Barrio

4.6
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1063 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Located in the River North area of Chicago, our Mexican restaurant features south of the border classics with an American twist. The menu, created by Top Chef Katsuji Tanabe, offers a diverse assortment of foods for lunch, dinner, late night and brunch. Those with food sensitivities or dietary restrictions can also find a variety of gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian options.

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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was fantastic and attentive!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch! Food is always amazing, our server Israel was seriously amazing, he had an amazing personality and created a great environment for us! ❤️

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the city. Trendy but not too fancy. Compared to most restaurants of this caliber you can get a dinner during prime time a week or so out. For comparable popular restaurants in River North you have book a month or so out to get a 7 p.m. weekend dinner spot. I can almost always get a booth as well.

Only complaint is that they used to have this legendary massive dessert bowl that included all the things, and was themed after favorite sugary cereals like fruity pebbles and cinnamon toast crunch. Last time I went they had discontinued said desert, much to my dismay. In my mind it was one of their signatures.

ST
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Steak tacos were the best! Also ask for the margarita tower

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always make sure I get Daniela whenever I come. Very knowledgeable and attentive when need be. Be sure to get the steak fajitas and jalapeño cucumber marg when dining. Highly recommend!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Some interesting original recipes, our server was amazing. Beyond that it is another Mexican place in town, feels like a tourist trap, not worth the extra spend or the drive to Downtown

RG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contemporary atmosphere with great food and drinks. We had a larger party and were seated in private booths. Look forward to returning for outdoor dining.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and margaritas! Will definitely be coming back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

smooth and quick service

LV
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service were both great.

l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Barrio is my go to lunch spot. Food is always delicious and service is always great as well.

CS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our food arrived cold. The server took awhile to check back on the table after our food arrived. When she did I informed her the food arrived cold. My family had eaten most of their food by the time she had check on us and her response was “why didn’t you say something...?” She talked to her manager and informed us the food would be coming off the bill, which we didn’t exactly expect but was appreciated. She again expressed the fact that we should have saved some food to bring back to the kitchen which I honesty thought was rude especially since it was her fault for not checking back on her table. I’m in the service industry so I pick up on the passive behavior. Overall it was not a pleasant experience and the server handled the situation very poorly.

KS
1 review