Barrio

4.7
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1212 Reviews
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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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What 1212 people are saying
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vipAlyJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, loud music, good food & service.

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vipGlobeTrotter
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Saturday brunch in River North— period

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was percect

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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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YeseniaS
Chicago
6 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
5 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
41 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
1 review
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
49 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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ErinM
New York Area
2 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service was good but it was super loud in there, wouldn’t recommend eating indoors if you’re trying to catch up with company.

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Gilliant
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. The safety precautions taken with COVID on top of stellar service, you can't really go wrong. The FOOD, oh man, the food. Literally everything we had was fantastic, and we all left incredibly satisfied. I'd go back in a heartbeat and get the chicken and churros and the PANCAKES, not what you'd expect, but so. so. so. good. The white habanero needs to be poured on everything I ever eat. Well done!

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BradleyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Social distancing was not an issue. Salsa, Chips and all food was exceptional and I am very particular about mex.

They had a happy hour menu going at 2 pm!

All good.

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RayS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I thought the price of the food was too much for the quality. It's good but just not great

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vipVisitor
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for a Sunday afternoon lunch and it was great. We sat outside on their patio area and were greeted by great service from Ashley. She was attentive and very helpful in providing suggestions for food and drink and made sure we were enjoying everything.

The Bloody Mary and Bloody Maria were both great to start with, followed by fresh guac and delicious mains of the lobster quesadilla and fried chicken and churros. After two successful trips here, I will definitely be returning and asking for Ashley as a server. If you are considering going, do!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night to enjoy with friends and family especially doing social distancing and the Covid virus I’m a first responder Doctor Who is celebrating her birthday with my immediate family the service was great and on point our waiter was impeccable the food was great and then I must say I’m very impressed on how they had the entire set up the heat lamps were wonderful and the fact that I went to the restroom and everything was clean and everyone was social distancing kudos to the restaurant Dr. Osborne

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is amazing and service was great. Didn't like being in back room to dine. I prefer the main dining room.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food here was good, ambiance was good, heat lamps were very much a plus. That said, having dined at a few outdoor patio spots in the last few months, the safety and service protocols around COVID measures was subpar. I appreciated they took our wrist temperatures coming in, but the reusable paper menus, servers touching plates and silverware without using a napkin or cloth, and placing chip bowls (with bottoms having touched other surfaces) on top of our clean plates didn’t demonstrate the same level of sophistication as other high-end dining spots. I like this restaurant and enjoyed the food but for the price they could be a little more cognizant of heightened cautiousness around general service protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, good drinks, good service and price!

FAQs

Barrio does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

Barrio is rated 4.7 stars by 1212 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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