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Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix, AZ

Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace

4.1
4.1
111 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Barrio Queen is the best restaurant in Phoenix for authentic Mexican food and craft cocktails. Our food pays homage to history and culture by serving fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine using traditional recipes from barrios throughout Mexico. Our extensive tequila and mezcal list set the stage for our array of fun, flavorful drinks. Each has a personality all its own! Inside our locations, the Día de los Muertos decor creates an energetic and social atmosphere that allows you to detach and enjoy your unique, memorable dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 466-7445
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Julio Mata
  • Catering
    Please visit https://www.barrioqueen.com/group-private-dining/ for more info on private and group dining
  • Private party facilities
    Visit https://www.barrioqueen.com/catering/ for more info
  • Neighborhood
    Desert Ridge
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Great for outdoor dining

111 Reviews
  1. ColoradoFoodGal

    Hawaii

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very nice and engaging, though we ordered guacamole as soon as we sat down and it did not arrive until our entrees. The enchiladas suizas were disappointing. The taco selection was good and creative. The food was no more than “fine” overall. There are just so many better options in the valley.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Even though we had a reservation they make you wait and then text you when your table is ready. We were standing next to hostess stand for 10 minutes looking at a room full of empty tables. The drinks and food took a long time to come. Too long!

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  3. WarrenZ

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Drinks we ordered right when we sat down didn’t arrive until after we finished our appetizer and dinner. Very negative experience. Most restaurants would have comped the drinks or at least had the manager come over and apologize.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. Chris

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Attended a work lunch. The food was fair, just fair. Patio was beautiful. Fish tacos arrived cold. Server gave all the meals to a single person in our group to pass onto the orderer lol. Not a big deal but a bit unprofessional for a dining establishment. Probably won’t go back unless it’s for a happy hour.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. DamienS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold ...fish overcooked ....salsa was tastless.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good. The server was nice but very busy, place seemed understaffed. The atmosphere is very lacking, loud…outside seemed better. I wanted to like it more

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  7. MandaM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The worst service I’ve received in years. I ordered a drink at the beginning and it didn’t come until I was half way done with my mediocre, dry meal. Then, I ordered a second drink and it didn’t come until 20 minutes after they had cleared our plates. I tried to find my waiter to cancel it because we were sick of just sitting there but he was nowhere to be found. Waste of money and a night out.

    2 people found this helpful

  8. Julie

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Table of 7. We ordered 2 guacamole appetizers which were made table side. The waiter put very little effort into making the dish. Was barely mixed together. A $15 each it definitely wasn't worth it. Average food. We also were celebrating a birthday and I had asked when making my reservation if they would surprise the birthday girl with a dessert (which we would pay for). That wasn't acknowledged. The ladies restroom was not clean. The wastebasket was overflowing and there was no toilet paper in 2 of the 3 stalls.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. ErlindaR

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious! We had a chicken relleno,and pozole,carne asada burrito with choziro beans yummy!!!The service was excellent !

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My reservation was for 7pm. Got there around 6:55 and told us just a few minutes, no prob. When it was 7:20 and seeing other people sat talked to them and they said they accidentally sat someone else with our reservation. Thankfully we were still seated but the poor waitress was so busy. Took another 20 min to order.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. JulieE

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise in the space made it difficult to talk, and though we had a 5:30 reservation, we still had to wait 15 minutes which was the same timing as a walk in.

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  12. JoyceC

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. We had reserved an outside table, but it was a bit on the chilly side. When we requested inside, the young woman at the hostess stand was quite accommodating, but her snippy supervisor came over and very loudly and rudely told her no more inside requests. It was Valentines Day so they were busy, but the supervisors bad attitude put a bit of a damper on things. I mentioned to the young hostess that it was unfortunate that her boss was so rude to her.

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  13. ElyseB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was seated at a dirty table by the restroom. Food was mediocre at best. Disappointing.

    2 people found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a party of 12, 6 at each table and we were sat in different sections. Our spouses were served well before we got any drinks and they were seated after us. Our server was less than pleased with our complaint and it showed

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  15. Bestiepartyof4

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside after the open and for as crowded as it was our server was great!

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  16. hunt4it

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    had reservations but they weren't quite ready for us - not a problem as we wanted drinks, so we went to the bar, and we waited for service, even tried to order and was politely told they were too busy (one person for the entire bar) so 15 minutes later our table was ready with no bar service. our table service was great though, we ordered drinks and they arrived timely (from the same bar) and the food arrived timely as well and was quite good. we'd go back as guessing someone didn't show or they weren't quite ready for the crowd, at least at the bar.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was nice and the food was fine. We sat out on the patio and had a few apps.

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  18. PamelaH

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group of 9 had excellent service from our waiter. We all agreed the food we ordered was very good. Overall a good experience. The only negative is the music was pretty loud.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible. Waiting over 30 mins for them to take our drink order

    2 people found this helpful

  20. MichelleM

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was amazing and the food was delicious. A local gem for sure

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  21. RebeccaB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great even with my Vegan requests. Served was wonderful. Just a bit noisy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst Mexican food I have had in a very long time. Corn tortillas were not warm on the enchiladas. Beans tasted like they were out of a can. Chicken tasted like tortilla soup. Table side guacamole had pomegranate seeds in there. Very strange. Salsa was like tomato sauce. Very disappointing.

    2 people found this helpful

  23. skeeter

    Phoenix

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Overworked server. Would definitely return.

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  24. dcdiner

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a newer server, so the service wasn’t quite as good as the exceptional service to which we are accustomed. However, she tried hard and I’m sure she’ll do better the next time. We had a show at the musical instrument museum and she did a good job of getting us served and out of there to be in time for the show. Can’t wait to go again.

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  25. susanL

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the enchilada with shrimp but the waitress misses the shrimp part. Not a big deal. The enchilada was ok. We ordered the apple tart and it came out sitting in a pool of liquid - not at all like the picture. We returned it and did not order anything else. Quite loud and difficult for 4 people to have a conversation.

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  26. AnneD

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    lots of hard surfaces...the people next to us were very loud as well. I thought the tacos were good as well as the salad. I don't think anyone would disagree that the margaritas were good. we were a group of 10. not a bad place to take a large group.

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  27. ThomasW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We are long time customers and have repeatedly observed a noticeable change for the worse across recent months, usually in terms of delays and mediocre wait service. In last night's instance, once we were seated, we waited around 15 minutes for contact with a waiter or anyone else, receiving no water, corn chips, or opportunity to order cocktails in the meantime. Once the wait person finally arrived and took our drink order, we waited another 10 minutes at least for them to arrive. Things eventually improved from there, but when the customer's initial experience is so poor, Barrio Queen has a big hole to dig out of from there.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Wrong food was brought out. Right food eventually came but was late so I ended up eating alone for half of be meal.

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  29. TiffanyB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland and the service was mediocre. Probably won’t go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. DebeB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barrio Queen never disappoints. The staff from the minute you walk in are all so friendly and helpful. The variety of tacos are so nice and every time I go I enjoy a new favorite taco.

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  31. DavisH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very cold in side because they have the door open (it was like 45 outside in January) but other than that it was rly good!

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  32. JDP441

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Guacamole made table side was fantastic as always. Great food and service.

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  33. mathew

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Been close to a dozen times, same food as always. Worst service by far, bar was slow even though most of the restaurant wasn’t full yet, waited 10-15 min for a beer even though multiple mixed drinks were already delivered. server was inattentive and seemed new. Watched her do laps without going to any of her tables and had conversations with other employees.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overhyped. Really slow service. Food was blah. Wouldn’t return

    1 person found this helpful

  35. MaryS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liked the professional manner our server had. Food was brought to table in a timely manner.

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  36. DebbieC

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress took 30 minutes to get our drinks to the table. The restaurant was not busy. I had to go ask someone else to help us. Our food was dry. We had a 5:45 reservation and were rushed out because the restaurant closed at 6:00, which nobody told us. I made the reservation and was very embarrassed by the whole experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I have given Barrio a few tries but it just doesn’t seam to get better at all. This visit our waiter was slow. We had to ask another server to let him know we needed to order. The shrimp in my fajitas were burnt to a crisp and had no flavor whatsoever so ever. The best part of the meal was my non-alcoholic drink I had. Won’t be giving Barrio Queen anymore chances.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. BrianB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can honestly say the waitstaff were superb! Great suggestions on what was top notch on the menu, met all our requests and needs. Food was great and plenty of it. Strongly suggest the nachos for an appetizer - half order was plenty for 3 to share before 3 generous entrees. We ate inside where the decor was just right for an intimate group. We were able to hear each other without having to repeat, which is a rarity these days! We will definitely be returning!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality was very poor, meat was overcooked & tough. Guac was just diced avocado, not mashed & very limey.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. BonnieH

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience at Barrio Queen ever. Service was the best… definitely will go back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace using the Order Online button. Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 466-7445.

Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace is rated 4.1 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N Tatum Blvd suite 98, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Desert Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Julio Mata
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 466-7445
  • Catering
    Please visit https://www.barrioqueen.com/group-private-dining/ for more info on private and group dining
  • Private party facilities
    Visit https://www.barrioqueen.com/catering/ for more info
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