Having only been to a happy hour at Barrio , but been impressed by their delicious barside tacos, we booked a 6 pm table on New Years Eve. We arrived 7 minutes before 6, there were eight empty tables, set and ready to go. The hostess politely informed we'd have to wait a 'bit'. We had to stand in the cold, breezy entrance of the place for 7 minutes when apparently, the hostess was given the all clear to seat us. The wait staff seemed new, not familiar with the menu and besieged by the 6 pm seating. Ridiculous, we could have been seated and drink order taken before the other reservations came in and the place got busy. The waitress we had was , as sated, unfamiliar with the menu and the New Year's eve drink specials and more time was lost as she had to find out what they were. The drinks are unimaginative, you can get much better at other local establishments. The salad was fresh, although it had a choice of only two dressings , neither of which particularly appealed us. We had the fried plantains with carnitas and guac as an app. Skimpy with the fillings and should have been served hotter.We order the paella mixta for two. Barrio had 3 New Year's Eve seatings that night, we had the second one at 6 pm and the rice in the paella showed the stress. Very mushy. It had a good flavor although I expected to find the classic mussels or clams in it. It was supposed to come with chicken and chorizo and seafood. We had chicken, fish,calamari, 2, count 'em, 2 shrimp. No chorizo. Accompanied by 3 slices of grilled bread, if it had oil on it, we couldn't taste, just dry lackluster pieces of bread stuck upright in the chorizo. When the waitress delivered the paella, she did not clear the salad plates and it was apparent we were expected to eat our dinner off the salad plates with the same utensils. We had churros and chocolate for dessert. The churros had spent a minute too long in the fryer and were dark brown but still tasty enough. We were very disappointed that a New Year's Eve at Barrio was disorganized, chaotic and just ok. Probably would drop in for happy hour tacos but doubt if we'd pop for a meal there again.