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423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)
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Ranked #88 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Latin, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 10th and Nicollet
Transit: There is an available public transit bus stop right in Nicollet Mall in front of Barrio.
Description: Barrio is a classy-casual restaurant and tequila bar specializing in chef driven Latin-American cuisine with a sultry and hip Latin-theme bar atmosphere located in downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina. Barrio offers made to order guacamole, salads, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, and tamales along with snapper ceviche and larger plates such as Seared Ahi Tuna, Chicken Chimichurri and Ribeye. The extensive beverage menu displays over 100 varieties of tequila, authentic cocktails and wine selections. Happy Hour is available Monday-Friday 3-6pm and 10-midnight. Join us on our extremely popular patio seating area(first come, first serve), located on Nicollet Mall for an ideal experience to relax and people-watch while sipping “The Trinity” our hand crafted signature margarita! DJ Music keeps the crowd going late night every Friday and Saturday night from 11pm to close. Private Dining and/or Event Space is available at each location.
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75% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the things I miss most about Texas is the Tex-Mex food that one can find practically anywhere. It's reliable, cheap, and doesn't disappoint. I could not find that anywhere in the Twin Cities, and I tried many places. I finally went to Barrios and hit nirvana. First of all, their tequila and tequila drinks are wonderful; my favorite... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I were staying in downtown Minneapolis. We went to Barrio for dinner and I had the trillio margarita. I was the best I had in 20 years (only 2nd to one I had in Bahamas a long time ago). My husband and his cousin had the house barrio margaritas. The restaurant serves food "tapas" style so the... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Bartender (sorry, forgot his name, he had traveled many times to Colombia). He was awesome. He explained the different types of tequila and was a pleasure to talk to. Various salsas are spicy and full of flavor. Enjoyed the ambiance inside (although there was also a hopping patio).

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here for drinks and appetizers and we were not disappointed. The house margaritas were delicious and the homemade guacamole was fabulous. The wait staff were all very polite mad prompt. This will be a place that we return.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Whenever I'm downtown between 3 - 6, I stop at Barrio for the great HH app menu. Always get the chicken and black bean tostada and at least one other item. Dinner is great too, but a little pricey - and they even charge for chips. So I'll stick to HH. Had to delete one star though for not having... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The only thing we got that was a rip-off last night was the queso fundido. Beware, they charge for additional tortillas and chips, even when they offer and you don't ask. $5 margarita, goat cheese sopes, chorizo slider (A+), it was all good and pretty inexpensive. I find their prices during regular hours a little high. If you can do... More

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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

food at the Barrio was very good. Had the Carnitas and Chicken Adobe tacos. Very flavorful. Smaller portions but very high quality. Server was extremely un-knowledgeable about the menu. He had no idea what most of the items were, tasted like etc. That is after he told us the menu was self explanatory. Hopefully, other servers have been trained on... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A great happy hour. Don't waist your time with the gringo taco, your at a great Mexican restaurant. Go for the pork sopas. They were fantastic! The rail margarita was good, as a tequila fan I upgraded and was not disappointed. Service was good setting outside was enjoyable.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Little plates offered. Lots of choices and everyone in our party enjoyed what was ordered. I liked the enchilada. Service was ok. Nice variety of margarita choices.

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We first tried the Barrio when visiting family a few years back. We had a wonderful time and incorporated a return into our most recent visit. Glad we did! Love the tequila selection (flights of three tequilas allow you to explore styles, regions and labels), small-bites menu, and staff (well-trained and very knowledgeable). Highly recommended!

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