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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Barrio

Barrio
423 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)
612-333-9953
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Ranked #95 of 1,598 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Latin, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I am sure the food is good there and we would have had it but...we ordered one drink, one tequila and what we got was a 1oz shot of wayyyy overpriced tequila so we decided to not order food and we went some place else. When you are paying Barrio's prices for a shot of tequila they could be a little more generous as they are definitely making off the bottle. I felt like I was being robbed!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brevard County, FL
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159 reviews 159 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Tapas-style Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Fun outdoor seating area along Nicolette Mall made this a fun lunch stop. Server told us when we sat that the place specializes in tapas-style and that we might consider getting some things to share. Good suggestion! We ordered amish chicken quesadillos (a little spicy) and their home made fresh guacamole (served in a very unusual dish) with chips to split and it was more than enough for two. Prices were very reasonable. Would definitely go there again!

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Try the margarita and their chicken/corn enchiladas. Service is so-so, but the atmostphere is good. Always busy.

Visited August 2012
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Food, Indifferent Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Delicious food - nice open air seating; the service was efficient but rather indifferent. We had a good meal anyway with great company.

Visited August 2012
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Hermantown, Minnesota
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Soft shell crab taco - yum!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

We were seated inside, on the balcony level, which was nice as we overlooked the bar area. We had the made-to-order guacamole and chips which were fabulous. Would definitely order again. I had a soft shell crab and a pork carnita taco. The pork was moist and delicious but the soft shell crab was fabulous!! The tacos are tapas sized so i recommend trying a couple different types. My husband had the steak and said it was a little spicy but very good. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and made good recommendations. Great date place!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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