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Barrio Cafe

#11 of 2,473 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2814 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006-1205
+1 602-636-0240
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner with business colleagues. What a great experience. Great service and really nice food and drinks. Highly recommend it.

Thank ThamesP123
Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place during the week can get pretty busy and sometimes end up waiting a little while for a table.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arriving in Phoenix and on our way to the hotel, we decided to find some southwestern food and using Yelp, found this place. I admit, it wasn't the best looking place in the best neighborhood, but I never did feel out of place or unsafe. The parking is in the back as the street parking is not really available.... More 

Thank ioj27
Maquoketa, Iowa
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the cool vibe if both the inside and outside of this place, happy hour drink specials were very good, Richard our server was informed, pleasant and efficient. The house signature dish was a snow cooked pork in banana leaves, Cochinita Pibil was exceptional and a very generous portion as well as the Churros Rellenos for desert that... More 

Thank Michael V
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food.. pricy.. especially for lunch.. but good. Fresh guacamole.. overall ver delicious.. cool murals outside cant miss it..

Thank Charles W
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the bell hop at our hotel. My colleague and I were not disappointed. The atmosphere was lively and relaxing at the same time. Margaritas were perfectly balanced. The food was delicious. My friend's chicken was a tiny bit dry, but the mole sauce was so delicious it made up for it. I chose the Chiles... More 

Thank Sara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delis. Its an explosion of flavor with every bite. The service is wonderful and I can not wait to go back.

Thank Leslie J
Madison, Wisconsin
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to Barrio Cafe on a Sunday afternoon. I had really hoped that it would live up to its hype. I was afraid that it would be really busy. However, we were able to get a table for 5 after waiting a few minutes. The restaurant is smaller than I expected. A man was playing the... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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55 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very very small restaurant that is always crowded and gets great reviews but I can't understand why! Everything I ate was so spicy I was on fire and could not eat the really small portions of food. For the size of the portions it was expensive. I would never go back or recommend it.

Thank mercedes12345
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling w/a friend and wanted to try this place because of great reviews. Located next to a small strip mall. No reservations taken so be prepared to wait a little. Small bar w every tequila imaginable. Small eating area that is nothing dance but features local artists paintings. Margaritas come in a wide variety of flavors and are excellent. Homemade... More 

Thank Sue W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2814 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006-1205
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-636-0240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?