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Barrio

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$$$
Downtown
Latin, Bar
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423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (10th and Nicollet)
There is an available public transit bus stop right in Nicollet Mall in front of Barrio.
612-333-9953
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Barrio is a classy-casual restaurant and tequila bar specializing in chef...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small place good food

This place on a warm day is full of energy The guacamole is great The adobe quesadilla is really good and of course there are 100's of tequilas available

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Jeff S
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I love all of the vegetarian options. The guacamole is to die for and I always have to order the queso fundito and the corn chowder... Amazing! I like to try different margaritas each time and got the strawberry one this last time which was very tasty. I always have a good time and the food is spot on. My... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went here on the recommendation of my hotel. It was a Monday night but the restaurant was quite busy & has a good buzz about it. The staff were very friendly & took the time to explain how the portions worked & give recommendations. I ordered the beet & goats cheese salad & the chicken skewers, both of which... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place on a warm day is full of energy The guacamole is great The adobe quesadilla is really good and of course there are 100's of tequilas available

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We've visited Barrio on several occasions and the meal is always good. The service isn't as friendly and prompt as past visits. We will continue to visit while downtown. Great patio seating when it's nice outside.

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch shortly after arriving in town and were sat right away. The menu has a lot of interesting choices but few of them seemed well executed. Our margaritas were all just OK, nothing special despite the place being a tequila bar. They barely give you any chips (and have the audacity to charge you for... More 

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Cedar Rapids
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Start with the homemade guacamole...do NOT pass it up. Best we've ever had..it's that simple!! Then move on to the fish tacos. My wife had ahi tuna and mahi mahi. I had the skirt steak and the mahi mahi. I tried her ahi tuna and she tried the skirt steak. Let's just say these easily compete with the fish tacos... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Well reviewed, frequently lauded by the press, but it doesn't feel like thy are still giving it there best. Nothing to complain about in particular, but not much to recommend either.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Barrio was such a pleasant surprise! We weren't sure what we wanted and it was early- so we stopped in Barrio to check out their happy hour deals. The happy hour appetizers and margaritas were so delicious that we stayed for dinner. The presentation of the food was gorgeous and each dish had unique flavor and was so good! The... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is absolutely the finest Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis. I come in the city once every 3 month and all the time I get in touch in this restaurant. I love it.

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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed Barrio's. Many uniques food items on menu. Small plate items are perfect. Our tacos were great and we enjoyed the chips and guacamole too. A little spendy but everything we ordered was good. Nice atmosphere and it was quiet on Monday night. Will go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (10th and Nicollet)
  • Public Transportation: There is an available public transit bus stop right in Nicollet Mall in front of Barrio.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 612-333-9953

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Latin, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?