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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 4:30PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 4:30PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 4:30PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM
Delicious in every way. Could have enjoyed the margaritas any day anytime!
First time at Barrio Star and it was great! They were super accommodating of my party and we totally appreciated it. We originally made a reservation for 8 but got pretty hungry and called to see if we could show up nearly an hour early. They were so friendly and told us to come on in and they'd make it work, which they did! The food + margaritas were all really tasty! Will definitely be back here next time I'm in the area!
Really love the food here, and service is usually friendly. Prices are a bit steep but we usually find discounts that balance that out.
Great drinks, nice atmosphere, good chips and salsa, but not great food. It was like a strange interpretation of Mexican food - I think it is trying to be California fusion but is unfortunately not successful in the feat.
Noisy when busy. Not suitable for dinner with friends who want conversation. Not great service (slow) when they are busy but staff is friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic with all menu items house made. They are cheerful and willing to accommodate gluten free. Also will leave sauces on the side to moderate spiciness.. great place.
Always a wonderful atmosphere and amazing food!
The food is fresh and delicious. The margaritas are the best I’ve ever had!
Did not even get seated because we waited forever with a reservation. The group in front of us warned that they had been waiting for a long time and the table that was already seated warned us that they had not seen their waiter in a long time, had not had refills on water and got half their food served and were still waiting on food and drinks for the rest of the table. The waiters were all run down and hard to flag down. The mood in the restaurant was down so we opted for Jimmy Carter’s down the road. I have been to Barrio Star before and had a better experience. Hopefully, it was just a bad night.
Great food. Great drinks. Great service.
Now a favorite
Amazing tacos And ceviche
Great meal as always! Perfect place to
The food is great here. Especially the tacos.
It was my dad’s birthday, we all had a nice time and the food was awesome!
Fabulous service. Food and margarita as good as they cone.
The food is great!
Great happy hour with tons of options from the regular menu. Great drinks and perfect chips and salsa to go with it, can’t go wrong here!
Everything was absolutely perfect except for one thing which had nothing to do with the food, service, and atmosphere. That is the restrooms!!
My wife reported to me that there were no toilet paper whatsoever and no Locking mechanism for the stall when someone tried to come in on her while using the facilities. This really must be addressed otherwise it would have been the perfect visit but we will still be back because the service the atmosphere and the food were outstanding!
Location is great, food is great and service is outstanding! :)
Great food! Surprised! What a find!
Great food and location, excellent service and a fun place for cocktails and a Mexican meal.
Fine food. Nice people. Very slow service
Very nice but it was too busy so he had to wait like an hour to get the meal
We've been here before but the food this time was really exceptional. We ordered things we hadn't tried before to be adventurous like the Chile Relleno and wow what a dish - so yummy. And the pequeno appetizer with carnitas is a must - yum yum!
Service was terrible, had to ask several times as to where our simple chips and salsa might be as well as drinks. Dinners came out cold and our server couldn’t be bothered. So they add on a 3% surcharge for wage increases and have subpar service and food. Previously loved this place but very disappointing experience...definitely won’t be going back.
Made a reservation for 4 people at 7:30. I walked in 7 minutes before the reservation we waited 15 minutes at
the entrance and was never acknowledged. I finally asked an employee if there was a hostess and he told me to wait. We waited and then he came back and I informed him we had a reservation. He told me to wait again and seemed frustrated with me. We decided to leave. I'm not going to support a restaurant that can't even acknowledge their patrons
The tacos were flavorless and nothing special. I ordered a margarita and it was sickeningly sweet and syrupy so I sent it back. The waitress came back with the extreme opposite of just tequila and lime juice... not really sure why I couldn’t get a happy medium. One of the bathroom stalls was dirty and toilet clogged. I informed the waitress and she said that management was aware of the problem but don’t want to fix it.
the food was awful. frozen square of fish in my taco. queso was yuk. used to love this place. they lost it. won't be back.
Always excellent service and the food is delicious. I had the tiers and my husband had the taco plate. More than enough food. Took home lunch for the next day
I thoroughly enjoyed the chile relleno dinner and my husband loved his three fish tacos. The house Margarita was excellent. The chile relleno plate was large enough that by adding some homemade fajitas, we had enough for another dinner for two. The waiter was super busy but did an excellent job of taking care of us. This restaurant is very convenient if you are going to do something in Balboa Park.
Enjoyed our lunch, we had the taco combination and the Barrio bowl. Very fun afternoon!
Open air Mexican restaurant with issues. Vinyl bench seat was threadbare, chicken bowl was served luke-cold, and the chocolate chipotle cake was still being made at 1:30PM and hence unavailable for lunch service. The "power rice" in the bowl is a crunchy rice/quinoa flavorless mix and the frijoles and kale do not elevate it. That said, the chips and salsa were good, as was the pineapple mint fresqua...but that's the only flavor fresqua they have. With so many good Mexican restaurants elsewhere I would not recommend.
Everything was great except my order was wrong (received the Barrio Bowl instead of Brazil Bowl), and it took a very long time for our food to arrive (~35 minutes). This seemed excessive given the small lunch crowd, and a table seated after my wife and I received their food before we did. Our waiter was kind but did not give us much attention.
Awesome service, great food and consistently good.
Some of the best Mexican food in the county, and definitely one of the best margaritas. We come here several times a year and its always great.
Food and service have regressed since my last visit a year ago. Had lunch 6/5. Server was distracted, disinterested. Food plentiful but much heavier than previous visits.
Third time trying over the years and just not good. Food, service and interior was dirty. Dunno how they are still in business.
Friends from out of town