We rook a friend visiting from Brazil to try the food and she loved it!!
Had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. Will be back very soon. One of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego. Fantastic service. Great cocktails!
We chose Barrio Star for our dinner of 6 friends because we wanted good margaritas, tasty Mexican food, and a non-expensive, centrally located place. The food and margaritas were decent...when they finally arrived! Our table was not ready for our 6:30 Sunday evening reservation. When we were finally seated we were surrounded by tables of noisy children. It took 10 minutes to order our drinks, and another 10 minutes before they arrived. Not sure why they were so understaffed...only about half the tables were filled. The food was freshly prepared and authentic Mexican, but one of us had to send it back because it was cold. So all in all, not a stellar experience.
Great neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Terrific service with great recommendations for perfect margaritas. Some of the best guacamole we’ve had in a long time too. Decent menu variety in addition to the restaurant week specials during this visit.
Came here for restaurant week. What a great menu! We were able to try new items and was all for a very reasonable price. Margarita flight was awesome. Perfect for sharing. Will definitely be returning
We've been going to Bario Star ever since it opened but I think we need to break up. The service has ALWAYS sucked, but now the food has been steadily going down hill. We ordered fish tacos on Friday night and they were so fishy we couldn't eat them. We also ordered the corn on the cob appetizer and it was horrible. I get it, if corn isn't in season, take it off of the menu. Finally, the guacamole tasted almost like it was store bought. They used to make a much more "fresh tasting" version. For what you get, the place isn't cheap, which would be fine, if it were good. But it has steadily declined. Makes me sad cause I still really love their margaritas.
The Chile Relano was the most amazing dish. Can not wait to order it again. Margaritas were pretty tasty too!
Our server was fabulous. Great personality. Every dish was great. Especially carnitas!
Great atmosphere, drinks, and tacos! A fun place to get together with friends. Barrio Star has the perfect balance of lax and excitement
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.
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!
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.
Excellent restaurant, very much enjoyed the experience.
Good food, great service! Bllod orange margarita nummy!
Good food. Have been here for brunch once and it was also very good.