Barrio - Capitol Hill

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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).

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Nate
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place but server took awhile to become friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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David
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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Lene
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and our server was very tentative and awesome the whole time, overall great service. The taco’s was very tasty!

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Willy
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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JulCo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarmenR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was amazing. Fast and great service with delicious food.

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MaureenR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for date night. Only feedback: turn down music in booths 😄

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LuisU
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

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..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTableFan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was subpar. Could have been because service charges were already included.

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ChristineE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There was a hair in my boyfriend’s food unfortunately which put a sour taste in the whole part of 8’s mouths.

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JamieS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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

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ColleenA
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere. It was a little loud but tolerable. Would definitely go again and recommend!!

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LoriL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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.

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JudyW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice table by the window, wonderful server, good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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DeepakS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was not upto par. Took way to long (over 30 min) for us to get our drinks and appetizers...

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and tacos after work (:

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

True place is nice and welcoming, food was good but a bit spicy, caveat sweet corn in almost every dish, Mexican food barely used sweet corn, drinks were great and tasty. Server took forever to take our order after we order drinks. Too noisy, almost impossible to have a conversation, this is mainly due to the design of the boots which amplified the sound.

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HollyL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was cold for some of us when it arrived. 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

You have to try the chorizo taco. It was life changing

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AVining
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spices were perfect.
Super friendly server with just the right amount of attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was awful. We sat down and didn’t get asked for our orders until almost 30 min after sitting. I will not go back

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vipdanielw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would have loved to go...restaurant was closed and not indicated on app!!!

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Alberto
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last-minute reservation for a large party of friends home for the holidays. The staff did a great job accommodating last minute for a party of 18+ people. The service was great and they were on top of getting drinks and food out to us quickly.

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JenniferD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My mother in law was in town and we wanted to take her some place new. The food was great!

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was fantastic. The service was spotty. The noise level was pretty high. The lighting where we were was pathetic. We enjoyed the dinner but would have enjoyed it more if the waiters had been just a little more attentive and there was better lighting where we sat (it was brighter in other parts of the restaurant).

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storeboughttacoseasoning
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

service very slow and waiter didn't seem to care. got drink order wrong even though it was pointed to on the menu. mediocre food for the outrageous price. lots of breaking banging and crashing, very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time with good drinks, good food and good service. Always love dining at Barrio!

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staceyc
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and wonderful food. Overall it was a good experience but the restaurant was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation.

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vipWineloverFoodobsessed
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, provided us a quiet business meeting booth. Food was great and the atmosphere was top notch.

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AnneA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My roommate and I went as an end of the week celebration and had a wonderful time! Unfortunately, we were sat next to a rather large party so the noise level was rather high but that is no fault to the restaurant. The food was excellent!

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KatherineA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little dark and a little expensive but overall a great / fun / delicious place and we will definitely be going back!

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Barrio - Capitol Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Barrio - Capitol Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 812 OpenTable diners.

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