Barrio

4.5
1788 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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year at Barrio! New Year's Eve dinner will start at 4pm and feature an a la carte menu in addition to celebratory food and cocktail specials. For more information, email us at info@barriochicago.com.

What 1788 people are saying
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UrinaI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food and great presentation. Turn down the music a bit and the atmosphere would be perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

El servicio muy lento, los alimentos no fueron de muy buena calidad (las tortillas olían agrias y llego el plato frío), precio alto (un té, 1 queso fundido y unos tacos de área Hera 60 dólares) cobran hasta un fee por sanitizacion

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great experience, loved the food and the vibes.

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AndrewD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, small portions, over priced for what you get. Fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sydney was wonderful.

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JoanB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good value

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vipSDSRQ
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & service including accomodating our kids off menu dinner requests! Food was delicious as were the homemade margaritas!

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MikeW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The design and atmosphere is nice, but the music too loud. And too many TVs playing sports...it's not a sports bar, so why? The food was average to below average. The service and staff was very good however.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group dining. Awesome vibe, great server and really good food. And they accommodated our large group of 11 people on short notice. Win/Win!!!!!

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TerryP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tien, our server, was very attentive and accommodating. The food is outstanding, very tasty and plentiful. Special high fives for adobo rice and brisket tacos. Steak fajitas delicious.
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vipWhiteStone8
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Barrio... it won't be our last... Everything we ordered...Tacos...Gua was DELICIOUS!!! It was well prepared...and well seasoned. Very unique flavors!!! Almost a One of a Kind experience!!! Our server, Cortez was excellent...very attentive and very friendly... Make sure you try this restaurant!!!

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pmichele
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was greasy and everything sort tasted the same. SO MANY TVs. Hope you like watching 10 different kinds of sports during dinner.

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NickZ
Fayetteville
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Highly recommend the cornbread and grilled octopus tacos. Margaritas were $18 each! Crazy. They were good, but they weren't THAT good. We had our 8 year old with us and it was helpful that they had a kid's quesadilla option but our daughter was put off by the dark brown tortilla rather than your standard flour white tortilla. Kids don't care for fancy upgrades. :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vibes as always when my wife and I visit here!

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TaeA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The waiter was really nice and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch experience at Barrio. I’ll be back.

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RachelC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot! Great food

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vipGastronomicalMe
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place was very happening and fun. The music was just a bit too loud. It made our party struggle a little bit to hear. The food portion sizes were very ample. We enjoyed the salsa a lot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

For my big birthday I chose this venue and the server was very rude, asking one person to justify why she didn’t like the drink that clearly had the wrong alcohol after we ordered 3 that night before and tasted different. Then he never showed back up for water or silverware and did not have his mask on properly and then brought the wrong extra tacos we didn’t order and when we alerted him after they had sat there he didn’t say oh I’m sorry and feel free to eat them- he took them - I really hope he didn’t give them to someone else after they were on our table for awhile cuz he never came back. Overall for over 500 plus dollar bill- really disappointing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever, host/hostess very rude and showed no respect. Never seeing a dollar of mine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun atmosphere.. service was wonderful.. our server was enthusiastic and made perfect suggestions. DJ was great… a perfect group outing on a Friday..

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was beyond reproach. Tuna ceviche tacos are life changing!

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KarenL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and provided food recommendations that were all outstanding. The mango margaritas were very good!

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Hope
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Requested and reserved a high top but got a low top. Server “J” carried the experience with his great service. Drinks were good and food was alright the guac was amazing though!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Sat outside for 25 minutes no one ever came to turn heaters on

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SharonF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was great! The food was terrific!! The portions were enormous! We had a great experience!!

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NEHAP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prompt friendly service, good quality food, quite accommodating for medium to large groups. Took our coats for us!

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Kallie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is really fun to go with friends and the food is really good, just small portions and a bit pricey

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IsabelleR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! All the food we got was so fresh and amazing! This place has a Californian stamp of approval!

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vipBarbK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good. Service was horrible. Asked several times for salad dressing. Only to get it at the time of my bill. LOL

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Amazing food! My mom enjoyed her bday 😊

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KatieF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We reserved an outdoor table but they closed the patio without telling us in advance. Food and service were good.

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vipKimberlea
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, the food was amazing. I highly recommend the truffle tacos. the only surprise was their version of salsa!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Carlos was the best. The food and drinks were amazing. I have nothing bad to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

service was a bit slow, food was good, drinks are a little pricey

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vipMyraV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service, loved the environment!! Must try!

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vipPhilipN
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well above average Mexican food. Excellent attentive staff.

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RobI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding

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SallieF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Our lunch entree was superb. The churro's were a nice touch to end the mea.

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vipForkFantasy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I ordered was delicious

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 1788 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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