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El Barrio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“guacamole” (55 reviews)
“meatloaf” (27 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 May 22, 2017

Fabulous food and a great value. The specials are a must try. They are very busy all hours. Get there early for dinner if you don't want to wait.

Thank kquinn88
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try a local spot I had no been to before and this place was good! They use all fresh ingredients which I enjoyed. We got to sample the beers and I loved their lager! Superb. Definitely would come back.

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed May 19, 2017

We were there visiting family and were taken to El Barrio for dinner. It was really good and the staff was a lot of fun and intermingled with us. The good was served quickly and hot. We all had great dishes and had plenty to...More

Thank Val A
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This is one of our favorites! El Barrio never disappoints. I took my daughters there after a voice recital at a local theater. Good wine, even better margaritas, best salsa in Birmingham and small or large plates depending on your appetite. It was the perfect...More

1  Thank dmdean2017
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

We decided on El Barrio after reading reviews online. We were only in town one night, Cinco de Mayo, and we didn't arrive until around 8pm. The wait was 2 hours long, which we didn't quite expect that lengthy of a wait. We got drinks...More

Thank samiley
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant with exceptional service!! Margaritas are delicious with a variety of flavors and Bobby did a great job making them!! Food delicious!! Definitely get the guacamole and queso!We got quesadillas and enchiladas they were so fresh and tasty!! The salad served with the...More

Thank nieci
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon El Barrio after brunch at a nearby restaurant. Looking to have a couple of early afternoon drinks, we settled in for yet another meal. The drinks were unique and creative and the beer selection is thoughtful and local. The food is certainly...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Well let me tell you something, El Barrio IS brunch. It is not just a simple meal served here, it is a masterpiece spawned from great food and drinks. I had the A.M. burrito and my fiance had the Chilaquiles with chicken. Both were phenomenal...More

Thank Shane K
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Great dinner, reasonably priced, fresh and flavorful food. Poetions were perfectly sized. Atmosphere was a little loud, but fast and friendly service.

Thank brdiga
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Have always seen the great ratings and wanted to go, but we don't eat Mexican or Tex mex too often...so, off we went on a Friday after work. They open at 5. We were there at 5:15 and it was full. Parking is on the...More

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
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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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Response from Tkdpal | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing one.
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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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