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Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Capitol Hill, Seattle
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    Keridwyn D.
    "Go to Barrio and get great happy hour - tacos, drinks and guac!"(21 Tips)
    Ben W.
    "House margarita and tacos were delicious!"(13 Tips)
    quinn h.
    "Great Happy Hour until 7pm."(12 Tips)
    Alexander L.
    "one of the best tequila"(11 Tips)
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  • margaritas
  • happy hour
  • tequila
  • good for dates
  • trendy
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  • Nick W.heart icon on user image
    Nick WoodDecember 2, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing food, great cocktails, huge unique space, delightful staff. And there’s *never* a wait!
  • JB R.heart icon on user image
    JB ReÿnołdšJanuary 12, 2019
    Been here 100+ times
    Chef Omar and the kitchen team do an excellent job. All the tacos (even the vegan opinions) are delicious. The bar program is awesome and the selection of agave is amazing.
  • Michael R.
    Michael ReidJuly 8, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Barrio Chopped salad with grilled chicken is delicious, moderately healthy and filling. Available in both a small and large portion. Also, the bar is full service!
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    Parity  June 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The new cocktail menu for summer 2012 is pure win. Come in on a Sunday when they're all six bucks and work your way through all you can...
  • Alexander L.heart icon on user image
    Alexander LobovMay 20, 2018
    Can’t speak to the food as I didn’t have any but they have one of the best tequila and mezcal collections I’ve ever seen.
  • Drew M.heart icon on user image
    Drew MilamDecember 22, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The nachos are awesome! Pair with a couple tacos and your margarita of choice, and you’ll be set!
  • Michael Reibel B.heart icon on user image
    Great tacos and a nice selection of agave based drinks! And it’s close to two great cocktail bars for an after dinner drink: Canon and Tavern Law ❤️
  • Martin G.heart icon on user image
    Martin GillespieAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar for dining. Interesting spin on Mexican cuisine. I always visit Barrio when I'm in town, often more than once.
  • Josh v.heart icon on user image
    Josh van HulstAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is seriously amazing! Great atmosphere, drinks are awesome, and the selection of food is so yummy
  • Ulysses ..heart icon on user image
    Ulysses .December 12, 2016
    Expensive braised pork bowl (over $13 via peach for a small container of 60% rice, 30% shredded pork, 10% veg & black beans) but very tender and flavorful so that makes up for it.
  • Arturo R.heart icon on user image
    Arturo RomJuly 24, 2016
    The place is simply amazing, the food and service even better!! Coming back soon for sure!
  • Olivia F.heart icon on user image
    Olivia FriedrichJuly 27, 2015
    The peach salad was so juicy and refreshing, corn on the cob was awesome, and the waiter we had was the best part. Such a nice guy
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerJune 25, 2015
    The vegetable cazuela is the perfect way to sample almost everything vegetarian, and the service is great even when crowded.
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 11, 2011
    Grandly scaled, candle-bedecked locations on both sides of Lake Washington have a touch of corporate chill, but the tequila-focused bar program is on par with the best in town. Read more
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseApril 28, 2019
    Michelada was just the right amount of spicy. And veggie tacos: Chorizo and Cauliflower - so tasty!
  • Greg W.
    Greg WilcoxApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible brunch options! Chorizo is great... Chorizo bacon is even better. Try the blood orange mimosa!
  • Heather C.
    Heather Coy MoonkaOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the prawn enchiladas! Seriously one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten! Get a bowl of chips for the sauce!
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerJanuary 9, 2019
    Do not miss the spiced cauliflower taco. It will change your life. Order two!
  • Christopher T.heart icon on user image
    Christopher TaylorSeptember 3, 2017
    Beat enchiladas I’ve ever had. Bean dip is awesome too.
  • C
    CJanuary 2, 2013
    The brunch menu was full of possibilities, but the French Toast was divine. A great date place.
  • Otilia P.heart icon on user image
    Otilia PascaNovember 29, 2017
    The vegan nachos are the best thing ever, date I say it, better than cheese nachos!
  • David G.heart icon on user image
    David GravesDecember 14, 2014
    Tamarind margaritas are really interesting. I recommend either taking the salt off the cup completely.
  • Riley ..
    Riley .April 10, 2022
    Been here 10+ times
    Bland everything, minus flavor, plus fillers and not much else. “Habanero” is apple sauce. “Cascabel” is adobo packing sauce for chipotle peppers. Was great 12 years ago, less so now.
  • Kaushik S.heart icon on user image
    Kaushik ShankarJuly 5, 2016
    This place has some great vegetarian options; try the nachos or enchiladas with smoked mushrooms.
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    TJanuary 14, 2019
    We like every taco we ordered. Rockfish is a good start.
  • Christy H.
    Christy HFebruary 12, 2016
    Loved the ambiance! Food and drinks were great! We will be back!
  • Lindsay S.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay SAugust 27, 2015
    Cameron is One of the best bartenders in town! He is hilarious and very talented.
  • Jóna D.
    Jóna DöggOctober 11, 2014
    Nice atmosphere and good drinks. Food portions could be a little bigger.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GardnerJuly 7, 2013
    Terrific place. Sit at the bar, get the cocktail "La Paloma" and talk to Alfredo the bartender, great guy. Foods good too.
  • Matt M.heart icon on user image
    Matt MitgangAugust 6, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    Monday night half off mezcal. 👌
  • Adam James Realty
    Adam James RealtyApril 29, 2016
    Amazing food. Happy hour between 3-6pm.
  • Devon D.
    Devon DDecember 31, 2010
    Quite possibly the BEST restaurant in this area of seattle..... Killer happy hour(2 dollar tacos) after 10pm... Very highly recommended for out of towners!!!!
  • Lee A.
    Lee AdamsNovember 20, 2013
    The Ghost Chile margarita is delicious, a great balance of heat and sweetness.
  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle TimesMay 12, 2010
    Features a wide selection of gourmet tacos such as pork shoulder with raisins and almonds. Pretty underappreciated for its tequila bar, which features 60 different tequilas, all half off on Mondays. Read more
  • Holden
    HoldenJune 21, 2013
    Forget all these other drinks - the sangria is no nonsense, simple perfection!
  • Ben W.heart icon on user image
    Ben WattsAugust 6, 2014
    House margarita and tacos were delicious!
  • Katy I.
    Katy IonisNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the chilaquiles appetizer. Amazing loaded nachos to share.
  • Brian B.heart icon on user image
    Brian BeckAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken & waffles on the brunch menu beats most other places.
  • Kathleen Joy B.
    Kathleen Joy BurnsNovember 16, 2011
    Everything is amazing here. The tacos, the corn bread. THE GUACAMOLE. Order a Mexican Coke.
  • Ryan P.heart icon on user image
    Ryan PMay 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch is delicious and you can usually find gift cards for the Heavy Restaurant group at Costco, which would save you about 10%.
  • Katy B.
    Katy BourneFebruary 17, 2012
    Great roasted prawn enchiladas. Cool decor-Mission meets Industrial. Sweet people. Loved it!
  • Crystal G.heart icon on user image
    Crystal GomesAugust 9, 2014
    Great happy hour menu! Poor service from one bartender seemed like the exception to the rule. Willing to try it again.
  • Ryan B.heart icon on user image
    Ryan BelloMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The food here is quite good, but won't be confused for authentic Mexican. The exception is their chilaquiles, which are rotated with different ingredients daily.
  • Vipul S.
    Vipul SampatJuly 7, 2013
    Churros literally MELT in your mouth! A definite must!
  • Evi F.heart icon on user image
    Evi FuelleJanuary 22, 2016
    The pork taquitos are INCREDIBLE 😍😍😍👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
  • Seattle Happy Hour
    Seattle Happy HourApril 16, 2012
    Barrio Every Day 3-6pm & 10pm-12am, $7 cocktails; $6 wines; $3.5 Drafts; $10 T.T.T (tecate, tequila, taco)
  • Otilia P.heart icon on user image
    Otilia PascaNovember 29, 2017
    The drink, bat country, is amazing!
  • DJ P.
    DJ PheloneousOctober 30, 2012
    awesome spot but the chairs make me feel super short... Oh wait I am super short lol
  • VinOne
    VinOneNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kentucky Cartel is the best drink on the hill. Try the churros too!
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottJanuary 17, 2011
    Fun restaurant, cool decor. Love the front door and candles. Great happy hour deals. Read more
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