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Barrio Star

4.4
496 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual (16)
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  • Happy Hour (8)
The sky’s the limit at Barrio Star--presenting San Diego with modern Mexican Soul Food woven with bold Latin flavors and clever Asian touches.

As one of several restaurants created by award-winning chef and restaurateur Isabel Cruz, Barrio Star’s bright and lively décor is a metaphor for what we proudly serve. Our vibrant flavors and healthier renditions of classic Mexican dishes reveal thoughtfully presented menu items that are sure to please every palate.

Pairing with our well-prepared food is a mouthwatering beer and cocktail menu. Besides serving standard Mexican beers, we also offer rotating drafts as well as an extensive tequila menu. Kickstart the evening with our roasted jalapeno blackberry margarita and let the fiesta begin!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily: 11:00am - 9:30pm (Sunday and Monday close at 9:00pm)

Happy Hour Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
(3:00pm - 5:00pm Happy hour menu only)

Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday
(Regular menu also available at this time)
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Phone number
(619) 501-7827
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Barrio Star's fresh local food is available for any occasion! Just reach out to us with the details and we'll take if from there.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nutmeg
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Parking details
Lots of street parking available as Barrio Star is centrally located one block away from Balboa Park.
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Public transit
Close to downtown and all major bus routes.
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Entertainment
Everything from classic rock to the good 'ole 90's! Whatever fits the mood we will play.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 496 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The Chile Relano was the most amazing dish. Can not wait to order it again. Margaritas were pretty tasty too!

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vipWorthit (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server was fabulous. Great personality. Every dish was great. Especially carnitas!

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vipsdbeachlvr (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Great atmosphere, drinks, and tacos! A fun place to get together with friends. Barrio Star has the perfect balance of lax and excitement

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything tasted great. The beans were cold so we asked for another bowl and they were cold again, but that may just have been some oddity of the evening. Otherwise, service and food were good. I will warn folks that the jalapeno blackberry margarita is super duper spicy. Don't lick you lips and do order a side of water.

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LJman (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a great time at Barrio Star! The place is unique, cozy and fun. The food was fantastic and a super good value. Our hostess and waitress was really friendly and the service was terrific. I think it is one of the better finds in uptown/downtown San Diego!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Not impressed at all! overpriced! Food was Ok, service was very slow, and you could hear the bar tender tell his life story to the ladies at the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent restaurant, very much enjoyed the experience.

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vipdiningout (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food, great service! Bllod orange margarita nummy!

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Betty (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food. Have been here for brunch once and it was also very good.

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tcrichton (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 6, 2017

Had a last minute birthday need for 14. Booked a table for ten on Open Table and asked for a call back (3 hours before the party). Kyle called back and was awesome reserving a table for the entire party. The entire staff was incredibly helpful and the food and drink were fantastic too. Thanks Kyle and Team!

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