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For 2
Fri, 2/23
10:00 PM
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Casa del Barco - Canal Walk

569 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (13)
  • Casual (12)
  • Good for a Date (12)
Residing in the restored Reynolds Italianate Building on the Canal, Casa Del Barco is Richmond's singular destination for authentic Mexican cuisine. Beverage Director, Michael Avery, has compiled the most extensive stock of tequilas in the region.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am - 3 :00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 775-2628
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Zach Wingold
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Cross street
12th and Virginia St
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Parking details
Parking validation (for up to 3 hours) is available at The Riverside on The James Parking Deck (Troutman Sanders building), entrance on 10th St.. Please request a validation ticket from the front desk staff or your server.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 569 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The server and manager were very friendly and efficient. The food is high priced for Mexican fare. The guacamole was bland but the drinks were good.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Meet friends there just for fun. One member of our party was late, she got lost. We had a very enjoyable time. The food was excellent. There were 4 in our party and we each got something different. Everyone was very happy. The service was wonderful as well. We enjoyed our outing very much

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I loved the ambiance, lighting, drinks, and fast service.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good restaurant that does Mexican food a little different. My husband ordered the fajitas and got a lot of food. We also ordered the queso which came with some unique looking chips but was very good. The queso was very creamy and smooth the cheese was creamy. I got the habenero shrimp. You didn't get a lot of shrimp but the pieces were very big so it was enough food. Our server was great very attentive. Would definitely come back again.

ThamarH (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

i loved this place, it's my favorite place from now on

DominionDave (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I want to start off by saying we have been here for dinner, lunch, and brunch many times with no issues. We started off by arriving 10 minutes early for our reservation to find out they were "running behind" and had to wait until someone left. We let this pass since was valentines after all. We were seated at our table and waited and waited for our server. He finally arrived and took our appetizer order which we ordered our beloved mango habanero guac which took a very long time to arrive. We had also ordered drinks which did not arrive until after our guac did. My wife got an orange crush which tasted more like red bull over ice. Usually the drinks are stellar. You could tell things were not going well, the waiter was agitated and seemed overwhelmed. It just was not the all together restaurant we are used to. The food arrived and my steak was good but my wife's fish tacos had the minimum portion of fish possible. Our waiter only checked on us once after our food came out until we were done. You would think on a day like valentines they would be more attentive for drinks, etc, but as mentioned above our waiter was so flustered he dropped a bottle of tequila at a nearby table, then not too long after dropped another glass item which shattered not too far away. Needless to say we were disappointed.

30Something (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Queso was good; paloma was excellent; food was solid; service was very slow

emmadc (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food at Casa del Barco has always been great. We ordered a frozen margarita, chorizo queso, chicken fajitas, and chorizo tacos. We expected Valentine's Day to be busy, so we were patient and understanding as far as service goes. It was a little slow, but that was totally fine with us. Well, we got our check. We were charged $22 for two drinks that we didn't order and were accidentally put on our tab. Mistakes happen. But, we had also called a lyft already, and were trying to rush out because we called ahead saying we were late and were told there was another reservation coming for our table an hour after we got there, so we didn't want to get in the way of that. It took awhile to get the issue fixed with our bill, and our card had already been swiped, so the overcharge was pending, and then we missed our car, so we were charged a $5 no show fee on top of that. Given that it was a really busy night, we both understood that it wasn't a big deal, but it was just frustrating that we ended up having to wait for our bill to be fixed and then got charged another $5 for missing our car because of waiting that long. I'm not sure if we will return due to the average service/more pricier food... but I have no complaints about the quality of the food.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

great atmosphere and great authentic Mexican food! Super creative cocktail options. always our first choice when we are in Shockoe Bottom

cJJ1 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful! Wasn't anticipating such great atmosphere. Out of town quests loved it. Fun.