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Barrio Costero


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Barrio Costero was built by four friends with a passion for creating remarkable experiences through community, collaboration, and sharing delicious food. Our name, Spanish for "coastal neighborhood," embodies our approach to seasonal cooking and genuine hospitality in the vibrant seaside community of Asbury Park. Mexican folklore has an expression for these rare and serendipitous connections: "once in a rabbit moon." Our logo, rooted in Aztec tradition, represents our commitment to creating one-of-a-kind experiences that add up to more than the sum of their parts.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch
Mexican, Latin
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried 7 or 8 different items on the menu and all were excellent. The waiter gave us great explanations of each dish. We shared everything we ordered. You cant go wrong.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jasonjl17
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We went for dinner with friends they had been before. They ordered a variety of plates, each one was so good, it’s a shame you can’t eat more than what you can, lol. If you want to sit outside you need go early or be...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

Happened upon this spot when another restaurant we love was closed. Great Bartenders, fantastic fantastic margaritas, and delicious, but different Mexican food. Very fresh and light. Love the Tacos! Try to get here weekly!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jojothetiger
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

What a delightful surprise this place was! The food was carefully prepared, beautifully presented, and thoughtfully served. It is sort of a fresh look at Mexican/Spanish favorites served sort of Tapas Style. We had the Scallops, that were served with a Quinoa, Nachos, Carne Asado,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tedyasi
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Nice location, hip decor. Concept is not for everyone, small plate menu, chef does not allow changes/modifications to menu items so if you are not into extremely spicy food - you may not enjoy your meal. Drinks and bar scene seem to be the draw.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

This restaurant offers a different style of service than usual. Meals come out at different times which really makes you share what was ordered, which is the effect they are going for here. May take a bit of getting use to, but foot is good,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gregg A
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

I'm sitting here stuffed and completely satisfied. My husband high fived me in the car on the way home. We ordered five dishes to share plus dessert. We definitely overate but w/e. Everything was amazing, especially the pork belly. The best part was that everything...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Thisdoes N
Reviewed December 11, 2018

8 of us had a dinner reservation on a Friday night. We were lead back to a section behind a macrame “wall” Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. With food, some was a big hit, some not....but the noise level was beyond loud...between the loud...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KTrunz
DerekB2392, Manager at Barrio Costero, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your review. We take all reviews seriously. We apologize for the volume of the restaurant. It is something we are working on improving. We hope you please come by again & dine with us.

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Don’t listen to the negative reviews below. This place feels like NYC but in the heart of Asbury Park. The reviews below almost stopped me from coming here. But glad I didn’t listen. The starters were to die for. The tacos made my mouth water....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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DerekB2392, Manager at Barrio Costero, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you Jennifer for defending our restaurant. LOL We appreciate the fact you came in despite the current reviews & judged for yourself. I believe I spoke to your table personally & heard this story from you & your guests. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I dined here on October 24 2018. My girlfriend likes Mexican food and I noticed the good reviews, so we decided to try. There is street paid Parking only. Inside the atmosphere was hipster with music playing. We ordered the beef and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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DerekB2392, Manager at Barrio Costero, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

We're sorry you & your girlfriend had an unpleasant experience with us. We should have provided you with more chips (free of charge) if you wanted more. I apologize if my server did not offer you & your girlfriend We would like to invite you...More

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