While the menu changes regularly, you will always find a selection of different salsas, tacos, salads and entrees. Appetizers include a unique take on classics such as nachos, empanadas, salsa, quesadilla, and guacamole. Come to Barrio, one of the best Mexican places in Chicago.
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What Insiders Are Saying
Barrio is a trendy Mexican restaurant in River North with underwhelming and overpriced food.
A warm, summer Sunday evening in Chicago. Loved this place. Jalapeno Cucumber Margaritas were fantastic. Food was super! Side note: wish they would've called out the vegan options on the menu. Waiter was ok but not very personable. Tried to take the guac away while we were still working on it. Dang bro! Vibe was awesome - we ate outside. Inside looked sweet too. Music was loud, which I like. Menu was exciting. Too bad no Shoshito peppers when we were there...my favorite :( Next time!
Omar made our dining experience ‘next level!’ Thank you for a great meal!
The food was good but nothing of a wow factor
Took 55 mins to get lunch but as usual it was delicious!
Service started off very slow!! But the server stepped it up and once we ordered, all was well. Food was good! Guacamole was excellent as were the chicken tacos!! The fish tacos tasted spicy unexpectedly. Fun place to eat outside on a nice day!
Great food, great drinks, really looking restaurant.
Lovely spot. Lots of energy, great food and vibe. Good value. Great, attentive staff. Looking forward to going back
Food was excellent, cool place with fun music but it was pretty loud. The service was amazing, it was our anniversary and they did a few extra special things for us!
The atmosphere was great! The dj played a great selection from the 90's. The food was definitely worth the price and didn't break our pockets. The servers were cordial and made sure we had the best experience!!! I will definitely be back!
We had a party of 12 and the service was amazing. Food was excellent and our server made sure we ordered the right amount of food so everyone could share
We had a wonderful time - my group had a private room, which allowed for me to catch up with old friends! The food was delicious, the service was excellent (our waitress gave recommendations and was quick to make sure our drinks were filled and the food was delivered in a timely fashion). We will definitely be coming back!
I had a great time at this restaurant. Got the pitcher of jalapeño marg and steak and chicken tacos. All was amazing. The waiter was fantastic and we had fantastic service and different menu suggestions. This is a great date spot, it was a little loud as the DJ could have turned down the music a little. I would 100% go back. Nice upscale Mexican.
Food and service was amazing. Our second visit. Never disappoints. Thanks for a great night Barrio!
Pretty loud music but the food is good!!! Good for girl’s night out dinner😁
Had one of the best dining experiences in a long while.
We were celebrating a wedding anniversary, and the drinks, food and service (Daniela was an exceptional help in selecting a great meal) was beyond our expectations.
The pork shoulder entree was fantastic.
The food was SUPER greasy. Everything was over done, too much grease, cheese, seasoning. Music was also super loud, and servers were overextended. No one greeted us upon arrival, we waited for a few minutes at the host stand before someone walked up.
Sorry to say we will not return.
Service was very slow and our $14 drinks were served in styrofoam cups. I think it was supposed to be cute but it was just tacky- not to mention bad for the environment.
The food, drinks, and music were awesome. The service from the waitress and the bus boy was not as good as a classy restaurant should have.
Our server and the hostess were wonderful. Nachos with carnitas were flavorful. Chicken al pastor tacos were an interesting idea that unfortunately fell flat. Location is good for out of towners.
Service was slow, but great food!
Food was amazing, our server was even better than that!
Best tacos we have had so far. Recommend!
I was obsessed with the outside corner spot. It's gorgeous outside and inside. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Loved the ceviche (tried all 3!), 3 different salsas, and octopus app. Mahi mahi tacos were smaller, but so flavorful.
I was visiting from out of state and will miss the food!!!!
Great service- food & margs always excellent!
Amazing cornbread but the rest of the food is overpriced.
Margaritas were awful. Service slow. Ordered a glass of wine from the bar because the marg was bad and couldn’t find server. Bartender overcharged and poured a cheaper glass of wine thinking I wouldn’t notice. Shady experience.
In the city for July 4th. Restaurant was on Chicago Bucket List on Instagram. Service was great! Food and drinks very good.
Amazing food and an amazing time as always
Wonderful service, amazing food. Thank you so much!!
I would only recommend if they are not given the same waiter-Cortez that we were. We ordered drinks and some appetizers and then he never came to check on us and ask to put an order in for more food.
We flagged him down, ordered more food and then 40 minutes later flagged him down again asking where the food was. He told us it was coming shortly. It had been a long travel and work day for our table so we got up and spoke with the manager about the lack of service and wanting to pay for what we had ordered but were were leaving. She graciously took care of the bill but then the waiter verbally accosted my son as we were leaving. Very disappointing as we had out of town guests with us, I have been to the restaurant before and others under their umbrella-Siena, Bar Siena, Prime and Provision and never had I had such deplorable service as I did at Barrio that night.
Great for happy hour, but short if you’re coming after work. The tacos were small so plan to order several.
Great spot for a casual dinner! Fun energy and good patio seating. Service was great.
Our server was barely awake it seemed, thus the service was very much lacking. The "Queso" was mediocre at best, but the Taco Salad was unique and flavorful. The best I've ever had! A signature dish that I would absolutely go back to enjoy again and again - but maybe I'll get it to go so I don't have to wait for a server...
Wonderful meal. Great service.
Overall this was nothing special. The food was mediocre and the service was not that great. The waiter thought it was funny we ordered a lot of food. I’m not sure why a waiter who depends on tips for a majority of their income would think it’s in their best interest to poke fun at a customer in that way.
Such a great Experience.
My friends have been talking about it all day!
We all have made dates to go back with separate groups of people!
Fan-freakin'-tastic! Everything was so tasty! The verde salsa was the best I've ever had. My husband had the churros and chicken. They were amazing. Moist chicken. Crispy churros. I could go on about the food but I want to mention our server Omar. He was so attentive, informative about the menu, shared the backstory of the chef. Great service all around.
I'll definitely be back. 5 stars aren't enough!
I love the food, the service, and bottomless mimosa brunch. Well worth my money and time.
The upcharges were insane and felt sneaky. They must assume people don’t look closely at the bill. Food good!
Our server was good but over she had too many tables. Didn’t get much of her attention. Waited forever for drinks and refills. Food came of timely presented by others