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“Most Authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barrio Cafe

Barrio Cafe
Ranked #11 of 3,054 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Encanto
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Most Authentic Mexican”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The guacamole is a must! The food was also grate but the prices were too high. The place is small so be prepared for long wait.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank vicjar
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phoenix
2 reviews
“Really interesting and high quality Mexican”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Not a quiet place but the food is well worth it. Staff is great. Even the buser was fun to watch and we gave him a tip for his artful work.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Donald U
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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Craaaazy long wait at dinner!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

My dad had recommended this restaurant after having been during lunch on a weekday. The food is good and uses higher-quality ingredients than the average place, but not necessarily good enough to justify the prices. Throw in an hour wait for our food (in addition the 30 minutes standing outside waiting for a table) and seeing the tables around us served first even though they were seated later, and it was not worth it! Way too many people seated in our server's area. Maybe just go for lunch.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank sugarl1952
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San Diego, California
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Oustanding Mexican Fare”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Barrio Café serves Mexican food with a flare and unique dishes not found in run of the road Mexican eateries. Café is small but worth the visit for delightful Mexican dishes and pleasant service. Menu is limited but has great selections to choose.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank saint5
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ah-mazing!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

By far the best meal we had in Phoenix. Menu is a little confusing and its not the easiest place to find, but its worth it! Not your typical Mexican food but the best!

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1 Thank Promised Land Z
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