Barrio

4.5
1868 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 1868 people are saying
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RachelB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great, very satified

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Amazing food! Would recommend to all my friends. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrio is always a great choice whether it’s brunch, dinner, or drinks at the bar. Amazing margaritas & awesome food at a super reasonable price. Plus the atmosphere is a perfect combination casual + swanky.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

So good as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Basically coming here on Sundays traditionally, but came back this time to continue our engagement celebration. Will be back next weekend!

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LorenaV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service has great! Our server made sure to gives us drink and food recommendations. She also made sure we got our refills coming on our bottomless mimosas!

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vipKeyla
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service is always fantastic. Appears to be a team effort where everyone checks on you. I love their drinks. The food was slightly disappointing or underwhelming this time around but I’ll still return and will order something other than pork. The cornbread is the BEST!

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vipSteph
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a fun and lively brunch. Good vibes all over!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The service was a B-
The food was a C-

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really terrific ambiance. And just great, great service. Loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was dining alone for my birthday. It was such a great experience. The waiter Cortez was amazing. He suggested a drink and food items and everything was so good! The manager came to check on me a couple of times. I definitely recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring my wife here every Sunday and today was probably our favorite visit!

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vipYums
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food4service4ambience3

The manager at the time was walking around with his mask on his chin. This is unacceptable for a manager. Employees probably can’t complaint but I’m sure they don’t feel safe and as guests we feel unsafe at such restaurants. My family and I did not feel comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, ambiance, good service. Good music but at the perfect level where we could still talk to each other without yelling across the table. And we were there for our friends birthday so super appreciated the birthday shots. And sparkler & candle for our dessert! We’ll be back asap!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak tacos. Amazing cornbread yea cornbread. Fire guac as well. Best steak tacos I’ve ever had. I also tried the octopus tacos and they were very tasty as well. I will definitely return

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food 10/10 plus our waiter, Victor was a blast! Everything was amazing. Definitely going to visit again!

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vipBillyR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Great Food. Love Barrio

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. The food was fantastic, atmosphere that makes you want to salsa, and the staff is why we will be returning, so friendly and accommodating! Thank you, Barrio for a lifetime memory with our family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Dinner here with my Family.
All Barrio Staff was Welcoming and on top of things. Very professional. Big Shout Out to Our lovely Server, Peyton. She was so attentive and sweet. She’s the Best!

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viplisadee
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great fun lively brunch spot. Great energy, good, diverse crowd. Service was great; our servicer was excellent, kept the drinks flowing and food came out hot and tasty.

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GPlsn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really cool spot in River North. Waiting at the Hostess table, the music seemed loud, but it was fine once we got to our table. There were a lot of TVs in clear view of our table. I had the Tuna Civiche Tacos, which were great. The Tuna had a great texture with no sinew-ey pieces, the mark of really high-quality fish. My date had the breakfast tacos, which she really enjoyed. The portions were on the small side. The coffee was bad. Overall, a good place for a brunch date.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch experience was amazing! The food was so perfect and served quickly. We also got to enjoy the bottomless mimosas that are on a 2 hour limit as opposed to a per glass limit which was great! Our waitress was also the sweetest and made our experience the best of our entire weekend visiting! I highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great place!!

JR
JoseR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant good food and good service 100% recommend.

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Marie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good , live DJ, food was great, atmosphere was awesome, waiter was friendly, will come again

TB
TanviB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are amazing. Ambience is great. Staff is amazing

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Jorget
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and great ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place the food the manger gave us a complimentary appetizer because the had us waiting for 15 min they know how to take care of their clients

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MalikT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken Al Pastor Tacos and Spanish rice we’re fantastic! Very flavorful and a lot of food. The Guacamole flight has a lot interesting and surprising flavors that are delightful for non-spicy and spicy lovers. The cornbread with the agave butter was magical!

Our server Priscilla was friendly and efficient. The decor was a nice change from the industrial wood look. My group of 7 enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner experience!

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Sebastian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a 6pm reservation for 2. Ambiance was good, not extremely loud but fun. Cocktails were perfect, food came out promptly. Waiter was attentive and quick and friendly but didn’t float around us which we appreciated. We had the steak and frites special and it was amazing! Dessert was the cheesecake which had to of been one of the best I have ever had. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

My experience at the bar was great. The bar tenders and severs are great. However the hostess aren’t pleasant. I wasn’t pleased with how the hostess greeted me and her attitude wasn’t pleasant

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Ellen
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was fantastic, our server was very kind and attentive. My boyfriend got the steak tacos and they were AMAZING. Will definitely be coming back. Thank you Barrio!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I enjoy margaritas, I have them often. So I ordered a pitcher here. It was one of the worst I’ve had yet. It was so extremely sweet, my date agreed. We asked them if there was something we could put in it to make it less harsh. They made us a new pitcher, that was “less sweet” and it tasted almost exactly the same. The brisket tacos were amazing though!

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Nancy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoyed the starters a lot because they were different and tasty. Not super crazy about the entree selections.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The ambiance and drinks were wonderful, the food not so much. The brisket tacos were burnt and very spicy. The enchiladas were lukewarm. The chips were greasy and soggy. Would not recommend unless you are just getting drinks.

MB
vipMichelleB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the ambiance is amazing! Definitely recommend!

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AshV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was amazing! You can’t go wrong with the steak tacos or any of the steak dishes!

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Damirak
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks as well, the only thing I didn’t like is that the my glass was completely filled with ice which left barley any room for the actual drink which was a tiny bit overpriced.

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 4.5 stars by 1868 OpenTable diners.

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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