Barrio

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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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Join us for New Year's Eve at Barrio! We will be open from 11:30am until 5pm, but will then be closing for a private New Year's Eve event. Reach out to our team at info@barriochicago.com to learn more about the night event!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 938 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

food service was great, but for a table of 10 it we more like a table for 8. too cramped and not able to eat or enjoy the evening. Was like trying to eat on an airplane.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Vic was incredible, so friendly and personable and made our experience, and the food was excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our server was inattentive to our order.

s
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great we got seated at our scheduled time and table we sat at was great.

MG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service cant wait to go back soon

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I am embarrassed that I brought my family here. We went to Barrio to try a new place in River North. It took about 20 minutes to get our alcoholic beverages. We ordered and the timing for food was fine. However, we ordered Brussels sprouts that never came to the table and the waiter didn’t acknowledge that. One of the plates was incorrect and the waiter did not apologize for that which I found extremely weird. Overall, bad restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First time was great second time our food was cold, and they didnt even take long but when we got our food seems like they had it in the kitchen waiting/sitting for another tables food to be ready to get taken out at the same time.

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great brunch. My dad rarely compliments to a restaurant but Barrio received his praises.

JA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Taco salad was amazing!

D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful, as always. We were a party of five. There was an issue with one of the drinks and it was returned immediately. Our server, Cortez, failed to remove it from our tab. Another issue was that we ordered coffee and it was served lukewarm. The server took over 15 minutes to replace it. Other then bad service, the food was delicious as always.

DM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was too salty. We paid a premium for a private room which was quite warm and very noisy. We kept closing the door and service kept opening it. Why does a nice restaurant need to have such loud boon boom music on a Monday night? Too many big televisions for a nicer place.

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Waitress was rude and I felt rush evertime we order something she was like we were bothering her and always took so long to bring the drinks and 2 times bring us incorrect orders

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and good was delicious. Nice atmosphere

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for a date night! The chips were a bit greasy though

A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our server was great. Food was great. Overall it was a great time and the bottomless mimosas deal for brunch is awesome.

WJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and yummy! The best steak and eggs entree.

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Such a disappointment! I made a reservation a couple days ahead and selected ‘birthday’ as the occasion. My friend, whose birthday we were celebrating, came out from the suburbs. I was absolutely embarrassed for the bad service we received. We ordered an appetizer, then we both ordered fish tacos, and while we were sipping on some tea after they clean up our table the server casually dropped off the check without asking if there’s anything else he could get us. He seemed not to care about our table at all since the moment we sat down but that was too much! I wanted to treat my friend to a nice dessert and some coffee for her birthday and didn’t even get a chance to see the dessert menu. Also, he never came back for the signed receipt so I didn’t have a chance to address the situation. Never coming back! Bombo bar saved the night!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience dining here. We usually frequent sister restaurant - Siena Tavern - and cannot get enough.... this will now be added to our list of places to dine when in the city.

We were eating lite as it was late and we smacked at our work meeting so we shared Ahi Tuna Tostadas and Steak tacos. Both had amazing flavors that were paired so perfectly! I would get both again!

Atmosphere/ambiance much like Siena Tavern - chill, hip, modern.

Will definitely be back!

LA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Stopped by for happy hour on a Tuesday night. Was amazed at how delicious their virgin margarita was (for the designated driver) -- one of the best I've had! Chicken tacos were really good. Nachos were definitely worth it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It was a great experience, though our server was a little slow in getting glasses and menus for our table.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was great, but food was not what we expected. It seems overpriced for the quality. The chips and salsa were great though!

AM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere. The lobster quesadillas were amazing!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great and atmosphere was great. Service was a little slow.

AL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good food. I can recommend this place!

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was a great first time experience for my mom. She really enjoyed the Ceviche Mixto all for herself. However, when I mad the reservation, I requested to acknowledge my mom's birthday and nothing happened. I was a little disappointed with that. Overall, the drinks were great. She doesn't normally do tequila, but she ended up with three drinks so that is an accomplishment!

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

too loud there , asked to lower the music and they said they cannot. wont be back for brunch

M
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great brunch spot, with a wonderful deal on bottomless drink options as well!

T
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrio was an excellent stop on our culinary tour of Chicago. I would highly recommend stopping in for excellent margaritas, Nachos and the grilled octopus tacos were amazing.

l
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrie burger and crispy fries were delicious. Service was great.

FT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exellent experience! First time and it won't be the last one. Service was great. Food phenomenal!! Drinks and the whole experience was amazing.

EC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, service was attentive. A little noisy considering it wasn't very crowded when we were there.

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender and waitress went above and beyond!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

CH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating sons engagement

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnnie was a great server and recommended great items when asked.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for groups!

TM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good but spicy. Service was great. The music was so loud I could barely hear our waiter.

PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Arrived for reservation at 6:30 (on time) and was asked if we could be finished by 8 for an 8:15 reservation. Then everything was rushed - missed one appetizer we ordered and brought entrees before we had time to finish up appetizers and drinks so table was crowded with apps and entrees - instead of leisurely enjoyable meal we were out of there by 7:21. Food great - needs work on service or on managing reservations

NT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very friendly and helpful made our experience very enjoyable.

O
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere. For sure will return next time I’m visiting Chicago!

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