Barrio

4.7
1221 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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What 1221 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nicoles
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Food and drinks were very good, the menu is small but they do it all really well. 30 dollar bottomless mimosas and the blood orange juice is really good. This is my favorite brunch spot in the city.

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GreisyM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great costumer service and delicious food . Best Mexican food in Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really good food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

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FERS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the atmosphere. Great music and good food. Nice presentation

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vipAlyJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, loud music, good food & service.

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GOBrunches
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere at Barrio is fun and relaxed. The DJ is always great on Sunday for Brunch. But, go for the octopus tacos!! They are amazing. My dining partners loved the the steak and chicken tacos too. The bartender that took care of us provided excellent service! Would highly recommend a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mezcals and Guac

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vipGlobeTrotter
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Saturday brunch in River North— period

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was percect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis the manager was amazing!!!! And our server, Stephen, was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not so good. They put us back in a weird room and we didn’t really like it. The food isn’t so good as well.

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vipRiverNorther
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice sitting outside. drinks were delicious. very cool crowd

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, area is popping and the atmosphere is great

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HappyHour
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I've been here before and the atmosphere is always a great time . Drinks are amazing period services very good . However I was extremely disappointed in the food . I ordered the lobster quesadilla. It was so packed with grilled onions and oil. I thought I was eating a Polish from Maxwell Street. I had to pull it apart and search for the lobster. The small lobster tail on top of the quesadillas delicious. In addition, I ordered the tacos de carne. It was chewy and a horrible cut of steak. Could not finish it. On the plus side it had good flavor. if I could have actually eaten it it would have been grand.

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vipYeseniaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were amazing. Our server was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service, definitely underrated

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RemiA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good food but very very pricey!! For 2 people, it was over $120, ouch!

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AshAnd
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a night out. From the beginning, the service was warm and inviting. The food was very delicious, prompt when coming out and the drinks were good! I will definitely be back as I enjoyed the shrimp tacos the most 😋

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vipNicoleT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food drinks and Service were great !! We were running late to our reservation because of bad traffic and we called twice and they still let us come in really late!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and the food is amazing!

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ElizabethS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere - great mix of food options - pumpkin bisque and sushi! How fun!

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vipJohn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Prices high for what you're getting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great I think it Daniela or Gabriela, she was on top of everything.

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AbigailE
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The drinks were a good level of strong, and the food was delicious.

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vipCoz1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overpriced and underwhelming- Nice atmosphere although we were seated in the back room. Brought friends food was very average. Had mushroom tacos - ok. A couple people had Barbados enchiladas no sides - I don’t know where the meat was. $400 total bill way overpriced for average food. Will not be back.

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vipJenW
Grand Rapids
43 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great surprise to find this place. Fun vibe on a Sunday. My only complaint is that the music was loud (LOVED the music though). Would definitely return!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot ! Had brunch there over the weekend, the nachos with carnitas are awesome and Drinks are good! Pricing is great and it’s a cute spot, loved the decor/ambience.

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RachelS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! The food and drinks were great and our server was very knowledgable and provided delicious recommendations!

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LeondraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good. Enjoy my birthday festivities.

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TanyaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grey food, good service and great portion size meals

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vipSydneyV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrio was a great spot to go with my group of girl friends for a late Friday night dinner! We split the chicken tacos which were delicious and got a couple different margs. The service was incredible as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The adobo fried rice was delicious. Must try!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Anita as a waitress! She was so attentive to our table without being overwhelming, and she was just simply the sweetest me and my friends had ever had the pleasure of being served by! The food was AMAZING and came out quickly, the ambiance and decor was so beautiful and made it really comfy. I’ll definitely be telling all my friends about Barrio and telling them to request Anita! Best meal me and my friends have had in a while:) thank you guys!

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vipPE64
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great patio with heaters at a reasonable price point

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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vipErinM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Steak tacos were delish, would definitely recommend.

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NafiA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, and fast service! I also like the decor of the restaurant!

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TomP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great here for my guests and I. Made a reservation under an hour in advance and there was no problem. The Jalepeno Cucumber Margarita was fantastic, and the tacos were also delicious. The 3 tacos per order was the perfect amount of food for us. Would recommend!

FAQs

Barrio does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Barrio is rated 4.7 stars by 1221 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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