Cocina de Barrio
Don't forget to join us during our weekend brunch (where we add a Mexican kick) and our happy hour every weekday from 3-6pm featuring a taco cart with hand-pressed tortillas on the patio! Stay Chido!
Outstanding menu featuring Oaxacan dishes. Numerous vegan and plant based options. One of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego.
The Mango Habenjero shrimp ceviche has been a favorite since I first visited and has drawn me back. The Mescal cocktails are delicious! My wife and I have always been very impressed with the Chef's diversity of flavors and the presentation of the various entrees
The wife and I decided to try this place and it absolutely blew our expectations out of the water. The food was fantastic and our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu. I had the octopus and she had the tacos. On top of that we split the shrimp ceviche which was so good! Everything was amazing and the presentation was great. We will definitely be back!
Excellent and unusual food.
I absolutely love the food here but it seems like they don’t pay attention to their reservations
Everything was delicious. I can’t wait to work my way through the menu.
Hello! Thank you for dining with us. We're so thrilled to hear about your experience and look forward to serving you again soon!
The food was good and presentation was nice, but inside seating felt fast foodish and juvenile.
Jerry, thank you for your review! We greatly appreciate the feedback and will continue to improve the customer experience. Overall, we're glad you loved the food and we hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers!
We came here for brunch this past weekend and were not disappointed! We sat at the bar and did bottomless mimosas and ordered a few different dishes. The bartender was super nice and our food came out pretty quickly. We ordered the churro French toast, the green chilaquiles and the chorizo and eggs. My favorite was definitely the chilaquiles they were SO good. Overall great experience when we are in the area we will be back!
Sara, great choices! Thank you for brunching with us - we're glad you enjoyed your time here! We look forward to serving you again soon.
Unique and tasty! Never too crowded. Beautiful whether you sit inside or out. Went with a party of 6 and we all shared. Shrimp tacos were great. Ceviche was very yummy. The oysters were AMAZING. Pork and beef tacos were good. Margaritas were good. HAPPY HOUR will be a repeat, the food and drink specials are great! Excellent service, I wish I could remember the waiters name...
Hi Lisa, thank you for your support & review! We are so delighted that you loved our cuisine. Please check us out on the weekends for brunch from 10am-3pm!
The chilaquiles verdes, service and ambiance were amazing. The pineapple upside down pancakes were served without pecans... not sure why. The Bloody Mary was ‘spicy’ and tasted very weak, not spicy and bland.
Lisa, Thank you for your review - we appreciate the feedback! We'll make sure your Bloody Mary is extra strong and spicy the next time around!
The food is delicious as well as beautiful - works of art! Very unique, fresh and amazing flavors. The crude (shrimp, scallops) are just outstanding as well as the moles!
Chris, thanks for visiting us! We're so glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon!
This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant (good thing since it's across the street from another Mexican place). It's Oaxacan-inspired food, but very interesting and inventive. Not the cheapest place around, but worth trying. This was our first visit, but we plan to return. The two of us each had excellent fish plates. Many other dishes looked good too, including their tapas-like smaller plates. Wait staff was friendly but not artificially so.
Hi there, thank you for stopping by! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Amazing food, Oaxaca cuisine is truly unique and delicious. Excellent service and nice and quiet ambiance. We keep recalling how wonderful the food was- a memorable meal for sure. Can’t wait to return!!
Hi Julie, we're so happy to hear about your experience here at Cocina de Barrio! Thank you for visiting!
Great food! The cuisine is from Oaxaca and is different from traditional Mexican food. My husband had lamb, I had fish and our friends had sea bass and beef. All was fresh and tasty. Highly recommend.
Hola! Thank you for giving us a visit. We're so happy you loved it! Hope to see you again soon!
We were in town for the weekend, my family is 4 including two kids. Found this place on Opentable and was intrigued. Went there, met our wonderful server Micah who was super nice, attentive and informative on the food. Everything was lovely. Best meal we had the whole weekend. Food was very well made and well presented. Highly recommend to anyone who loves good food.
Cathy, we're so glad you and your family enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you here when you're in town again! Cheers!
Great find. Nice to go to a Mexican restaurant that doesn't have the std burritos and tacos. Shrimp and scallop appetizers were excellent. I had Birria and it was basically carne en su jugo. Was very good! Table had the quesadillas and tacos al pastor. Very good also.
Need to work on ambiance, place is a bit cold.
But all in all very good, highly recommend it
Hi there, Gracuas for your review and feedback - we greatly appreciate it! We are so glad you enjoyed our cuisine. We hope to see you again soon!
For just opening they did a great job. The food was delicious and a great alternative to other Mexican restaurants in the area.
The wait staff was a little new so any special requests were answered with “no” however upon pressing them they did go check and we’re able to accommodate the request.
While the interior was pleasant the lighting was a little to bright to make it feel like it’s an upscale restaurant supporting the food and cost.
We appreciate your review! We are glad you enjoyed our cuisine.
This newly opened restaurant is a gem! The chef Jose is truly gifted . Our guests were blown away at the quality of the food. The ceviche was delicious and the Tiradito De Salmon was out of this world.The lamb shank is a real winner as is the braised short ribs.
The service is also outstanding! I have been here several times and Karen,Jose and Anderson have each provided for a wonderful experience.
Give this place a try you will not be disappointed.i recommend it with genuine enthusiasm!! Georgi
Georgi, it's always a pleasure having you! Gracias for your continuous support - we greatly appreciate it!
It's hard to find good mole restaurants - even the ones that advertise themselves as authentic often fall flat with out-of-the-packet sauces. This is the best, most genuine one I have found in the area. Fantastic, fresh food, thoughfully presented. Bright, clean environment. Friendly service. I think this will be a new favorite.
Hi Francis, Gracias for our first OpenTable review! We are delighted to hear about your experience here at Cocina de Barrio. Be back pronto!
Cocina de Barrio is rated 4.7 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.
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