias por las comida buenas.
We came for the happy hour. Great food and good prices. We had a fabulous server (I think her name was Samantha). Very attentive and helpful w how much to order for our larger group. The guacamole is very good. Also yummy fish and pork tocco. Will return soon I hope.
We've been to the downtown location many times and loved it. The Edina location (closer to home) wasn't bad but it wasn't great. The chef in the kitchen is in too much of a hurry to rush food out so the sugar cane shrimp we ordered was cooked but lacked the smoky grill char it should have had because it was removed from the grill too soon and the steak taco I had was literally raw and bloody inside. Service was vaguely pleasant but perfunctory - our server saw the steak taco on the table with one bite out of it and only asked if she could clear it, not if something was wrong. The next time I have a craving for Mexican food, I won't be returning to this location.
The food here is so yummy! There is great free parking in the ramp just behind the restaurant, which is really nice for the area. The only thing I didn't care for was the noise level. That's not a knock at the restaurant, it's simply not the noise level for me and I know many are not a fan of it when going out. Still, I would recommend it because they are a great restaurant.
What the restaurant features, tapas and tacos, they do very well. My wife and I started with the chips and salsa, which were OK. We both thoroughly enjoyed their grilled shrimp, grilled chicken and steak tacos. They were all good, but they were all made with soft corn tortillas, and since I'm not a fan I left the tortillas on my plate. My wife like them, though, and told me they were more authentic than flour tortillas. Whatever. Unfortunately, the black bean and the rice side dishes were also whatever, which is fine as filler but after taking the first bites of the tacos we were definitely expecting better. We thought we would finish with a sinful delight, churros. They took over 15 minutes to make, so we were hoping for greatness, and while they were delivered hot out of the deep fryer, they had so little sugar that we asked for more. I was expecting some sugar in a little bowl, which is actually what we got -- although it was a little bowl holding sugar and sweetener packets ala your local chain coffee shop. Our server told us that their version of churro, complete with a bit of runny chocolate milk (not sauce) on the side for dipping, was authentic. There it was again. While I can appreciate authentic (really!), I appreciate flavorful foods even more. My recommendation is to stick with the tapas and tacos at Cocina del Barrio and then find a nice dessert at one of the restaurants next door.
I always love the food at Barrio. You can never go wrong with anything to eat as far as I am concerned. Yesterday our waiter was attentive and tried to accommodate our requests to get door opened to the patio or to turn down the air conditioner. It was freezing in there!
Unfortunately we were told management would or could not do either.
We went to the Edina Barrio location when the Edina Art Fair was happening. Parking was a little tricky and our drinks took a little longer than normal. But service was still awesome and the food was really delicious! 50th and France is always a great spot to enjoy dinner!
The food is always delicious but they do not value the premium price the customer pays. Our table side guacamole was small and did not need the gigantic bowl it was served in. The $5 mahi mahi taco did not have enough mahi for the taco. I took 2 bites and was left with a cabbage taco. It was delicious but not worth it.
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