Barrio Costero- Asbury Park
Amazing food, drinks, and service! Looking forward to going back again!
Great restaurant in great food and some of the best margaritas we've had in a long time. Bartenders really know how to make their drinks and they have a deep knowledge of tequila which makes the drinks even better. Service was great and they really know the food there. Can't wait to go back.
the margaritas are stellar and the food inventive and delicious. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back the sweet potato dish that landed you in NJ Monthly Magazine. It was the best! Could you make some guac without onions???
Food was delicious and the service was great!!!
Outstanding craft Margaritas. Fun to share plates and experience all the different dishes that are offered.
It is truly my favorite place to go out to. The drinks are always delicious and I have never gone home without a huge smile. I always order the nachos NO MATTER WHAT, they are a must. Our waiter was very nice and even gave us a few ideas to add to our orders. See you again soon!
Food is good and fresh and good service. We also had a lovely sangria.
We arrived a little before our reservation time were seated promptly. Didn’t quite like the table were given an alternate that was more than acceptable.
Knowledgeable waitress cocktails , food and service were all wonderful
Early dinner before a show on a bustling Sat in the newly-redeveloped area of Asbury Park. Located near the fringe of this zone, which is still expanding, we wouldn’t have found it if not for its OT listing. Many good restaurants here, and BC is one of them as the food is excellent. In BC’s case, and like most trendy spots here, it comes with higher prices/smaller plate sizes than those at big-chain Tex-Mex, tho w/good reason. Party really hungry? Prepare to spend $30+ pp without drinks/dessert/tip, or perhaps try another spot.
Austere modern chic interior and a cool bar up front with full menu, open kitchen w counter/seats way in the back. Nice plywood bench-type seating (unpadded) on the periphery, plus single tables/seats. We’d ask for a table next time.
Nearly empty and kitchen was busy prepping for dinner (5 pm), yet service was still 100% on-point, and food came out hot and well-presented. Our server explained the select creative menu in detail, which was helpful as some ingredients would be unfamiliar to most, even to foodies like us.
The idea here is to sample and share lots of tastes, and ALL are def interesting/creative choices. Probably not great for small kids, as BC is upscale, serving very complex and carefully-prepared sauces and accompaniments. An order of incredibly tasty hake tacos ($15) consists of 3 small flat corn tortillas with excellent fresh guac/salsa. We upped our plate to 4 tacos for $21, and this made for a good small app for two, but would not have sufficed as an entree for one. We also ordered great deconstructed “nachos” as an app, which were the same 3 flat corn tortillas, but fried. We ordered a tasty beef tenderloin ($19), perfectly pan-seared MR (vs grilled), which came with an awesome carrot and roasted cumin/coriander sauce and a small portion of amazing bean salsa with finely-chopped peppers which were minced to be uniform in size. All were gorgeous, delightful, very tasty plates.
We will definitely return.
Great food and good service!
This was our second trip to Barrio Costero. This time we took our teenage son. It was once again absolutely delicious. We shared 5 dishes making it tapas style. The service was excellent as well. Some standouts were the plantanos, pork belly with caviar and the sand shark fish taco. The fish tacos had the slightest sweetness which was amazing. If you enjoy spicy margaritas you need to try the Jalisco is Burning. Hope to be able to return soon.
Fantastic drinks and hospitality. Very interesting takes and elevation on casual street food items. I love this place.
We had a nine o’clock reservation and was not seated until 9:25. I observed the hostess have a conversation with someone who walked in 15 minutes after we did and were seated before us. The manager apologized but this left a bad taste in our mouth.
The best !
Outstanding food and drinks in a relaxed ambiance. The Pork Verde dish was succulent, absolutely delicious! Loved it
The hostess’s only had 1 iPad to check in, were unorganized. I waited 10 minutes while one girl was one the phone so the other girl could look up my reservation. They didn’t have my note about seating in the back. When I asked about it the hostess said I could sit in the front. The restaurant remained 1/3 empty while I finished my meal, including the tables that “had reservations” in the back.
Food was salty, but good. I’d probably go back again once they work out the kinks and splurge on the extra iPad license and competent hostesses.
Great experience, exceptional cocktails, great food, awesome place to come with a small group
Excellent service and excellent food! The salmon skin chicharron was great, as were all of our other dishes. Our server, Seamus, helped us make our picks and guided us well.
We've been to Barrio Costero several times and we always enjoy the experience.
Booths are so cafeteria style. 6 adults were squeezed into a booth. Food very different and pricey, but the seating situation was so not good, classy or at all appealing.
Great food & service
The “flight of mezcal” was vile - I cannot believe this is served with a straight face. In all seriousness, the mezcals served were effectively undrinkable, bordering on toxic. It’s as if the restaurant had a supply of the worst mezcal available and needed to do something with it. Serving beverages that taste like shoe leather and tar (their description, not mine - but very accurate) with an orange wedge is not the answer. Seriously. Just gross.
This was our 3rd time dining at the restaurant. Food and service is consistently good. Three of is shared the ceviche, kale ensalada, pork tenderloin with mofongo, carne asada & vegetable huarcje. Ceviche, pork & carne dishes were outstanding. Our server, Shamus (sp?), was terrific!
Great food as always. Lauren our server was awesome!
Great place with fantastic food and outstanding service. Maria Alejandra made us feel at home. We will definitely go back
Great food and drinks , happy hour a really good deal for cocktails . Food is excellent although my one plate was cold by the time the server brought it ,but it was replaced right away . Anthony is a great host , we always enjoy coming back !
Nachos were great and the plantains were excellent but the chicken tacos were so spicy that the heat masked any flavor they had.
Food seems to have taken downturn. Extremely salty all around.
Food was great. Service was excellent. Overall a good experience.
I've been here before and the food and service were great. However, this time around we went for Cinco de Mayo. The service was horrible. The food was all premade and just thrown on a plate. The food tastes better than it looked but not by much. The "special" menu was awful for the holiday. I wouldn't come back here during a holiday.
great restaurant everyone was great altho we asked to change our table and the hostess was very put off by the request the manager was awesome about it i’m not sure why the hostess had such a hard time to accommodate
The food at Barrio Costero is always delicious and inventive and this time was no different. You have to start with the Nachos and then sample some delightful Latin street food.
Very limited menu but outstanding tasting food. Ordered the guacamole and chips as well as chicken and steak tacos. Then ordered the pork belly which was stupendous. Food was presented nicely and had an abundance of flavors.
Love this place! Food tastes so fresh and flavorful. Enjoy that the drinks aren’t made with mixes but fresh fruits and such. Never disappointed!
Pretentious! not real authentic mexican. It's Mexican for hipster gringos. That being said food was okay but small portions for the price. Ambiance was a dull warehouse space with no hint of mexican decorations, no mexican music playing. If you want real mexican go to La Tapatia in town or Pancho and Juancho in Bradley.
We sat at a four top. Our server was very sweet. Once she realized we had never been there before, she explained the menu briefly and the different plate options. We definitely over ordered, but the food was delicious. The cocktails and beers were great. It was loud, but that’s to be expected on a Friday night. It would have been nice to have a little more guidance when it came to ordering, but we had a fantastic time.
Fantastic happy hour! Great selection of appetizers and drinks. Don't miss it!!
Anthony and the team always delivers a great experience in food drinks and service.