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Barrio Star

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Mexican
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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
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    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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English first
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been there several times. The food is always great but my favorite thing is their Blood Orange Margarita but you need to order with the jalapeño tequila. So good! Always yummy

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A pleasant, energetic place with excellent gormet mexican food, great for lunch or anytime. Drinks are plentiful, service is excellent

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San Diego, California, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I loved that place. I had chicken tacos and margarita. It was so delicious that I ordered two more tacos. I loved the atmosphere.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Barrio Star is in a nice neighborhood and the locale is good fun for a drink or two. Nice decor too. The food is Westernized MEX with ok flavors, but not near as authentic as we would like for our taste buds.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were given use of a side room where we could chat and socialize and the happy hours are Saturday and Sunday 4-7 and the drinks and food are very reasonable and we all had a great time. The waitress Kanita and the waiters were all just great. Try it you will like it.

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San Diego, California
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is very tasty and natural. The service is friendly and the location is convenient. We eat here often.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Met a girlfriend for drinks in the late afternoon - it was a cool little place... I had the White Sangria - so fruity, light and DELICIOUS! We also had amazing tortillas in jalapeno butter - although I would have liked a little more kick, they were perfect!

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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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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?