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Barrio Star

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2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329 (Nutmeg)
Close to downtown and all major bus routes.
619-501-7827
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Some great tacos

Really enjoyed the tacos that I had here. The restaurant was really full that night and with all those people it was pretty loud inside and hard to have a conversation. The waitress was on top of everything and attentive. I also enjoyed the decor -la dia de los muertos- is the theme. Worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
CCECH2014
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Key West, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

WOW, try the tortilla soup it was absolutely amazing we ended up passing it around it was so good. I had carnita tacos and it was another great choice. Everything the family ordered was great. This is a must try restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Really enjoyed the tacos that I had here. The restaurant was really full that night and with all those people it was pretty loud inside and hard to have a conversation. The waitress was on top of everything and attentive. I also enjoyed the decor -la dia de los muertos- is the theme. Worth a visit

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The food and service are wonderful. Also the have different cocktails and beers which is an extra if you want to have fun with your friend or your partner. They give you free nachos too! I will go back for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Everything is excellent. Tortillas are just the best with butter and served warm. Chicken is always fresh. Service sometimes a little pokey but competent. Great flavor and inventive dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food was a bit spicy, which I wish they would've warned me about, but minus one sauce and it would've been perfect! We capitalized on the Taco deal (kinda a deal) for taco Tuesday and they were very good! No entertainment, even though we were told maybe they would have some (maybe later?) but friendly staff and quick service.

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La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding Mexican food, unique and very tasteful. The tacos were excellent. Service was friendly and prompt. But, very loud and rocky tables.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Dia de los Muertos decor was festive, fun and inviting. Our waitress was prompt and she provided personalized service with attention to detail. I ordered a tortilla soup, a beef taco and two carnitas tacos, which were fried crisp. The meal was delicious and comforting. And I can't wait to go back!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We chose this from a recommendation in Fodors. Bad idea. Margaritas, served in a standard glass, were fair at best. Nachos were taco chips out of a bag with barely warm beans and the cheapest melted cheese. No flavor to speak of. Looking at other people's dishes, it was clear that this place serves the kind of pretend-Mexican filler that... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Occasional slow service and overpriced entrees but awesome taco Tuesday deals. This place can get super busy so be prepared to wait!

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I love the potato tacos and barrio margaritas here! The service is not awesome, but luckily the food makes up for it. They have great happy hour specials and often run deals on groupon and living social!

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Additional Information about Barrio Star

Address: 2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
Phone Number: 619-501-7827
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
    (Nutmeg)
  • Public Transportation: Close to downtown and all major bus routes.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-501-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?