Barrio - Capitol Hill

4.5
744 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Fun
  • Group Bookings
  • Happy Hour
Barrio is a restaurant that combines Mexican cuisine with innovative craft cocktails in an energetic urban environment.

Our menu takes a modern approach to Mexican Cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. To deliver the highest possible quality, we make most of our ingredients on-site, from our fresh tomato salsas to our handmade tortillas to our slow-smoked pork.

Our cocktail and spirits program has been recognized as one of the strongest in the Puget Sound. In addition, we offer an excellent selection of beer and an array of wines (both by the glass and bottle).
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We have dined at Barrio many times but now their food seems to have slipped. Maybe it is just the new menu, maybe it is different management, but we'll probably enjoy other places in the neighborhood for now.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food @Barrio is amazing as usual. But what's really outstanding is the service, these guys are so nice and accommodating.

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Happy Hour. Great drink prices for Cap Hill. Taco prices are in line. Everything else is way overpriced. HH is the way to go. Save your money for other elevated dining experiences. It’s Mexican fare after all.

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KB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was really good! Big restaurant. Pretty fun and good for a big group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We came for drinks and dinner because we heard their margaritas were fabulous, which they were. The blood orange marg is amazing. The tacos were also fabulous! It was a pretty environment but very loud and service was lousy.

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was very good. Took a very long time to get our food and one of the dishes was forgotten, the restaurant was not busy for lunch at all so not sure why. I still like it and will come back.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great time!! Great food, great drinks love this place!!

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MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice spot for a fun night with good Mexican food. Go there to enjoy some enchiladas.

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CC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved visiting Barrio. Went with family and started with their blood orange margarita and nachos. Probably best nachos I've ever had. Afterwards, we had the chance to try many tacos but my favorites were the beer battered shrimp, pork, and chicken tinga. All in all great food, and will definitely be back!

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BP
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and good shareable portions. Servers there are quick, and easygoing. My favorite restaurant in Seattle, it never disappoints.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The carnitas are fantastic

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nicholas was a wonderful waiter. Th8s otberwisr good place is too loud for 4 people to carry on a conversation together: this turns an otherwise fun place into I can't wait to get out of here.

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B
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went on a Saturday afternoon, expecting either a lunch menu or a dinner menu. We were surprised to find that there is only a happy hour menu at that time of day. Reasonable number of selections but not what I had hoped for. Prices don’t seem low during happy hour. But the food was very good the service was more than adequate. I cannot say it was a good value but that just may be getting used to Seattle pricing

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CL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

awesome ambiance and good food. pricey, but worth getting together with friends!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food was awful. Our server seemed bothered to wait on us and every time she refilled our water glasses, she pour so mucb water on the table at one point i had to ask for her to wipe it up. Been to Barrio a couple of times but this will be the last time.

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Edmonton
43 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went for breakfast. Had yummy burritos and a mimosa. Delicious!

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I used to love Barrio but it has changed and not for the better. The hostess was rude and seemed to take offense when we asked to move to a different table because the sun was in our eyes. The menu has been significantly reduced. The charred corn was basically charcoal. Our waiter would vanish for long periods at a time.

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SH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed this trendy and delicious Mexican restaurant. Interesting and different selections. The tacos were unique and very good.

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L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Definitely try the pork belly taco. It is delicious!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food and great experience however apparently the restaurant reported that we were a no show when in reality, we did show up for our reservation and dine that evening.

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O
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved dining at Barrio! Our server was very friendly and genuine. All of our food was amazing, the nachos are a must! It's especially great for summertime dining because of the garage-style exteriror they keep open during the warm months.

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V
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food and Atmosphere!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Food, service and ambience were all great. A fabulous place to dine with friends.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

slow service. sad food. unfortunate experience compared to past visits.

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MI
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. A great place to take out of town guests, but we go there even when we don’t have guests!!

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d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

It was just too loud in there for me to give you a good review. We had to yell at each other to be heard. Sorry.

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Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tacos were oily and cold.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fun spot.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Looking for some great salsa and found it here.

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MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was very good with some fun, unusual options. And the prices were very reasonable - very good value for the money, IMO.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service good and attentive, and the ambience feels right. They add 20% automatically for tip though, which is super sleazy. Put the price on the menu and say you don't accept tips, don't trick people into paying more by adding a hidden fee.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Love Mexican food so was excited to try Barrio For Sunday brunch. We tried two of the house made salsas, which we ordered without cilantro, but one came with cilantro anyway. Neither were spectacular. We tried the Classic Breakfast Burrito and Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Bowl. These were tasty but didn’t have enough egg in them. The biggest problem with Barrio was the service—the restaurant was pretty empty but the service was painfully slow from start to finish. I’m not sure if the kitchen was the culprit but the server was not very attentive or prompt. The poor service degraded our visit and made it unlikely we will ever return.

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MY
Portland
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food and drinks were great and the service were good. The staff were knowledgeable and could help us make an informed decision on our orders. Our out of town guests who accompanied us enjoyed the experience.

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KH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food, great happy hour menu, friendly and professional staff

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most delicious breakfast burrito I’ve ever tasted!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible. 10/10 would come back to Seattle to eat here and recommend to others visiting

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JL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The ambiance of the restaurant was neat. The server wasn't super friendly, but was quick with getting our drinks and food out. The menu is a little overpriced for the quality/authenticity of the food. The corn on the cob appetizer was really good. The guac was pretty good. The grilled quesadilla was a little on the soggy side and the enchiladas were just ok. Overall it was a fun spot to meet some friends for dinner, but I was slightly disappointed by the food and it was overpriced. They also automatically add a 20% gratuity on the tab.

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service. Little loud but not bad.

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LG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

I ordered a steak and egg bowl ($17) and after waiting 30 or more minutes it was served cold. The cheese was in a big lump unmelted. The steak was little tiny pieces that were dry and not hot. The potatoes were cold as were the eggs. Wish I would have sent it back but the server was not around.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun evening spent with my daughter and mom. The server gave us plenty of time to visit after serving us our drinks and appetizer. The meal was a bit slow to arrive, but really lead to the perfect evening of relaxing together. This is restaurant provides a beautiful atmosphere & thoughtful servers and bar tenders.

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