Barrio - Capitol Hill

4.3
734 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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Barrio is a restaurant that combines Mexican cuisine with innovative craft cocktails in an energetic urban environment.

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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday, 11:30am to 11pm
Friday, 11:30am to 12am
Saturday, 10:00am to 12am
Sunday, 10:00am to 10pm

Happy Hour: Daily, 3pm to 6pm

Late Night Menu:
Monday - Thursday, 10pm to 11pm
Friday & Saturday, 1030pm to 12am


Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 588-8105
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Omar Salazar-Cruz
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Private party contact
Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853
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Catering
We offer a variety of box lunches and a la carte platters; great for corporate events, parties, picnics and other get-togethers! Orders may be picked up at any of our restaurant locations and delivery is available throughout the Puget Sound. We recommend placing all orders with a 48 hours’ notice to ensure availability. Large orders may require additional lead time. We are available to place phone orders or answer any questions Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Please call 206.855.6118.
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Cross street
Madison or Pike
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Parking details
Pay by the hour garage with a limited number of spots located in Trace Lofts (the entrance is on 12th Ave between Old Sage and Tavern Law); Street Parking is also available.
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Public transit
King County Metro #2 at Union and 13th (walk 1 block west to 12th Ave), #10 & #11 at Pine and 12th (walk 1 block south on 12th Ave)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The carnitas are fantastic

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S
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nicholas was a wonderful waiter. Th8s otberwisr good place is too loud for 4 people to carry on a conversation together: this turns an otherwise fun place into I can't wait to get out of here.

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Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went on a Saturday afternoon, expecting either a lunch menu or a dinner menu. We were surprised to find that there is only a happy hour menu at that time of day. Reasonable number of selections but not what I had hoped for. Prices don’t seem low during happy hour. But the food was very good the service was more than adequate. I cannot say it was a good value but that just may be getting used to Seattle pricing

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome ambiance and good food. pricey, but worth getting together with friends!

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was awful. Our server seemed bothered to wait on us and every time she refilled our water glasses, she pour so mucb water on the table at one point i had to ask for her to wipe it up. Been to Barrio a couple of times but this will be the last time.

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Edmonton
42 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for breakfast. Had yummy burritos and a mimosa. Delicious!

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I used to love Barrio but it has changed and not for the better. The hostess was rude and seemed to take offense when we asked to move to a different table because the sun was in our eyes. The menu has been significantly reduced. The charred corn was basically charcoal. Our waiter would vanish for long periods at a time.

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SH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed this trendy and delicious Mexican restaurant. Interesting and different selections. The tacos were unique and very good.

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely try the pork belly taco. It is delicious!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and great experience however apparently the restaurant reported that we were a no show when in reality, we did show up for our reservation and dine that evening.

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1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved dining at Barrio! Our server was very friendly and genuine. All of our food was amazing, the nachos are a must! It's especially great for summertime dining because of the garage-style exteriror they keep open during the warm months.

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San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Atmosphere!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Food, service and ambience were all great. A fabulous place to dine with friends.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

slow service. sad food. unfortunate experience compared to past visits.

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MI
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. A great place to take out of town guests, but we go there even when we don’t have guests!!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

It was just too loud in there for me to give you a good review. We had to yell at each other to be heard. Sorry.

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Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tacos were oily and cold.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun spot.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for some great salsa and found it here.

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MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good with some fun, unusual options. And the prices were very reasonable - very good value for the money, IMO.

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service good and attentive, and the ambience feels right. They add 20% automatically for tip though, which is super sleazy. Put the price on the menu and say you don't accept tips, don't trick people into paying more by adding a hidden fee.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Love Mexican food so was excited to try Barrio For Sunday brunch. We tried two of the house made salsas, which we ordered without cilantro, but one came with cilantro anyway. Neither were spectacular. We tried the Classic Breakfast Burrito and Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Bowl. These were tasty but didn’t have enough egg in them. The biggest problem with Barrio was the service—the restaurant was pretty empty but the service was painfully slow from start to finish. I’m not sure if the kitchen was the culprit but the server was not very attentive or prompt. The poor service degraded our visit and made it unlikely we will ever return.

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MY
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were great and the service were good. The staff were knowledgeable and could help us make an informed decision on our orders. Our out of town guests who accompanied us enjoyed the experience.

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KH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, great happy hour menu, friendly and professional staff

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious breakfast burrito I’ve ever tasted!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. 10/10 would come back to Seattle to eat here and recommend to others visiting

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JL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance of the restaurant was neat. The server wasn't super friendly, but was quick with getting our drinks and food out. The menu is a little overpriced for the quality/authenticity of the food. The corn on the cob appetizer was really good. The guac was pretty good. The grilled quesadilla was a little on the soggy side and the enchiladas were just ok. Overall it was a fun spot to meet some friends for dinner, but I was slightly disappointed by the food and it was overpriced. They also automatically add a 20% gratuity on the tab.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service. Little loud but not bad.

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LG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I ordered a steak and egg bowl ($17) and after waiting 30 or more minutes it was served cold. The cheese was in a big lump unmelted. The steak was little tiny pieces that were dry and not hot. The potatoes were cold as were the eggs. Wish I would have sent it back but the server was not around.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun evening spent with my daughter and mom. The server gave us plenty of time to visit after serving us our drinks and appetizer. The meal was a bit slow to arrive, but really lead to the perfect evening of relaxing together. This is restaurant provides a beautiful atmosphere & thoughtful servers and bar tenders.

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall I had a good experience!

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Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great fun meal with the friends. The bar was a little overloaded with orders, but our waitress made sure we were kept informed and the drinks kept coming. Will definitely go back

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience. The service was terrible. We were told they couldn’t serve us as we are from the uk and don’t have an American ID to be served any alcohol. They expected us to carry our passports with us and wouldn’t accept our UK drivers license as a form of ID.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

Don't go here. The wait staff was really wonderful but that's where the positivity stopped. The resturant was beyond dim, loud and unsettling.


To add to the disappointment the food was non-offensive at best with a huge price tag. The vegan chorizo was bland and textureless ruining the entire taco-bell esque shell it rested in, for meerly $7 (per taco). While the carne asada which was said to be 16 oz was clearly less than half that. I could not believe how disappointing each and every dish was. For example; the churros were literally chalk covered in flavorless dust.

Save your money and head anywhere else.

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AB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the poblano, goat cheese empanadas & a cauliflower taco. Both were super tasty and I was happy and pleasantly surprised with so many vege options. My friends were also happy with their meaty dishes. We shared chips, salsa & guac. The guac was really fresh and good, as it should be for $10! Servers were great. Atmosphere was great. Just a tad too loud for me.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Music was too loud. It was too dark, not enough light. The server took to long to bring the check after we finished our meal, 15 minutes later.

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LW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The guacamole was amazing and the avocado marg's were delicious. They have great happy hour snacks as well.

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JG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the spot. We made a reservation. When arrived there were several tables open next to windows but we were seated a row in. When we asked for one of the window seats we were told other reservations had asked for them. Fair enough. However we were finished with our meal before they ever showed. It would have been nice to have enjoyed the window seat that didn’t get used until we were leaving

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Location, ambience and service were great. The food on the breakfast / brunch menu was horrible

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