Barrio - Capitol Hill

4.5
828 Reviews
$30 and under
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).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 828 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.9
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambient, love the area!

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James
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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

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vipKathleenC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Nicely set up for outdoor dining. Felt very safe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great drinks and cool hip vibes

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Dhru
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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simoneT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome. They have done a nice job of creating a nice warm outdoor dining experience.

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JamesD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was incredible

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BrandenR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt safe sitting outside, kept a nice distance between tables

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KimberlyB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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.

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McKenzi
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside during pandemic.

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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
15 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
Seattle
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
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
48 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
2 reviews
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
20 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
5 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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Barrio - Capitol Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 828 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.

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