We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Tyler St. and Pine Ave., Carlsbad, CA
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Settled in the 1920s by people fleeing the Mexican Revolution, this...

Settled in the 1920s by people fleeing the Mexican Revolution, this historical neighborhood holds firmly to its Latino flavor despite the modern development around it, and boasts fine food and interesting shops.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
Tasty Mexican food in the Village

We visited on the tail end of happy hour (4-6pm). House margarita was good for the happy hour special. The patio seating is quite pleasant. The traffic isn't very noisy. Umbrellas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 18, 2016
Emily C
Riverside, California
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 12: English reviews
Riverside, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We visited on the tail end of happy hour (4-6pm). House margarita was good for the happy hour special. The patio seating is quite pleasant. The traffic isn't very noisy. Umbrellas are setup to block the sun. The inside of the restaurant felt very hot and seemed like the air wasn't moving. Much more comfortable outside. The food was all... More 

Thank Emily C
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

best shrimp tacos, you really get the "village" feeling on the dog friendly patio. Tasty margaritas with many tequilas to choose from.

Thank Mault
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

I've now been there twice. $5.00 tacos? A bartender that tells you how to order a shot of tequila with lime and salt? No thanks.

Thank raftingbuzz
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited during happy hour 3-7pm. $5 margaritas were excellent. Free chips and salsa. Tacos were tasty. Staff personable. Recommended. Sam and Joe (Scotland)

Thank dalyansam
Santa Monica
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Had a nice lunch outside under the marquis. Food good, prices a little steep for lunch. Should offer a lunch menu.

Thank Jeffrey N
Level Contributor
54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food that we tried was flavorless and dry. while the service was friendly, I wouldn't say efficient. The atmosphere is very loud, and the bar service is especially slow and unfriendly. The only thing I could see people wanting to come here for is for the outdoor patio for margaritas.

1 Thank Sarah T
Carlsbad, CA
Level Contributor
358 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent fresh made tortilla's , and every dish you can think of. Much better than standard Tex Mex. Indoor and outdoor dining even the bar has indoor and outdoor. Try their special Margaritas too.

Thank John R
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure of finding this local spot and delightlfy surprised at how wonderful the food was. We were on our way to Legoland, the kids wanted tacos, so, we were looking for the nearest TacoBell. Then I thought, you know, with Carlsbad Village nearby there must be a local Mexican spot which would be a notch above the 'bell.... More 

3 Thank Manuel L
Level Contributor
52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

except for Lola's and the El Torito market, this could be mistaken for any other nice quiet neighborhood. wide streets, clean yards, no junk cars in yards or on streets, very little graffiti, Barrio? it redefines the term

3 Thank apandaoside
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I like the Carlsbad Barrio because it's in walking distance of the beach but feels like Cabo San Lucas or a cleaner Puerto Vallarta... Try Lola's Market for a chille relleno, scrambled egg, cheese and salsa Fresca breakfast burrito cooked kitchen-style right before your eyes. Or maybe try El Puerto for the fish burrito and quesadilla... be sure to get... More 

5 Thank Holly_Jocoy

Been to Barrio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Barrio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?