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El Barrio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“quesadilla” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (62 reviews)
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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 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 CameonS
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We are locals and this is our only go to place for Mexican themed food. Ingredients are very fresh, sauces have great flavor and adequate heat. There are wonderful daily specials. I’m very fond of their fish tacos, veggie quesadillas and several pork dishes. The...More

1  Thank brysonW
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I took my BF to Do Barrio for a casual birthday lunch and he loved it. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. I had the enchiladas with chicken and he had the pepto. We were on the fence before eating beacaue Mexican...More

Thank Darryl M
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This place was packed on a Wednesday evening! I squeezed onto a bar stool and had a great meal. The bar tender was very efficient, attentive and polite. The drinks were good with a nice variety of options with the Mexican food theme. All the...More

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We loved the menu so decided to wait for a table on a busy Friday night. SO GLAD we did. The food was delicious, as expected. But the BEST part was our waiter, Juan S. He was fast, friendly, and incredibly generous. I don’t think...More

Thank D_SeymourMS
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

My son and I drove to El Barrio because it was rated #1 for lunch on Trip Advisor. It was worth finding a parking place in downtown Birmingham and filling the parking meter to eat there. We were greeted by a friendly staff. The hostess...More

Thank Keswick87
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Wow what a great dinner experience! All the positive reviews are spot on. If you're in B'Ham don't miss this place. The service, food and atmosphere are excellent.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Arrived about 7:30 on a Wednesday night, place was packed(good sign) just so happened that 2 bar stools became available shortly after we arrived! I had the citrus braised pork tacos and my colleague had the bacon quesadilla, both we’re absolutely outstanding, food came out...More

Thank Wade M
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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
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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