Homemade Chips and Salsa
roasted anaheim chile, choice of chicken or carnitas, stuffed with jack cheese, on top of a mexican rice pilaf, dressed with chile guajillo sauce, tomatillo sauce, cilantro lime sauce, topped with cotija ranch
grilled chicken breast, cheese, avocado sauce, chipotle cream, pico de gallo
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:15PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:30PM
Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:30PM
Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:15PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Love that they provide vegan and gluten free options! While the waiter was very nice, the service was very slow. Had a great time here though!
One of my go-to employee luncheons. Love the food and staff.
Outdoor dining is really nice.
Service was great !
Great food and service! Definitely try the margaritas!
We arrived at 730pm for our reservation on time and after 830 we had barely been sat and never got food or drinks delivered to the table. It was for a close friends 40th birthday. The general manager was drunk the entire time. I am thoroughly embarrassed and suggest they be removed from this platform. I will continue action to make this incredible wrong right again.
My daughter arrived in San Diego for a one week visit, after two years apart. I thought that since she was arriving on May 5, it would be fun to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. BIG MISTAKE. I have always avoided going to restaurants on holidays like Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, etc., thinking I would have poor service and bad food. We proved my theory at Barrio Star. Our table was right next to the kitchen, and my husband got hit numerous times by the swinging doors. We waited 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order, and waited 30 minutes for the drinks to arrive. In all that time, no-one came to take our food order. When we finally ordered, it was fairly simple. One nachos and two taco plates with three types of tacos per plate. When the food finally arrived, The tacos were almost unidentifiable. Shrimp taco, good. Fish taco, good. Spicy chicken and steak unrecognizable by appearance or taste. Nachos okay, but thrown together…not layered. Chips were piled on the bottom and toppings were lumped together on top. Also, noise level was horrific because of the holiday crowds! Not coming back!
We love coming here! The food is fantastic and the margaritas are the best in town.
Nice patio and they accommodated us quickly. I appreciated how nice the staff was and very grateful the host let us sit at the table I asked for. Thank you!
Horrible experience, hostess was extremely rude.
They were short staffed and it didn’t hurt the service at all, they hustled and did a fantastic job.
We have not been to Barrio Star in a while. We went to participate in Dining Out For LIfe. The food was fantastic and our server (April) as a delight. We are already talking about when we might go back!
Overall food and service was good. I didn’t really appreciate the bartender pulling her mask down and biting her nails and rubbing her nose and then serving drinks up without washing her hands.
The food was good, the service from our waiter was not good. It seemed like he was at his own personal social and just kept talking to people instead of working and taking their orders. I understand hospitality but this guy was crossing the line and he was taking a very long time to help us and get us our drinks. At one point he straight up said he forgot. The people in the back/cooks and bussers were very nice and there was another waiter who was very nice too, he is a shorter Hispanic man that also kept trying to find our waiter LOL. anyway probably will come back I just hope the service is better.
Service was absolutely amazing and along with the food and drinks!
I hadn’t been here in YEARS and it’ll definitely go back into our regular rotation. We had a plate of three tacos and the salad (which is more like a ton of protein with some lettuce on the side). I’ll be back to have the Brazilian bowl with coconut rice, which used to be my go to.
They were more than hospitable, very friendly the food is amazing we got the beef tacos and the spicy chicken tacos.
Great food, ambiance and service.
First time there. We liked the location, quick availability, and the food.
Food and drinks were great. This is a great restaurant for a causal night with friends. Loved the atmosphere and very friendly staff.
Great ambiance, great food & great culture overall. I’m not a newbie to Barrio Star and I’ll be returning for more great experiences!
Always over the top. Great food, even better service.
We went for Sunday lunch and enjoyed the burnch menu. The portions were perfect and most importantly their corn tortillas are the best! We ended up going back later in the day for margarittas for happy hour!
Great experience, great drinks
Great food. Lots of good choices. Wait staff was very friendly.
Tortillas were made with love! Such an extensive drink menu. Loved the chips and salsa! Affordable and easy lunch, brunch, drinks, and dinner spot! April is a true gem.
Amazing good, amazing service. The waiter was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and efficient. We had a rather large group and Barrio did not disappoint! Delicious food and great vibes-will definitely be returning.
service and food top notch. Seating, folding wooden chairs that are very uncomfortable.
The flavors were great and presentation very nice. I thought the guacamole was a bit pricey and the chips were not great. That’s why I went with a 4 star not a five. I would eat there again.
Loved Barrio Star. The food is excellent. The margaritas are great too. Will be returning.
The host was rude.
The food plates were $20 for 3 tiny tacos, rice and beans.
and it wasn’t even that good to be honest.
I heard so many good things about this place so this is a total bummer
Cute. Great spot.
Great food. Fantastic service. Plenty room outside. Highly recommend the margarita flight as well as both the shrimp AND THE salmon tacos.
I was in San Diego visiting my sister and we were recommended to come here by a friend.
I will be coming back here every time I’m in town!
The steak tacos were some of the best I’ve ever had. I also got the margarita flight, which was super fun.
The restaurant is decorated soooo cute. You could sit outside as well and looks like it was also dog friendly!
Come here for brunch, girls day, date night, whatever- it’s perfect for it all.
amazing dinner for five on Taco Tuesday! we loved our pitcher of margaritas!
An awesome spot that’s delicious and high value.
Fun place. Good food. I wish they would bring back crispy potatoes from couple of years back.
Good food but an absolute service failure. This was our first visit and will not be going back anytime soon. There so many similar options in the area. A dining experience not worth my money.
Waiter was probably the worst I’ve ever had. Came up to us after we were seated for 2 mins and asked if we are ready to order. We said not just yet and he just left without saying anything. Then he came back 10 mins later to take our drink and food order since we were ready with both. 40 mins later our food came out but still no drinks. Asked the chef that brought the food about our drinks. He then told our waiter and they eventually came out. Waiter blamed it on the bartender when I clearly saw the waiter/bartender make our drinks. Also saw the table next to us get the wrong check and have to ask for help from another server. Food was bland and way overpriced. Save your time and money and go elsewhere.
Michael the manager was outstanding. He was very patient and helpful with us in solving a problem related to the use of an OpenTable dining award. The food was very good but for some reason not quite as good as the last time we were there. And our server was good, as well, but seemed frustrated with us when we told him we were going to be using an OpenTable award but were having an issue with it. Overall, we really like this place and will eat there again.
Food was great and drinks were awesome.
Barrio Star does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Barrio Star is rated 4.5 stars by 881 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.