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423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)
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Ranked #86 of 1,588 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Latin, Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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Sioux Falls, SD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a great tapas/appetizer dining experience. The queso is the best we've had. VERY highly recommended. Aside from one rude staff member, (commented likewise by the tables around us), the place is a must stop. Great drinks and a good time in a happening location. If Darwin is correct, the rude staff member is probably out of a job... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a couple of days of airport and poor hotel food this place was a wonderful change. The food was fresh, tasty and light. Good service and an extensive drinks menu (lots of tequila).

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you get to Terminal 2 at MSP, you have to try this place. I had Quinoa salad, and guacamole and chips, as was recommended by a friend, and both were amazing. The staff is very friendly, not what you typically find in an airport restaurant. The prices were decent considering you were in the airport. The food was amazing...I'm... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Snagged a seat at the bar for a quick lunch. My salad with chicken was yummy and my friend's lunch special arrived in record time. While I was on a business lunch and couldn't imbibe, the other folks dining at the bar had drinks that looked tempting. I would have liked to return to try one.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Business gathering there last night...so heavy on the aps and drinks. Incredible array of tequilas, their red sangria was awesome, guacamole rocked...the chicken chimi churri skewers were top notch. Great atmosphere drinks and food...not a huge selection on the menu but many different small options including tacos and skewers. Definitely will visit again!!!

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Usa, Japan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Food is very good and quite an eclectic range of choices. They offer a very nice Tequila (Azul), bartenders are friendly, and atmosphere is casual and relaxed even during weekdays. Will definitely return.

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London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Located in downtown Minneapolis this bar / restaurant offered a tapas style take on mexican / latin food. Upon arrival a few people were at the bar, but no one was eating in the restaurant - and since it was 7pm perhaps this was the omen we should have heeded. Deep fried empanadas were awful. The enchilada al pastor used... More

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Arlington, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Was impressed with beer and tequila selection (it is a tequila bar) and the quality of the food. Had the pork tacos which were unbelievable. Service was excellent as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been to barrio a few times, but only during happy hour. The chips and guacamole/salsa are definitely worth a try (and you can get more chips for an extra $1!). The tacos are also quite tasty - the pork and chicken are my favorites. Of course, no Mexican restaurant would be complete without good margaritas... Luckily, Barrio has it... More

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Medford, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We found Barrio on our way to the theater. We did no have reservations, so were concerned. But we were seated almost immediately, even though the place was packed. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. We liked their concept of ordering things throughout the meal as you go, trying this and that. Since we were... More

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Additional Information about Barrio

Address: 423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone Number: 612-333-9953
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 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 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Latin, Bar

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