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423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)
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Ranked #115 of 1,578 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Warren, Michigan, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

walked for hotel t grab a quick lunch was told by hotel to hit either Newsroom or the Local. almost did but across the street was Barrio, was looking for quick and easy and being a late lunch this seemed like a better choice. Very large selection of tequila's and full bar. Tried the sashimi grade fish taco's, very good,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We tried several of the small plates and enjoyed them all. Portions are generous. It was happy hour on a Friday night and it was a lively place, but a bit noisy for my taste. All in all I would recommend to someone who enjoys the lively bar scene, but not someone looking for a quiet place for dinner.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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214 reviews 214 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have been here many times for happy hour and have always left happy. The happy hour food is quite nice but the guacamole really shines above the rest. The last time I was here I discovered the tequila flights. These guys have these selections of tequilas that come in shots of 3 from silver to resposado. You get to... More

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St. Paul
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great food with a decent craft beer selection. We had appetizers along with beer, so that is my perspective. I make this a stop when in the area in the evening. Great ambiance.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great food, ambiance and service describes best Barrio Restaurant. When in Minneapolis must visit Barrio's.

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