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Barrio

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$$$
Downtown
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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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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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Margaritas and great food

Whenever in Minneapolis downtown I always visit Barrio. I love the variety of Margaritas and tequila shots they have to offer. The food is great and service is prompt. Must visit if you like Mexican cuisine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
IQKaur
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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  • Bar scene
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Barrio for a number of years and have never had a bad experience here. I have had several items from the menu and all of them range from good - excellent. The Corn Chowder has been on the menu for years. Rich, creamy and yummy! Roasted corn, roasted Poblano peppers and topped with some sort... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent food available in small portions so you can sample many dishes. The guacamole is great as the tacos. Great specialty drinks as well. The dragon margarita was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Highly recommend this place. Great food and amazing service. Our wait staff never let our beverage get below 1/2! Now that is service! Take time to visit this little gem of a place!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having visited this restaurant 2 years ago, I was so looking for returning. The Barrio didn't disappoint. The pork carnitas were hot and delicious and the Blackberry Mojito was out of this world! Had to have 2 of those. Decided to visit one more time before flying home. Again, both the food and service was exemplary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went for happy hour to celebrate a birthday - great chance to try multiple menu items. Nothing disappointed! We drank and feasted for a very reasonable amount. Had to order seconds on our favorites. Fun atmosphere. Definitely going back when in Minneapolis again.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It was nice to sit outside on the Nicollet Mall for lunch at Barrio. The lunch special was a deal at $10 given the generous amount of food. The shrimp salad was flavorful; don't miss the super-fresh guacamole and the house margarita. I was also impressed with the fast service during a busy noon hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Whenever in Minneapolis downtown I always visit Barrio. I love the variety of Margaritas and tequila shots they have to offer. The food is great and service is prompt. Must visit if you like Mexican cuisine.

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice place to sit outside and have drinks and appetizers! Went last night and again today with different group! Margaritas and White Sangrias are very good! Chips and fresh guacamole amazing! Salsas were quite spicy but good in small moderation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had some time to kill in Minneapolis, so per a friend's recommendation I checked out Barrio for lunch. I sat on the patio and enjoyed people watching while I had a chicken taco and potato sopes. I was pleased to be enjoying some good Mexican food all the way in Minnesota. I also had a Mamacita Margarita made with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Making reservations through Google Maps was so easy. First time doing that and just a breeze. I am not a fan of tall tables and I would have picked somewhere else had I known that was pretty much all they had. The food was good, nothing amazing. At one point someone swopped by and took a plate without asking that... More 

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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: Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub

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?