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Barrio - Capitol Hill

666 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Good for a Date (14)
  • Fun (11)
  • Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
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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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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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)
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Special events & promotions
We offer Half Price Tequila and Mezcal on Mondays when ordered neat or by the flight.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 666 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant was located close to our Airbnb and it was a good find. My friend did find two pieces of hair in her meal and they were VERY responsive. Took her meal, offered to make a new one, comp’d the mail and gave us a gift card to them or their sister restaurants. Good service otherwise.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Loved the ambience and the food was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I always make a reservation here and have been seated in the same cozy booth with my bf each time, which is nice. My only complaints are prices for salsa and chips- for their overall prices, shouldn’t salsa and chips be free?
The tacos are huge and always good. Small guac is $6. Bf is 6’2”/200#, so that is like 3 bites for him. Kind of a bummer. Service is always top notch, tho, and if slow due to being busy, they hustle later. The little booths behind the bar are cute and private and help with the noise level.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service

Jaded (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was so dim where we were. I also didn’t like the service. It was pretty rushed and rude.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We were very disappointed in this reservation experience. When we arrived, they did not have our changed reservation time in the system (I originally booked 7pm and changed to 5:30pm earlier that day). We showed the host our reservation confirmation email showing the time change from opentable and he said they still didn't have it in their system and he didn't have a table for us. He said they had no availability until 7pm (though they had at least 5 open 2 person tables that remained open the ENTIRE TIME we were there) and there was nothing he could do. He was very dismissive and offered us no solution and walked away to assist another guest. I approached him when he returned to the desk to ask to speak with a manager and he said that they had a no-show guest and if we waited a little while, we could be sat at their table. The way the host handled this situation was very dismissive, rude and very disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for a date night. Good ambiance and friendly, attentive wait staff. Food is good but NOT the best Mexican restaurant on the Hill.

Eatoutoffen (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Awesome fun atmosphere. Good food and great drinks. Bar looked like a great place to meet new friends!

OuijaBoardFunNight (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This place was ssssoooo good! My friend and I were so happy with the food and drinks. All of the staff were so friendly with the right amount of attentiveness. Next time I am in Seattle, this will be my first stop.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I love Barrio but the noise levels did prevent conversation. It is, “exciting” but personally I’d prefer if they toned it down. We measured it at 88 decibels on an app.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious, boozy cocktails, fabulous tacos, and wonderful waitstaff. This is a fab and fun restaurant. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was just ok. Felt rushed between drinks, appetizers and mains and the building was rather empty.

Flipsteriser (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Our waitress didn’t seem engaged. The menu has changed over the years, I was disappointed in the lack of entrees. The cocktail menu came off as gimmicky to me, who wants to spent a lot of time reading through a list of ingredients when you first sit at a table, I’d rather visit with my guests. Dinner and drinks for 3 with tip $175, I could have done better elsewhere for $125.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall the restaurant was great! This was our first time stopping by and enjoy brunch. The drinks were top notch! The salsa we bought was not very spicy, which was a let down. The food we ordered was well prepared. Our waitress was amazing! She was friendly and helpful.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Taquitos were the best thing we got!