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El Barrio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Just absolutely amazing! I enjoyed the meal, atmosphere and the customer service here. Attatched are some photos from my meal. I can't wait to return. :)

Thank Felicia J
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Yummy enjoyed it the two I have been. Very cool place to check out the yummy food and drinks. Definite place to check out in the ham.

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

El Barrio has become a go to place for dining with friends. The food is wonderful, the menu varies and offers new items to try, and it's a fun environment. It's usually crowded on, especially weekends, but worth the wait.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Met an old coworker for lunch. Service and food were great. The noise level is a bit loud for relaxed conversation. Otherwise very nice

Thank abby1182017
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Best Mexican restaurant in Birmingham. Great food, great atmosphere! One of our go to places for a group or date night.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

El Barrio is one of our favorite go to restaurants in the Birmingham area. It's upscale take on south of the boarder cuisine is exceptional. You won't find Tex/Mex here. From their hand made cocktails to a chorizo meatloaf entree, the dishes are fresh and...More

Thank 60something55
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Went on Saturday around 11:30. Very busy but we found seats at the bar which we prefer. Bobby the bartender is one of the best in town. Eclectic mix of traditional brunch with their own unique twists. I had the Cuban which was served open...More

1  Thank iceway519
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I went El Barrio on Thursday night really late. We got held up and there was nothing else open. The kitchen was closing in 10 minutes, but they seated us anyway and we got great service. We didn't feel rushed and they even made a...More

1  Thank kathysmithalabama
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Barrio is consistently excellent. Their local quality produce and inventive menu never cease to please. It can be noisy. Try the grapefruit margarita!

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We kept hearing about how amazing El Barrio was, and were not disappointed when we finally got a chance to eat there. Parking is a little challenging, but there is a lot just a few spots up if you’re willing to pay. Hostess was great...More

Thank Cameon S
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April 14, 2017|
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Response from Kyle P | Reviewed this property |
No reservations and check their website for daily hours. I know they're closed on Monday...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-868-3737
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