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Barrio

4.5
4.5
2317 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located In The Heart Of River North, At 65 West Kinzie Street, Dineamic Hospitality Added Its First Mexican Restaurant, Barrio, To The Hospitality Group’S Culinary Roster In 2017. A Creative Take On Traditional Mexican Fare With American Influences, Barrio Is A 6,000-Square-Foot Space Accommodating 200 Guests Indoors And Throughout Our 3 Private Dining Spaces And 70 Guests Amongst Our Expansive Outdoor Patio. Barrio Is Located Near The Chicago River, Right On The Cusp Of Downtown In River North.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 940-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Barrio offers a full-service catering menu featuring Chef favorites like housemade salsa, from-scratch tacos, entrees, and more. Our team specializes in off-premise events and celebrations. Contact events@barriochicago.com and a member of our team will be back in touch with you soon.

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate to grand, our passionate and skilled events team is ready to plan the event of your dreams! Contact events@barriochicago.com to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Manager: (877) 734-0980

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark + Kinzie

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,317 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Mexican

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  1. SP

    SaraP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Thought we would try this place after a show at the Merchandise Mart. It was offensively expensive, and we dine out all the time. Had 1 drink because they were already made and left. Went to another place in neighborhood and had a great meal. This restaurant's prices were obnoxious, do not recommend!
  2. s

    shazzbhalla

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Very loud club music distracted from food and great service. Please turn it down for the diners.
  3. N

    Nick

    Grand Rapids

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was fine, foods very spicy, which we loved but a heads up could be necessary for some patrons
  4. MT

    MelanieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!!! I love this place and I keep coming every time I want a good shot! It never disappoints. Best Mexican food in chicago!
  5. A

    Audrei

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My waitress was very sweet! I think its a bit pricey, $19 for 3 tacos, ridiculous. But I did love the Nachos, I will be back for those soon. The drinks were okay and $16. My friend and I felt it was not worth it for that price.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    18th birthday
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my husband’s birthday! They gave us complementary ice cream! Food and drinks were delicious! Service was great! Loved the vibe there. Will definitely be back
  8. LB

    LeeBW

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was FABULOUS! Blueberry cornbread is my new obsession. Bloody Mary… amazing. And Jack, our waiter, was great. Loved it!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    What restaurant
  10. KH

    KaileyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margs and food were great, the atmosphere is higher energy. Good for dinner with friends/drinks before going out
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Came to Barrio before attending a concert at the House of Blues. Delicious food and great service. Only negative was that it was pretty cold inside at the tables near the bar. Overall: great experience 🪩
  12. PM

    PhylintressM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful great food and aesthetic. Brunch was great. Try the blueberry cornbread.
  13. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, our favorite was the chorizo omelette. Server was very nice and helped us choose what to order!
  14. SD

    SmokeDaddy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, and the service was even better. From the start, we ordered, cocktails and margaritas. I got a Mezcal margarita which was crafted beautifully and offered a nice, sweet yet smoky flavor to it. Done we moved over to a margarita picture which was a little bit more ice forward but the creation altogether was phenomenal for the food. I got a burrito bowl with the shrimp, which was fairly good, but I wish I had gotten something else on the menu as I didn’t feel, there was enough “WOW” factor. I would need to go there again and perhaps try a new dish. The person I was with orange is a short rib, which did have that “WOW” factor.
  15. g

    gemini

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything we ate was delicious. Staff was friendly and efficient. Cocktails need more work and more alcohol (all 3 tequilas in the tequila flight tasted the same, except for garnishes and they were bland). And please replace the cheap looking furniture in the Casita room and try to make it match the rest of the restaurant's cool ambiance. We will definitely come back
  16. AH

    AliciaH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with colleagues for dinner and the food was great! We will definitely go here again when visiting Chicago.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, loved the ambiance. It did take the waiter a little long to check in with us during the greeting and throughout the meal, but other then that it was a great day experience. We will definitely be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was my boyfriend’s 30th birthday. I brought him here to try something new. Previously, I’ve eaten here, but he hasn’t. When I ate here, it was several years ago and still, this place hasn’t changed. He was very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. Our server, Shaun, was excellent! So accommodating and personable. Thank you!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything specially the service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience, good drinks and delicious food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Taylor was exceptional and went above and beyond. If only we could get her every time we visit!
  22. VB

    VanessaB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    I did not enjoy the food sadly, everything sounds amazing but fell short. Fajitas were over cooked and beyond charred. Guac was just blahh and while the seasonal toppings should have made up for the average base they got lost in the sauce. Cucumber jalapeño marg wasn’t spicy but refreshing. Server was kind and busters were on top of their game. Might try again next year when patio is open.
  23. G

    Gina

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good, but we were disappointed about the menu, first of all, it was offensive that the chef says they are trying to keep the Mexican flavors with “ a touch of sophistication”, which implies that Mexicans are not sophisticated. The taco plate includes 3 tacos, but they will not let you choose different taco styles and you have to choose only 1 type of taco. They also do not include beans in the platter, which we thought was weird for a Mexican restaurant. For these reasons I will not return.
  24. JR

    JosephR

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the waiter was good very attentive but not overly bothersome .
  25. UK

    UmaK

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Ambience was not good, food was not good. Will not come back.
  26. SB

    SaraiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pretty good , busy, dark and the food was good but it was pretty pricey
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Way to loud , let like I was at a disco nightclub. Couldn’t hear any conversation with my fellow diners
  28. L

    Launa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I had guacamole as an appetizer and tacos for my main course. Portions were small relative to the price, and the meat and guacamole wasn't that flavorful. In addition, the menu was pretty inflexible; mixing different types of tacos was prohibited. I would come again for a happy hour (the ambience was great) but not for a full meal.
  29. a

    angelab

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Nice interior vibe. Music a bit loud tho. Maybe a notch lower would help when having table talk.
  30. p

    pedros

    Chihuahua

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent service Great food
  31. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    A busy night seemed to take its toll on both the bar and the kitchen. My waiter apologized to me and surrounding tables multiple times about how slow things were to come out. I finally got my cocktail after my entree. Thankfully the waiter comped the drink. I had ordered the duck carnitas then was informed they were out of it. The waiter's suggestion of quesabirria was quite disappointing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    goat margarita was outstanding!
  33. AB

    AshBash

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Brunch was nice and the service was good. However, I believe management was changed! I remember going to Barrio for brunch and there’d be a DJ and everyone was having an fun and amazing time. It was so fun, you had to book at-least a week in advance to get a spot! Also the brunch menu used to be different as well, and I was hoping to see that menu. With all the changes, I still enjoyed myself but the experience was completely different.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Sat outside. The churros and fried chicken were amazing. I’ll be back.
  35. KF

    KaraF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waitress, Daniela, was awesome. The menu was a bit limited. Guac was very good. The pop music was way too loud. I understand there may be some limits on mixing up the tacos but if I order three tacos I want to be able to choose three different tacos and in fact I can only eat two. The crowd was very young but good for them!
  36. K

    Kuno

    Chicago

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    First time exactly this restaurant and we have to say our experience was very good. We love the food, drinks, service and the live DJ, very good vibe once we walk in. A must experience if ever in the area, their version of the Adobo is delicious.
  37. F

    Frequenteater

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It’s just Ok, the mushrooms tacos are great.
  38. f

    foodreviews

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our party of five shared several plates and found all to be delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Hostess readily agreed to move our party from a table in the middle of the room to a booth, which greatly aided our conversation. We found the prices to be very reasonable for the location in downtown Chicago. Fun, dynamic atmosphere. This was our first visit and we will definitely return.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  40. h

    harishr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food and capable service but on the expensive side

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barrio using the Order Online button. Barrio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 940-9900.

Barrio is rated 4.5 stars by 2317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Barrio

65 W Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark + Kinzie

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 940-9900

  • Catering

    Barrio offers a full-service catering menu featuring Chef favorites like housemade salsa, from-scratch tacos, entrees, and more. Our team specializes in off-premise events and celebrations. Contact events@barriochicago.com and a member of our team will be back in touch with you soon.

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate to grand, our passionate and skilled events team is ready to plan the event of your dreams! Contact events@barriochicago.com to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Manager: (877) 734-0980

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