We tried Barrio Star after our friends raved about it. Unfortunately, we didn't feel the same way. The waiter bragged about the margaritas - we found them to be very weak and not particularly spectacular. Food was very average - not much spice and not much flavor. The service was what was really terrible though. The waiter brought out our appetizer and entrees at the same time and shrugged apologetically. Halfway through dinner, he reappeared to announce that he had been cut for the evening and would we mind settling our bill? Overall, we felt like they were trying to get us out the door from the minute we sat down. Not worth the visit, particularly when there are so many better places to find Mexican food in San Diego.