We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Barrio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“quesadilla” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (62 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (435)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

61 - 70 of 432 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 hotels in Birmingham
Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection
84 reviews
.23 miles away
Redmont Hotel Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton
620 reviews
.24 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown - The Tutwiler
1,240 reviews
.36 miles away
SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB
389 reviews
.51 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro 218
168 reviews
.23 miles away
Cafe Dupont
164 reviews
.21 miles away
Paramount
126 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Birmingham Museum of Art
481 reviews
.55 miles away
McWane Science Center
862 reviews
.34 miles away
Alabama Theatre
187 reviews
.39 miles away
Lyric Theatre
26 reviews
.39 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jlg917
April 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kyle P | Reviewed this property |
No reservations and check their website for daily hours. I know they're closed on Monday...
0
Votes
mstand3333
December 20, 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Tkdpal | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing one.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing