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Barbosa's Castillo


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout

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Reviewed January 4, 2019

You'd think something in a cool old building would have some ambiance? We were greeted and taken to a small table that was literally next to a bar and the kitchen doors. Why wouldn't you seat someone by one of the nice table windows? the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank healthcommando
Reviewed July 9, 2018

In an old boys school. This restaurant has been here many, many years. My wife was here about 40 years ago. She said it was the same as before. Food was ok, Drinks fine. A lot of steps for us old people. Have to try...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Wineman1963
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Service was good, food was good although my friend had fideo and said it tasted just like canned spaghetti. I upgraded my margarita from the house margarita and it was excellent. It was good, but nothing I would seek out if I were to return...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Pam J
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Not only is this one of our favorite restaurants, we truly enjoy visiting it! The enchiladas and fried tacos are the best. I recommend getting the choice of three every time. Our kids love the chips and cheese.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Back In The Day ... (sigh) ... Barbosa's was pretty good ... time passes ... standards lessen ... complacency develops and this is what one ends up with. The (costly) were cold and greasy. The server was disinterested and remote. The dish advertised as "Chicken...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Happy W
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Easily the best Mexican Cuisine in town. The downtown restaurant has a great atmosphere while the Frederick Ave location is more accessible.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 3joshr
Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is a wonderful place to eat if you enjoy Mexican food. I have been there many times never a bad meal.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jim L
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This restaurant was started in 1960 by the Barbosa family on their side porch a few blocks from where the Castillo sits today. The food has remained the same over all these years. My parents used to take me there for special celebrations - I...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank dianamA3543LH
Reviewed January 2, 2018

I love Barbosa and I grew up eating there but I found that prices keep raising every time I stop by and it is becoming less and less of a value to spend my money there. Amazing food though. I love the place.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Peter V
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite local mexican restaurants mostly because of the building. It's in an old stately home (castle) that has a lot of character. The food is good and the staff is always friendly.

Date of visit: September 2017
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