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Cocina del Barrio

5036 France Ave N, Edina, MN 55410
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Ranked #30 of 84 Restaurants in Edina
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Price range: $14 - $30
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 50th & France
Description: This restaurant recently opened at the shops at 50th and France. It is a sister restaurant of Barrio Tequila Bars in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is very trendy and quite good!
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English first
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Minneapolis airport is rated as one of the top airports in the country. I have never taken the time to eat at the airport, but had a long wait time and decided to have a bite to eat. The place has a bar and tables and big screen televisions. We ordered a couple of beers, they have about 5-6... More

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Ames, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a delightful lunch at Cocina del Barrio. Everything we had was quite good. It was a beautiful day, and we ate outside, which certainly enhanced our experience. Started our meal with their freshly made guacamole with a side of a smoky salsa. We shared the goat cheese and beet salad and the chicken tinga salad. Also, I had one... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Won't bother going back for another visit. The decor is interesting, but that would not be enough to save this place for me -- unless they up the ante and do something like La Casa Bonita... I love Mexican foods and like to try them eating out and creating meals at home, so this wasn't our first experience with the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The 'rita was great. The food was flavorful, fresh and very authentic in flavor with a non traditional flair on presentation. I was seriously disappointed with the price. 2 sopes for 10 bucks. Fresh quac was fabulous but then when we ran out of chips we were charged another dollar for more chips. WTH is that, we were not even... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I stopped by Barrio mid-afternoon on a Saturday and took a high-top table in the front bar area. There were many great tables available due to it being between the lunch and dinner timeframes. We had attentive service right from the beginning and started with their Trinity margaritas and chips with a salsa trio of roasted tomato-chile,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went to Barrio last night with some friends and it was a cool place, but... I loved the food, excellent food, very authentic Mexican. But $5 a taco is insane... I lived in Cancun for 7 years and even in the most expensive tourist areas they don't charge that much... And when my wife asked for a margarita the waiter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant while strolling down Frances Ave. We were lured by the aroma of the wood grill. As we stood outside debating, a couple of regular visitors raved to us about the place and so we followed them in. The guacamole alone would have sent us home happy. It was the freshest and tastiest... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went here July 4, 2013 and were pleasantly surprised. Like the others have mentioned, the service is slow and I never was able to get a soft drink refill, but the food was really good. We got the guacamole and chips and had the pork burritos. The waiter did point out which were the "small plates". The burritos weren't... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Took a LONG time for food and I was alone long after the rush on a slower night. Food wasn't that great. Drinks were good though. Atmosphere was very nice. Typical Edina restaurant-nice ambience, hip crowd, food is nothing to write home about. Overall, I doubt ill be back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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640 reviews 640 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
820 helpful votes 820 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Food is quite good, but the portions are miniscule. They aren't lying when they call them small plates. Stopped in for a bite during the Edina Art Fair and it was not crowded at all. Tried to put us in a far away corner and we asked for a different table. Service was ok, not very polished. Good guacamole, chips... More

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