Barrio - Capitol Hill
Our menu takes a modern approach to Mexican Cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. To deliver the highest possible quality, we make most of our ingredients on-site, from our fresh tomato salsas to our handmade tortillas to our slow-smoked pork.
Our cocktail and spirits program has been recognized as one of the strongest in the Puget Sound. In addition, we offer an excellent selection of beer and an array of wines (both by the glass and bottle).
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
It was cold inside and outside under the heaters for a winter brunch (the staff was really nice and let us start inside and move outside). The food was good - the tacos really were the best part and the value - quality and quantity of food for the price is excellent. I think this review is colored by dining in the time of Covid and I’d love to come check them out on a warmer day with less anxiety about eating out
Service was great! Nicely set up for outdoor dining. Felt very safe
Love this place! Great drinks and cool hip vibes
Not necessarily a fault of the restaurant but the whole outdoor dining experience in winter is tough. The meal was great but not super enjoyable when it's so cold out.
Love this place!!!
Service was awesome. They have done a nice job of creating a nice warm outdoor dining experience.
Still a favorite.Easier to park close to for obvious reasons.Food and service was as good as ever.Noise from traffic on 12thwas somewhat a bother, but all said and done I will be going back.
The service was excellent and the food was incredible
Accommodating and good service. Great staff and their cocktails are fantastic. However, the food lacks discipline and flavor. A good effort on their fusion but the standards just aren't there.
Yes it was January and we ate outside!! Heaters were on and we stayed warm and dry. Restaurant is working very diligently to stay open. This was our second visit since the outdoor only seating ruling. I will be back!!! And remember to tip well for all the servers working so hard during impossible times
Excellent service and food!
Felt safe sitting outside, kept a nice distance between tables
It was outdoor dining only and they didn’t have heaters! We were already freezing, so we took food to go. They had two outdoor heaters inside; don’t know if they were broken, or what.
Food was excellent, but disappointed the outdoor dining space wasn’t heated.
We enjoyed our time at Barrio. The food was fantastic. As far as ambiance, we were outside on the street so it’s hard for it to be good during a pandemic. But we still enjoyed our time.
Dining outside during pandemic.
Great place but server took awhile to become friendly.
Great location and restaurant. Loved the food and drinks they were out of one of the fish options on the menu and didn’t tell us until we ordered, they did figure out a substitute.
It was my birthday and the server forgot to bring my birthday dessert. He brought everyone else’s though with out any utensils and never checked back. Margarita’s were super disappointing. The atmosphere was awesome and we had a fun. Probably won’t go back though.
Wonderful place and our server was very tentative and awesome the whole time, overall great service. The taco’s was very tasty!
Overall a very nice experience. Food and wine were great. I was having a dinner with family in which we were trying to organize a family party, and it was noisier than I would have liked. In hindsight, I should have chosen a different place. But we go thru it. The staff were great, as they saw we were talking and didn't interrupt. Overall I liked the place and would go back, but probably not for something where the conversation was important.
Excellente adresse et une cuisine excellente. L'ambiance le soir est très cosy et agréable. On regrette un peu que l'endroit est un peu bruyant.
We had a round of drinks and chips and salsa, we ordered and the wait for food was fairly long, two parties at our table ordered the same dish, when the food was delivered the second dish didn't come, we waited patiently and then we had to wave someone down, when the server came over he said his mistake he accidentally only ordered one.
By the time it came we had all shared and were done eating.
He comped her meal but its disappointing for it to happen but then to take so long to get another that the other three meals had to be shared, It is what it is... we will still go back
Wonderful dining options, was disappointed when the bill was presented with a automatic 20% gratuity. Wish it was told or stated before we came in. Other than that wonderful time.
Happy hour was amazing. Fast and great service with delicious food.
Okay experience. Rather empty at lunch time. They did take soup back when I told server it was too salty. 2-1 taco Wednesday is a good deal.
Great food and atmosphere
Great spot for date night. Only feedback: turn down music in booths 😄
I love el Barrio food and the staff was very welcoming. If I had not been at el Barrio before today would have been my last time there... we were there for lunch today and the restaurant was not full. not sure what happened but it took over 1.5houra to get our food out and when we got it it was cold. I brought my family, my mom and my mother in law for what we thought would be great meal. Instead it took almost two hours to get us our food after we ordered. 2/6 plates were warm and the rest almost room temperature. The flavor was good. This was a disaster of a day... not sure what happened in the kitchen..
This was our first visit to Barrio and it will definitely not be our last. The food had such a great combination of flavors and was so well done. We sampled many of the tacos and a few appetizers, my personal favorite was the Roasted Beet Taco...Delicious!
Service was subpar. Could have been because service charges were already included.
There was a hair in my boyfriend’s food unfortunately which put a sour taste in the whole part of 8’s mouths.
Service was marginal and noise level was so loud we could barely talk without yelling. Food was ok to good but greasy and too dark of lighting to really see
Loved the food, service and atmosphere. It was a little loud but tolerable. Would definitely go again and recommend!!
The food was good except the mushroom enchilada it was not the greatest. The seating area we were seated in was very dark and we couldn’t see our food. Overall the food was good and ambience was moderately loud but it’s worth a try. The frose sangria is very good and the guacamole and chips were great!
Went there on NYE. Everything was amazing besides the service. They seemed to want us out the door ASAP besides the fact that they didn’t close until 12. I’ve been there other times and the service was impeccable so I would still recommend...just not for NYE.
Nice table by the window, wonderful server, good food.
I used to love the food here but now find it very inconsistent. On this day, the chips were stale, my salad was undersized in an awkward bowl, and my friend didn’t love their tacos.
Service was not upto par. Took way to long (over 30 min) for us to get our drinks and appetizers...
Great place for drinks and tacos after work (:
It’s obvious the servers feel no need to give good service when gratuity is automatically included at 20%. They showed no desire to be friendly or helpful.
You can order delivery directly from Barrio - Capitol Hill using the Order Online button. Barrio - Capitol Hill also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Barrio - Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 588-8105.
Barrio - Capitol Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.