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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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“brunch” (32 reviews)
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Opens in 24 min
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 January 2, 2018 via mobile

It’s hip and trendy, but I could care less about that. What I like about it is the warm and intimate atmosphere, wonderful food, and great service. We had a 45 minute wait at the bar on a Wednesday night after Christmas. We had cranberry...More

Thank DanaLfromKY
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, awesome service (Andrea) and delicious food. We struggled to find a spot to park our car, but this is normal for a downtown restaurant.

Thank Henrique T
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Recently had dinner at this place with my son who goes to UAB. Very good food, And the grapefruit margarita was tasty. Will visit again.

Thank _maliato
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

So according to Trip Advisor El Barrio is the #1 restaurant for lunch in Birmingham. Really? We found the staff to be less than friendly. We have no idea what was going on with the hostess and servers, but they just were not engaged in...More

Thank WendyBil
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Very busy and popular restaurant. We were there on a Friday night and had to wait a while for a table, but the bar area, although busy, was friendly and serving good drinks. The food was delicious. Some interesting twists on classic Mexican cuisine and...More

1  Thank joanneh2000
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

After hearing positive reviews from family & friends, I️ decided to visit. I️ have a small group of 20+ international people coming to town for a technical class. I️ found the service to be poor, drinks extremely inconsistent, but food to be good. This is...More

Thank jrob320
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Had business dinner here with 7 colleagues, and we had an outstanding experience. Service was prompt and friendly. The food had great taste. For appetizer consider the plantains. For dinner consider the flat iron steak. Everything was served just right for our entire party.

1  Thank AlfredoMartin
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Their al pastor taco is perfection. I travel weekly for work all over the US and eat a lot of tacos so I’d consider myself a subject matter expert.

1  Thank ladyrbeatty
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We were looking local and quaint before a SEC football game. We picked a winner!! The food was 2nd only to the service which was 1st class!!!!! The dishes on the menu can scare a person who likes traditional dishes but our server said “trust...More

1  Thank nsmcdonald
Reviewed October 30, 2017

A local recommended this place... we weren't disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive. The food all tasted fresh and was a unique spin on Mexican. We enjoyed the grapefruit sangria with brunch and the staff did not balk when my daughter asked for something...More

1  Thank Evelyn W
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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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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
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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