Barrio

4.7
1369 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1369 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Good was ok. Had better tacos else where. We felt rushed at every point from ordering drinks to appetizers and to main course.

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Chimomof3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiter was attentive And food and drinks came out in a timely manner. We ordered guacamole salsa and chips as an appetizer. Guacamole salsa were fresh The the chips were served warm. I ordered the mushroom tacos and they were delicious. I was with three other women who also ordered various tacos and they enjoyed them as well. I also really appreciate that the tacos are served on corn tortillas. I only wish that really high-quality best of class oil’s an organic products were used.

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MarieC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. The food was good. I love fries and there's were great. The ambience is nice.

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vipTAMA
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Different foods and great service along with good sound track!

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Downtoearth
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good experience

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Amy123
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience4

They didn’t seat us because it was raining and gave us no warning. The reservation didn’t have a weather contingency on it, and we didn’t receive any communication except to confirm our reservation.

When we got there they acted like it was our fault. We thought since they confirmed our reservation they might have tents outside. What if we had driven down from the burbs for it? What if we spent money on an uber to get there and back? It isn’t that hard to send an automated email or write on the reservations that they close the patio if it rains

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal, but the restaurant was suuuuuuper loud so I would not recommend for a date or business meeting. Certain starters were overpriced, but the food was so delicious.

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vipAmyA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We loved our food and margaritas. I guess I'm getting old because the music was too loud for us. It was impossible to have a conversation. It's my understanding that the volume is only that loud on Friday and Saturday nights. Our future visits will not occur on Friday or Saturdays.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

food average. Notice level/music level was ridiculous. It was a good playlist…just so loud you couldn’t hear the person across the table or your server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was great! Service was really really really slow. Our reservation was at 3:30 and sat down closer to 4 didn’t leave until 6:15 because the waitress was disappearing for long periods of time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up sitting at the bar because it was chilly outside! The bartender was great! The food was great so glad to be able to eat there!!!

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GinaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal all around—food, drinks, service, ambiance, everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Both my friend and I got sick from the food.

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vipHopallee
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, large portions and good food. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Great food. Great amosphere.

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Ryan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

A little too loud, but amazing guacamole and tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an AMAZING time at Barrios! As usually the food is delicious the drinks bomb!

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KareO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every bite of food we had at Barrio seemed to make us gasp in amazement. Best octopus tacos around. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fav place in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Too loud. Please tone it down. We had to screen to talk to each other.

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FranklinW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went to celebrate my Birthday! They have a table limit of 6 but I have 6 friends so that made the number 7. They split us into 2 tables right across from each other, which I was very grateful for. The music was live and energetic! it took our server a few times to get to our table, but after the food and drinks were brought out it everything was great. The tacos were the bomb! Would definitely go there again!

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MaryKate
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The “happy hour” wasn’t much of a happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thus play loud

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Amazing food and good drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Music was a little loud

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Server rushed us through the entire experience. Everything else was great.

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Jess
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes! They were so fluffy and delicious. Also tried the chicken al pastor nachos which were just as tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, fun music and the server was extremely kind and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very rushed service. They brought food within minutes of us ordering so it must have all been premade. Felt like a casual counter service place rather than an actual restaurant. The steak tacos and brisket tacos we ordered were charred/burnt to a crisp. It just felt like they wanted to rush us through the meal so they could seat the next group and it wasn’t pleasant or enjoyable at all. There’s also zero social distancing; the place is packed to capacity. The waiter actually kept taking off his meals every time he would come to talk to us which is exactly the opposite of what he should be doing. We will not be back.

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ErichC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere to go into whether it’s to eat or just to have drinks. The food is delicious!!

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EduardoR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed it, food was good. The Carnita Fried rice was delicious. Noise level was a little high, but then again I'm pushing 50.

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vipFunksoul
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrio brunch is always a blast!

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Isaac
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ando service and even better food! The churros and fried chicken are to die for!

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vipYN01
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night w/hubby - great food & ambience! Our server Jay was amazing.

KB
KaylaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the cocktails were so fun! We loved our server and overall had a great time celebrating!

AP
AnaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very recommendable!! The food was delicious and the service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Very rude servers

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fast and pleasant. Food was flavorful. Cevichè not what we expected nor traditional. More like tacos. Ask for details before ordering and know what to expect. Grilled octopus was our fave!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Barrio has amazing food with an even better ambiance! Came with a large group and all of our requests were accommodated. Will be back for more great food and drinks!

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Eric
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Me and my plus one got bottomless mimosas for our allotted time, and our server only filled our glasses like three times. I asked for extra juice to even out the champagne and our server never gave it to us. . .

Other than that the food was really good.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barrio using the Order Online button. Barrio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 940-9900.

Barrio is rated 4.7 stars by 1369 OpenTable diners.

Barrio does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dineamic.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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