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Barrio Star Bar - Barrio Star, San Diego, CA

Barrio Star

4.5
4.5
985 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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!

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Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Saturday Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sunday Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Monday Wednesday and Thursday Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Tuesday and Friday Tue, Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 501-7827

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Pastrana

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Family style tacos Pitchers of beer, margaritas, and sangrias

  • Private party contact

    michael.barriostar@gmail.com: (858) 345-7379

  • Neighborhood

    Banker's Hill

  • Cross street

    Nutmeg

  • Parking details

    Lots of street parking available as Barrio Star is centrally located one block away from Balboa Park.

  • Public transit

    Close to downtown and all major bus routes.

  • Entertainment

    Everything from classic rock to the good 'ole 90's! Whatever fits the mood we will play.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Homemade Chips and Salsa$4.50

    • Queso Fundido$12.00

      • Barrio Guacamole and Salsa$11.50

        with homemade tortilla chips

        • Barrio Pepinos$6.00

          sliced cucumber, cumin vinaigrette, red chile, cilantro lime

          • Guadalajara Corn$8.00

            grilled corn, cotija cheese, jalapeño honey butter

            • Barrio Grande Quesadilla$12.00

              flour tortilla, cheese, salsa cruda

              • Barrio Fries$17.00

                marinated steak, monterey-jack cheese, guacamole, crema, cotija cheese, pico de gallo

                • Chipotle Wings$12.00

                  homemade chipotle lime wing sauce, cotija cheese, cotija ranch dip

                  • Nachos$10.00

                    chips, cheese, black beans, salsa fresca, sour cream

                    Soups & Salad

                    • Tortilla Soup

                      roasted red chile guajillo soup topped with crunchy tortilla chips, cilantro lime sauce, cotija cheese, corn salsa

                      • Cup$7.00
                      • Bowl$11.00
                    • Chicken Pozole Soup

                      hearty shredded chicken soup with hominy, carrots, celery, topped with purple cabbage & cilantro lime sauce

                      • Cup$7.00
                      • Bowl$11.00
                    • Mexican Chopped Salad$11.00

                      corn salsa, mixed greens, crunchy romaine, radishes, cucumbers, cotija cheese, crispy tortilla strips, cumin vinaigrette & a dollop of cotija ranch

                      Taco Plates

                      All taco plates $20 choose any 3 tacos! Fresh, hand-pressed corn tortillas with your choice of rice and beans

                      • Chicken Tacos

                        grilled chicken, cheese, avocado sauce, chipotle cream, pico de gallo

                        • Spicy Chicken Tacos

                          chipotle-rubbed chicken, grilled onions, jalapeños, chipotle aioli, chile guajillo

                          • Carnitas Tacos

                            oven-baked carnitas, cotija cheese, avocado sauce, chile guajillo, onion, cilantro

                            • Soy Chorizo Tacos

                              soy chorizo, avocado sauce, pico de gallo

                              • Potato Tacos

                                potato, lettuce, cheese, chipotle cream, chile guajillo, pico de gallo

                                • Steak Tacos

                                  grilled marinated steak, cheese, avocado sauce, cilantro lime sauce, pico de gallo

                                  • Fish Tacos

                                    catch of the day whitefish, thai slaw, chipotle aioli, avocado sauce, pico de gallo

                                    • Shrimp Tacos

                                      shrimp with thai slaw, chipotle aioli, avocado sauce, pico de gallo

                                      • Salmon Tacos

                                        blackened salmon, thai slaw, chipotle aioli, cilantro lime sauce, pineapple-jicama salsa

                                        • Mixed Taco Plate

                                          any three tacos of your choosing

                                          Entrees

                                          • Chile Relleno$20.00

                                            roasted anaheim chile, choice of chicken, carnitas, soyrizo, or tofu 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

                                            • Pollo Diablo$28.00

                                              half roasted chicken with chipotle lime and sweet soy, served with power rice, frijoles de olla, steamed greens & cilantro lime sauce

                                              • Tamal de Maiz$18.00

                                                slightly sweet corn tamal dressed with roasted tamatillo salsa, corn salsa, cilantro lime sauce, served on top of frijoles de la olla, power rice & steamed green kale

                                                • Tamal de Polio$20.00

                                                  chicken tamal dressed chile guajillo sauce, crema drizzle, pico de gallo, served on top of black beans, jasmine rice & steamed green kale

                                                  • Barrio Bowl$20.00

                                                    power rice, frijoles de la olla, and steamed purple and green kale, topped with pico de gallo and cilantro lime sauce with your choice of chicken, carnitas or tofu

                                                    • Brazil Bowl$20.00

                                                      served with coconut rice, black beans, and steamed purple and green kale, topped with mango salsa and coconut chile sauce with your choice of chicken, carnitas or tofu

                                                      • Surf & Turf Bowl$30.00

                                                        marinated steak, blackened shrimp black beans, jasmin rice, mango salsa, cilantro lime, coconut chili sauce and diablo sauce

                                                        • Barrio Torta$17.00

                                                          guacamole, cheese, jalapeno, lettuce, tomato, mayo, served with side of chips and salsa choose chicken or carnitas

                                                          Desserts

                                                          Or you can just have another margarita

                                                          • Coconut Flan$10.00

                                                            • Chocolate Chipotle Cake$10.00

                                                              served with vanilla ice cream

                                                              • Homemade Churros$12.00

                                                                cinnamon caramel dulce de leche, strawberry sauce, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream & topped with fresh strawberries

                                                                Margaritas

                                                                Add a mezcal floater +$6 or make it a double + $3.50. Available to-go!

                                                                • Margarita Flight$25.00

                                                                  four 5oz tasters: barrio, blood orange, roasted jalapeno blackberry and our monthly special

                                                                  • Barrio

                                                                    blanco tequila, fresh squeezed lime, organic light blue agave nectar

                                                                    • Glass$12.00
                                                                    • Pitcher$46.00
                                                                  • Blood Orange

                                                                    blanco tequila, blood orange, fresh squeezed lime, organic light blue agave nectar

                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                    • Pitcher$50.00
                                                                  • Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry

                                                                    house infused roasted jalepeno tequila, blackberry, fresh squeezed lime, organic light blue agave nectar

                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                    • Pitcher$50.00
                                                                  • The Paola

                                                                    house infused roasted jalepeno tequila, fresh cucumber, fresh squeezed lime and orange juice, organic light blue agave nectar

                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                    • Pitcher$50.00
                                                                  • Barrio Cadillac

                                                                    grand marnier float, blanco tequila, fresh squeezed lime, organic light blue agave nectar

                                                                    • Glass$17.00
                                                                    • Pitcher$60.00
                                                                  • Margarita of the Month

                                                                    Ask us about this delicious new addition to our award winning line-up!

                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                    • Pitcher$50.00

                                                                  Cocteles

                                                                  • Barrio Michelada$12.00

                                                                    tecate beer, fresh lime, worcestershire, clamato, black pepper, tabasco, chile flake & salt rim

                                                                    • Mexican Mule$13.00

                                                                      house infused roasted jalapeno tequila, fresh lime, ginger beer, angostura bitters

                                                                      • Mezcal Mule$14.00

                                                                        mezcal, fresh lime, ginger beer, angostura bitters

                                                                        • Housemade Red Sangria

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00
                                                                        • Housemade Tito's Bloody Mary

                                                                          • Glass$12.00

                                                                        Wine

                                                                        glass $12 | bottle $40

                                                                        • Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                          • Folie a Deux Chardonnay

                                                                            • Kaiken Malbec

                                                                              • Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                • Seaglass Pinot Noir

                                                                                  • I'Envoye French Rose

                                                                                    Draft

                                                                                    • Modelo Especial

                                                                                      • Glass$7.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Modelo Negra

                                                                                      • Glass$7.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Barrio Star Lager

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Stone IPA

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Prodigy Hazy IPA

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • St Archer Hazy IPA

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Ballast Point California Kolsch

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Two Towns Cider

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                    • Local Roots Hard Kombucha

                                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                                      • Pitcher$25.00

                                                                                    Bottle / Can

                                                                                    • Tecate

                                                                                      • Can$7.00
                                                                                    • Pacifico

                                                                                      • Bottle$7.00
                                                                                    • Corona

                                                                                      • Bottle$7.00
                                                                                    • Corona Premier

                                                                                      • Bottle$7.00
                                                                                    • Dos Equis$7.00

                                                                                      • Tolago Seltzer

                                                                                        • Can$7.00

                                                                                      Last updated: February 4, 2022

                                                                                      What 985 people are saying

                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                      4.5
                                                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                      • 4.3Food
                                                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                                                      • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                      • 4Value

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                                                                                      1. DW

                                                                                        DebbieW

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                        Couldn’t sub a side salad instead of rice and beans. Seems like a simple request.

                                                                                      2. E

                                                                                        Erin

                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        We were referred by a nearby hotel, and you did not disappoint! Food was great, service was good, and staff was friendly. Would definitely go back!

                                                                                      3. JC

                                                                                        JulieC

                                                                                        Sacramento

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                        Cute little place. Servers are really nice. Shrimp tacos were outstanding, and the margarita flight was yummy! What more do you need?

                                                                                      4. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Good food, great service and the steel drum player they had hired for the live music was outstanding! My wife and I will make this a regular go to for a date night.

                                                                                      5. IA

                                                                                        IAATM

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                                                        I like an edgy waiter as much as the next person, but don’t appreciate the waiter making jokes about my food and drink selections.

                                                                                      6. SL

                                                                                        SuzanneL

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Always a favorite! Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita ! And the Brazil Bowl are the best!

                                                                                      7. N

                                                                                        Nici13

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service3ambience4

                                                                                        The margarita flight is not too be missed. Also the trio of tacos is a nice way to enjoy a little bit of everything.

                                                                                      8. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Met up for happy hour with a group of coworkers. We enjoyed a few pitchers from the margarita menu (all delicious). Everyone enjoyed their food I personally enjoyed the surf and turf bowl. The orange spicy sauce made it taste amazing.

                                                                                      9. JS

                                                                                        JeannieS

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        We had the pick 3 tacos. Steak, chicken and carnitas. Another friend had the Chile relleno. All were amazing. The fresh guac and chips were so delicious too..: but the margaritas took 1st place! We had a mango margarita (not too sweet at all) and a prickly pear margarita. Over all 5 stars. Our waiter was on point too.

                                                                                      10. JD

                                                                                        JDSAN

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                        Great neighborhood restaurant with friendly staff and easy parking. my food was cold but maybe it was an off day. I like the place and will return, hoping for a better meal.

                                                                                      11. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        The service was excellent

                                                                                      12. SD

                                                                                        SDCris

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        We had a very nice dinner supporting Dine out for Life SD. The food was amazing and the service was great. We had a table outside and the atmosphere was great.

                                                                                      13. B

                                                                                        Brydlee

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Enjoyed the tacos and the margarita flight! Recommend!

                                                                                      14. S

                                                                                        Sticky

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Best blood orange Margaritas and tasty tacos. Love sitting on the 5th Avenue side watching people walking, some with their dogs

                                                                                      15. JS

                                                                                        JaimeS

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                        overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                                                        Having been curious about this place for a while, I was excited to make a reservation. My party of 5 were seated immediately by a very friendly host. We quickly greeted by a server who got us water and took our drink orders. My friend ordered a mule which had to be sent back due to it lacking flavor and just being overall a poorly made drink. She then ordered a michelada which she was very pleased with. I shared the margarita flight which also lacked flavor. Each of the 4 tasters had the exact flavor profile and tasted extremely watered down. We opted not to complain since one drink was already sent back. $25 down the tubes for just the flight. Our food orders took at least 45 minutes. We ordered an appetizer which came with the meals. Two members of the group (me included) ordered the green chilaquiles with carnitas. They were extremely soggy, cold and the carnitas were not carnitas at all. It was marinated pork in a red sauce which resembled chicken tinga. The red sauce from the pork did NOT agree with the verde sauce. The other members of the party also did not enjoy their food and felt they wasted their money. Again, since we already complained and didn't want to wait another minimum of 45 minutes, we dealt with the food. I will say that any of the staff we interacted with were very kind. That said, we will not be returning. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone as there are plenty of other excellent brunch options in the area.

                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                        Easter with family. Very nice visit.

                                                                                      17. j

                                                                                        jess

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                        Great food and live music!

                                                                                      18. m

                                                                                        marieharri

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                        I reserved my table for 730 at 9 AM!! My table was not ready, the table and menus smelled awful and it took forever for everything. The food also wasn’t the best for the price. I mentioned it was my birthday in my reservation and I didn’t even get a happy birthday from the host or my server.

                                                                                      19. CC

                                                                                        CCPR

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great food. Awesome staff. Beautiful location. Fun vibe, but quiet enough to have a conversation with your friends. Took a lovely walk through the neighborhood after our meal. All in all a great evening.

                                                                                      20. MD

                                                                                        MadDog

                                                                                        Dallas

                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Absolutely outstanding great food, great drinks, outstanding service!

                                                                                      21. BM

                                                                                        BobMc

                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great funky place with a nice twist on Mexican. 2nd time this week we ate there.

                                                                                      22. HM

                                                                                        HeidiM

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        35 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        35 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Consistently, a great restaurant. Food is delicious, service is always friendly and accommodating. Tacos are delicious. Tortillas are so good. I want to take a dozen home.

                                                                                      23. BM

                                                                                        BobMc

                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Excellent twist on Mexican food in a funky, personable place. Nice draft beer choices for a Mexican restaurant. Chile relleno, in spite of being light on the amount of an actual pepper, was incredibly tasty and generous. Try the soyrizo. Great margaritas too.

                                                                                      24. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great for a group of parents in town for kids sporting event (regatta). Wide open window walls so even indoor seating feels comfortable as we come out of stricter COVID habits. Live music and good food right on the edge of balboa park.

                                                                                      25. RA

                                                                                        RenatteA

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        We chose to eat outside. Service was excellent, the menu filled with great variety. I'm vegetarian and had many great choices. I loved my chill relleno!

                                                                                      26. d

                                                                                        dksd

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                        Such great service. So accommodating. Couldn’t have been nicer.

                                                                                      27. EB

                                                                                        ElizabethB

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. I have had the drinks before and those are delicious too!! I would recommend for happy hour!

                                                                                      28. SF

                                                                                        SeanFrancisco

                                                                                        New Mexico

                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        I love Barrio Star. The tamales are great, the chili relleño is special and the bowls are a great and filling option. The red and green sauces are the key, and the green sauce could make anything taste delicious. Get a side of the green sauce to dip your tortilla chips.

                                                                                      29. BH

                                                                                        BrendaH

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Friendly, professional service. Yummy food and margaritas. Will definitely return!

                                                                                      30. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                        I’ve been here a few times because I enjoy the margarita pitchers, Chile Relleno plate and tue flan. I know what I like here and I like to bring friends here as well. Sunday night I made a 8:45 reservation and when I arrived I was told the kitchen was closed. I took time out of my night to bring a friend here and it was shocking to me that my time was really wasted and had to go and find a last minute place to eat. Very disappointing

                                                                                      31. AA

                                                                                        AlmaA

                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                        overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                        I was expecting more from this place from reviews I saw. In my opinion, it’s over priced and portions are small. Margaritas weren’t as good as I had heard.

                                                                                      32. SS

                                                                                        SueS

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Barrio Star was so accommodating of our needs. Loved that they took reservations for brunch - very helpful on a Sunday morning. The servers were attentive and patient. The food was great. Highly recommend the cucumber appetizer. This was a great place for vegans and vegetarians as well!

                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great food and atmosphere.

                                                                                      34. MB

                                                                                        MattB

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                        overall2food3service5ambience5

                                                                                        The potato taco was awful. It used to be mashed with cheese, but this time they simply cut small potatoes into quarters and stuffed them in. They were not full cooked. Also those who had chili relleno said it was not authentic in taste and bland. For the cost of the items and markups, this is not a value and we will not be back.

                                                                                      35. CJ

                                                                                        ChrisJ

                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Wonderful food and drinks! Service was excellent! Can’t wait to go again

                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                        Food and drinks are great, perfect location!

                                                                                      37. C

                                                                                        Cpw88

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Loved our visit to Barrio Star! Made a reservation for 7 and we were seated right away. Our waiter took extra good care of us & even brought us specially prepared chips because of my food allergy. The margarita flight was SO good! Can’t wait to go back and our out-of-town guests loved it too.

                                                                                      38. T

                                                                                        Turbo

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                        Food and drinks were good. Service was a little slow given it wasn't very crowded. Building was ok but bathrooms kinda dumpy. Expected more for the cost with all the competition in San Diego.

                                                                                      39. MS

                                                                                        MathSpokenHere

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        42 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        42 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                        The back room is being remodeled and the front room is always way too noisy, so our party of 4 ate outside. It was comfortable, and the food and service was quite good, as always. Most meals are around $20, but since it includes 3 tacos and rice, the price is fine. I wish they would offer burritos.

                                                                                      40. MJ

                                                                                        MJF3

                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                        118 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        118 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Always good lunch here.

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                                                                                      Barrio Star is rated 4.5 stars by 985 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                      Google Map for Barrio Star

                                                                                      2706 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103

                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                        Nutmeg

                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                        Banker's Hill

                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                        Saturday Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sunday Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Monday Wednesday and Thursday Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Tuesday and Friday Tue, Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm

                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                        Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                        Lots of street parking available as Barrio Star is centrally located one block away from Balboa Park.

                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                        Close to downtown and all major bus routes.

                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                        Carlos Pastrana

                                                                                      • Entertainment

                                                                                        Everything from classic rock to the good 'ole 90's! Whatever fits the mood we will play.

                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                        Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                        (619) 501-7827

                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                        Family style tacos Pitchers of beer, margaritas, and sangrias

                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                        michael.barriostar@gmail.com: (858) 345-7379

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