Barrio Taqueria + Tequila

4.5
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Barrio is a neighborhood taqueria & tequila bar serving tacos, burritos, an extensive tequila list, and soft serve margaritas. We have 3 bars, 2 patios, a lounge and large garage doors open to allow fresh air in weather permitting. We accept reservations for parties of 2-10. We are currently serving in all dining rooms and on our patio. Due to COVID and weather the patio is first come first served but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

We have convenient free off street parking behind Sticky Rice. Use the second alley off of Strawberry St behind Sticky Rice NOT the first.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 266 people are saying
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CarolineL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Richmond! Food was delicious and great prices! Staff was very friendly and the restaurant is in a wonderful spot downtown!

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TillasiaJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great, the margaritas are always good. Def try the shrimp tacos

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the sherbet

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Soft serve margarita was good and so were the nachos. Tacos and burritos were just okay. Server seemed annoyed the whole night and didn’t clean our table of empty glasses and appetizer plates.

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vipAllison
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I think the food here is great, but service is really lacking. The waiters we’ve had have been good, but twice now they have insisted that we sit in the first

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vipKattYum
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not your typical Open Table restaurant. A good but not great Mex-American restaurant, food somewhat disappointing, a little bland. The order of one of our group of 5 was incorrect, wrong tortillas and sauce. Both she and I found our food blah. The service was pretty good, but in a city with many great restaurants, not sure it's worth a second try.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I wish there were a few more selections on menu other than taco/burritos. Maybe a couple salads.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fast service! Food tasted great as well. 5 stars overall! Will definitely be going back

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VAJT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of street parking, great vibe! Try the frozen margarita!

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vipJOH1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

OpenTable only allows you to make a reservation for 10 people max. Emailed restaurant to inquire about increasing my reservation to 13. Was told that was possible (via email) and RESTAURANT changed my OpenTable reservation from 10 to 13. Upon arrival, table we received was set for 10 people and we were told no other table could be placed to accommodate my party because the other table set up (behind us) was for another large party. After my party was split up (those placed at other table were disgruntled and left to eat elsewhere), the tables we were told could not be moved to accommodate my party, was promptly separated. No large party came to occupy those table (during the time we were there). Two separate party's occupied those tables. The large party that we were told those tables were set up for arrived as we were leaving.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place in Carytown. Made a Rez and was seated right away! Friendly service and Tacos / margaritas were delicious! Parking is challenging so leave early enough to find a spot!

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Review
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Margarita drinks were fun and delicious!

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OliviaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and food. Love the atmosphere, food was fresh light and not over filling! The ceviche was delicious!!!

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Goodtimes
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The best nachos I have ever had. The service was great and the atmosphere very fun.

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NikkiC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Music got really loud though after 8pm so I recommend going early if you prefer a quieter ambiance.

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NMS14
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great drinks! Helpful that they have a kids menu as well.

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vipSHRVA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The Pacific Northwest Grunge Scene comes to RVA! If you’re 18 with a fake ID and look as if you just rolled out of bed then this 1/2 star “restaurant” is just for you! The food was mediocre and the combination of loud music, young parents with roaming toddlers, and unsanitary surroundings make for an evening that you will soon want to forget. However, if you don’t own a comb, bar of soap, enjoy having your arms stick to a filthy table, and have the palette of a five year old then this is the place for you! Wong’s Tacos blows this place out of the water!

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LauraL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service was prompt, food came quickly. Loved the three amigos appetizer, churros were exceptional, hubby loved the house margarita. Just what we were looking for in a quick casual meal after a visit to vmfa. We appreciated the ability to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and service where amazing. Everything was great up until it came time to finally try the soft serve margarita I had heard so much about and was dying to try. I ordered one and was told the machine was down ☹️ Very disappointing. Everything else was exceptional so I’ll definitely be back and hopefully the soft serve machine will be working next time.

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JazminR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will definitely return. Loved the food, the environment and the service! Will most likely return especially for the soft serve margaritas

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AlRob
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Service was above and beyond and food came out quickly.

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ToriH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday date with my boyfriend! Loved the vibes of the place and the sorbet Margs were delicious!

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vipLuv2eatout
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Barrio has a great happy hour deal on beer and margaritas. The chips and salsa are not free and they don't keep them coming like in traditional Mexican restaurants. They offer a nice variety of tacos and burritos. The plantains are a dessert, not savory, but yummy. All in all a good place for Happy Hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I’ve been to Barrio a few times and the food is what kept me coming back. The food this time was ok but not great. The service was beyond slow and our server didn’t come back to check on us for 40 minutes after she asked if we needed drinks. After she came back it was another 20 minutes before she came back again. I know the place plays loud music but it felt extra loud. The tacos are no cheap but I’ll pay if I have good service. I won’t be coming back unfortunately.

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LornaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st birthday

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BetsyE
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Avocado tacos were really good. Tortilla chips were excellent. The many flies around the food made it feel very unclean.

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AlexandraG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters graduation and it was a great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was so delicious! Our server on the other hand not the best.

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TaMirraN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and great drinks. The price is reasonable and we had great service

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vipRachelC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love visiting Barrio! What a fun vibe with delicious food and festive cocktails to match. They are always so accommodating to our groups and I can’t recommend this Richmond staple enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing only annoying part is the flies would not leave us alone!

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JauniceK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very chill atmosphere and the food was delicious!

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Madeline
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and drinks were good but everything took a really long time to come out. We waited 15 minutes for a round of drinks and even longer for the food. Overall it was an OK experience!

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vipHB817
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was our first and likely last visit to Barrio. The soft serve margarita is SO sweet that is drew in a multitude of flies (which were everywhere in the restaurant). When one landed in it and we couldn't finish it, the waiter made no offer to replace it or adjust our bill. No big loss I guess. The house margarita was very good. The guacamole was obviously not fresh and was very over-processed. The mahi taco was good but had so little on it that we laughed out loud when we looked at it. The plantains could have been good but why all the sugar? They are sweet already.

Great location and fair prices but this place has a long way to go to keep up with the other Mexican eateries in town.

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Madison
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Wish we could've sat downstairs
the noise level was very loud
the food was okay and the service was friendly

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Nancy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place delivers on flavor and quality! The margarita soft serve drink is a speciality and is just like a Dole Whip but amped up!
Thanks for making my visit extra special and for now making me crave your food and drinks! I’ll miss this place!

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vipKendraS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was awful & we will never go back. The restaurant was crazy loud & the food all came out so quickly we’d barely taking 2 sips of our drinks before our apps and entrees were served. And they don’t serve white wine?!

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VickiD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Soft serve margaritas were and hand crafted margaritas were delish. Great place out for a fun night out with friends. Music was loud &fun but you could still have a conversation. Party of six - Everton enjoyed their tacos/burritos apps and desserts. Great service- fun vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went with my college roommate for my birthday. Drinks were good. Appetizer was good. We both ordered the yardbird and there was almost NO chicken in both of our burritos. Made it kind of pointless and not any value for the money we paid.
Waitress was slow to get to the table; other staff had to “remind” her, and the restaurant wasn’t busy.
Other than that, we were pleased overall. Will return and “try again”! The soft serve margaritas are delicious!!

KB
vipKarynB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service was amazing! My entire family enjoyed everything.

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You can order delivery directly from Barrio Taqueria + Tequila using the Order Online button. Barrio Taqueria + Tequila also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 353-2424.

Barrio Taqueria + Tequila is rated 4.5 stars by 266 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.